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Peter Wright slithers into Slam

Peter Wright has secured his passage back to the Grand Slam of Darts after winning the World Cup for Scotland.

Former Grand Slam finalist Peter Wright in action at Aldersley Leisure Village last year     Picture: Lawrence Lustig/PDC
Former Grand Slam finalist Peter Wright in action at Aldersley Leisure Village last year Picture: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

The colourful world No.5 – nicknamed Snakebite – partnered Gary Anderson to glory in the World Cup, earning Wright his spot at Wolverhampton’s Aldersley Leisure Village from November 9-17.

Wright – runner-up at the Grand Slam in 2017 – had been sweating on his qualification, with players primarily earning a place in the event by reaching the final of the PDC’s major televised events.

And he finally achieved that by going all the way to World Cup glory with double world champion Anderson, who had already qualified.

They will be joined in Wolverhampton by beaten World Cup finalists Steve Lennon and William O’Connor after a surprise run for Ireland.

Five PDC televised events remain before the qualification cut-off, starting in July’s World Matchplay in Blackpool.

Players can also secure qualification through the World Grand Prix, European Championship, Champions League of Darts and World Series of Darts Finals over the coming months.

Reigning Grand Slam winner Price and PDC World Champion Michael van Gerwen are joined by the likes of UK Open winner Nathan Aspinall, Michael Smith and Rob Cross among the other qualifiers so far.

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