Czech Open Draw: Sedlacek to begin title defence against Germany’s Maquardt
Karel Sedlacek will begin his title defence against the relatively unknown German, Hendrik Maquardt, as the 25th BDO-ranked Czech Open takes place in Prague.
Sedlacek lifted the title on home soil last time around as he defeated Hannes Schnier, and joined the likes of Scott Mitchell, Jan Dekker, Scott Waites, Krzysztof Ratajski and Mensur Suljovic in reigning victorious.
‘Evil Charlie’ will be looking to emulate Dietmar Burger, Mensur Suljovic, David Miklas and Scott Waites in winning back-to-back Czech Open crowns.
Number one seed Mario Vandenbogarde sets sights on either Croatian youngster Filip Ljubenko or Austria’s Raphael Wiesinger in the second round.
Prodigiously-talented youngsters James Beeton and Keane Barry could potentially face off in the second round, if Beeton was to see off Robbie Gorst.
Elsewhere, ladies defending champion Lorraine Winstanley opens her campaign against Austria’s Marion Richter, while Deta Hedman faces Jasmin Schnier or Veronika Ihasz and Czech prodigy Anna Votavova takes on Slovakia’s Dominika Pupalova.
Lisa Ashton, who is yet to win the Czech Open after losing in the final last year, will take on Sue Powell of Wales.
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