Darts Slovak Open draw: Martin, Dobromyslova and O’Brien begin title defence in Slovakia
Tony Martin, Anastasia Dobromyslova and Maria O’Brien will travel to Eastern Europe this weekend in the hope of defending their crowns as the BDO and WDF ranked Slovak Open and Slovak Masters take place at the X-Bionic Sphere in Samorin, Slovakia.
Martin and his wife Dobromyslova shared the Slovak Masters winner’s podium 12 months ago, while Wesley Harms and O’Brien claimed the slightly more prestigious Slovak Open titles.
Following the success of Harms at PDC Qualifying School in January, he will not descend upon Slovakia, with O’Brien will open her defence against Roz Bulmer on Saturday morning.
Bulmer will prove a tricky customer for the Devon thrower – who could potentially take on the prodigiously-talented Hungarian Tamara Kovacs in the third round.
Reigning Slovak Masters champion Martin will face either Adam Kuthy or Janos Szanto on Friday, while ladies’ number one seed Dobromyslova will begin her defence as she takes on Erdei Nora of the Netherlands.
Wayne Warren, the newly-crowned BDO world champion, will open his Slovak Masters account on Friday against Gergely Detvay or Michal Novota, before facing the winner of Michal Toberny and Tibor Marton in Sunday’s Slovak Open.
BDO World Masters winner John O’Shea, Martin Phillips, Nick Fullwell, David Evans, Chris Landman, Tony O’Shea and Michael Unterbuchner are amongst the notable names within the men’s field.
Also amidst those participating in the men’s double-header are a number of Eastern European talents, including Gergely Lakatos, Adam Gawlas, Adrian Frim, Gabriel Pascaru, Ondrej Kysilka, Pero Ljubic and Slovenia’s Benjamin Pratnemer.
Reigning Slovak Masters and Slovak Open boys champion James Beeton will return to Samorin to defend his titles, as will girls champion Denisa Feklova.
The €2,000 Slovak Masters will take place on Friday in Slovakia, while the €2,500 Slovak Open will be played out on Saturday.
DARTS SLOVAK OPEN
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