Simon Whitlock and Daryl Gurney have secured Grand Slam Qualification for next month’s tournament at the Wolves Civic featuring the best of PDC and BDO as a result of their runs in Dublin at the World Grand Prix wih Gurney going onto win the competition and Whitlock being a finalist.
Whitlock spoke after learning about his confirmed qualification for the tournament and was delighted but also has motivations for further qualifications such as the Premier League believing he has a lot more to offer.
“It’s great for me,” said Whitlock. “I’ve been in and out of the potential qualifying places for the  Grand Slam for the last couple of months and I knew if I could get to the final here I’d qualify.
“It means a lot to me and it’s not just being in the Grand Slam because I also want to get back in the Premier League, where I think I belong.
“I’ve got a lot more to offer now, I’m a different player and I want to be back playing my best.”

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Author: Samuel Gill