This year Warren Parry will make his fourth appearance at a PDC world darts championship when he plays in the preliminary round against Jerry Hendriks on Friday December 16th. He if he wins he will go onto play world number 3 Peter Wright later that same evening in the first game of the main round. No New Zealander has ever won the first game in the main round so if Warren can beat Wright he will make history for NZ darts.
Warren’s other appearances have been in;
2006 where he lost to Mark Walsh 3 – 0 in the first round.
2008 where he lost to Alex Roy 3 – 2 in the first round.
2010 where he lost to Raymond van Barneveld 3 – 0 in the first round.
Warren has won more world and NZ ranked tournaments staged in NZ than any other male NZ player. Internationally amongst other things he has come runner up in a World Cup singles and beaten world number 1 Michael Van Gerwen at the Sydney masters.
The TAB are offering $501 for every dollar bet on Warren if he wins the World Championship. Most pundits do not expect him to get past Wright in that first round.
At his very best he could win that match but he has to be at his very best.