Draw made for 2015 PDC World Championships

Kevin 'the Artist' Painter in action

Kevin 'the Artist' Painter in action - Credit: LAWRENCE LUSTIG

The draw for the 2015 William Hill PDC World Championships have been made this afternoon.

Ipswich-born Mervyn King has been drawn with Germany’s, Max Hopp, Billericay-born Ipswich Town fan Kevin Painter will take on either Russia’s Boris Koltsov or Japan’s Haruki Muramatsu, while Mendham’s Peter Wright, last year’s runner-up, faces Wales’ Gerwyn Price.

Reaction from former world champion, Ipswich’s Keith Deller, in tomorrow’s Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times.

First Round Draw

Michael van Gerwen (1, Netherlands) v Joe Cullen (England); Stuart Kellett (32, England) v Viljanen/Stein; Terry Jenkins (16, England) v John Weber (Australia); Justin Pipe (17, England) v Lawrence Ryder (Australia); Dave Chisnall (8, England) v Ryan De Vreede (Netherlands); Paul Nicholson (25, Australia) v Benito van de Pas (Netherlands); Robert Thornton (9, Scotland) v Andrew Gilding (England); Ronnie Baxter (24, England) v Mackenzie/Gurney; Peter Wright (5, Scotland) v Gerwen Price (Wales); Andy Smith (28, England) v Ronny Huybrechts (Belgium); Andy Hamilton (12, England) v Dave Richardson (Canada); Steve Beaton (21, England) v Kyle Anderson (Australia); Gary Anderson (4, Scotland) v McGrath/Kirchner; Jelle Klaasen (29, Netherlands) v Christian Kist (Netherlands); Wes Newton (13, England) v Perez/Reyes; Kevin Painter (20, England) v Koltsov/Muramatsu; Phil Taylor (2, England) v; Jyhan Artut (Germany); Mark Webster (31, Wales) v Ron Meulenkamp (Netherlands); Ian White (15, England) v Haavisto/Michael; Kim Huybrechts (18, Belgium) v Mickey Mansell (Northern Ireland; Simon Whitlock (7, Australia) v Darren Webster (England); Dean Winstanley (26, England) v Wayne Jones (England); Mervyn King (10, England) v Max Hopp (Germany); Vincent van der Voort (23, Netherlands) v John Henderson (Scotland); James Wade (6, England) v Jamie Lewis (Wales); Stephen Bunting (27, England) v Wattimena/Marijanovic; Brendan Dolan (11, Northern Ireland) v Arendse/Hon; Michael Smith (22, England) v Mensur Suljovic (Austria); Adrian Lewis (3, England) v David Pallett (England); John Part (30, Canada) v Keegan Brown (England); Raymond van Barneveld (14, Netherlands) v Rowby-John Rodriguez (Austria); Jamie Caven (19, England) v Jason Hogg (Scotland)

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