After a solid, if slightly frustrating for the man himself, performance from Cameron on Saturday, he now shares the Thursday Night bill with fellow Dunvegan Dynamo Gary Anderson. The pair both face off their respective opponents in R2 action, hoping to secure a place in proceedings after Christmas.

Gary opens up the night against Latvia’s Number One, Madars Razma. Razmatazz overcame the Indian Qualifier, Prakash Jiwa, in Round 1, averaging 89 and producing a single maximum. This is his Fourth Appearance at the Worlds, never making it past this round. Gary will be hoping to extend that record, as the Two Time World Champion gets underway.

Those who follow my Social Media will know I haven’t exactly been subtle with my assertions going into these Worlds, but as I’ve said, this is the most important World Championship of Gary’s life, defending Money from the Final in 2021. That and the 2022 Worlds make up 75% of his prize money, and his customary run at the Ally Pally has become a key part of his remaining in the higher echelons of the Rankings in the last few years. He needs a few wins to remain in the realms of automatic qualification for Majors in 2023.

However, this is Gary. So don’t be surprised.

Gary starts the night – Cammy ends it. The Bearded Beauty overcame Diogo Portela 3-1 in R1, averaging 85. His opponent for a place in R3 is the ‘Dutch Destroyer’ Vincent van der Voort. The Dutchman will have a personal point to prove on the stage, having had to withdraw from last years event due to contracting Covid 19. The furthest he’s ever made it at the Worlds is the Quarter Finals, and he currently sits 28th in the PDC Order of Merit. That said, he’s hardly been making waves in the PDC in recent years, and if Cammy can find a bit more of his A game than against Diogo, he stands every chance of knocking out the seed and continuing the Muirkirk march towards the Sid Waddell.

As Mentioned, in the Evening Session tonight – Gary is the opening match, and Cammy the last. Coverage starts from 7pm on Sky Sports, and your typical PDC partners around the world.

The toughest choice is for Gary’s wee boy Tai – with his Dad’s match likely overlapping with some of Man City’s, of whom he’s a keen fan. However, my Dad’s side of the family are Liverpool so I can’t support THAT…Anyways, come on Gary.

Wish both boys luck ahead of their opportunities to book return Journies to the Palace after Christmas.

Ryan Segal @theryansegal