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Ted Hankey starts BDO title defence against Gary Robson

BDO World Professional Darts Championships
Venue: Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green, Surrey Dates: 2-10 January
Coverage: Live on BBC Two, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website.
Daily reports and scores on BBC Sport website

Ted Hankey and Tony O'Shea, BDO World Darts Championship final 2009

Classic Arrows - Hankey v O'Shea 2009 final

Ted Hankey will begin the defence of his BDO World Professional Darts title against Gary Robson on Saturday.

Hankey is in action on the opening day of the Championships in Frimley Green, along with top seed Tony O'Shea, who takes on Robbie Green.

Ian Whiting, seeded 16, is first on the oche when he faces Stephen Bunting.

Third seed Martin Adams, competing in a record 17th successive Lakeside World Championships, plays Australian debutant Anthony Fleet on 4 January.

Adams won the title in 2007, was runner-up in 2005, and has reached five other Lakeside semi-finals in 1995, 2002, 2006, 2008 and 2009.

Martin Adams and Phil Nixon, BDO World Darts Championships 2007

Classic Arrows - Adams v Nixon

Second seed Scott Waites opens his campaign against Scotland's Paul Hanvidge on 3 January, while Darryl Fitton, who hit a perfect nine-dart finish on the way to winning the Zuiderduin Masters at the beginning of December, opens up against Dave Chisnall on the same day.

The 2010 Lakeside men's champion will receive a cheque for £100,000 from a total prize fund of £325,000 - the highest in the history of the event.

The men's runner-up will take home £30,000, with the women's champion receiving £6,000.

Paul Lim's 9-darter, BDO World Darts Championship 1990

Classic Arrows - Paul Lim's 9-darter

Reigning women's champion Francis Hoenselaar of the Netherlands faces seven-time champion Trina Gulliver in a quarter-final on 3 January.

The highest check-out of the week is worth £3,000, while any player hitting a nine-dart 501 will scoop £52,000.

There has still only been one nine-darter in the history of the BDO's version of the world championship, by Paul Lim in 1990.


2010 Lakeside men's singles draw:
Number denotes seeding. All times GMT.

Saturday, 2 January

1300: TONY O'SHEA (Eng) 1 v ROBBIE GREEN (Eng)

1350: JOEY TEN BERGE (Ned) 9 v BRIAN WOODS (Eng)

1440: IAN WHITE (Eng) 16 v STEPHEN BUNTING (Eng)

1550: JOHN WALTON (Eng) 12 v WILLY VAN DE WIEL (Ned)

1800: TED HANKEY (Eng) 5 v GARY ROBSON (Eng)

1850: ALAN NORRIS (Swe) 8 v ROBERT WAGNER (Nor)

Sunday, 3 January

1300: SCOTT WAITES (Eng) 2 v PAUL HANVIDGE (Sco)

1350: MARK BARILLI (Sco) 13 v TONY WEST (Eng)

1440: JOHN HENDERSON (Sco) 15 v MARENO MICHELLS (Ned)

1530: MARTIN ATKINS (Eng) 10 v PAUL CARTER (Eng)

1730: DARRYL FITTON (Eng) 4 v DAVE CHISNALL (Eng)

1820: DAVE PRINS (Eng) 7 v MARTIN PHILLIPS (Wal)

Monday, 4 January

1745: ROSS MONTGOMERY (Sco) 6 v GARRY THOMPSON (Eng)

1900: MARTIN ADAMS (Eng) 3 v ANTHONY FLEET (Aus)

1950: SCOTT MITCHELL (Eng ) 14 v DARYL GURNEY (NI)

2040: STEVE WEST (Eng) 11 v MARTIN McCLOSKEY (Ire)

Playing format: first round five sets; second round seven sets; quarter-finals nine sets; semi-finals 11 sets; final 13 sets; Each set best of five legs; 501 up, straight start finish on double.

Women's singles draw:

Saturday, 2 January

1940: KAREN LAWMAN (Eng) 4 v LINDA ITHURRALDE (Eng)

2015: JULIE GORE (Wal) 1 v RHIAN EDWARDS (Wal)

Sunday, 3 January

1910: IRINA ARMSTRONG (Rus) 3 v DETA HEDMAN (Eng)

1945: TRINA GULLIVER (Eng) 2 v FRANCIS HOENSELAAR (Ned)

Playing format: All matches best of three sets; each set best of five legs, 501 up, straight start, finish on double.



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