The BDO World Professional Championships represents the pinnacle of the sport for many of the world’s darts players, and every one will be desperate to get past the difficult first round.
BDO MC Richard Ashdown, three times World champion, Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams and Lakeside proprietor, Bob Potter OBE, completed the draw last night at the iconic Lakeside Club in Frimley Green, Surrey.
The Men’s draw comprises of eight preliminary matches, the winners of which will go through to the first round. In the Women’s event, all 16 entrants start in the first round.
Team Winmau’s Eastern Europe regional qualifier, Oliver Ferenc from Serbia will take on Scotland’s Ryan Hogarth in the preliminary round where, if he wins, he is drawn against Winmau team-mate and 2015 World Champion, Scott Mitchell, who is seeded sixth. Meanwhile, Winmau-backed US qualifier, Jim Widmayer, plays Nigel Heydon with eighth seed Dutchman, Richard Veenstra waiting for the winner.
Completing Team Winmau’s Men’s first round draw is ninth seed and two-time World Champion, Scott Waites who will take on Belgium’s Jeffrey van Egdom.
In the Women’s event, ten times World Champion and eighth seed, Trina Gulliver MBE will be looking to mark her nineteenth consecutive Lakeside appearance with another title when she takes on Poland’s Karolina Podgorska.
“As ever, the BDO World Professional Championships bring together the cream of darting talent and there are no easy draws,” says Winmau’s Sales and Marketing Director, Ian Flack. “Team Winmau players comes into the competition in fine form and I am sure they will be competing the final stages once again.”
The 42nd BDO World Professional Darts Championships takes place January 5-13. Tickets are available via www.lakesideworlddarts.co.uk or via the box office - (+44) 01252-836-464
2019 BDO LAKESIDE WORLD PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW:
MENS PRELIMINARY ROUNDS
Mal Cuming v Justin Thompson
Brian Lokken v Krzystof Kciuk
Paul Hogan v Wesley Newton
David Cameron v Andy Hamilton
Oliver Ferenc v Ryan Hogarth
Mark McGrath v Adam Smith-Neale
Jim Widmayer v Nigel Heydon
Roger Janssen v Wouter Vaes
MENS FIRST ROUND
Mark McGeeney (1) v Derk Telnekes
Martin Philips (16) v Conan Whitehead
Richard Veenstra (8) v Jim Widmayer or Nigel Heydon
Scott Waites (9) v Jeffrey van Egdom
Michael Unterbuchner (5) v Mal Cuming or Justin Thompson
Wayne Warren (12) v Mark Layton
Wesley Harms (4) v Tony O’Shea
Willem Mandigers (13) v Paul Hogan or Wesley Newton
Jim Williams (3) v Roger Janssen or Wouter Vaes
Daniel Day (14) v Dean Reynolds
Scott Mitchell (6) v Oliver Ferenc or Ryan Hogarth
Dave Parletti (11) v Brian Lokken or Krzystof Kciuk
Gary Robson (7) v David Cameron or Andy Hamilton
Chris Landman (10) v Kyle McKinstry
Glen Durrant (2) v Mark McGrath v Adam Smith-Neale
Ross Montgomery (15) v Scott Baker
LADIES FIRST ROUND
Lorraine Winstanley (1) v Casey Gallagher
Trina Gulliver (8) v Karolina Podgorska
Anastasia Dobromyslova (4) v Laura Turner
Aileen de Graaf (5) v Paula Jacklin
Deta Hedman (3) v Maria O’Brien
Fallon Sherrock (6) v Corrine Hammond
Lisa Ashton (2) v Mikuru Suzuki
Sharon Prins (8) v Roz Bulmer