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World Championship Darts 2013 Draw: Full Fixtures, First Round Matchups Revealed

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 30:  Phil Taylor of England in action during his quarter-final match against Paul Nicholson of England during day two of the Sydney Darts Masters at Luna Park on August 30, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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Christopher AtkinsContributor IDecember 2, 2013

The draw for the 2014 Ladbrokes World Darts Championship took place on Monday, with the stand-out first-round tie throwing up an all-family affair between Kim and Ronny Huybrechts.

The tournament—held from Friday, Dec. 13 2013 to Wednesday, Jan. 1 2014 at Alexandra Palace—is the premiere event of the darts calendar and will feature prize money of £1 million, per the venue's website.

Monday's first-round draw took place on Sky Sports News, with all the sport's big names drawn out the hat in the 64-strong field.

World Championship Draw
Player 1Player 2Player 1Player 2
Michael SmithVs.Hashimoto/LimGary AndersonVs.Mark Dudbridge
Justin PipeVs.Arron MonkKevin PainterVs.Tomas Seyler
Adrian LewisVs.Dennis SmithMark WalshVs.Jarkko Ko
Mark WebsterVs.Mensur SuljuvicJohn PartVs.Mareno Michels
Paul NicholsonVs.Stuart KellettBrendan DolanVs.Lindskjold/Santos
Richie BurnettVs.Dean WinstanleyRaymond van BarneveldVs.Jamie Lewis
Ronnie BaxterVs.Ricky EvansMervyn KingVs.Darin Young
Ian WhiteVs.Kyle AndersonVincent Van Der VoortVs.Matt Clark
Colin LloydVs.Beau AndersonWes NewtonVs.Vos/Lam
Kim HuybrechtsVs.Ronny HuybrechtsPhil TaylorVs.Szabo/Moss
Peter WrightVs.Joe CullenAndy SmithVs.Steve Brown
Andy HamiltonVs.Barbero/WelgeSimon WhitlockVs.Ross Smith
Robert ThorntonVs.Max HoppDave ChisnallVs.John Henderson
Jamie CavenVs.Jelle KlaasenJames WadeVs.Darren Webster
Steve BeatonVs.Petersen/Latif SapupMichael van GerwenVs.Lerchbacher/Ward
Wayne JonesVs.Kevin McDineTerry JenkinsVs.McGarry/Laursen
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With the likes of Adrian Lewis, Raymond van Barneveld, Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor involved, there are sure to be fireworks aplenty.

Taylor will defend his 16th world title at the 2013 event, and there are plenty of talents gunning to take him down come the final this New Year's Day.

In the first round, Taylor will meet either England's Ian Moss or New Zealand national champion Rob Szabo. Main rival Van Gerwen will also meet a preliminary round winner in either Zoran Lerchbacher or Ben Ward.

Van Barneveld and Lewis, meanwhile, face tougher tests in Jamie Lewis and Dennis Smith respectively.

The full schedule for the opening round is set to be released in the coming days, per the Swindon Advertiser.

The tournament will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom, with the broadcasting schedule also to be announced shortly.

The preliminary, first and second rounds will take place between Dec. 13 and Dec. 23, before a break for Christmas festivities.

Play will then resume on Dec. 27, with four more rounds to complete including the final on Jan. 1.

Full information about timings of play can be found via the Alexandra Palace website, as well as ticketing details.

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