The first twelve matches at the Darts World Cup in London have been played. This weekend, the organizers are adjusting the starting times a little so as not to collide with the remaining two games at the World Cup in Qatar. Start earlier in the morning and later in the evening. Germany's strongest player in 2022 will already be taking a close look at lunchtime.
Schindler's opponent wanted
Because for Martin Schindler, who as a seeded professional has a bye in round one, a second round opponent is being sought. The Englishman Martin Lukeman is the clear favorite in a direct duel (12.15 p.m.) with the Japanese Nobohiro Yamamoto. Lukeman would be a tough opening challenge for The Wall after a strong year.
Co-favorites on the train
Late on Saturday evening, two co-favorites enter the largest darts stage in the world. England's high-flyer Josh Rock wants to master the first compulsory task (11:00 p.m.) against the Spaniard Jose Justicia. Directly afterwards (11.50 p.m.) the Belgian Dimitri van den Bergh has to deal with Lourence Ilagan from the Philippines. Van den Bergh has slipped down to 15th place in the ranking, but is often strong at the World Cup.
Is Ashton doing better?
Debutante Beau Greaves lost her first game against Irishman William O'Connor 3-0. Now Lisa Ashton is the second woman to compete at the World Cup. Ashton will have to deal with her English compatriot Ryan Meikle in the evening (9 p.m.) and is considered an outsider.
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