Australia ace Peter Machin is to make his Grand Slam of Darts debut in 2017
The Adelaide thrower will make his first GSoD appearance at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall
By Sky Sports Darts
Last Updated: 12/06/17 7:18pm
Peter Machin is to make his Grand Slam of Darts debut in 2017 after being confirmed alongside Glen Durrant and Danny Noppert as three of the eight BDO Qualifiers for November's event.
Machin won the recent BDO World Trophy in Wales to secure his first big title, having lost out to Darryl Fitton in the final 12 months earlier.
Lakeside Champion Durrant and runner-up Noppert - who both impressed on their Grand Slam of Darts debuts in 2016 - have also secured automatic places in this year's tournament.
With Durrant having also won the 2016 World Masters title, the remaining five places will go to the top five non-qualified players from the BDO Rankings at the end of September 2017.
A further two PDC qualifiers for the Grand Slam of Darts came from the World Cup of Darts, with Netherlands' Raymond van Barneveld securing his place as champion alongside Michael van Gerwen.
Mark Webster, who partnered UK Open finalist Gerwyn Price, put himself into one of the provisional qualifying places, with a total of 16 PDC players set to win spots based on televised events.
However, the World Matchplay, World Grand Prix, European Championship, Champions League of Darts and World Series of Darts Finals are all still to be played ahead of the cut-off for qualification in November, meaning that a further 10 qualifying places are still available.
The 32-player cross-code event sees stars from both the PDC and BDO systems competing across nine days.
Don't forget that you can see all the action from the Grand Slam of Darts at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, live on Sky Sports. The arrows run from 11-19 November.
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