Shropshire Star

Luke Humphries lands Grand Slam title in style in Wolverhampton

Sensational Luke Humphries scooped his second televised title in as many months with a brilliant Mr Vegas Grand Slam of Darts triumph in Wolverhampton last night, powering past Rob Cross 16-8 in the final.


Humphries had won his maiden PDC Premier ranking title at October’s World Grand Prix, and claimed the Eric Bristow Trophy as Grand Slam champion to crown a wonderful week at WV Active Aldersley.

The 28-year-old had raced through the Group Stage with three wins for the loss of just four legs, before defeating Ryan Searle and Gary Anderson with huge ton-plus averages to reach the semi-finals.

He began yesterday’s decisive final day by defeating James Wade 16-10.

Humphries then dominated the final against Cross, who was a 16-13 semi-final winner against Stephen Bunting.

“To pick up two TV titles is fantastic – I don’t believe it,” smiled Humphries, who averaged 104.69, landed eight 180s and finished almost 60 per cent of his darts at a double.

“It feels just as good – obviously nothing can ever beat the first one but the second one does feel as good, especially the way I’ve played again there.

“It was a really tough game but I think we both played really well.

“I’m very blessed and happy to be a two-time major champion.”

Luke Humphries lifts the Eric Bristow Trophy following his Grand Slam success Picture: Kieran Cleeves/PDC

Luke lands Grand Slam title in style