For Jermaine Wattimena, Wednesday night is over or below against Damon Heta. Wins the Australians 32-year-old darter, he places himself in the eighth finals of the Grand Slam of Darts.
However, if Wattimena loses, he can also immediately pack his bags. In that case, Heta will go with James Wade to the last 16. And that would be a shame, now that another (in advance) favorite, Glen Durrant, is already surprisingly disabled after two group rounds. The brand new Premier League winner has already lost to both Wattimena and Heta and (by knocking Wade) can only win third in Group F.
Wattimena defeated in his first game Durrant, but then lost to Wade. It achieved the same results in the reverse order, but has left a worse laying balance to those duels than Wattimena, who is therefore second. A position that entitles the eighth finals.
Because a tie in the mutual duel is not possible, the winner of the match is guaranteed to have a seat among the last sixteen. Michael van Gerwen has already joined his group A after two won duels. Dirk van Duijvenbode has to win himself from Ian White in Group E and is also dependent on the result of his competitor Peter Wright.