Monday, 15 December 2014

Michael van Gerwen 
Terry Jenkins 
Justin Pipe
Dave Chisnall
Benito van de Pas
Peter Wright
Phil Taylor
Kim Huybrechts
Dean Winstanley
Mervyn King
Vincent van der Voort
James Wade
Adrian Lewis
Keegan Brown 
Raymond van Barneveld
Jamie Caven

Keegan Brown

 N/A   2/5

infoMichael van Gerwen

 N/A   1/33

infoPeter Wright

 N/A   1/4

infoPhil Taylor

 N/A   1/33

infoJustin Pipe

 N/A   1/10

infoTerry Jenkins

 N/A   1/10

infoBenito van de Pas

 N/A   11/10

infoDean Winstanley

 N/A   4/11

infoKim Huybrechts

 N/A   2/9

infoDave Chisnall

 N/A   1/12

infoJames Wade

 N/A   1/8

infoJamie Caven

 N/A   1/7

infoRaymond van Barneveld

 N/A   1/4

infoAdrian Lewis

 N/A   1/12

infoMervyn King

 N/A   1/7

infoVincent Van Der Voort

 N/A   1/3

World Championships

Those of you that follow my twitter page @chris180mason will know I usually tweet my tips, which mainly focus on the 180 markets. I always get plenty of requests for my picks to win the whole event. This is not really anything I usually look at too closely, but I will give you my first round selections below.

Michael van Gerwen (1, Netherlands) v Joe Cullen (England) - Joe is a really talented player, but MVG will just have too much for him right now.
Stuart Kellett (32, England) v Viljanen/Stein
Terry Jenkins (16, England) v John Weber (Australia) - Terry is having yet another second wind in his career, too much experience for John.
Justin Pipe (17, England) v Lawrence Ryder (Australia) - I've got JP to take this one.
Dave Chisnall (8, England) v Ryan De Vreede (Netherlands) - Chizzy is back on form, he'll get a comfy win.
Paul Nicholson (25, Australia) v Benito van de Pas (Netherlands) - This could be the first upset. Benito is super talented and will shine in this one.
Robert Thornton (9, Scotland) v Andrew Gilding (England) - This will be a really tough game for Rob, it could go close with Rob just nicking it. 
Ronnie Baxter (24, England) v Mackenzie/Gurney 
Peter Wright (5, Scotland) v Gerwyn Price (Wales) - I've been very impressed with the Welshman, but lack of experience at this level will make it a step too far against the flamboyant Scotsman.
Andy Smith (28, England) v Ronny Huybrechts (Belgium) - Ronny has not really been on it as of late; I've got the Pieman to take a close encounter.
Andy Hamilton (12, England) v Dave Richardson (Canada) - Andy has really been off the pace recently, but I'm sure he will get himself right for this one.
Steve Beaton (21, England) v Kyle Anderson (Australia) - This could be yet another upset. Kyle has great memories of Ally Pally.
Gary Anderson (4, Scotland) v McGrath/Kirchner 
Jelle Klaasen (29, Netherlands) v Christian Kist (Netherlands) - I cannot split them, flip a coin.
Wes Newton (13, England) v Perez/Reyes
Kevin Painter (20, England) v Koltsov/Muramatsu
Phil Taylor (2, England) v Jyhan Artut (Germany) Taylor
Mark Webster (31, Wales) v Ron Meulenkamp (Netherlands) - Webster will win this, but it will be a tight match.
Ian White (15, England) v Haavisto/Michael
Kim Huybrechts (18, Belgium) v Mickey Mansell (Northern Ireland) - This will be tough for Kim but he will edge it.
Simon Whitlock (7, Australia) v Darren Webster (England) - Whitlock is showing some signs of form but this is a real chance for Webster. He keeps getting himself in winning positions but he needs to get over the line.
Dean Winstanley (26, England) v Wayne Jones (England) - My mucker Wayne is really struggling right now. Dean has been playing well, so I've got Dean to shade a nervy affair.
Mervyn King (10, England) v Max Hopp (Germany) - We've got another young talent in Hopp, but Mervyn King will be a bridge too far.
Vincent van der Voort (23, Netherlands) v John Henderson (Scotland) - VVDV has played some of his best darts in recent months, but you never know with big John. I've got Vincent to take it.
James Wade (6, England) v Jamie Lewis (Wales) - Wade is in great form. Jamie will show his talent, but experience will tell.
Stephen Bunting (27, England) v Wattimena/Marijanovic 
Brendan Dolan (11, Northern Ireland) v Arendse/Hon
Michael Smith (22, England) v Mensur Suljovic (Austria) - Mensur is a very dangerous opponent; Bully will have to be on his metal. 
Adrian Lewis (3, England) v David Pallett (England) - Pallet is another super-talented newcomer. Like Smith, Lewis will have to take this one seriously, but he will prevail.
John Part (30, Canada) v Keegan Brown (England) - Another seed could tumble here, but Part, a genuine darting legend, will never roll over and have his belly tickled. 
Raymond van Barneveld (14, Netherlands) v Rowby-John Rodriguez (Austria) - Rowby is no stranger to causing an upset, but again experience will count for everything in this one. RVB to get over the line.
Jamie Caven (19, England) v Jason Hogg - Hogg came through the qualifiers, but this is a totally different environment, Caven to take it.