Ladbrokes World Championship Draw

December 02 2013

HUYBRECHTS BROTHERS TO MEET IN LADBROKES WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP

 

BROTHERS Kim and Ronny Huybrechts will meet in the first round of the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship, while reigning champion Phil Taylor has drawn either New Zealand's Rob Szabo or qualifier Ian Moss as he begins the defence of his title at Alexandra Palace.

The Belgian duo will meet for a third time in a PDC competition when the £1 million Ladbrokes World Championship kicks off later this month, after being paired in Monday's first round draw.

Elder brother Ronny took victory earlier this year in a PDC ProTour semi-final, while Kim gained revenge as he reached the Grand Slam of Darts quarter-finals last month in Wolverhampton.

Reigning and 16-time World Champion Phil Taylor will begin his bid to retain the title when he plays the winner of a preliminary round clash between New Zealand National Champion Rob Szabo and English debutant Ian Moss, the PDPA Qualifier runner-up last week.

Dutch ace and number two seed Michael van Gerwen, the runner-up 12 months ago who has won the Premier League and Players Championship Finals titles this year, will also play a preliminary round winner as he faces either Austria's Zoran Lerchbacher or PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour Order of Merit runner-up Ben Ward.

Adrian Lewis, the two-time World Champion in 2011 and 2012, plays experienced Dennis Smith, while fellow former champions Raymond van Barneveld drew Welshman Jamie Lewis and John Part takes on Holland's Mareno Michels.

Number four seed Simon Whitlock, the 2010 finalist, takes on Challenge Tour winner Ross Smith, 2012 runner-up Andy Hamilton takes on either Spanish debutant Julio Barbero or Germany's Andree Welge, and three-time semi-finalist James Wade, seeded sixth, is draw with Norfolk's Darren Webster.

October's World Grand Prix runner-up Dave Chisnall takes on Scotland's John Henderson, number eight seed Wes Newton has drawn either Holland's Gino Vos or Hong Kong's Ting Chi Royden Lam and Robert Thornton plays German teenager Max Hopp.

Justin Pipe, who is seeded 11th, will meet former World Youth Champion Arron Monk, 2004 finalist Kevin Painter is drawn with Germany's Tomas Seyler, Mervyn King takes on top American left-hander Darin Young and Brendan Dolan faces either Danish qualifier Dennis Lindskjold or Colin Osborne, who replaced Edward Santos after the Philippines Qualifier withdrew.

Peter Wright, whose progress this year has seen him move up to 16th in the world, has draw Joe Cullen, while Terry Jenkins will meet either Northern Ireland's Colin McGarry or Denmark's Per Laursen.

Two former finalists will clash as 2011 runner-up Gary Anderson takes on 2005 finalist Mark Dudbridge, who has returned from shoulder and elbow surgery 12 months ago to ensure a World Championship return.

Ronnie Baxter meets World Youth Championship runner-up Ricky Evans, Paul Nicholson drew Stuart Kellett and Ian White plays Kyle Anderson - the Australian number one whose brother Beau, the Oceanic Masters winner, will take on Colin Lloyd.

Steve Beaton will meet the winner of the preliminary round tie between South African ace Devon Petersen or Malaysia's Mohammed Latif Sapup, with Jamie Caven drawing Jelle Klaasen and Mark Webster up against top Austrian Mensur Suljovic.

Andy Smith takes on Bristol's Steve Brown, Richie Burnett takes on Dean Winstanley, who hit a nine-darter last year, Mark Walsh plays Finland's Jarkko Komula, Vincent van der Voort meets PDPA Qualifier winner Matt Clark and Wayne Jones takes on Kevin McDine.

World Youth Champion Michael Smith, the number 32 seed, completes the draw as he faces either Japanese number one Morihiro Hashimoto or Singapore's veteran thrower Paul Lim, who is appearing in his 20th World Championship.

The Ladbrokes World Darts Championship will be held from December 13 2013-January 1 2014 at Alexandra Palace in London, featuring 72 players from around the world and a record first prize of £250,000 from over £1 million in prize money.

Coverage is live on Sky Sports HD throughout the event, with the semi-finals and final being shown in 3D.

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Ladbrokes World Championship
First Round Draw Bracket

1

Phil Taylor

V

Rob Szabo/Ian Moss

32

Michael Smith

V

Morihiro Hashimoto/Paul Lim

16

Peter Wright

V

Joe Cullen

17

Terry Jenkins

V

Colin McGarry/Per Laursen

8

Wes Newton

V

Gino Vos/Ting Chi Royden Lam

25

John Part

V

Mareno Michels

9

Robert Thornton

V

Max Hopp

24

Colin Lloyd

V

Beau Anderson

5

Andy Hamilton

V

Julio Barbero/Andree Welge

28

Richie Burnett

V

Dean Winstanley

12

Kim Huybrechts

V

Ronny Huybrechts

21

Ian White

V

Kyle Anderson

4

Simon Whitlock

V

Ross Smith

29

Mark Walsh

V

Jarkko Komula

13

Kevin Painter

V

Tomas Seyler

20

Paul Nicholson

V

Stuart Kellett

2

Michael van Gerwen

V

Zoran Lerchbacher/Ben Ward

31

Wayne Jones

V

Kevin McDine

15

Brendan Dolan

V

Dennis Lindskjold/Colin Osborne

18

Gary Anderson

V

Mark Dudbridge

7

Dave Chisnall

V

John Henderson

26

Mark Webster

V

Mensur Suljovic

10

Raymond van Barneveld

V

Jamie Lewis

23

Jamie Caven

V

Jelle Klaasen

6

James Wade

V

Darren Webster

27

Andy Smith

V

Steve Brown

11

Justin Pipe

V

Arron Monk

22

Steve Beaton

V

Devon Petersen/Mohammed Latif Sapup

3

Adrian Lewis

V

Dennis Smith

30

Vincent van der Voort

V

Matt Clark

14

Mervyn King

V

Darin Young

19

Ronnie Baxter

V

Ricky Evans


As It Happened...
Michael Smith v Hashimoto/Lim
Justin Pipe v Arron Monk
Adrian Lewis v Dennis Smith
Mark Webster v Mensur Suljovic
Paul Nicholson v Stuart Kellett
Richie Burnett v Dean Winstanley
Ronnie Baxter v Ricky Evans
Ian White v Kyle Anderson
Colin Lloyd v Beau Anderson
Kim Huybrechts v Ronny Huybrechts
Peter Wright v Joe Cullen
Andy Hamilton v Barbero/Welge
Robert Thornton v Max Hopp
Jamie Caven v Jelle Klaasen
Steve Beaton v Petersen/Sapup
Wayne Jones v Kevin McDine
Gary Anderson v Mark Dudbridge
Kevin Painter v Tomas Seyler
Mark Walsh v Jarkko Komula
John Part v Mareno Michels
Brendan Dolan v Lindskjold/Osborne
Raymond van Barneveld v Jamie Lewis
Mervyn King v Darin Young
Vincent van der Voort v Matt Clark
Wes Newton v Vos/Lam
Phil Taylor v Szabo/Moss
Andy Smith v Steve Brown
Simon Whitlock v Ross Smith
Dave Chisnall v John Henderson
James Wade v Darren Webster
Michael van Gerwen v Lerchbacher/Ward
Terry Jenkins v McGarry/Laursen

SEEDED PLAYERS
1 Phil Taylor
2 Michael van Gerwen
3 Adrian Lewis
4 Simon Whitlock
5 Andy Hamilton
6 James Wade
7 Dave Chisnall
8 Wes Newton
9 Robert Thornton
10 Raymond van Barneveld
11 Justin Pipe
12 Kim Huybrechts
13 Kevin Painter
14 Mervyn King
15 Brendan Dolan
16 Peter Wright
17 Terry Jenkins
18 Gary Anderson
19 Ronnie Baxter
20 Paul Nicholson
21 Ian White
22 Steve Beaton
23 Jamie Caven
24 Colin Lloyd
25 John Part
26 Mark Webster
27 Andy Smith
28 Richie Burnett
29 Mark Walsh
30 Vincent van der Voort
31 Wayne Jones
32 Michael Smith

NON-SEEDED PLAYERS
33 Stuart Kellett
34 Jelle Klaasen
35 Jamie Lewis
36 Darren Webster
37 Ronny Huybrechts
38 Joe Cullen
39 Arron Monk
40 Mensur Suljovic
41 John Henderson
42 Dennis Smith
43 Ricky Evans
44 Kevin McDine
45 Dean Winstanley
46 Ross Smith
47 Mark Dudbridge
48 Steve Brown
49 Max Hopp
50 Mareno Michels
51 Jarkko Komula
52 Tomas Seyler
53 Kyle Anderson
54 Beau Anderson
55 Darin Young
56 Matt Clark
57 Rob Szabo (New Zealand) or Ian Moss (England)
58 Devon Petersen (S Africa) or Mohammed Latif Sapup (Malaysia)
59 Gino Vos (Netherlands) or Ting Chi Royden Lam (Hong Kong)
60 Zoran Lerchbacher (Austria) or Ben Ward (England)
61 Dennis Lindskjold (Denmark) or Colin Osborne (England)
62 Morihiro Hashimoto (Japan) or Paul Lim (Singapore)
63 Colin McGarry (Northern Ireland) or Per Laursen (Denmark)
64 Julio Barbero (Spain) or Andree Welge (Germany)

The Ladbrokes World Darts Championship will be held from December 13 2013-January 1 2014 at Alexandra Palace in London, featuring 72 players from around the world and a record first prize of £250,000 from over £1 million in prize money.

Coverage is live on Sky Sports HD throughout the event, with the semi-finals and final being shown in 3D.

* Philippines Qualifier Edward Santos withdrew on December 8 due to travel problems, and was replaced by Colin Osborne, the leading non-qualified player in the PDC Order of Merit.

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