World Seniors Darts Championship 2022 draw released.
The draw for the inaugural 2022 World Seniors Darts Championship has been confirmed, with 16 times champion of the world Phil Taylor to take on either Peter Manley or Deta Hedman at the Circus Tavern.
The over 50s tournament, which runs from February 3-6, has 11 past World Champions from both the PDC and BDO codes, as well as 11 invited players and two qualifiers, with a top prize of £30,000.
The top eight seeds will advance to the Second Round, where they will face the winner of an unseeded First Round tie.
The star-studded lineup is led by 16-time World Champion Phil Taylor, who will face either old foe Manley or two-time Women’s World Master Hedman in his quest for the inaugural World Seniors Championship.
In the noughties, Taylor and Manley notably contested two PDC World Championship finals (2002 and 2006) and formed a box office rivalry, while Hedman made her PDC World Championship debut in the 2020/21 season and has also played in the UK Open.
Wayne Warren, the 2020 BDO World Champion, will face either Tony O’Shea, a three-time Lakeside finalist, or Kevin Painter, a 2004 PDC world finalist.
Martin Adams, a three-time BDO World Champion, will face Darryl Fitton, a previous BDO World Trophy winner, or qualifier Richie Howson. Wolfie has been a regular at the Online Darts Live League in 2022, and he will start the competition as the number two seed.
At 76 years old, three-time World Champion John Lowe is the oldest player in the field and will meet either Singapore veteran Paul Lim or qualifier Dave Prins.
The winner of the tie between 1997 Lakeside Champion Les Wallace and 2001 Lakeside Champion John Walton will face three-time World Champion John Part.
Lisa Ashton, a four-time Women’s World Champion who lost her PDC tour card at the end of 2021, will face either Roland Scholten, a previous UK Open champion, or Terry Jenkins, a multiple major finalist
For the right to face ten-time Women’s World Champion Trina Gulliver MBE, multiple major winner Robert Thornton will face former World Champion Bob Anderson.
Keith Deller, the 1983 World Champion, will face either Alan Warriner-Little, the 2001 World Grand Prix winner, or Larry Butler, the 1994 World Matchplay champion.
World Seniors Championship 2022 Draw
Peter Manley v Deta Hedman
Tony O’Shea v Kevin Painter
Robert Thornton v Bob Anderson
Paul Lim v Dave Prins
Les Wallace v John Walton
Terry Jenkins v Roland Scholten
Alan Warriner-Little v Larry Butler
Darryl Fitton v Richie Howson
Phil Taylor v Peter Manley/Deta Hedman
Wayne Warren v Tony O’Shea/Kevin Painter
Trina Gulliver v Robert Thornton/Bob Anderson
John Lowe v Paul Lim/Dave Prins
John Part v Les Wallace/John Walton
Lisa Ashton v Terry Jenkins/Roland Scholten
Keith Deller v Alan Warriner-Little/Larry Butler
Martin Adams v Darryl Fitton/Richie Howson