Scottish Open Draw: Sherrock, world champion Warren, Williams and Hankey among those involved
Fallon Sherrock will begin her campaign against either Tara Deamer or Gemma Kerr as she continues her roadshow, with the Scottish Open taking place at the Normandy Cosmopolitan Hotel in Renfrew.
Sherrock, who made history in becoming the first woman to compete in the Unibet Premier League on Thursday, will be looking to win the Scottish Open for the first time in three years.
The 25-year-old has reached the final in five of her last seven appearances at the Scottish Open, narrowly missing out in four of them, and could potentially face her good friend Corrine Hammond in this year’s quarter-finals.
Laura Turner provided commentary on Sherrock’s history-making match on Thursday and she returns to the oche in Scotland, facing Grace Crane in the first round, while Lorraine Winstanley, Anastasia Dobromyslova, Deta Hedman and Beau Greaves are also amongst the notable women involved.
Meanwhile, newly-crowned BDO world champion Wayne Warren will take on either Andrew Carmichael or Gavin Lewis in his opening round clash, while Jim Williams – the man who Warren defeated to lift his maiden world title – will lock horns with either Taro Momma or Tony Taylor.
Two-time world champion Ted Hankey continues his comeback spell as he takes to the Scottish Open stage once again, facing James Greig. Surprisingly, the tournament has alluded ‘The Count’, with it being one of the few long-standing BDO-ranked titles he hasn’t lifted.
Paul Hogan, a Scottish Open quarter-finalist 12 months ago, contends with either Robert McTavish or James Murphy in round one, while another previous quarter-finalist in Mark Barilli takes on John McCarrey or Paul Higgins.
2011 and 2014 champion Robbie Green faces Darren Armstrong, as Dean Winstanley takes on Owen Alexander and 2017 winner Cameron Menzies hopes to overcome Archie Holmes.
Newly-crowned Dutch Open champion Ross Montgomery sets his sights on claiming a fourth BDO-ranked title in as many months, commencing his campaign in Renfrew against Kevin McAfee or Steven McGowan.
Defending champions Wesley Harms and Lisa Ashton will not be present at the Normandy Cosmopolitan Hotel, following the success of both at PDC Qualifying School last month.
MEN’S SELECTED PRELIMINARY ROUND MATCHES
Simon Preston v Diego Fridrik
Darren Beveridge v Kevin Wragg
Dean Winstanley v Owen Alexander
Ted Hankey v James Greig
Dave Prins v Peter Dekkers
Robbie Green v Darren Armstrong
Gergely Lakatos v Shaun Arthur
Cameron Menzies v Archie Holmes
James Richardson v Dean Lawrie
MEN’S SELECTED FIRST ROUND MATCHES
Jim Williams v Taro Momma/Tony Taylor
Ben Hazel v Callum Goffin/Barry O’Connor
Ryan Hogarth v Graeme Orr/Owen Lang
Gary Stone v Greg McHattie/Ade Heathcote
John O’Shea v Janis Kupsis/Bert Kemper
Mike Warburton v Donald MacDonald/Graeme Finnie
Mick Todd v John Harvey
Jamie Bain v Dougie Duncan
David Evans v Barry Davies/Michael Cox
Wayne Warren v Andrew Carmichael/Gavin Lewis
Anthony Dundas v Garry Winchester
Jason Heaver v Roger McCullough/Darren Diver
Ross Montgomery v Kevin McAfee/Steven McGowan
Steve Hine v Kevin McKenzie/Stuart McCreadie
Tony O’Shea v James Grierson/Gerry Greenwood
Dave Parletti v Ian Gunion/Gavin Finnie
Martin Adams v Dougie Low/Garry Watson
Paul Hogan v Robert McTavish/James Murphy
Mark Barilli v John McCarrey/Paul Higgins
Tony Martin v Robert Hamilton/John Imrie
WOMEN’S SELECTED FIRST ROUND MATCHES
Beau Greaves v Chloe O’Brien/Julie Robinson
Anca Zijlstra v Jean Anderson
Roz Bulmer v Steph Gilmour
Paula Jacklin v Louise Hepburn
Deta Hedman v Anne Allsop/Debbie Waugh
Amanda Harwood v Emese Bosza
Lorraine Winstanley v Lynn Torrance/Julie Wilson
Fallon Sherrock v Tara Deamer/Gemma Kerr
Angela Shields v Josie Paterson
Maria O’Brien v Helen Elder
Corrine Hammond v Natasha Bird
Anastasia Dobromyslova v Anne-Marie Potts/Zoe Holland
Jo Locke v Natalie MacDougall
Sophie McKinlay v Lynn Cowan
Laura Turner v Grace Crane
Casey Gallagher v Erin McNeill
Photography by Evert Zomer NL