The draw has been completed for the BDO World Trophy which is set to take place from 30 August to 1 September at the King George’s Hall in Blackburn.

The field is all but confirmed with Qualifiers set to take place the day before to determine who will join the line-up with the tournament then broadcast on Eurosport.

Among the pick of the first round ties drawn out includes Wesley Harms as he takes on Paul Hogan in a potentially brilliant battle. Dave Parletti, one of the form players on the BDO circuit also has a tough test as he faces Dutch ace, Martijn Kleermaker.

Number one seed is Richard Veenstra with ‘Flyers’ set to face off against the experienced Australian, Justin Thompson. In the ladies, the tie of the round sees defending champion Fallon Sherrock set to face World Champion, Mikuru Suzuki.

Lisa Ashton as well will face Corrine Hammond and Anastasia Dobromyslova will take on Sharon Prins. For Aileen de Graaf and Lorraine Winstanley, their opponents are unknown as of yet with them facing off against qualifiers.

BDO World Trophy 2019 draw

Men’s

(1) Richard Veenstra v Justin Thompson
(16) Kyle McKinstry v Nick Kenny
(9) Wayne Warren v Qualifier 4
(8) Scott Waites v Daniel Day
(5) Michael Unterbuchner v Roger Janssen
(12) Mario Vandenbogaerde v Brian Lokken
(13) ) Ross Montgomery v Sebastian Steyer
(4) Scott Mitchell by Qualifier 2
(3) Wesley Harms v Paul Hogan
(14) Andy Hamilton v Adam Smith-Neale
(11) Chris Landman v Mark McGrath
(6) Dave Parletti v Martijn Kleermaker
(7) ) Gary Robson v Joe Chaney
(10) Willem Mandigers v Qualifier 3
(15) Derk Telnekes v Qualifier 1
(2) Jim Williams v Wes Newton

Ladies

(1) Lisa Ashton v Corrine Hammond
(8) Trina Gulliver v Casey Gallagher
(5) Fallon Sherrock v Mikuru Suzuki
(4) Aileen de Graaf v Qualifier 1
(3) Deta Hedman v Maria O’Brien
(6) Anastasia Dobromyslova v Sharon Prins
(7) Laura Turner v Paula Jacklin
(2) Lorraine Winstanley v Qualifier 2

Evert Zomer

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Author: Samuel Gill