Its time for the general public to mix with celebrities, Premiership stars and royalty, (we include Robbie Savage & Prince Harry in these categories) as the drw has been made in the PDC World Darts Championships. For those who are unable to attend, we have an exclusive Ladbrokes live streaming service from Ladbrokes to use.
Its sure to be a thrilling a tournament with the best players in the sport going head-to-head for the trophy at the ‘Ally Pally’ in London.
So, just where will Robbie Savage and Crouchy be putting their money?
Adrian Lewis will be going for this third victory in as many years this time out, but knows just how good he will have to be over the course of the tournament to do that.
Much of this is down to the fact that the 15-time PDC world champion is playing some of his best darts right now and is going to be tough stop as the latest Phil Taylor odds suggest – especially if he gets the crowd inside the Palace behind him.
‘The Power’ will be expected to comfortably beat his opponent in the first round of the tournament, world number 57 Michael Mansell and anything other than that would be a massive shock. The man from Stoke is 7/4 to win the title outright.
As for Lewis, he goes up against Gino Vos and will also be expecting a comprehensive victory, and his price of 10/1 could attract plenty of attention from punters, considering ‘Jackpot’ is going for his third title in a row.
It is not all about Lewis and Taylor though, as Dutch duo Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwin will be hopeful of success, but know they must produce some top-quality darts in order to lift the trophy.
As always in this thrilling tournament, it is wide open and the likes of Gary Anderson, Simon Whitlock and James Wade can all come to London full of confidence.
All of these contenders have been dealt ties where they will feel as though they should be winning at a canter, but you never quite know.
The pick of the first round ties sees Ronnie Baxter, a two-time quarter-finalist, go up against another legend of the game, Dennis Priestley.
Expect a great deal of entertainment and atmosphere from the Alexandra Palace and if top-quality darts is what you are after, look no further than the PDC World Championships.