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2023 Mr Vegas Grand Slam of Darts
Tournament information
Dates11–19 November 2023
VenueAldersley Leisure Village
LocationWolverhampton
CountryFlag England England
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£650,000
Winner's share£150,000
Nine-dart finishFlag England Ryan Searle
High checkout170 Flag Poland Krzysztof Ratajski
170 Flag England Luke Humphries
170 Flag England Rob Cross
Champion(s)
Flag England Luke Humphries
«2022 2024»

The 2023 Mr Vegas Grand Slam of Darts was the seventeenth staging of the Grand Slam of Darts, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. The event took place at the Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton, from 11–19 November 2023.[1]

Michael Smith was the defending champion, after defeating Nathan Aspinall 16–5 in the 2022 final[2], but despite winning his first two group games, he was knocked out of the tournament by a 5–1 defeat to James Wade, becoming the first defending champion since Raymond van Barneveld in 2013 to be knocked out at the group stage.

Luke Humphries won his second consecutive PDC major title, by defeating Rob Cross 16–8 in the final.[3]

Ryan Searle hit a nine-dart finish in his group stage match against Nathan Rafferty.

This was the first time since the 2013 World Grand Prix where all 4 semi-finalists came from England.

Prize money[]

The prize fund for the Grand Slam remained the same as the year before at £650,000.

Position (num. of players) Prize money
(Total: £650,000)
Winner (1) £150,000
Runner-up (1) £70,000
Semi-finalists (2) £50,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £25,000
Last 16 (8) £12,500
Third in group (8) £8,000
Fourth in group (8) £5,000
Group winner bonus (8) £3,500

Qualification[]

The full list of qualifiers were:

PDC Qualifying Tournaments[]

PDC Main Tournaments
Tournament Year Position Player Qualifiers
PDC World Darts Championship 2023 Winner Flag England Michael Smith Flag England Michael Smith
Flag Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Flag England Nathan Aspinall
Flag England Luke Humphries
Flag England Chris Dobey
Flag England Andrew Gilding
Flag Scotland Peter Wright
Flag Wales Gerwyn Price
Flag Wales Jonny Clayton
Flag England Rob Cross
Flag England James Wade
Flag Scotland Gary Anderson
Grand Slam of Darts 2022 Winner Flag England Michael Smith
Premier League Darts 2023 Winner Flag Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
World Matchplay 2023 Winner Flag England Nathan Aspinall
World Grand Prix 2023 Winner Flag England Luke Humphries
Masters 2023 Winner Flag England Chris Dobey
UK Open 2023 Winner Flag England Andrew Gilding
European Championship 2023 Winner Flag Scotland Peter Wright
Players Championship Finals 2022 Winner Flag Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
World Series of Darts Finals 2023 Winner Flag Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
PDC World Cup of Darts 2023 Winners Flag Wales Gerwyn Price
Flag Wales Jonny Clayton
PDC World Darts Championship 2023 Runner-up Flag Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Grand Slam of Darts 2022 Runner-up Flag England Nathan Aspinall
Premier League Darts 2023 Runner-up Flag Wales Gerwyn Price
World Matchplay 2023 Runner-up Flag Wales Jonny Clayton
World Grand Prix 2023 Runner-up Flag Wales Gerwyn Price
Masters 2023 Runner-up Flag England Rob Cross
UK Open 2023 Runner-up Flag Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
European Championship 2023 Runner-up Flag England James Wade
Players Championship Finals 2022 Runner-up Flag England Rob Cross
World Series of Darts Finals 2023 Runner-up Flag England Nathan Aspinall
PDC World Cup of Darts 2023 Runners-Up Flag Scotland Peter Wright
Flag Scotland Gary Anderson
Note: Players in italics had already qualified for the tournament.

If the list of qualifiers from the main tournaments produced fewer than the required number of players (16), the field was filled from the reserve lists. The first list consisted of the winners from 2023 European Tour events, in which the winners were ordered firstly by number of wins, then by Order of Merit position order at the cut-off date.

PDC European Tour
Tournament Event Position Player Qualifiers
2023 PDC European Tour
Baltic Sea Darts Open Winner Flag England Dave Chisnall Flag England Dave Chisnall
Flag Poland Krzysztof Ratajski
Flag Germany Ricardo Pietreczko
European Darts Open Winner Flag Wales Gerwyn Price
International Darts Open Winner Flag Wales Gerwyn Price (2)
German Darts Grand Prix Winner Flag England Michael Smith
Austrian Darts Open Winner Flag Wales Jonny Clayton
Dutch Darts Championship Winner Flag England Dave Chisnall (2)
Belgian Darts Open Winner Flag Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Czech Darts Open Winner Flag Scotland Peter Wright
European Darts Grand Prix Winner Flag England Rob Cross
European Darts Matchplay Winner Flag England Luke Humphries
German Darts Open Winner Flag Poland Krzysztof Ratajski
Hungarian Darts Trophy Winner Flag England Dave Chisnall (3)
German Darts Championship Winner Flag Germany Ricardo Pietreczko
Note: Players in italics had already qualified for the tournament.

If there are still not enough qualifiers after European Tour events are added, the winners of 2023 Players Championship events were added, firstly in order by number of wins, then in Order of Merit order.

PDC Pro Tour
Tournament Event Position Player Qualifiers
2023 PDC Players Championship
Players Championship 1 Winner Flag England Ryan Searle Flag Netherlands Dirk van Duijvenbode
Players Championship 2 Winner Flag Netherlands Danny Noppert
Players Championship 3 Winner Belgium Kim Huybrechts
Players Championship 4 Winner Flag Netherlands Dirk van Duijvenbode
Players Championship 5 Winner Flag England Ross Smith
Players Championship 6 Winner Flag Netherlands Dirk van Duijvenbode (2)
Players Championship 7 Winner Flag Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Players Championship 8 Winner Flag Scotland Gary Anderson
Players Championship 9 Winner Flag Poland Krzysztof Ratajski
Players Championship 10 Winner Flag Netherlands Dirk van Duijvenbode (3)
Players Championship 11 Winner Flag England Rob Cross
Players Championship 12 Winner Flag Wales Jonny Clayton
Players Championship 13 Winner Flag England Michael Smith
Players Championship 14 Winner Flag Australia Damon Heta
Players Championship 15 Winner Flag England Luke Humphries
Players Championship 16 Winner Flag Australia Damon Heta (2)
Players Championship 17 Winner Flag Wales Gerwyn Price
Players Championship 18 Winner Flag Wales Gerwyn Price (2)
Players Championship 19 Winner Flag England Callan Rydz
Players Championship 20 Winner Flag England Luke Humphries (2)
Players Championship 21 Winner Flag Wales Gerwyn Price (3)
Players Championship 22 Winner Flag Netherlands Danny Noppert (2)
Players Championship 23 Winner Flag England Dave Chisnall
Players Championship 24 Winner Flag Scotland Gary Anderson (2)
Players Championship 25 Winner Flag Scotland Gary Anderson (3)
Players Championship 26 Winner Flag England Ryan Joyce
Players Championship 27 Winner Flag Poland Radek Szagański
Players Championship 28 Winner Flag England Ross Smith (2)
Players Championship 29 Winner Flag Wales Gerwyn Price (4)
Players Championship 30 Winner Flag England Dave Chisnall (2)
Note: Players in italics had already qualified for the tournament.

PDC Qualifying Event[]

A further eight places in the Grand Slam of Darts were filled by qualifiers from a PDC Tour Card Holder qualifier held on 3 November in Barnsley.

The qualifiers were:

  • Flag Netherlands Danny Noppert
  • Flag England Stephen Bunting
  • Flag England Ryan Searle
  • Flag Northern Ireland Nathan Rafferty
  • Flag Australia Damon Heta
  • Flag Ireland Steve Lennon
  • Flag Netherlands Martijn Kleermaker
  • Flag Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan

Additional Qualifiers[]

The winners of these tournaments and tours also qualified for the tournament.

Tournament Year Position Player
PDC World Youth Championship 2022 Winner Flag Northern Ireland Josh Rock
Runner-up Flag Scotland Nathan Girvan
PDC Challenge Tour 2023 Order of Merit Winner Flag Netherlands Berry van Peer
PDC Development Tour 2023 Order of Merit Winner Flag Netherlands Gian van Veen
Women's World Matchplay 2023 Winner Flag England Beau Greaves
PDC Women's Series 2023 Order of Merit Winner Flag England Fallon Sherrock [lower-alpha 1]
PDC Asian Championship 2023 Winner Flag Japan Haruki Muramatsu
CDC Continental Cup 2023 Winner Flag USA Stowe Buntz [lower-alpha 2]
  1. Beau Greaves finished top of the Women's Series Order of Merit, but as she already qualified due to winning the Women's World Matchplay, the woman who finished 2nd on the Order of Merit, Fallon Sherrock, took the Women's Series place.
  2. Jeff Smith won the 2023 PDC North American Darts Championship, but as he was ineligible to claim the Grand Slam spot under PDC rules, it was announced that the winner of the 2023 CDC Continental Cup would qualify instead.[4]

Draw[]

The pools were sorted out in PDC Order of Merit order, following the PDC Tour Card Qualifier.

Pools[]

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
(Seeded Players) (Qualifiers)

Flag England Michael Smith (1)
Flag Scotland Peter Wright (2)
Flag Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (3)
Flag England Luke Humphries (4)
Flag Wales Gerwyn Price (5)
Flag England Nathan Aspinall (6)
Flag Netherlands Danny Noppert (7)
Flag Wales Jonny Clayton (8)

Flag England Rob Cross
Flag Netherlands Dirk van Duijvenbode
Flag England Dave Chisnall
Flag Australia Damon Heta
Flag England James Wade
Flag England Ryan Searle
Flag England Chris Dobey
Flag England Andrew Gilding

Flag Scotland Gary Anderson
Flag England Stephen Bunting
Flag Poland Krzysztof Ratajski
Flag Northern Ireland Josh Rock
Flag Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan
Flag Germany Ricardo Pietreczko
Flag Netherlands Martijn Kleermaker
Flag Netherlands Gian van Veen

Flag Ireland Steve Lennon
Flag Northern Ireland Nathan Rafferty
Flag Netherlands Berry van Peer
Flag USA Stowe Buntz
Flag Scotland Nathan Girvan
Flag England Beau Greaves
Flag Japan Haruki Muramatsu
Flag England Fallon Sherrock

Group stage[]

The draw was made on 6 November by Barry Hearn.[5]

All group matches are best of nine legs.
After three games, the top two in each group qualify for the knock-out stage.

NB: P = Played; W = Won; L = Lost; LF = Legs for; LA = Legs against; +/− = Plus/minus record, in relation to legs; Pts = Points; Status = Qualified to knockout stage

Knockout stage[]

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