Connor Scutt and Mikuru Suzuki are among the favourites in the outright odds for the 2022 WDF World Darts Championship….
Connor Scutt and Mikuru Suzuki are among the favourites in the outright odds for the 2022 WDF World Darts Championship.
The tournament marks the sport’s televised return to the Lakeside Country Club 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.
Seven current PDC Tour Card holders will feature in the event after being granted a one-off exemption due to the dates being rescheduled from early January to April 2-10.
Among those is rising star Scutt – a recent Players Championship semi-finalist – who has been priced as 8/1 joint favourite for the title with Bet365.
Scutt is joined at the top of the outright list by former PDC Tour Card holder James Richardson and Scottish veteran Jim McEwan – who has also featured on the ProTour recently.
Cameron Menzies, who came through Qualifying School to earn a PDC Tour Card for the first time in January, is 10/1 to claim glory, ahead of Welshman Mark Warburton and number six seed James Hurrell.
Three-time BDO World Champion and recent World Seniors finalist Martin Adams is the oldest player in the line-up at 65 and is 18/1 to roll back the years on the iconic Lakeside stage.
America’s Leonard Gates has seen considerable support in the betting market, having been shortened from 200/1 in places to 28/1.
Jules Van Dongen, another new PDC Tour Card holder, is priced at 40/1, while recent Isle of Man Open winner Dave Prins is a 66/1 outsider.
Two-time Women’s World Champion Suzuki is the marginal 6/4 favourite to lift the title on her return to Lakeside, though young sensation Beau Greaves has been well supported in the market and has been shortened to 2/1, having averaged 105 at the recent Isle of Man Darts Festival.
Australia’s Corrine Hammond follows at 10/1, with top seed Deta Hedman at 14/1 and 2019 world finalist Lorraine Winstanley at 16/1.
WDF World Championship 2022 Odds
*Odds correct at time of publication
WDF Men’s Outright Odds
WDF Women’s Outright Odds
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