Adrian Lewis will be in action on the opening night of the World Darts Championship

Last Updated: 11/12/12 10:59am

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Adrian Lewis (R) will be in action on the opening night

Adrian Lewis (R) will be in action on the opening night

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Reigning champion Adrian Lewis will spearhead the action on the opening night of the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship.

Lewis will begin his challenge for a hat-trick of titles at Alexandra Palace when he plays Gino Vos on December 14 in a high-profile opening session.

UK Open champion Robert Thornton will kick-off the event when he plays Magnus Caris, with Paul Nicholson facing Co Stompe and Kevin Painter playing the winner of the preliminary round game between Andree Welge and Leung Chun Nam.

Saturday's second day of action sees play in both the afternoon and evening sessions, with former semi-finalist Terry Jenkins in action along side the likes of Richie Burnett, Wayne Jones and Andy Smith.

World number one Phil Taylor, the 15-time World Champion, headlines Saturday's evening session as he takes on Northern Ireland's Michael Mansell.

Former champion Raymond van Barneveld takes on Michael Smith on Sunday evening, with the last two runners-up Gary Anderson and Andy Hamilton also in action.

James Wade gets his campaign under way on the Monday while Mervyn King goes up against former Lakeside finalist Dean Winstanley the following day.

Former runner-up Simon Whitlock is the healdine act on Wednesday while the final first round games will be played on Thursday December 20, with World Grand Prix winner Michael van Gerwen, the number four seed, playing either Paul Lim or Mohd Latif Sapup.

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