ST HELENS arrows ace Dave Chisnall is guaranteed three live games on television when he competes with some of the game’s elite for a £100,000 winner’s prize in the Grand Slam of Darts.

The Lancashire county player will take his place alongside world number one Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor and 30 other hopefuls from the PDC and BDO in a competition that runs from this Saturday to November 21 at Wolverhampton Civic Hall.

Chizzy will have an intriguing start on Saturday night, squaring up with Simon Whitlock in a group that also features Colin Osborne and Robert Thornton.

The event, being broadcast live on ITV4, features players who have reached major finals over a two-year period as well as a number of international qualifiers and previous Grand Slam and World Championship semi finalists.

Chisnall was the BDO World Championship runner-up at Lakeside in January, while Whitlock lost in the PDC World Championship final.

He will be throwing again on Sunday and Tuesday, again figuring in evening sessions that run from 6pm to 10.30pm.

Parr man Chisnall, who learned his craft in the Oddfellows Arms in Parr Stocks Road, will hold no fear for the big stage.

He claimed the scalps of senior professionals Darryl Fitton, Ted Hankey and Tony O’Shea before falling to Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams in an exciting Lakeside final 10 months ago.

Current Grand Slam holder Taylor will open his defence on Sunday against 21-year-old Dutch ace Michael van Gerwen.

First night schedule of play, Saturday, 6pm to 10.30pm: Colin Osborne v Robert Thornton, Mervyn King v Stacy Bromberg, Vincent van der Voort v Tony O'Shea, Gary Anderson v Mark Hylton, Simon Whitlock v Dave Chisnall, James Wade v Justin Pipe, Wayne Jones v Mark Webster, Terry Jenkins v John Henderson.