Van Gerwen will find Snook or Viljanen in the first round of world CHAMPIONSHIP darts

Van Gerwen will find Snook or Viljanen in the first round of world CHAMPIONSHIP darts

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Top favourite Michael van Gerwen takes the next month in the first round of the world CHAMPIONSHIP darts from profbond PDC against Ross Snook or Kim Viljanen.

The Canadian Snook and the Fin Viljanen must first have a preliminary round play to determine who is against Van Gerwen should throw.

The first placed Van Gerwen is without doubt the man to beat at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS. The 27-year-old Resident reported Sunday at the Players Championship Finals are the 25th tournament of the year, a record. Last year ended with the world cup already in the eighth finals against Raymond van Barneveld.

As twelfth ranked Hagenaar hit Monday when the draw in London. The former world champion and semi-finalist from last year playing in his first match against the Englishman Robbie Green, who last weekend the quarter-finals took at the Players Championship Finals.

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The tenth-placed Jelle Klaasen, last year, eliminated in the semi-finals of the world cup, lootte his fellow countryman Jeffrey De Graaf.

Benito van de Pas, as a fifteenth placed, plays first against Tengku Shah from Malaysia or Masumi Chino from Japan, while the twentieth-ranked Vincent van der Voort will throw against the German talent Max Hopp.

Christian Kist, the 2012 world champion in the other bond BDO, the as 23rd-placed Northern Irishman Brendan Dolan in the first round. Ron Meulenkamp lootte the eighth-placed Austrian Mensur Suljovic and Jermaine Wattimena takes on the 24th ranked Northern Irishman Daryl Gurney.

Jerry Hendriks can the tenth Dutchman in the first round as he did in the qualifying round the New Zealander Warren Parry beats. The reward is a match against the third placed Scot Peter Wright.

Titelverdedediger Gary Anderson takes on the Englishman Mark Frost, while veertienvoudig PDC world champion Phil Taylor John Bowles or David Platt met in the first round.

The full draw of the first round of the world CHAMPIONSHIP of darts.


Time of placing
16:16, 28 november 2016

Prize money

The 24th edition of the world cup of darts from the PDC will take place from 15 december 2016 to 2 January 2017, at the Alexandra Palace in London. The total prize money amounted to 1,94 million euros, a record for the tournament.

In total there are 72 players. 56 Darters are placed directly and sixteen players will be while the tournament is still a in preliminary round play for the last eight spots in the first round.

Anderson won the title at the last two editions of the world cup. At the beginning of this year was the Shot in the final with 7-5 too strong for the Englishman Adrian Lewis.

Two Dutchmen were ever world champion in the PDC: Van Barneveld in 2007, and Van Gerwen in 2014.

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