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Luke Humphries gets set for another Grand Slam of Darts appearance as more tournaments approach

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Newbury’s Luke Humphries is preparing for the 2021 Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts, with the 32-player event beginning in Wolverhampton on Saturday.

The Grand Slam of Darts will see Jose de Sousa defending his title at the Aldersley Leisure Village from November 13-21, with £550,000 in prize money and the Eric Bristow Trophy on offer.

With the players split into eight groups of four for the first round stage, Humphries will play some competitive matches.

Luke Humphries Pic: Kais Bodensieck/PDC Europe
Luke Humphries Pic: Kais Bodensieck/PDC Europe

The 26-year-old has been drawn in Group F and will come up against defeding champion De Sousa, as well as Mensur Suljovic and Matt Campbell.

In last year’s event, Humphries was unable to get past the group stage when he secured just one win in a group alongside Justin Pipe, Rob Cross and Dave Chisnall.

The top two players from each group of this competition will progress to the knockout stage of the event, with the last 16 action beginning on Wednesday, November 17 and running through to the semi-finals and final on Sunday, November 21.

The Newbury man is now ranked 24th in the world after an impressive few years and he qualified for this event after reaching the final of the UK Open in February – where he lost to James Wade.

It’s the start of a busy period for the 26-year-old, who will be involved in the Ladbrokes Players Championships later this month.

Humphries has also qualified for the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace and is likely to enter the competition at the second round, due to him being ranked in the top 32.

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