GA World ChampIt all starts on Thursday December 13. The greatest darts show on earth. The World Championship and Team Unicorn will head to London full of belief.

Gary Anderson’s bid for a third World crown (he is pictured with the 2016 trophy) kicks-off against either Paul Nicholson or Kevin Burness.

In all, 16 Team Unicorn stars bid for glory at the Alexandra Palace. Jeffrey de Zwaan has been given the opportunity to topple the World Champion on the opening night!

He will face Rob Cross if he can overcome Nitin Kumar. It is a great opportunity for the young Dutchman who has enjoyed quite a year!

James Wade has been handed a tough draw. He could face a Unicorn showdown with Seigo Asada or against the in-form Krzysztof Ratajski.

Kim Huybrechts will take on either Robert Thornton or Daniel Larsson, while Ted Evetts will get a crack at Adrian Lewis if he can get past Simon Stevenson in the 1st Round.

There could be another all Unicorn 2nd Round clash because if Keegan Brown beats Karel Sedlacek, he will take on Jelle Klaasen.

Joe Cullen will play either Brendan Dolan or China’s Yuanjun Liu and Ian White may well be playing Devon Petersen if the South African can get past Wayne Jones in the 1st Round.

Michael Smith’s World Championship bid will start against either Ron Meulenkamp or Brazil’s Diogo Portelo.

Unicorn youngster Adam Hunt won through Monday’s qualifiers. He will play PDC Unicorn Development Champion Luke Humphries. The winner will meet Stephen Bunting.

Kyle Anderson has been drawn against the winner of the 1st Round game between Jeffrey de Graaf and Noel Malicdem.

Newly crowned PDC Unicorn World Youth Champion Dimitri van den Bergh faces Chuck Puleo and victory would see him take on Jonny Clayton.

Chris Dobey, who had a superb weekend at the Players Championship Finals, has been pitted against Boris Koltsov and victory would then see him take on Steve Beaton.

Other highlights in the draw see Anastasia Dobromyslova play Ryan Joyce and Lisa Ashton takes on Jan Dekker.

Michael van Gerwen will face the winner of the 1st Round tie between Alan Tabern and Australian Raymond Smith.

Story from STUART PYKE

Photo courtesy Lawrence Lustig / PDC