Following Thibault Tricole's qualification for the PDC World Championship, the WDF can confirm that the Frenchman has been replaced in the 2023 WDF Lakeside Men's World Championship by John Scott of England.
This decision has been made in line with WDF rules, which state: "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."
In what will be his second WDF World Championship appearance, Scott will face the winner of the first round match between Leonard Gates and New Zealand's Brian Corbett in the last game of the evening on Tuesday 5 December.
As Scott is replacing a seeded player in the draw, he will only be eligible for first round prize money should he be defeated in his first match.
Tickets for the 2023 WDF World Champs are available on our dedicated Eventbrite page.