THE 2018 Bwin Grand Slam will soon descend upon Wolverhampton once again, and the prestigious event will see top players from both the BDO and PDC compete for the £450,000 prize pot.
Current World Professional and World Trophy Champion Glen Durrant and 2018 World Professional runner-up Mark McGeeney lead the charge for the BDO as the current number one and two seeds on the BDO ranking tables.
Both Durrant and McGeeney will be in good company, as 2015 World Professional Champion Scott Mitchell returns for his fourth consecutive year and Germany’s Michael Unterbuchner, himself a 2018 World Pro semi-finalist and 2018 World Trophy runner-up, will be making his Grand Slam debut.
Adam Smith-Neale’s recent success at the Winmau World Masters not only won him a spot in the 2019 BDO World Professional Championships, but also sees him earn his first Grand Slam appearance, along with 2018 BDO International Open Winner, Jim Williams and current BDO World Number seven, Gary Robson.
Completing the BDO line-up is current England Classic Champion, ‘Sparky’ Wesley Harms, who makes his fourth Grand Slam appearance.
They will be joining 24 top PDC players, including current PDC World Champion, Rob Cross, three-times, and defending Grand Slam Champion, Michael van Gerwen, 2018 World Matchplay winner, Gary Anderson and 2017 World Youth Champion, Dimitri Van den Bergh.
This year’s event takes place at the Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton from the 10th-18thNovember and is available to watch live on Sky Sports.