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New faces set for Lakeside debuts

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Eleven players will make their debuts at the 2010 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships at Frimley Green.

Players from 32 countries around the globe have competed to reach the BBC televised finals, which run from 2-10 January in Surrey.

The men's top seed is Tony O'Shea, with reigning Lakeside champion Ted Hankey seeded fifth, and 2007 winner Martin Adams ranked third.

Julie Gore is top women's seed, ahead of seven-time champion Trina Gulliver.

Francis Hoenselaar of the Netherlands, the women's title holder, is among the qualifiers.

The draw for the 2010 Championships takes place on Thursday, 22 October.

The 32 players who have qualified for invitation into the first round proper of the men's singles are:

Seeds:
1. Tony O'Shea (Eng)
2. Scott Waites (Eng)
3. Martin Adams (Eng)
4. Darryl Fitton (Eng)
5. Ted Hankey (Eng)
6. Ross Montgomery (Sco)
7. Dave Prins (Eng) *
8. Alan Norris (Swe)
9. Joey Ten Berge (Ned)
10. Martin Atkins (Eng)
11. Steve West (Eng)
12. John Walton (Eng)
13. Mark Barilli (Sco)
14. Scott Mitchell (Eng) *
15. John Henderson (Sco)
16. Ian White (Eng) *

Qualifiers: Willy van de Wiel (Ned); Stephen Bunting (Eng); Brian Woods (Eng), Mareno Michells (Ned), Ribert Wagner (Nor); Daryl Gurney (NI); Gary Robson (Eng); Martin Phillips (Wal); Paul Hanvidge (Sco); Dave Chisnall (Eng); Garry Thompson (Eng); Martin McCloskey (RoI)*; Robbie Green (Eng)*; Tony West (Eng); Paul Carter (Eng)*; Anthony Fleet (Aus)*.

The eight women qualified for invitation are:

Seeds:
1. Julie Gore (Wal)
2. Trina Gulliver (Eng)
3. Irina Armstrong (Rus)*
4. Karen Lawman (Eng)

Qualifiers: Francis Hoenselaar (Ned); Linda Ithurralde (Eng)*; Deta Hedman (Eng)*; Rhian Edwards (Wal)*

* Denotes players making debuts



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see also
Darts results
12 Oct 00 |  Darts
Qualifiers secure Lakeside berths
04 Sep 09 |  Darts
BBC extends Lakeside darts deal
03 Sep 09 |  Darts
Hankey secures second BDO title
11 Jan 09 |  Darts
Hoenselaar finally wins BDO crown
10 Jan 09 |  Darts


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