Michael Smith faces van Barneveld in Darts World Championships

Michael Smith takes on Ray van Barneveld on Sunday

Michael Smith takes on Ray van Barneveld on Sunday

First published in Sport

THE schedule of play for the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship has been confirmed with two St Helens darters in action.

Dave Chisnall plays Australia’s Shane Tichowitsch on the evening of Saturday, December 15.

However, 2007 World Champion Raymond van Barneveld is the formidable obstacle in the way of Michael Smith on Sunday evening.

The £1 million tournament will be held at London’s Alexandra Palace from December 14-January 1.

The second round and opening two games from the third round will take place before the Christmas break, with play resuming on Thursday December 27 with the remaining six games from the last 16.

The quarter-finals will then take place with two matches on each evening on December 28 and 29, with the semi-finals on December 30 and the final being held on Tuesday January 1.

Follow the updates from the tournament at sthelensstar.co.uk/sport

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