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The 2013 William Hill Grand Slam of Darts, was the seventh staging of the tournament, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. The event took place from 9–17 November 2013 at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England.

2013 William Hill Grand Slam of Darts
Tournament information
Dates9–17 November 2013
VenueWolverhampton Civic Hall
LocationWolverhampton
Country England
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£400,000
Winners share£100,000
High checkout170 England Ted Hankey
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
«2012 2014»

Raymond van Barneveld was the defending champion, but he was eliminated in the group stage.[1] The semi-final match between Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis proved to be the highest quality in darts history as the players averaged 109.76 and 110.99 respectively, the highest combined average ever recorded. The PDC record of 31 maximums set in the 2007 World Championship final was broken as 32 were made in this match in 32 fewer legs.[2] Taylor won the match 16–9 and went on to seal his fifth Grand Slam title by beating Robert Thornton 16–6 in the final.[3]

Prize MoneyEdit

Position (num. of players) Prize Money
(Total: £400,000)[4]
Winner (1) £100,000
Runner-up (1) £50,000
Semi-finalists (2) £25,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £15,000
Last 16 (Second round) (8) £7,500
Third in group (8) £5,000
Fourth in group (8) £2,500
Group winner bonus (8) £2,500

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying TournamentsEdit

Players in italics had already qualified for the event.[5]

Note: Players in italics had already qualified for the tournament.
The PDC have decided to no longer invite Martin Adams to the Grand Slam due to his decision to turn down three consecutive invitations in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Other Methods of QualificationEdit

PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour Order of MeritEdit

  Ross Smith qualified after finishing at the top of the 2013 Challenge Tour Order of Merit.[6]

Wigan QualifiersEdit

These four players qualified through the pre-tournament qualifying event held in Wigan at 4 November:[7]

Qualified PlayersEdit

PoolsEdit

DrawEdit

Group stageEdit

[8][9]

All matches first-to-5/best of 9
NB in Brackets: Number = Seeds; BDO = BDO Darts player; RQ = Ranking Qualifier; Q = Qualifier
NB: P = Played; W = Won; L = Lost; LF = Legs For; LA = Legs Against; +/- = Plus/Minus Record, in relation to legs; Average – 3-dart average; Pts = Points; Q = Qualified for K.O. phase

Nine dart shootoutEdit

With Wes Newton and Mark Webster finishing level on points and leg difference, a nine-dart shootout between the two took place to see who would play Scott Waites in the second round. The match took place after the conclusion of Monday's group matches, and was the first time since the 2009 Grand Slam of Darts that a nine-dart shootout was required.[13]

POS Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pts Status
2   Mark Webster 60 60 15 60 20 57 272 Advanced to the last 16
3   Wes Newton 15 20 5 60 20 20 20 20 19 199 Eliminated

Knockout stageEdit

Second round (best of 19 legs)
13–14 November
[14][15]
Quarter-finals (best of 31 legs)
15–16 November
[16][17]
Semi-finals (best of 31 legs)
17 November
[18]
Final (best of 31 legs)
17 November
[19]
            
A1   Phil Taylor (1) 102.56 10
B2   Gary Anderson 106.13 5
A1   Phil Taylor (1) 97.89 16
B1   James Wade (8) 96.19 12
B1   James Wade (8) 91.54 10
A2   Paul Nicholson 87.77 1
A1   Phil Taylor (1) 109.76 16
C2   Adrian Lewis (5) 110.99 9
C1   Ronny Huybrechts 91.25 5
D2   Kim Huybrechts 97.83 10
D2   Kim Huybrechts 95.73 11
C2   Adrian Lewis (5) 100.16 16
D1   Michael van Gerwen (4) 97.88 8
C2   Adrian Lewis (5) 105.24 10
A1   Phil Taylor (1) 98.14 16
F1   Robert Thornton 97.02 6
E1   Tony O'Shea (BDO) 94.93 10
F2   Andy Hamilton (7) 92.86 7
E1   Tony O'Shea (BDO) 93.79 6
F1   Robert Thornton 95.30 16
F1   Robert Thornton 95.72 10
E2   Mervyn King 93.83 8
F1   Robert Thornton 101.03 16
H1   Scott Waites (BDO,3) 96.98 9
G1   Simon Whitlock (6) 91.25 9
H2   Ted Hankey 85.88 10
H2   Ted Hankey 84.96 10
H1   Scott Waites (BDO,3) 92.55 16
H1   Scott Waites (BDO,3) 94.39 10
G2   Mark Webster 90.99 6

StatisticsEdit

Player Eliminated Played Legs Won Legs Lost LWAT 100+ 140+ 180s High Checkout 3-dart Average
  Phil Taylor Winner 7 73 33 31 143 75 32 167 104.20
  Robert Thornton Runner-up 7 62 46 28 134 103 27 161 95.34
  Adrian Lewis Semi-finals 6 51 45 19 101 54 52 120 99.49
  Scott Waites Semi-finals 6 50 38 23 128 56 21 146 92.63
  Tony O'Shea Quarter-finals 5 30 33 14 76 58 20 123 96.47
  Kim Huybrechts Quarter-finals 5 32 31 12 69 33 23 148 95.00
  James Wade Quarter-finals 5 37 24 20 66 55 7 160 94.51
  Ted Hankey Quarter-finals 5 33 34 11 75 51 9 170 87.14
  Gary Anderson Second round 4 18 17 7 54 28 10 144 104.89
  Simon Whitlock Second round 4 23 18 7 58 23 11 122 98.66
  Michael van Gerwen Second round 4 23 18 7 57 23 12 135 96.41
  Mervyn King Second round 4 22 20 8 54 31 10 141 95.78
  Mark Webster Second round 4 17 20 6 47 13 10 164 93.97
  Andy Hamilton Second round 4 19 20 8 37 24 16 136 93.75
  Ronny Huybrechts Second round 4 20 19 5 52 26 8 108 92.23
  Paul Nicholson Second round 4 12 19 5 39 15 7 125 88.71
  Peter Wright Group stage 3 8 12 4 23 16 8 121 99.21
  Dave Chisnall Group stage 3 7 15 4 21 16 10 97 95.84
  Wes Newton Group stage 3 12 11 4 28 20 2 70 94.85
  Wesley Harms Group stage 3 5 15 3 34 15 2 96 94.31
  Ricky Evans Group stage 3 5 15 1 18 19 4 76 93.57
  Raymond van Barneveld Group stage 3 13 11 5 41 19 0 96 93.02
  Christian Kist Group stage 3 11 12 3 28 11 6 124 92.98
  Justin Pipe Group stage 3 9 12 2 32 12 5 101 92.90
  Dean Winstanley Group stage 3 9 12 3 27 16 3 91 92.77
  Michael Smith Group stage 3 8 13 3 26 14 5 121 91.20
  Stuart Kellett Group stage 3 9 14 3 27 10 5 78 90.54
  Kevin Painter Group stage 3 7 15 2 22 14 3 116 88.14
  Mark Walsh Group stage 3 6 12 2 26 10 2 101 87.52
  Vincent van der Voort Group stage 3 8 13 3 20 16 2 80 86.51
  Ross Smith Group stage 3 7 15 1 27 15 0 40 85.86
  Richie George Group stage 3 7 15 1 20 15 2 80 83.37

Source: Match reports from the draw.

ReferencesEdit

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