The Full Draw For The 2022 William Hill World Darts Championship

William Hill World Darts Championship

The draw has been made for the 2022 William Hill World Darts Championship as a festive feast of arrows is on the horizon for darts fans all over the globe.

On the 15th of December Christmas will come early for the legions of darts fans set to fill the Ally Pally for the William Hill World Darts Championship. They will no doubt be cheering – and possibly jeering – the 96 competitors who will take to the famous stage to crown the World Champion.

Defending champion Gerwyn Price has a tough task on his hand to reclaim his crown with the usual suspects as well as a few surprise slingers looking to get The Iceman hot under the collar.

The draw has been made for the first and second rounds of the tournament with the top 32 players in the world this year receiving a bye for round one.

Defending champion Price will have his hands full in the second round as he has been drawn against either Ritchie Edhouse or PDC China Champion Lihao Wen.

Elsewhere all eyes will be on The Queen Of The Palace Fallon Sherrock as she returns to the World Championships after missing out last year. Sherrock will face another fan favourite in 1996 BDO World Champion Steve Beaton in what is surely the tie of the first round.

Player’s Championship winner and 2020 Champion ‘Snakebite’ Peter Wright will begin his quest for the half a million pound prize by taking on either 25-year-old Ryan Meikle or the qualifier from the PDC Europe Development Tour, Fabian Schmutzler.

The full draw can be found below:

  • Ritchie Edhouse/Lihao Wen vs. Gerwyn Price
  • Steve Beaton/Fallon Sherrock vs. Kim Huybrechts
  • Ross Smith/Jeff Smith vs. Stephen Bunting
  • Jermaine Wattimena/Boris Koltsov vs. Dirk van Duijvenbode
  • Keane Barry/Royden Lam vs. Jonny Clayton
  • Lewy Williams/Toyokazu Shibata vs. Gabriel Clemens
  • Ron Meulenkamp/Lisa Ashton vs. Michael Smith
  • Willie O’Connor/Danny Lauby vs. Glen Durrant
  • Maik Kuyvenhoven/Ky Smith vs. James Wade
  • Adam Hunt/Boris KrĨmar vs. Vincent van der Voort
  • Ted Evetts/Jim Williams vs. Joe Cullen
  • Martijn Kleermaker/John Michael vs. Simon Whitlock
  • Florian Hempel/Martin Schindler vs. Dimitri Van den Bergh
  • Jamie Hughes/Raymond Smith vs. Devon Petersen
  • Steve Lennon/Madars Razma vs. Krzysztof Ratajski
  • Ryan Joyce/Roman Benecky vs. Mervyn King
  • Ryan Meikle/Fabian Schmutzler vs. Peter Wright
  • Luke Woodhouse/James Wilson vs. Damon Heta
  • William Borland/Bradley Brooks vs. Ryan Searle
  • Jason Heaver/Juan Rodriguez vs. Danny Noppert
  • Jason Lowe/Daniel Larsson vs. Jose de Sousa
  • Alan Soutar/Diogo Portela vs. Mensur Suljovic
  • Joe Murnan/Paul Lim vs. Nathan Aspinall
  • Callan Rydz/Yuki Yamada vs. Brendan Dolan
  • Chas Barstow/John Norman Jr. vs. Michael van Gerwen
  • Rusty-Jake Rodriguez/Ben Robb vs. Chris Dobey
  • Darius Labanauskas/Charles Losper vs. Dave Chisnall
  • Rowby-John Rodriguez/Nick Kenny vs. Luke Humphries
  • Adrian Lewis/Matt Campbell vs. Gary Anderson
  • Scott Mitchell/Chris Landman vs. Ian White
  • Raymond Van Barneveld/Lourence Ilagan vs. Rob Cross
  • Ricky Evans/Nitin Kumar vs. Daryl Gurney

The title sponsor William Hill have Gerwyn Price as the favourite to retain his crown at 10/3 with three-time World Champion Michael Van Gerwen second favourite to life the Sid Waddell Trophy at 9/2.

Other names to look out for is the new World Youth Champion Ted Evetts who will be making his fourth appearance at the Ally Pally and his first since famously losing to Fallon Sherrock in 2020. Six-time World Champion Raymond Van Barneveld returns to the stage after sensationally retiring after his first-round defeat in 2020 to American Darin Young.

With fans back inside Alexandra Palace in London for the event, some of the loudest reactions will no doubt be reserved for fan favourites such as The Singapore Slinger Paul Lim who will no doubt have fans on the edge of their seats with a nine-darter seemingly never far away from the 67-year-old’s mind.

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