World Matchplay starts this Sunday in Blackpool, I'm hopin to get to a few of the games. Hopefully Wade the defendin champ and St Helens' Alan Tabbern will do well, both left handed dartsmen.
first round draw looks like this: Ronnie Baxter v Andy Smith; Kevin Painter v Tony Eccles; Colin Lloyd v Mark Walsh; James Wade v Wayne Jones; Terry Jenkins v Alex Roy; Peter Manley v Denis Ovens; Wayne Mardle v Mark Dudbridge; Colin Osborne v Mervyn King; Raymond van Barneveld v Mark Frost; Dennis Priestley v Adrian Gray; Alan Tabern v Vincent van der Voort; Andy Hamilton v Michael van Gerwen; John Part v Chris Mason; Phil Taylor v Steve Beaton; Roland Scholten v Matt Clark; Adrian Lewis v Kevin McDine.
Some big matches, my pick for the top three matches would be Osborne v King, Tabern v Van Der Voort and Part v Mason. Couple of other good uns in Wade/Jones, Jenkins/Roy, Hamilton/Van Gerwen and Mardle/Dudbridge.
I'm goin for Adrian Lewis to win it this year. Too easy to pick Taylor or Barney or even Wade for that matter, so I'll go for a Jackpot.