Qualification Structure confirmed for 2020 Grand Slam of Darts
The qualification structure has been confirmed for this year's Grand Slam of Darts which has been long awaited ahead of November's tournament.
Current field wise, it is headlined by reigning Grand Slam of Darts champion Gerwyn Price and World Champion Peter Wright. World Number One Michael van Gerwen and World Youth Champion Luke Humphries also had secured their spots for a while. They will be joined by newly crowned World Matchplay champion Dimitri van den Bergh.
Nathan Aspinall gets in by virtue of his PDC Home Tour win; while despite not being confirmed at the time. James Wade as the highest non-qualified player from the PDC Summer Series Order of Merit has also claimed his place.
Further places in the tournament will be on offer for the finalists of the Premier League, World Series of Darts Finals, World Grand Prix, European Championship and World Cup of Darts; as well as to one player from the Women's Qualifier in October.
Currently on the reserve list, the likes of Ryan Searle, Krzysztof Ratajski, Ian White and Ryan Joyce head it up. While there has been a difference in the BDO aspect and with no events and their future up in the air, only 2020 BDO World Champion Wayne Warren and Women's World Champion, Mikuru Suzuki will claim spots.
Once the initial spots are filled for automatic qualification, eight players will then be on offer through the PDC Tour Card Holder qualifier.
Field Grand Slam of Darts 2020
Peter Wright (World Champion 2019/20)
Gerwyn Price (winner Grand Slam of Darts 2019)
Dimitri van den Bergh (winner World Matchplay 2020)
Luke Humphries (World Youth Champion 2019)
Michael van Gerwen (winner UK Open 2020)
Nathan Aspinall (winner PDC Home Tour 2020)
James Wade (highest-placed player PDC Summer Series Order of Merit)
Gary Anderson (runner-up World Matchplay 2020)
Adam Gawlas (runner-up World Youth Championship 2019)
Michael Smith (runner-up Masters 2020)
Pro Tour Qualifiers (provisionally)
Ryan Searle (Players Championship 3)
Krzysztof Ratajski (Players Championship 4)
Ian White (Players Championship 8)
Ryan Joyce (Players Championship 9)
Qualifiers / ranking winners
Highest-placed player PDC Autumn Series (September 12-16)
Highest-placed player PDC Winter Series (Date TBC)
Winner ladies qualifier (October 16)
Eight winners from PDC Tour Card Qualifier (Date TBC)
Wayne Warren (BDO World Champion 2020)
Mikuru Suzuki (BDO Ladies World Champion 2020)