In the other women’s encounter Hammond will face Vicky Pruim, a late replacement following the
withdrawal of Fallon Sherrock. The Cheshire based Swede was a semi-finalist back in 2002, with
2020 being just her third World Championship appearance.
Darren Herewini may go into the competition as a relative unknown, but results in his native of
New Zealand and World Cup singles victory speak for themselves. ‘Apocolypse’ is a man to watch,
and will likely be favourite as he takes on Lincolnshire’s Simon Stainton on the opening night.
Finally, Scott Williams will take of veteran Australian thrower Justin Thmompson. ‘Thommo’ has
had a much improved year on the circuit, appearing at the World Trophy, as well as various other
events in his home nation.