Grand Slam of Darts 2021: Fallon Sherrock, Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen perform Saturday night | Darts News

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Watch all nine days of coverage of the Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts live on Sky Sports – the action kicks off in Wolverhampton at 1pm at Sky Sports Arena on Saturday, November 13

Last Updated: 11/08/21 6:41 pm

Raymond van Barneveld is likely to get an enthusiastic reception Saturday night when he takes on Michael Smith (Image: PDC)

Raymond van Barneveld is likely to get an enthusiastic reception Saturday night when he takes on Michael Smith (Image: PDC)

Fallon Sherrock and Raymond van Barneveld will headline the Grand Slam of Darts opening night, which will also feature Michael van Gerwen vs. Lisa Ashton.

Last Friday’s draw yielded a series of big-name matches for the one-time event featuring 32 players in eight groups of four, and Sherrock and Ashton’s ranking ensured that the two biggest female names in the game would appear at Wolverhampton.

Grand Slam of Darts 2021: Saturday night order of play

Gabriel Clemens v Mike De Decker (E)
José de Sousa v Matt Campbell (F)
Luke Humphries v Mensur Suljovic (F)
Gary Anderson vs. Joe Davis (H)
Michael van Gerwen vs. Lisa Ashton (G)
Joe Cullen vs. John Henderson (G)
Peter Wright vs. Fallon Sherrock (E)
Michael Smith vs. Raymond van Barneveld (H)

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November 13, 2021, 7:00 pm

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The all-star cast was strengthened when five-time world champion and 2012 Grand Slam winner Van Barneveld passed qualifying on Friday to ensure his return to the tournament.

Van Barneveld has been selected in Group H alongside Gary Anderson, Joe Davis and his opponent on Saturday night Michael Smith, while Sherrock will face former world champion Peter Wright in Group E.

Three-time Grand Slam champion Van Gerwen, who won in 2015, 2016 and 2017 but has not reached the final since then, faces former women’s world champion Ashton, who is seeking her first victory over a male opponent in the TV.

Lisa Ashton has lost her previous six matches at the Grand Slam of Darts - she faces Michael van Gerwen, Joe Cullen and John Henderson.

Lisa Ashton has lost her previous six matches at the Grand Slam of Darts – she faces Michael van Gerwen, Joe Cullen and John Henderson.

Nine days of action start in Sky sports Saturday afternoon with the first of four darts sessions over the weekend that will see all the players play their first two group games.

Groups AD are in action on Saturday afternoon in a session that will feature world number one and two-time Grand Slam champion Gerwyn Price, World Grand Prix and Premier League champion Jonny Clayton, and the three times runner-up James Wade.

Grand Slam of Darts 2021: Saturday afternoon order of play

Stephen Bunting vs. Ryan Joyce (D)
Krzysztof Ratajski vs. Martin Schindler (A)
Mervyn King vs. Bradley Brooks (B)
James Wade vs. Jim Williams (C)
Rob Cross vs. Boris Krcmar (C)
Jonny Clayton v Rusty-Jake Rodriguez (B)
Gerwyn Price vs. Nathan Rafferty (A)
Dimitri Van den Bergh v Rowby-John Rodríguez (D)

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Price will face young top-level Nathan Rafferty, while Wade will face Jim Williams. The 32-player field for the latest televised qualifying event was confirmed over the weekend when Rusty-Jake Rodriguez took the last spot offered through the European Development Tour, joining his brother Rowby-John at Wolverhampton.

Both men will be in action in the opening session in the afternoon, Rusty-Jake will face Clayton, a four-time television winner this year, while Rowby-John will face former World Matchplay champion Dimitri Van den Bergh.

Qualifiers Stephen Bunting and Ryan Joyce are honored to start the tournament in the opening game of this year’s event, where José De Sousa is the defending champion after winning over Wade in last year’s final in Coventry.

Don’t miss a dart with the Grand Slam of Darts’ nine days of live action from Wolverhampton’s Aldersley Leisure Village starting Saturday 13th November – join us starting at 1pm Sky Sports Arena.

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