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Marsh and Białecki to kick off Lakeside 2023

25 November 2023

The full playing schedule has been confirmed for the 2023 WDF Lakeside World Championships. Broadcast live from Saturday, December 2nd to Sunday, December 10th, 78 players will grace the iconic Lakeside stage in the hope of becoming a WDF World Champion.

The 2023 WDF Lakeside World Championships will kick off at the home of world darts on December 2nd with England’s Scott Marsh facing Polish teenager Sebastian Białecki for the right to face top seed Andy Baetens in the second round. 

James Richardson gets his second Lakeside campaign underway in the first round on Saturday evening, while the popular American Leonard Gates will face New Zealand debutant Brian Corbett on Sunday evening.

Beau Greaves will begin her title defence on Monday evening against either Lorraine Hyde or Laura Turner. That game is part of a stellar session also set to feature Men’s No.1 seed Andy Baetens, the current England captain James Hurrell and 2022 World Masters finalist Barry Copeland. 

2022 Men’s Champion Neil Duff enters the tournament on Tuesday evening, facing either Moreno Blom or Gábor Takács. Joining ‘The Duffman’ in action that night will be 2006 World Champion Jelle Klaasen and three-time Lakeside finalist Deta Hedman. 

Tournament Structure

The tournament’s opening weekend will feature 24 top tungsten tussles, with 16 Men and 8 Women progressing through to the second round. 

The Men’s Second Round will run through from Monday, December 4th to the first game of the evening session of Wednesday, December 6th. The Women’s Second Round, meanwhile, has two games a day from Monday, December 4th through to Thursday, December 7th. 

The Last 16 of the Men’s tournament will be settled between December 6th and 7th, with the quarter-finals in the Men’s and Women’s Championships taking place on what is certain to be a dramatic Friday. 

Saturday, December 9th will be ‘Semi-Final Saturday’, with the finalists in the Men’s, Women’s and Boys tournaments determined ahead of four World Champions being crowned on Sunday, December 10th. 

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2023 WDF Lakeside World Championship Schedule

Saturday 2 December


R1 – Scott Marsh (ENG) v Sebastian Białecki (POL)

R1 - Jo Clements (ENG) v Veronika Ihász (HUN)

R1 - Aaron Turner (ENG) v Ricky Nauman (SWE)

R1 - Jordan Brooks (ENG) v Dennis Nilsson (SWE)

R1 - Paula Murphy (USA) v Almudena Fajardo (SPA)

R1 - Dave Prins (ENG) v Reece Colley (ENG)


R1 - James Richardson (ENG) v Christian Goedl (AUT)

R1 - Aletta Wajer (NED) v Paula Jacklin (ENG)

R1 - Patrik Kovacs (HUN) v Jim Widmayer (USA)

R1 - Jonny Tata (NZL) v Shaun McDonald (SCO)

R1 - Lorraine Hyde (SCO) v Laura Turner (ENG)

R1 - Danny Porter (AUS) v Arjan Konterman (NED)

Sunday 3 December


R1 - Liam Maendl-Lawrance (GER) v Mike Gillet (WAL)

R1 - Kirsty Hutchinson (ENG) v Mayumi Ouchi (JPN)

R1 - Laszlo Kadar (ROM) v Edwin Torbjörnsson (SWE)

R1 - Moreno Blom (NED) v Gábor Takács (HUN)

R1 - Kym Mitchell (AUS) v Priscilla Steenbergen (NED)

R1 - Jamie Lewis (WAL) v Jarno Bottenberg (NED)


R1 – Thomas Junghans (SWI) v David Pallett (ENG)

R1 - Suzanne Smith (ENG) v Victoria Monaghan (NZL)

R1 - Benjamin Pratnemer (SLO) v Davie Kirwan (SCO)

R1 - Leonard Gates (USA) v Brian Corbett (NZL)

R1 - Nicole Regnaud (NZL) v Anna Forsmark (SWE)

R1 - Antony Allen (ENG) v Dennie Olde Kalter (NED)

Monday 4 December


R2 - #12 Peter Machin (AUS) v Richardson/Goedl

R2 - #8 Anca Zijlstra (NED) v Murphy/Fajardo

R2 - #9 Mark Barilli (SCO) v Kovacs/Widmayer

R2 - #16 Gary Stone (SCO) v A Turner/Nauman


R2 - #8 Barry Copeland (NIR) v Tata/McDonald

R2 - #1 Beau Greaves (ENG) v Hyde/Turner

R2 - #1 Andy Baetens (BEL) v Marsh/Białecki

R2 - #4 James Hurrell (ENG) v Brooks/Nilsson

Tuesday 5 December


R2 - #13 Alexander Merkx (NED) v Porter/Konterman

R2 - #5 Rhian O’Sullivan (WAL) v Smith/Monaghan

R2 - #15 Martyn Turner (ENG) v Maendl-Lawrance/Gillet

R2 - #5 Wesley Plaisier (NED) v Prins/Colley


R2 - #3 Jelle Klaasen (NED) v Kadar/Torbjörnsson

R2 - #4 Deta Hedman (ENG) v Wajer/Jacklin

R2 - #2 Neil Duff (NIR) v Blom/Takács

R2 - John Scott (ENG) v Gates/Corbett

Wednesday 6 December


R2 - #7 Chris Landman (NED) v Pratnemer/Kirwan

R2 - #7 Lorraine Winstanley (ENG) v Clements/Ihász

R2 - #10 Kai Fan Leung (HKG) v Junghans/Pallett

R2 - #14 Darren Johnson (ENG) v Allen/Olde Kalter


R2 - #6 Danny Lauby (USA) v Lewis/Bottenberg

R2 - #2 Aileen de Graaf (NED) v Regnaud/Forsmark

R3 - 2 x Men's matches

Thursday 7 December


R2 – #6 Wendy Harper (NZL) v Hutchinson/Ouchi

R3 – 3 x Men's matches


R2 - #3 Lisa Ashton (ENG) v Mitchell/Steenbergen

R3 – 3 x Men's matches

Friday 8 December Quarter-Finals Day


QF – 2 x Women's matches

QF – 2 x Men's matches


QF – 2 x Women's matches

QF – 2 x Men's matches

Saturday 9 December Semi-Finals Day


SF – Boys: Mats Theobald (GER) v Bradley Van der Velden (NED)

SF – Women

SF – Men


SF – Boys: András Borbély (HUN) v Adam Dee (IRE)

SF – Women

SF – Men

Sunday 10 December Finals Day


FINAL – Girls: Aurora Fochesato (ITA) Vs Krisztina Turai (HUN)

FINAL – Boys

FINAL – Women




R1 – 3 sets

R2 – 5 sets

R3 – 5 sets

QF – 7 sets

SF – 9 sets

Final – 11 sets


R1 – 3 sets

R2 – 3 sets

QF – 3 sets

SF – 5 sets

Final – 7 sets


Boys SF – 3 sets

Girls Final – 3 sets

Boys Final – 5 sets

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