North East darts stars find out their World Championship opponents
Written by Chris Mills on 30th November 2021
The draw for the 2022 PDC World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace took place on Monday evening.
The North East’s top seed, Glen Durrant, 24, will look to end a miserable darting year as he takes on the winner of William O’Connor and Danny Lauby match in the second round.
Durrant, who has been out of form since his 2020 Premier League triumph, has seen his win percentage drop from 64% in 2020 to 26% in 2021.
Chris Dobey, from Bedlington, kicks off his campaign in round two as he plays the winner of Rusty-Jake Rodriguez and Ben Robb’s fixture.
The Geordie is looking to better his round three exit last year, as he comes into the tournament after winning his first two PDC ranking titles this year.
Fellow Geordies Callan Rydz and Ryan Joyce both begin their tournaments in round one as they face Yuki Yamada and Roman Benecky respectively, both of which are debutants in the tournament.
Chester-le-Street’s Adam Hunt faces Boris Krcmar in round one, who won a last day qualifier averaging a staggering 121.86 in his first-round qualifier win.
Defending champion Gerwyn Price will play either Ritchie Edhouse or Lihao Wen, whilst the eye-catching draw sees a potential round two matchup of former world champions Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis.
The tournament gets underway December 15th.