As the highly anticipated World Darts Championship draws near, the schedule for Carlow’s very own Steve Lennon has been revealed, setting the stage for what promises to be an exhilarating competition.
The talented darts player is gearing up to face Owen Bates in the opening round on December 20, with the winner securing a challenging encounter against Jonny Clayton on Saturday, December 23.
Lennon has been making waves in recent tournaments. His recent qualification for the Grand Slam of Darts and his participation in the Players Championship Finals in Minehead underline his rising status.
Meanwhile, Michael Smith, the defending champion, is set to kick off his quest for a second world title on December 15 at Alexandra Palace. Smith, who triumphed over Michael van Gerwen in a thrilling 7-4 final in 2023, will face either Kevin Doets or Stowe Buntz in his opening match. The darts community eagerly awaits to see if Smith can replicate his previous success and secure another championship victory.
Speaking of Michael van Gerwen, last year’s runner-up is determined to reclaim the title that has eluded him since 2019. Van Gerwen, a three-time world champion, will take on the winner of the match between Keane Barry and Reynaldo Rivera in his opening round. The Dutch darts maestro is known for his competitive spirit and will undoubtedly be a force to be reckoned with throughout the championship.
With a blend of seasoned champions, rising stars, and fierce competition, the World Darts Championship promises to deliver unforgettable moments for fans worldwide. As Steve Lennon steps onto the oche, Carlow supporters will be eagerly cheering for their hometown hero, hoping to witness him make a significant impact on the prestigious tournament.
The darts world awaits, and the stage is set for a thrilling display of skill, precision, and sportsmanship at Alexandra Palace.