The draws for the upcoming World Trophy took place today at the BDO AGM, courtesy of England’s Deta Hedman and Scotland’s Alan Soutar, who drew the Men’s and Ladies first-round ties respectively.
In the Men’s event there are some notable first-round clashes, with current World Master Adam Smith-Neale pitched against number 14 seed Andy Hamilton. Surrey’s Dave Parletti enters the tournament seeded sixth and will face the unseeded and in-form Martijn Kleermaker in his opening match. Two-times World Champion Scott Waites will play England’s Dan Day, who replaces Canadian Qualifier David Cameron, who is unable to participate this year, whilst British Isles Qualifier Paul Hogan faces number three seed Wesley Harms.
The ladies see some equally tough first-round clashes; 2018 BDO World Trophy Champion Fallon Sherrock will face the reigning BDO Ladies World Champion Mikuru Suzuki. Deta Hedman will play England teammate Maria O’Brien and the three-times World Champion Anastasia Dobromyslova is pitched against the Netherlands’ Sharon Prins.
The qualifiers for the remaining places in both the Men’s and Ladies events will take place on Thursday 29th August at the King Georges Hall in Blackburn – entries are open until the 26th August and can be done online at www.bdoentry.com
The live finals, which will be broadcast by Eurosport across the UK, Netherlands and Australia, will kick-off on Friday 30th August, concluding on Sunday 1st September! Come and join us, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a weekend of darts at its best! Tickets are available direct from the King Georges Hall - https://www.kinggeorgeshall.com/whats-on/bdo-world-darts/
Full draws available here: