The draw for the 45th Winmau World Masters and Lakeside World Professional Qualifiers are now live and available from the BDO.
The World’s longest running darts major begins on Thursday 4th and is well-known for it’s brutal open draw stage. Once it has again produced some fascinating opening match-ups including Team Winmau’s former World Champion and World Master Andy Fordham facing Welsh International Richie Edwards.
Ted Hankey will begin his World Masters run with a match against Jack Vincent whilst William Borland faces Northern Ireland’s Geoff Wylie. Three-times Winner Martin Adams will face Jan Erik Laberg from Norway.
There’s a repeat of the Welsh Open singles final as Mark Warburton faces Andy Hamilton in the opening round whilst James Hurrell vs Kyle Mckinstry is another high profile opening clash.
In the Ladies event, 6-time winner Trina Gulliver MBE will begin against Finland’s Kirsi Viinikainen whilst Welsh International Rhian O’Sullivan faces Paula Jacklin. In-form Fallon Sherrock also faces a Fin in the form of Maret Liiri.
In the WDDA event, defending Champion Kevin Turner will face the winner of Graham Mitchell whilst Winmau’s Vincent D’Hondt, Ricky Chilton and Phil Lees will all feature at the tournament in Bridlington.
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