Grand Slam of Darts 2015 preview: Can Phil Taylor urge his climax from Michael outpost Gerwen?

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Starting this Saturday, a Grand Slam of Darts gets underneath approach in Wolverhampton where a tip stars from a Professional Darts Corporation and a British Darts Organisation face off.

The contest is singular in it’s possess approach for entertainment players from both sides. This year looks to be a best choice ever.

The cross-code event features 24 players from a PDC and 8 from a BDO.

There are 11 World Champions competing including a likes of Phil Taylor, Michael outpost Gerwen, Martin Adams and Andy Fordham. Also stream PDC universe champion Gary Anderson and BDO homogeneous Scott Mitchell are in a field.

Adams is creation his initial entrance during a Grand Slam after formerly disappearing invitations. It’s also Fordham’s entrance during a eventuality as he hopes to make a quip in a game.

Van Gerwen seems to be a male to beat. After entrance off a stirring European Championship victory, a universe series one is fervent to supplement another vital to a list.

The Dutchman is fervent to win this as it’s a usually vital contest he hasn’t won yet.

Phil Taylor is a fortifying champion after defeating Dave Chisnall 16-13 in final year’s final. However, it’s not been a Power’s year as he hasn’t won a TV eventuality for 12 months.

The tip 8 players in a PDC rankings are seeded into 8 opposite groups.

Group A consists of a series one seed Van Gerwen, Kim Huybrechts who degraded a Dutchman final year and strike a nine-darter. Steve West and BDO’s Mark Oosterhuis turn adult a group.

In Group B, Adams will face former Lakeside champions Steve Beaton and Jelle Klaasen while series 8 seed Ian White is his initial opponent.

Fordham will take partial in Group C alongside sixth seed Adrian Lewis, Wolverhampton’s possess Wayne Jones and a former World Youth champion Michael Smith.

Group D is deliberate a organisation of genocide that facilities fourth seed Peter Wright, tip 16 players Dave Chisnall and Mervyn King. The organisation also welcomes Lakeside champion Scott Mitchell.

The series dual seed Gary Anderson will play Raymond outpost Barneveld, Andy Boulton and Larry Butler in Group E.

Seventh seed James Wade is in Group F and will come adult opposite World Youth Champion Keegan Brown, former Lakeside champion Mark Webster and debutant Michel outpost der Horst.

World Grand Prix champion Robert Thornton is seeded sixth and will face Terry Jenkins, Jonny Clayton and BDO’s World Trophy leader Geert de Vos in Group G.

Defending champion Taylor is in Group H with Robbie Green, Rowby-John Rodriguez and 2014 World Masters leader Martin Phillips.

The tip dual from any organisation swell to a final 16 where a knock-out format begins.

The contest will be screened live on Sky Sports between a 7th-15th of November.

By Ben Huntington