The 2023 Cazoo World Darts Championship is heading in the Christmas break. This means every single player participating in the tournament has played at least one match. Right after Christmas the tournament continues with the round of 32. In the second round seeded players performed amazing. In this article we share how those players performed. Also we will tell you why it’s so special.
Seeded darts players in round of 32
32 players with the best rankings are seeded during every World Championship tournament. The during this tournament. A very special stat is the number of seeded players amongst the final 32. Unseeded players are always something special during the PDC World Championship of Darts. In 2022 8 unseeded darts players reached the round of 32. 2018 was a very special year with 12 unseeded players in the round of 32. Callan Rydz was the best unseeded player that year with a place in the quarter final, where he lost against winner of the tournament Peter Wright. It was Wright’s closest match with a 5-4 win and a 4-2 win in the final set. In recent years 2020 was a special year with 27 seeded players in the round of 32. This year the number is even higher. 29 out of 32 seeded players are still in the tournament.
In the top half of the draw, two seeded darters dropped out. James Wade lost with 3-2 against Welshman Jim Williams, who is currently ranked 77th on the Order of Merit. Daryl Gurney got destroyed by Scotsman Alan Soutar. In the bottom half of the draw, Callan Rydz is the only eliminated seeded player. Which is ironical, after his great performance as an unseeded player last year. Both results were pretty unexpected by betters who wasted a free bet on Rydz this year.