The draw for the 2022 WDF World Championship has been confirmed ahead of the return to Lakeside in January. The…
The draw for the 2022 WDF World Championship has been confirmed ahead of the return to Lakeside in January.
The inaugural WDF World Championship runs from January 1-9 at the famous Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green and features men’s, women’s, boy’s and girl’s competitions.
The tournament marks the sport’s televised return to Lakeside for the first time since 2019 – when the BDO hosted its penultimate World Championship before being liquidated the following year.
The men’s event will incorporate a prize fund of £200,000, with £50,000 on offer to the winner, while the women’s event features a total prize fund of £87,500, with a £25,000 top prize up for grabs.
The top 16 players are seeded through to the Second Round of the men’s draw, while the next highest 16 players from the WDF world rankings join a series of qualifiers in Round One.
Three-time BDO World Champion Martin Adams is the oldest player in the field at 65 and has been drawn to face 21-year-old Lakeside debutant Jarred Cole – a former PDC Development Tour event winner.
Luke Littler will make his senior Lakeside debut at the age of 14 and is the number eight seed, with Ben Hazel and New Zealand’s Haupai Puha battling it out for the right to face the teenage sensation.
Wayne Warren, the 2020 BDO World Champion and number three seed, will start out against either Lee Shewan or Jordan Brooks.
Second seed Thibault Tricole of France will face either Connor Scutt or Shawn Burt, while top seed Brian Raman of Belgium takes on either Leonard Gates of the USA or England’s Johnny Haines.
Dave Parletti and Shaun McDonald go head-to-head for the right to face Belgium’s Andy Baetens in Round Two, while another notable tie sees former PDC star James Richardson face Poland’s Sebastian Steyer for the right to take on tenth seed Scott Marsh.
The women’s draw sees two-time BDO World Champion Mikuru Suzuki face Laura Turner for the right to play fourth seed Aileen de Graaf in Round Two.
Number one seed Deta Hedman starts her quest for a maiden world title with a clash against either Lorraine Hyde or Australia’s Tori Kewish.
Three-time World Champion Anastasia Dobromyslova will face either Paula Jacklin or Rhian O’Sullivan, while former finalist Lorraine Winstanley meets either Vicky Pruim or Desi Mercer.
WDF World Championship 2022 Draw
Brian Raman (1) v Leonard Gates/Johnny Haines
Antony Allen (16) v Martin Adams/Jarred Cole
Luke Littler (8) v Ben Hazel/Haupai Puha
Richard Veenstra (9) v Andreas Harrysson/Lazslo Kadar
Ross Montgomery (4) v Aaron Turner/Jim McEwan
Michael Warburton (13) v Mark Graham/Dave Prins
Neil Duff (5) v Paul Hogan/Justin Thompson
Nick Fullwell (12) v Mark Barilli/Rory Hansen
Thibault Tricole (2) v Connor Scutt/Shawn Burt
Aleksey Kadochnikov (15) v Steve Hine/Kevin Luke
Andy Baetens (7) v Dave Parletti/Shaun McDonald
Scott Marsh (10) v James Richardson/Sebastian Steyer
Wayne Warren (3) v Lee Shewan/Jordan Brooks
Cameron Menzies (14) v Ian Jones/David Cameron
James Hurrell (6) v John Desremaux/Mario Vandenbogaerde
Jules van Dongen (11) v Francesco Raschini/Ryan de Vreede
Deta Hedman (1) v Lorraine Hyde/Tori Kewish
Lorraine Winstanley (8) v Vicky Pruim/Desi Mercer
Aileen de Graaf (4) v Laura Turner/Mikuru Suzuki
Beau Greaves (5) v Paula Murphy/Veronika Ihasz
Anastasia Dobromyslova (2) v Paula Jacklin/Rhian O’Sullivan
Maria O’Brian (7) v Amanda Harwood/Marjolein Noijens
Anca Zijlstra (3) v Corrine Hammond/Darlene van Sleeuwen
Kirsty Hutchinson (6) v Suzanne Smith/Elena Shulgina
Boy’s Semi-Finals Draw
Luis Liptow (GER) v Bradly Roes (NED)
Leighton Bennett (ENG) v Charlie Large (ENG)
Eleanor Cairns (ENG) v Wibke Riemann (GER)