Dean at the 2013 Grand Slam of Darts

Dean at the 2013 Grand Slam of Darts

Dean returned to the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton for the Grand Slam, a venue he’s had happy memories in.  The tournament is the unique multi-code event, with the BDO players joining Dean and the PDC elite.  The group stage also is different to any other PDC tournament, meaning every player gets three chances (minimum!) to play on the big stage in front of the TV cameras on Sky.

William Hill Grand Slam of Darts

Game 1:  Dean Winstanley 5-2 Kim Huybrechts

A fantastic win from Dean against a player really in form.   Dean felt that he had been written off before the game, so wanted to prove the doubters wrong, which he did!

Game 2:  Dean Winstanley 1-5 Michael van Gerwen

MvG does what MvG does at the moment… Dean still has a chance to go through, he will be looking to bounce back in his 3rd group game on Tuesday.  

Game 3:  Dean Winstanley 3-5 Vincent van der Voort

Dean possibly feels the pressure of the group situation rather than just playing to beat the man.   His GSoD is over once Kim Huybrechts gets a leg in his game vs MvG.

Dean interviewed after his win on Saturday …

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