Grand Slam of Darts 2020

Edition fourteen of the Grand Slam of Darts took place in the Ricoh Arena in Coventry from 16 to 24 November 2020. Due to COVID-19, the tournament had to be played behind closed doors. Gerwyn Price is unable to win the tournament for the third time in a row. "The Iceman" loses to Nathan Aspinall in the quarterfinals and loses his title to debutant José de Sousa. He wins the final against James Wade: 16-12.

Surprisingly enough the reigning world champion, Peter Wright, does not survive the group stage. He finishes third in his group with Devon Petersen, Ian White and Dirk van Duijvenbode. Also the current Premier League winner, Glen Durrant, does not reach the next round. From the three Dutch players, only Michael van Gerwen reaches the knockout stage.

Van Gerwen easily beats Gary Anderson but loses to Simon Whitlock in the quarterfinals. 
‘The Wizard’ plays a strong game and manages to hit the maximum score 20 times. He now holds the record for most 180’s in a single match at the Grand Slam of Darts.

James Wade has not managed to win the Grand Slam of Darts yet but reaches the final for the third time. ‘The Machine’ reaches the final by beating Ian White, Damon Heta and Dimitri van den Bergh. Wade is struggling against ‘The Dream Maker’, but he survives a matchdart and wins the deciding leg.

In the final, the Englishman faces José de Sousa. The Portuguese finishes second in his group behind Michael Smith. Then ‘The Special One’ manages to beat Dave Chisnall, takes revenge on Michael Smith and also takes out Simon Whitlock.

It was an exciting final in Coventry. James Wade takes the lead as De Sousa has trouble throwing the doubles. The Portuguese recovers well, hits more and more doubles and takes a big lead of four legs. De Sousa wins the title with a beautiful 158-finish and writes history. He is the first player to win the Grand Slam of Darts as a debutant and he is the first Portuguese winner of a televised tournament.

Venue: England Ricoh Arena, Coventry From: Monday 16 November 2020 Till: Tuesday 24 November 2020

Champion

Jose de Sousa
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
2020 Grand Slam of Darts

Prize money

  • 3rd Place Group
    £3,500
  • Group Winner Bonus
    £3,500
  • Champion
    £125,000
  • Runner-up
    £65,000
  • Semi finalists
    £40,000
  • Quarter finalists
    £20,000
  • Last 16
    £10,000
  • Last 32
    £4,000
  • Total
    £550,000

List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
2020
(99.95)
16
16 - 12
(7) (94.26)
12
2019
(5) (107.86)
16
16 - 6
(7) (96.28)
6
2018
(96.70)
16
16 - 13
(4) (97.25)
13
2017
(1) (102.18)
16
16 - 12
(2) (97.71)
12
2016
(1) (98.74)
16
16 - 8
(6) (90.73)
8
2015
(1) (100.94)
16
16 - 13
(3) (102.53)
13
2014
(2) (102.45)
16
16 - 13
(98.27)
13
2013
(1) (98.14)
16
16 - 6
2012 16 - 14
(8) (98.55)
14
2011
(2) (109.03)
16
16 - 4
(5) (98.92)
4
2010
(99.86)
16
16 - 12
(2) (92.79)
12
2009
(1) (103.94)
16
16 - 2
(94.16)
2
2008
(1) (106.25)
18
18 - 9
(7) (100.92)
9
2007
(2) (101.75)
18
18 - 11
(100.97)
11