Taylor was denied 4th consecutive Grand Slam title last year as Scott Waites stepped up and claimed the title. The Power is 5/4 fav this year with Stan James & Coral to follow up his success in October’s Grand Prix by reclaiming his Grand Slam title.
Scott Waites is the automatic number 1 seed and the defending champion is 25/1 with Betfred to win. While it is unlikely he will prosper again (though he has made the last 2 finals here), he has had a fantastic 2011, winning the BDO British title and the World Masters event and there is no reason he can’t win his group (A) at 11/8 with Boylesports.
Gary Anderson could be Taylor’s main threat at 13/2 () and James Wade, last year’s runner-up, is 10/1 with Skybet though Wade has not had the best of year’s.
Adrian Lewis could be the bet this year. At 12/1 with Sportingbet, which makes him a decent 6/1 to make the final on the each-ways, Lewis is looking to build on a year full of near-misses and semi finals.
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