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World Seniors Championship 2024 odds | Henderson favourite for Circus Tavern crown

Jamie Shaw in World Seniors Darts 09 Feb 2024
John Henderson applauds the crowd (Photo by Chris Sargeant/WSDT/Tip Top Pics)

John Henderson has been installed as the favourite to claim the 2024 World Seniors Championship title in his debut appearance at the Circus Tavern.

The third staging of the over-50s event sees 32 players competing for a £30,000 top prize at the iconic Circus Tavern in Purfleet – the former home of the PDC World Championship.

The tournament, which features a host of former World Champions, major title winners and qualifiers, will take place from February 15-18.

Henderson is among nine debutants in this year’s field, and the former World Cup of Darts winner has been priced as 11/2 favourite to clinch the title.

Henderson has already claimed a World Seniors Target Open Series title this year, as well as reaching the Semi-Finals of a PDC Challenge Tour event.

The 50-year-old is bidding to follow in the footsteps of his fellow Scotsman Robert Thornton – who has claimed this title back-to-back.

The Thorn is aiming to complete a sensational hat-trick at the Circus Tavern and is best priced at 10/1 to maintain his unbeaten record on this stage.

Leonard Gates is chasing down a fantastic fourth straight World Seniors title, and the popular American follows in the betting at 13/2 to continue his prolific run.

Gates, the number two seed, reached the Semi-Finals of last year’s World Seniors Championship, before going on to claim the Champion of Champions, Masters and Matchplay titles.

Scott Mitchell, the 2015 BDO World Champion, is best-priced at 8/1 to land his first World Seniors title, while local favourite Richie Howson is 10/1 to go one better than his runner-up spot here 12 months ago.

Former WDF World Champion Neil Duff and 2023 World Seniors Matchplay finalist Jim McEwan are among a clutch of players priced at 14/1 for glory.

Also among those is 1995 BDO World Champion Richie Burnett – making his debut in the World Seniors Championship and looking to maintain the form which led him to a Challenge Tour title last month.

Former World Seniors Masters champion David Cameron and his Canadian compatriot Jim Long – who face off in the First Round – are priced at 16/1 apiece.

Phil Taylor is gearing up for his final appearance at the Circus Tavern – a venue in which he won 11 of his 16 world titles – and ‘The Power’ will be determined to go out in a blaze of glory.

Twice a runner-up in televised World Seniors events, Taylor is best priced at 16/1 to roll back the years, having fallen at the Quarter-Final hurdle in both of his previous World Seniors Championship campaigns.

Three-time BDO World Champion Martin Adams – runner-up in the inaugural World Seniors Championship in 2022 – is 25/1 to emulate that run, while multiple World Championship semi-finalist Chris Mason is another each-way prospect at 22/1.

Former PDC world finalists Andy Hamilton, Kevin Painter and Mark Dudbridge can be backed at upwards of 33/1, while in-form qualifier Matt Clark is 40/1 to triumph on his televised seniors debut.

Three-time BDO World Champion and former Premier League champion Glen Durrant is a 66/1 outsider, alongside German wildcard Manfred Bilderl – who faces Taylor in Round One.

World Seniors Championship 2024 odds