After two days of play in groups A to D of the Grand Slam of Darts, two players are guaranteed a place in the knockout stage; Raymond van Barneveld and Dirk van Duijvenbode in Double Dutch Delight.
With Schindler and Cross still face to face, Van Duijvenbode is already certain. With a victory over Gawlas, he can also still secure victory for the group.
After beating Gerwyn Price, Van Barneveld with his previous win over Dave Chisnall secured his spot. Price and Chisnall haven’t faced off yet, so they will face off to see who will join ‘Barney’ in the Round of 16.
Danny Noppert is in a good position in Group B, but isn’t 100 percent sure after two wins. He has yet to face Mensur Suljovic who is on two points like Simon Whitlock. The UK Open champion needs four legs against ‘The Gentle’. While Christian Perez still has a chance but must win by at least two legs.
In Group C, nothing is decided yet, even if Lisa Ashton needs a big victory to qualify. She still plays Joe Cullen, who, like Ritchie Edhouse, is on two counts. However, Edhouse has yet to play favorite Michael Smith. Smith can afford a narrow loss to advance to the last 16.
Group AD standings at Darts Grand Slam after two days of play
1.Raymond van Barneveld 4pts (+3)
2. Gerwyn Award 2pts (+3)
3. Dave Chisnall 2pts (+1)
4. Ted Evetts 0 points (-7)
1. Danny Noppert 4pts (+4)
2. Simon Whitlock 2pts (+0)
3. Mensur Suljovic 2pts (+0)
4. Christian Perez 0pts (-4)
1. Michael Smith 4pts (+6)
2. Joe Cullen 2pts (+0)
3. Ritchie Edhouse 2pts (-1)
4. Lisa Ashton 0 points (-5)
1. Dirk van Duijvenbode 4pts (+3)
2. Rob Cross 2pts (+1)
3. Martin Schindler 2pts (+1)
4. Adam Gawlas 0pts (-5)