PDC William Hill World Darts Championships 2018 first round draw has been made and the details are listed below.
In the 24 previous PDC World Darts events, there have only been seven winners of the title. Dennis Priestley won the first event in 1994 beating the legendary Phil Taylor 6-1. Then came the dominance of the Power winning the next eight before again being beaten in the 203 final by Canadian, John Part. Phil then won the next three before facing the Raymond van Barneveld in 2007 final.
Barny had moved to the PDC, in his words to play the best players in the World and in particular to play one man, Phil Taylor. The 2007 has gone down in history as one of the best-televised darts matches ever. At six set all the seventh went to a sudden-death leg. Both players had to again bull off. Phil hit the outer-bullseye, Raymond opted for Phil’s dart to be left in the board which allowed him the to use the dart to hit the centre bull. Raymond triumphed in the last leg decider and since then the PDC has now changed the rules for the bulling up procedure.
John Part won again in 2008, Phil took the 2009 and 2010 tiles before Phil’s prodigy, Adrian Lewis storm onto the scene winning back to back World Tiles in 2011 and 2012. Phil Taylor again was not of the scene he won again in 2013 beating the young Michael van Gerwen in the final. Michael went one better in 2014 and won the title for the first time.
Scotland’s Gary Anderson was in the driving set for the next two years winning the 2015 and 2016 titles but it was the young Dutchman. Michael van Gerwen, who asserted himself in 2017 and won the World Title for a second time 2017.
Michael is the current PDC No.1 is again favourite to retain and win his third title at the Ally Pally on 1st January 2018
BDO Lakeside World Darts Championships 2018 players line up has now been confirmed and tickets for this event can be purchased directly from the Lakeside complex. Again, the players draw, schedule of play and other useful tournament information will be made available as and when the draw is made.
(P) Preliminary Round - Best of Three Sets. First Round Best of Five Sets
(No.) Competition Player Seed
Thursday December 14 (7pm - 11pm)
(25) Steve Beaton v William O'Connor
Friday December 15 (7pm - 11pm)
Seigo Asada / Gordon Mathers (P)
Saturday December 16 (12.30pm - 4.30pm)
Alan Ljubic / Brendon Dolan Dolan (P)
Saturday December 16 (7pm - 11pm)
Jeff Smith / Luke Humphries (P)
Sunday December 17 (12.30pm - 4.30pm)
Kenny Neyens / Jamie Lewis (P)
Sunday December 17 (7pm - 11pm)
Willard Bruguier / Cody Harris (P)
Monday December 18 (7pm - 11pm)
Kai Fan Leung / Paul Lim (P)
Tuesday December 19 (7pm - 11pm)
Aleksandr Oreshkin / Kevin Munch (P)
Wednesday December 20 (7pm - 11pm)
Xiao Chen Zong / Bernie Smith (P)
Thursday December 21 (7pm - 11pm)
(26) Cristo Reyes v Antonio Alcinas
* Although I will try and keep this detail current the schedule is subject to change without prior notice. Please therefore refer to the main PDC.tv website or Sky Sports Darts for the latest information.
Second / Third Round Best of Seven Sets
Friday December 22 (12.30pm - 4.30pm)
Price/Evetts v White/Bruguier/Harris
Friday December 22 (7pm - 11pm)
Suljovic/Painter v Thornton/Ljubic/Dolan
Saturday December 23 (1pm - 5pm)
Wade/Brown v King/Lerchbacher
Saturday December 23 (7pm - 11pm)
Gurney/R Huybrechts v Henderson/Kantele
Wednesday December 27 (12.30pm - 4.30pm)
Whitlock/Schindler v D Webster/Petersen
Wednesday December 27 (7pm - 11pm)
Wright/Portela v Clayton/Neyens/J Lewis
Saturday January 6 (1pm - 5.30pm)
(2) Mark McGeeney v Martin Adams
Saturday January 6 (7pm - 10.30pm)
(P) Justin Thompson v Chris Gilliland
Sunday January 7 (1pm - 5.30pm)
(1) Glen Durrant v Mohamed / Robson (P)
Sunday January 7 (7pm - 10.30pm)
Dennis Nilsson v Jeffrey Sparidaans (P)
Monday January 8 (12.30pm - 4.30pm)
David Cameron v Michael Unterbuchner (P)
Monday January 8 (7pm - 10.30pm)
(13) Andy Baetens v Scott Baker
Tuesday January 9 (12.30pm - 4.30pm)
(9) Jim Williams v Nilsson / Sparidaans (P)
Tuesday January 9 (7pm - 10.30pm)
(14) Martin Phillips v Caldwell / Day (P)
Wednesday January 10 (12.30pm - 4.30pm)
Round 2 Match TBC v TBC
PDC and BDO major events details can be seen below. Full events details are also available to download and print from here.
The 2017-2018 British Inter-County Championships fixtures are also available to view and print from the Darts Events page.
|14-1st||World Darts Championship|
|1||World Darts Championship Finals|
|18-21||PDC Qualifying School (UK)|
|18-21||PDC Qualifying School (Europe)|
|26-28||The Masters,Milton Keynes|
|27-28||PDC Unicorn Callenge Tour 1,2,3,4|
|1||Premier League Darts 1, Dublin|
|2-4||UK Open Qualifiers|
|8||Premier League Darts 2, Cardiff|
|9-11||UK Open Qualifiers|
|15||Premier League Darts 3, Newcastle|
|16||European Tour 1-2 UK Qual|
|17-18||Players Championship 1,2|
|22||Premier League Darts 4, Berlin|
|8-10||Finders Darts Masters|
|6-14||BDO Lakeside World Championships|
|12-14||Quebec Open, Canada|
|19-21||Fleetwood Memorial Las Vegas|
|26-28||Romanian Classic / International|
|28||Gwynedd Open, Wales|
|2-4||Dutch Open, Netherlands|
|4||Canterbury Classic, New Zealand|
|9-11||Shoot for the Moon,USA|
|16-18||Syracuse Open USA|
|23-25||Celtic Challenge, NI|
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