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BDO World Darts Championship 2018 Draw: Durrant to face Preliminary qualifier in Lakeside opener

Durrant is the defending champion (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Glen Durrant will begin the defence of his BDO world title with a clash against either Gary Robson or Pengiran Mohamed at Lakeside in January.

The 41st BDO World Championship will feature 40 men and 16 women battling it out for the respective titles at the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green from January 6-14.

Durrant, the reigning champion and number one seed, will await the winner of the Preliminary Round tie between three-time Lakeside quarter-finalist Robson and Brunei's Mohamed.

Number two seed Mark McGeeney has been drawn to face three-time Lakeside Champion and BDO stalwart Martin Adams in one of the stand-out ties of the opening round.

Scott Mitchell, the 2015 champion, will take on Darius Labanauskas of Lithuania, while third seed Jamie Hughes takes on either Canada's David Cameron or Germany's Michael Unterbuchner.

Two-time champion Scott Waites takes on Scotland's Ross Montgomery in another intriguing tie, while Cameron Menzies, who impressed at the recent Grand Slam of Darts, will play Conan Whitehead.

The Ladies' event sees defending champion Lisa Ashton commence her latest title pursuit against Rhian Griffiths of Wales and three-time champion Anastasia Dobromyslova take on Holland's Anca Zijlstra.

Top seed Deta Hedman faces Norway's Rachna David, while World Masters winner Lorraine Winstanley clashes with Tricia Wright and ten-time champion Trina Gulliver MBE meets Vicky Prium.

The tournament schedule of play will be confirmed in due course.


BDO Lakeside Championship 2018 Draw


Men's Section

Preliminary Round
Pengiran Mohamed v Gary Robson
Umit Uygunsozlu v Chris Harris
Justin Thompson v Chris Gilliland
Dennis Nilsson v Jeffrey Sparidaans
Joe Chaney v Danny Noppert
Chris Landman v Derk Telnekes
Craig Caldwell v Daniel Day
David Cameron v Michael Unterbuchner

First Round
Darryl Fitton (16) v Thompson/Gilliland
Glen Durrant (1) v Mohamed/Robson
Jim Williams (9) v Nilsson/Sparidaans
Cameron Menzies (8) v Conan Whitehead
Dean Reynolds (12) v Uygunsozlu/Harris
Ross Montgomery (5) v Scott Waites
Andy Baetens (13) v Scott Baker
Scott Mitchell (4) v Darius Labanauskas
James Hurrell (15) v Chaney/Noppert
Mark McGeeney (2) v Martin Adams
Willem Mandigers (10) v Nick Kenny
Wesley Harms (7) v Wayne Warren
Richard Veenstra (11) v Kyle McKinstry
Geert de Vos (6) v Landman/Telnekes
Martin Phillips (14) v Caldwell/Day
Jamie Hughes (3) v Cameron/Unterbuchner 

Ladies' Section

First Round
Deta Hedman (1) v Rachna David
Aileen de Graaf (2) v Paula Jacklin
Lorraine Winstanley (3) v Tricia Wright 
Lisa Ashton (4) v Rhian Griffiths
Corrine Hammond (5) v Fallon Sherrock
Anastasia Dombromyslova (6) v Anca Zijlstra
Trina Gulliver MBE (7) v Vicky Prium
Sharon Prins (8) v Maria O'Brien


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