BDO World Championship Schedule Announced
Yesterday saw the BDO announce the schedule of play for the 2020 World Championships, to be held at IndigO2 in London for the first time.
With no defending champion of the men’s event following three time winner, Glen Durrant’s move to the PDC, it’s eleventh seed, Mario Vandenbogaerde that kicks the tournament off on the afternoon of Saturday 4th January.
The Belgian takes on Sebastian Seyer in his opening match. Arguably, two ladies’ matches are the highlights of the opening day, as Fallon Sherrock meets Corrinne Hammond in the afternoon, and ten time World Champion, Trina Gulliver will play the newcomer taking the circuit by storm in Beau Greaves.
Recent World Master, John O’Shea enters the fray on Sunday night against Andreas Harrysson of Sweden, and the winner will play top seed, Wesley Harms on the Monday evening.
On the same evening, tie of the round in the men’s draw sees two time winner Scott Waites and three time champ, Martin Adams collide.
Tuesday’s evening session will arguably be the best, with 2015 winner, Scott Mitchell meeting the current Youth World Champion in teenage sensation, Leighton “Boom Boom” Bennett. Ladies’ top seed Lisa Ashton also begins her campaign against Paul Jacklin on the same night.
BDO World Championship 2020 Order of Play
Saturday 4th January Afternoon Session – 13:00 UK Time
Mario Vandenbogaerde (11) v Sebastian Seyer
Justin Thompson v Scott Williams
Fallon Sherrock (4) v Corrine Hammond
Dave Parletti (4) v Chris Landman
Evening Session – 19:00 UK Time
Darren Herewini v Simon Stainton
Beau Greaves (6) v Trina Gulliver MBE
Thibault Tricole v Ross Montgomery
Jim Williams (2) v Gary Stone
Sunday 5th January Afternoon Session – 13:00 UK Time
Wayne Warren (5) v Thompson/Williams
Joe Chaney v Ben Hazel
Aileen de Graaf (3) v Kirsty Hutchinson
Willem Mandigers (8) v Michael Unterbuchner
Andreas Harrysson v John O’Shea
Deta Hedman (5) v Laura Turner
Paul Hogan v Brian Raman
Martijn Kleermaker (7) v Gino Vos
Monday 6th January Afternoon Session – 13:00 UK Time
Gabriel Pascaru v Justin Hood
David Cameron v Nick Fulwell
Wesley Harms (1) v Harrysson/O’Shea
Andy Hamilton (12) v Herewini/Stainton
Mikuru Suzuki (2) v Maria O’Brien
Scott Waites (16) v Martin Adams
Adam Smith-Neale (10) v Hogan/Raman
Tuesday 7th January Afternoon Session – 13:00 UK Time
David Evans (14) v Cameron/Fulwell
Nick Kenny (6) v Dennie Olde Kalter
Anastasia Dobromyslova (7) v Sharon Prins
Richard Veenstra (3) v Pascaru/Hood
Gary Robson (13) v Chaney/Hazel
Lisa Ashton (1) v Paula Jacklin
Scott Mitchell (9) v Leighton Bennett
Ryan Hogarth (15) v Tricole/Montgomery
Wednesday 8th January Afternoon Session – 13:00 UK Time
Lorraine Winstanley (8) v Casey Gallagher