As the World Darts Federation (WDF) approaches their 50th year anniversary, they have announced the WDF World Championship coming back to the iconic Lakeside Country Club. The return to the club is welcomed by The Master of ceremonies, Richard Ashdown.
Richard hosted the live 2022 World Champion draw on 7th December with help from 10 x Women’s World Champion Trina ‘Golden Girl’ Gulliver and 2015 Champion Scott Mitchell in the draw for the Women’s and Men’s World Championship event.
In what could be a very interesting event, we see some veteran players return to the Lakeside stage with a host of players making their debut at the event. Wayne Warren has plenty of experience on the darting circuit and will be looking for his second trophy at the WDF World Championship with his first match against Lee Shewan or Jordan Brookes.
The man who hit the first 9 Darter live on a Blade 6 board, Martin Adams will be looking to make a strong start with his first match against in Jarred Cole. Whilst number one seed Brian Raman will face either Johnny Haines or the United States’ Leonard Gates.
In the Women’s draw, Miksuru Suziki will be defending her title against Laura Turner in her match opener with three time World Champion Anastasia Dobromyslova will play the winner of the round one game between Paula Jacklin and Rhian O’Sullivan.
Tickets are now available to purchase via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/lakeside-country-club-35506406123
Check out the WDF Website for updates - https://dartswdf.com/
The Full Draw is as follows –
2022 Lakeside WDF World Championships – Men's draw
Brian Raman – BEL (1) Vs Leonard Gates (USA) / Johnny Haines (ENG)
Antony Allen – ENG (16) Vs Martin Adams (ENG) / Jarred Cole (ENG)
Luke Littler – ENG (8) Vs Ben Hazel (ENG) / Haupai Puha (NZ)
Richard Veenstra - NED (9) Vs Andreas Harrysson (SWE) / Laszlo Kadar (ROU)
Ross Montgomery – SCO (4) Vs Aaron Turner (ENG) / Jim McEwan (SCO)
Michael Warburton – WAL (13) Vs Mark Graham (WAL) / Dave Prins (ENG)
Neil Duff – NIR (5) Vs Paul Hogan (ENG) / Justin Thompson (AUS)
Nick Fullwell – ENG (12) Vs Mark Barilli (SCO) / Rory Hansen (CAN)
Thibault Tricole - FRA (2) Vs Connor Scutt (ENG) / Shawn Burt (CAN)
Alexsey Kadochnikov – RDF (15) Vs Steve Hine (ENG) / Kevin Luke (USA)
Andy Baetens – BEL (7) Vs Dave Parletti (ENG) / Shaun McDonald (SCO)
Scott Marsh – ENG (10) Vs James Richardson (ENG) / Sebastian Steyer (POL)
Wayne Warren – WAL (3) Vs Lee Shewan (ENG) / Jordan Brooks (ENG)
Cameron Menzies – SCO (14) Vs Ian Jones (ENG) / David Cameron (CAN)
James Hurrell – ENG (6) Vs John Desremaux (BEL) / Mario Vandenbogaerde (BEL)
Jules van Dongen - USA (11) Vs Francesco Raschini (ITA) / Ryan de Vreede (NED)
2022 Lakeside WDF World Championships – Women's draw
Deta Hedman – ENG (1) Vs Lorraine Hyde (SCO) / Tori Kewish (AUS)
Lorraine Winstanley - ENG (8) Vs Vicky Pruim (SWE) / Desi Mercer (NZ)
Aileen de Graaf - NED (4) Vs Laura Turner (ENG) / Mikuru Suzuki (JPN)
Beau Greaves - ENG (5) Vs Paula Murphy (USA) / Veronika Ihasz (HUN)
Anastasia Dobromyslova - RDF (2) VS Paula Jacklin (ENG) / Rhian O’Sullivan (WAL)
Maria O’Brien - ENG (7) Vs Amanda Harwood (ENG) / Marjolein Noijens (NED)
Anca Zijlstra – NED (3) Vs Corrine Hammond (AUS) / Darlene van Sleeuwen (CAN)
Kirsty Hutchinson – ENG (6) Vs Suzanne Smith (ENG) / Elena Shulgina (RDF)
2022 Lakeside WDF World Championships – Boy's semi-finals draw
Luis Liptow (GER) Vs Bradly Roes (NED)
Leighton Bennett (ENG) Vs Charlie Large (ENG)
2022 Lakeside WDF World Championships – Girl's Final
Eleanor Cairns (ENG) Vs Wibke Riemann (GER)