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Dec 02

The Artist to play International Qualifier at the World Champs

THE draw for the William Hill World Darts Championship first round was made at 12.30pm today (Tues 2nd Dec).

The 72 player tournament will be held from December 18-January 4 at London’s Alexandra Palace, with play spanning the festive period live on the Sky Sports Darts channel.  The preliminary round draw was made in advance of the first round draw, pitting the International Qualifiers against each other as they bid to win through to the first round proper.

Kevin was drawn against the winner of a prelim between two international qualifiers, Boris Koltsov (Russia) v Haruki Muramatsu (Japan), and the game will take place on Sunday 21st Dec, last game in the afternoon session.  The Artist will of course be the favourite whoever he plays, but he’ll be practicing hard and take nothing for granted.

Sunday December 21
Afternoon Session

12.40pm Paul Nicholson (25) v Benito van de Pas
2.15pm Boris Koltsov v Haruki Muramatsu (P)
3.00pm Mark Webster (31) v Ron Meulenkamp
4.00pm Dean Winstanley (26) v Wayne Jones
5.00pm Kevin Painter (20) v Boris Koltsov/Haruki Muramatsu

William Hill World Darts Championship
First Round Draw

Michael van Gerwen (1) v Joe Cullen
Stuart Kellett (32) v Viljanen/Stein
Terry Jenkins (16) v John Weber
Justin Pipe (17) v Lawrence Ryder
Dave Chisnall (8) v Ryan De Vreede
Paul Nicholson (25) v Benito van de Pas
Robert Thornton (9) v Andrew Gilding
Ronnie Baxter (24) v Mackenzie/Gurney
Peter Wright (5) v Gerwen Price
Andy Smith (28) v Ronny Huybrechts
Andy Hamilton (12) v Dave Richardson
Steve Beaton (21) v Kyle Anderson
Gary Anderson (4) v McGrath/Kirchner
Jelle Klaasen (29) v Christian Kist
Wes Newton (13) v Perez/Reyes
Kevin Painter (20) v Koltsov/Muramatsu
Phil Taylor (2) v Jyhan Artut
Mark Webster (31) v Ron Meulenkamp
Ian White (15) v Haavisto/Michael
Kim Huybrechts (18) v Mickey Mansell
Simon Whitlock (7) v Darren Webster
Dean Winstanley (26) v Wayne Jones
Mervyn King (10) v Max Hopp
Vincent van der Voort (23) v John Henderson
James Wade (6) v Jamie Lewis
Stephen Bunting (27) v Wattimena/Marijanovic
Brendan Dolan (11) v Arendse/Hon
Michael Smith (22) v Mensur Suljovic
Adrian Lewis (3) v David Pallett
John Part (30) v Keegan Brown
Raymond van Barneveld (14) v Rowby-John Rodriguez
Jamie Caven (19) v Jason Hogg

Preliminary Round Draw
Christian Perez (Philippines) v Cristo Reyes (Spain)
Jani Haavisto (Finland) v John Michael (Greece)
Nolan Arendse (South Africa) v Alex Hon (Hong Kong)
Boris Koltsov (Russia) v Haruki Muramatsu (Japan)
Kim Viljanen (Finland) v Sascha Stein (Germany)
Mark McGrath (New Zealand) v Scott Kirchner (USA)
Jermaine Wattimena (Netherlands) v Robert Marijanovic (Croatia)
Scott Mackenzie (Hong Kong) v Daryl Gurney (Northern Ireland)

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