Phil Taylor drawn to face 2010 champion Scott Waites in William Hill Grand Slam of Darts

Last Updated: 09/11/12 5:22pm

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Phil Taylor: Faces 2010 champion Scott Waites in William Hill Grand Slam of Darts

Phil Taylor: Faces 2010 champion Scott Waites in William Hill Grand Slam of Darts

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Defending William Hill Grand Slam of Darts champion Phil Taylor will face 2010 winner Scott Waites in the group stage of this year's event at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall.

Adrian Lewis will go up against Gary Anderson and John Part, while Christian Kist will face Raymond van Barneveld.

Taylor, the four-time Grand Slam of Darts winner and 15-time World Champion, has been drawn with Waites, former Lakeside Champion Mark Webster and Holland's World Cup of Darts champion Co Stompe in Group A of the event.

Taylor will open up against Co Stompe in his first match, while Waites and Webster will clash in the first of their three group games in the West Midlands.

"I'm really looking forward to it," said Taylor. "It's a hard group because all the guys have had success during their careers.

"But every group is tough and I'll just prepare myself to face Co and then concentrate on the other games.

"The Grand Slam's a brilliant tournament because it's all the champions together and I'm practising really hard."

William Hill Grand Slam of Darts Draw:

GROUP A Phil Taylor (1) Scott Waites Mark Webster Co Stompe

GROUP B Michael van Gerwen (8) Robert Thornton Ted Hankey Steve Beaton

GROUP C Simon Whitlock (5) Kevin Painter Dean Winstanley James Hubbard

GROUP D James Wade (4) Jan Dekker Mervyn King Arron Monk

GROUP E Adrian Lewis (2) Gary Anderson John Part Tony O'Shea

GROUP F Andy Hamilton (7) Paul Nicholson Brendan Dolan Barrie Bates

GROUP G Wes Newton (6) Terry Jenkins Wesley Harms Martin Phillips

GROUP H Christian Kist (3) Raymond van Barneveld Mark Walsh Wayne Jones

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