World Seniors Darts News
About the World Seniors Darts Championship
The World Seniors Darts Championship is set to take place in February 2022 as 24 legends of the sport compete for the inaugural title.
The over 50s tournament incorporates a top prize of £30,000 and features 11 former World Champions from both PDC and BDO codes, plus a further 11 invited players and two qualifiers.
The field is headed by 16-time World Champion Phil Taylor, who was the first player to be confirmed last April.
At 76, three-time World Champion John Lowe is set to be the oldest player in the line-up, ahead of 74-year-old Bob Anderson.
Wayne Warren, the 2020 BDO World Champion, will also be in action, alongside 1983 World Champion Keith Deller – who won the League of Legends event back in 2009.
Four-time Women’s World Champion Lisa Ashton is among the front-runners for glory, having competed on the PDC circuit in 2020 and 2021.
Another ladies legend – Trina Gulliver MBE – will make her return to televised action, alongside 1997 BDO World Champion Les Wallace.
John Part is one of two former PDC World Champions in action, while three-time BDO World Champion Martin Adams and 2001 Lakeside Champion John Walton also accepted their invitations.
Former PDC world finalists Kevin Painter and Peter Manley are among the wildcards, as well as crowd favourites Tony O’Shea and Terry Jenkins.
Multiple major winner Robert Thornton also features, alongside former UK Open champion Roland Scholten and Singapore legend Paul Lim.
Two-time World Masters champion Deta Hedman, former World Grand Prix champion Alan Warriner-Little and qualifier Richie Howson complete the field.
Two-time World Champion Dennis Priestley, two-time world finalist Bobby George and 2009 Women’s World Champion Francis Hoenselaar have each accepted ambassadorial roles.