Lisa Ashton, Glen Durrant and Dirk van Duijvenbode have joined the list of qualifiers for the BoyleSports Grand Slam of Darts.
Following a busy October so far, 17 players are now confirmed to be competing at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry from November 16-24.
Ashton will return to the prestigious televised event for a second successive year having secured her place by winning the Women’s Qualifier in Barnsley on Friday.
PDC Tour Card Holder Ashton will be joined by BDO Women’s Champion Mikuru Suzuki in the 32-player field for November’s 14th staging of the tournament, which will see players competing for prize money of £550,000 at the Ricoh Arena.
Japan’s Suzuki and BDO Men’s Champion Wayne Warren are the two sole representatives of the British Darts Organisation this year.
2019 semi-finalist Durrant secured his return to the event with victory in the Premier League last week, having been the only player in Thursday’s Play-Offs not already in the Grand Slam field.
Dutchman Van Duijvenbode, meanwhile, earned a Grand Slam debut with his run to the World Grand Prix final last week.
Ashton is the newest name to join the confirmed qualifiers listed below, which also includes the current holder of the Eric Bristow Trophy, back-to-back champion Gerwyn Price.
Further places are up for grabs for finalists at the forthcoming European Championship, World Cup of Darts and Tour Card Holder Qualifier, while the highest ranked non-qualified player from the Winter Series Order of Merit will also qualify.
2020 BoyleSports Grand Slam of Darts
Gerwyn Price – 2019 Grand Slam of Darts winner
Peter Wright – 2019/20 PDC World Championship winner
Glen Durrant -2020 Premier League winner
Dimitri Van den Bergh – 2020 World Matchplay winner
Luke Humphries – 2019 World Youth Championship winner
Michael van Gerwen – 2020 UK Open winner
Nathan Aspinall – 2020 PDC Home Tour winner
James Wade – 2020 PDC Summer Series Order of Merit highest-placed player
Damon Heta – 2020 PDC Autumn Series Order of Merit highest-placed player
Lisa Ashton – 2020 Grand Slam of Darts Women’s Qualifier winner
Gary Anderson – 2020 World Matchplay runner-up
Dirk van Duijvenbode – 2020 World Grand Prix runner-up
Adam Gawlas – 2019 World Youth Championship runner-up
Michael Smith – 2020 Masters runner-up
Rob Cross – 2020 World Series of Darts Finals runner-up
TBC – 2020 European Championship winner
TBC – 2020 World Cup of Darts winners
TBC – Winter Series Order of Merit highest-placed player
TBC – 2020 European Championship runner-up
TBC – 2020 World Cup of Darts runners-up
If the above criteria produces fewer than 30 places then additional places shall be filled from the reserve list:
2020 European Tour winners (in Order of Merit order at Nov 15):
Devon Petersen (ET2)
Jose De Sousa (ET3)
2020 Players Championship winners (in Order of Merit order at Nov 15):
Ryan Searle (PC3)
Krzysztof Ratajski (PC4)
Ian White (PC8)
Ryan Joyce (PC10)
Players shall be separated within the reserve list first by the number of events in each category they have won and then by their position in the PDC main Order of Merit on the cut-off date.
Current Reserve List Order (as of October 20)
Jose De Sousa (37)
Devon Petersen (42)
Ian White (12)
Krzysztof Ratajski (14)
Ryan Joyce (38)
Ryan Searle (40)
Eight places will be on offer to PDC Tour Card Holders on Monday November 9 at the Grand Slam of Darts Qualifier, which is open to all PDC Tour Card Holders who are not already qualified for the event.
All nine days of action will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK, through the PDC’s worldwide broadcast partners including DAZN and RTL7, on PDCTV for ‘Rest of the World’ Subscribers and via matchroom.live.