Simon Whitlock in Action Image Courtesy PDC

2018 bwin Grand Slam of Darts Whilock on the Board

It took until the second day but Aussie Simon Whitlock has taken out his first win against Andrew Guilding (5-2) in the second round of the 2018 bwin Grand Slam of Darts.



Simon Whitlock Australia’s highest ranked player got off to a sluggish start again as he did in day one and clawed his way back into the match and win it comfortable after rattling off 4 games in a row.

over the last couple of weeks, Simon has been winning although a little ugly but he has been winning and his tenacity showed out today.


Andrew Gilding Image Courtesy PDC


Simon is a grinder when he plays and I think this format does not suit his style. The best he has done in the bwin Grand Slam of Darts is a quarterfinal finish in 2008,2009.  When interviewed after his win Whitlock stated: “this isn’t my favourite tournament, I think the format doesn’t suit me”.

Whitlock is a slim chance to get through to the next stage his next opponent is Gerwyn Price who sits atop the Group F table with two wins, Price beat Glen Durrant (5-4) in their second-round clash.  He needs to beat Gerwyn Price comfortable and Durrant to loose to Gilding to move through.


Gerwyn Price beating Peter Wright images courtesy: PDC/Michael Braunschade


On his next match against Price Whitlock said “It was a great win for me. I was pumped up and the 116 probably did the damage. I’ll take the win and move on to an important match against Gerwyn Price tomorrow.”


Last Night Results

Mark McGeeney 5-3 Ryan Searle (H)
Josh Payne 5-2 Jim Williams (E)
Scott Mitchell 5-1 Martin Schindler (G)
Simon Whitlock 5-2 Andrew Gilding (F)
Stephen Bunting 5-3 Mensur Suljovic (G)
Rob Cross 5-4 Dimitri Van den Bergh (H)
Gerwyn Price 5-4 Glen Durrant (F)
Peter Wright 5-2 Max Hopp (E)


The Group F Table


P W L +/- Pts
Gerwyn Price 2 2 0 +4 4
Glen Durrant 2 1 1 +3 2
Simon Whitlock 2 1 1 -1 2
Andrew Gilding 2 0 2 -6 0

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Peter George

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