Grand Slam of Darts: Whitlock Wins Group

Simon Whitlock finished top of  Group G to go through to the Grand Slam of Darts knockout stage despite a 5-4 defeat to Wes Newton on Monday evening.

The Australian’s place in the last 16 had actually already been sealed before he took to the stage to face Newton, thanks to weekend wins over Ross Smith and Mark Webster, who also progressed from the round robin. Continue reading

Grand Slam of Darts: Whitlock Wins Webster Clash

SIMON WHITLOCK 5-1 Mark Webster

Simon Whitlock grabbed his second win in as many matches at the Grand Slam of Darts to cement pole position in Group G, as he defeated Mark Webster on Sunday afternoon in Wolverhampton.

Whitlock produced a brilliant performance to triumph 5-1 against the former BDO World Champion, with the Australian ace averaging 108.78 in the victory.

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Whitlock Ready to Atone for Grand Slam Disappointment

World number four Simon Whitlock has vowed to right the wrongs of 12 months ago as he prepares to return to Wolverhampton for the Grand Slam of Darts.

Despite winning two of his three group matches in 2012, Australian Whitlock exited the tournament at the round-robin stage after a 5-1 defeat to Dean Winstanley in his final game saw him eliminated on leg difference.

‘The Wizard’ returns to one of the showpiece events on the darting calendar, open to the elite stars from the PDC and BDO, in confident mood and determined to learn the lessons of that Winstanley setback. Continue reading

Whitlock Bidding to be PDC Master

Determined Simon Whitlock has spoken of his pride and excitement at booking his place in the newest tournament on the darts’ calendar as the world’s leading stars prepare to head to Scotland.

Australian Whitlock, who is sponsored by leading paint brand Leyland Paints*, is in action this weekend in the inaugural Masters event.

The top 16 players in the world will do battle at Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with fourth ranked Whitlock taking on Mervyn King on the opening night. Continue reading