Neil Duff will open his 2023 WDF Lakeside World Championship campaign against either young Dutchman Moreno Blom or Hungary’s Gábor Takács as he looks to successfully defend his World title.
In her opening match of the tournament, the defending Women’s Champion Beau Greaves will face either Lorraine Hyde or Laura Turner.
Making his first Lakeside appearance in 16 years, the 2006 World Champion Jelle Klaasen will take on either Laszlo Kadar or Swedish debutant Edwin Torbjörnsson. Number one seed Andy Baetens, meanwhile, will open his account against the winner of a scintillating first-round clash between Scott Marsh and Polish teenager Sebastian Białecki.
In the women’s draw, four-time World Champion Lisa Ashton will face the winner of Kym Mitchell versus Priscilla Steenbergen. Three-time Lakeside finalist Deta Hedman will take on either Aletta Wajer or Paula Jacklin, while the 2022 runner-up Kirsty Hutchinson has been drawn against Japan’s Mayumi Ouchi.
The 2023 WDF Lakeside World Championships begin on Saturday, December 2nd at the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green. Finals day on December 10th will see four champions crowned across the Men’s, Women’s Boys and Girls tournaments.
Scott Marsh (ENG) v Sebastian Białecki (POL)
Aaron Turner (ENG) v Ricky Nauman (SWE)
Jonny Tata (NZL) v Shaun McDonald (SCO)
Patrik Kovacs (HUN) v Jim Widmayer (USA)
Jordan Brooks (ENG) v Dennis Nilsson (SWE)
Danny Porter (AUS) v Arjan Konterman (NED)
Dave Prins (ENG) v Reece Colley (ENG)
James Richardson (ENG) v Christian Goedl (AUT)
Moreno Blom (NED) v Gábor Takács (HUN)
Liam Maendl-Lawrance (GER) v Mike Gillet (WAL)
Benjamin Pratnemer (SLO) v Davie Kirwan (SCO)
Thomas Junghans (SWI) v David Pallett (ENG)
Laszlo Kadar (ROM) v Edwin Torbjörnsson (SWE)
Antony Allen (ENG) v Dennie Olde Kalter (NED)
Jamie Lewis (WAL) v Jarno Bottenberg (NED)
Leonard Gates (USA) v Brian Corbett (NZL)
#1 Andy Baetens (BEL) v Marsh/Białecki
#16 Gary Stone (SCO) v A Turner/Nauman
#8 Barry Copeland (NIR) v Tata/McDonald
#9 Mark Barilli (SCO) v Kovacs/Widmayer
#4 James Hurrell (ENG) v Brooks/Nilsson
#13 Alexander Merkx (NED) v Porter/Konterman
#5 Wesley Plaisier (NED) v Prins/Colley
#12 Peter Machin (AUS) v Richardson/Goedl
#2 Neil Duff (NIR) v Blom/Takács
#15 Martyn Turner (ENG) v Maendl-Lawrance/Gillet
#7 Chris Landman (NED) v Pratnemer/Kirwan
#10 Kai Fan Leung (HKG) v Junghans/Pallett
#3 Jelle Klaasen (NED) v Kadar/Torbjörnsson
#14 Darren Johnson (ENG) v Allen/Olde Kalter
#6 Danny Lauby (USA) v Lewis/Bottenberg
#11 Thibault Tricole (FRA) v Gates/Corbett
Lorraine Hyde (SCO) v Laura Turner (ENG)
Paula Murphy (USA) v Almudena Fajardo (SPA)
Aletta Wajer (NED) v Paula Jacklin (ENG)
Suzanne Smith (ENG) v Victoria Monaghan (NZL)
Nicole Regnaud (NZL) v Anna Forsmark (SWE)
Jo Clements (ENG) v Veronika Ihász (HUN)
Kym Mitchell (AUS) v Priscilla Steenbergen (NED)
Kirsty Hutchinson (ENG) v Mayumi Ouchi (JPN)
#1 Beau Greaves (ENG) v Hyde/Turner
#8 Anca Zijlstra (NED) v Murphy/Fajardo
#4 Deta Hedman (ENG) v Wajer/Jacklin
#5 Rhian O’Sullivan (WAL) v Smith/Monaghan
#2 Aileen de Graaf (NED) v Regnaud/Forsmark
#7 Lorraine Winstanley (ENG) v Clements/Ihász
#3 Lisa Ashton (ENG) v Mitchell/Steenbergen
#6 Wendy Harper (NZL) v Hutchinson/Ouchi
András Borbély (HUN) v Adam Dee (IRE)
Mats Theobald (GER) v Bradley Van der Velden (NED)
Aurora Fochesato (ITA) Vs Krisztina Turai (HUN)
The playing schedule for the 2023 WDF Lakeside World Championship will be released on Friday 3 November.
Should any player withdraw from the 2023 Lakeside WDF World Championship after the draw has been made, but before the first game of the tournament has started, that invitation will be extended to the next available highest ranked player from that Main Ranking Table as of Monday 30 October 2023.
The incoming player will directly replace the player that has withdrawn from the tournament in the draw.
Should the incoming player replace a seeded player in the draw, the incoming player would only be eligible for first round prize money should they be defeated in their first match.