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Taylor bosses while Wade falters at Grand Slam of Darts

| 15.11.2010

Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor has got the defence of his Daily Mirror Grand Slam of Darts title off to the perfect start thanks to his 5-1 defeat of Michael van Gerwen yesterday.

Taylor was in fine form during his first Group H clash at Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall – despite taking to the oche wearing glasses for the first time.

‘The Power’ is now at 4/9 in the Ladbrokes darts betting to retain his Grand Slam of Darts title, well ahead of second favorite James Wade (8/1) who heads into the tournament fresh off the back of World Grand Prix and Championship League Darts wins in October.

Wade got his championship off to a brilliant start with a comprehensive 5-2 victory over wildcard entrant Justin Pipe. However, he was no match for Tony O’Shea who booked his place in the second round with a thumping 5-1 win over the PDC order of merit No.2.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.