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The draw has been made for the 2013 Ladbrokes World Darts Championship, with the top 32 players in the world rankings being drawn against unseeded qualifiers for the £1 million tournament, which kicks off on December 14 at London’s Alexandra Palace.

World number three James Wade kicks off his campaign against World Championship debutant Peter Hudson.

Reigning European Champion Simon Whitlock and World Grand Prix winner Michael van Gerwen have both been handed first round ties against winners of preliminary round matches.

Five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld will take on Michael Smith, while UK Open winner Robert Thornton is up against Sweden’s Magnus Caris.

Paul Nicholson and Co Stompe will meet in the opening round, while Mark Webster faces Ian White.

Youth stars James Hubbard and Arron Monk have been drawn against Richie Burnett and Peter Wright respectively.

Andy Jenkins will face Justin Pipe on his return to Ally Pally after a two year absence, while Vincent van der Voort meets Stuart Kellet.

Mervyn King takes on Dean Winstanley in one of the picks of the first round draw.

First Round Draw & Draw Bracket
Phil Taylor (1) v Michael Mansell
Wayne Jones (32) v Jerry Hendriks
Paul Nicholson (16) v Co Stompe
Robert Thornton (17) v Magnus Caris
Andy Hamilton (8) v James Richardson
Richie Burnett (25) v James Hubbard
Terry Jenkins (9) v Steve Brown
John Part (24) v Joe Cullen
Simon Whitlock (5) v Muramatsu/Harrington
Colin Osborne (28) v Ilagan/Lewis
Dave Chisnall (12) v Shane Tichowitsch
Andy Smith (21) v Gurney/Marijanovic
Gary Anderson (4) v Komula/Haavisto
Jamie Caven (29) v Rodriguez/Bowles
Raymond van Barneveld (13) v Michael Smith
Brendan Dolan (20) v Mark Jones
Adrian Lewis (2) v Gino Vos
Denis Ovens (31) v Hopp/Pietersen
Kevin Painter (15) v Welge/Chun Nam
Ronnie Baxter (18) v Dennis Priestley
Michael van Gerwen (7) v Lim/Latif Sapup
Peter Wright (26) v Arron Monk
Mark Webster (10) v Ian White
Colin Lloyd (23) v Darin Young
Wes Newton (6) v Johnny Haines
Kim Huybrechts (27) v Scott Rand
Justin Pipe (11) v Andy Jenkins
Mark Walsh (22) v Darren Webster
James Wade (3) v Peter Hudson
Steve Beaton (30) v Kyle Anderson
Mervyn King (14) v Dean Winstanley
Vincent van der Voort (19) v Stuart Kellett


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