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PDC Home Tour: James Wade, Devon Petersen and Luke Humphries to join the action
Last Updated: 19/04/20 10:01pm
A nine-time TV major winner, South Africa's great darting entertainer and the reigning world youth champion have all been confirmed amongst the latest batch of names for the PDC's Home Tour.
The latest 16 names have been revealed following an entertaining start to the tournament that features players throwing from there own homes and it's James Wade who is the star attraction.
The Machine, who counts a Premier League, a Matchplay, two World Grand Prix and a pair of UK Opens amongst his glittering CV, will hope to avoid the fate of some of the sports biggest names who have crashed out on the opening nights of action.
World champion Peter Wright and world no 3 Gerwyn Price missed out on topping their groups and if Wade is to avoid the same fate he will have to overcome recent Players Championship winner Ryan Searle, Andy Boulton and Adrian Gray on Wednesday.
PDC Home Tour - The story so far
|Group One||Jamie Lewis|
|Group Two||Luke Woodhouse|
|Group Three||Dave Chisnall|
Tuesday's star billing will be shared by Luke Humphries and Devon Petersen.
Humphries claimed his first World Youth Championship title last year before going to reach a second World Championship quarter-final at Alexandra Palace and then this year, in Exeter, become the first Challenger to win a Premier match when he beat Gary Anderson.
Joining Humphries is South Africa's Petersen, who has enjoyed a return to form and won the very first 'Darts At Home' test event a couple of weeks ago. Joining them in Group Five are Nick Kenny and Joe Murnan. Whether Petersen brings the walk-on that has proved popular remains to be seen.
Luke Woodhouse and Jamie Lewis have taken the opening two groups as the big names have struggled and on Thursday four more names will battle it out for the right to join them in the second phase when the winners from each of the 32 nights till reconvene.
PDC Home Tour - Tuesday to Friday groups
|Group Five (Tuesday)||Group Six (Wednesday)||Group Seven (Thursday)||Group Eight (Friday)|
|Luke Humphries||James Wade||Jelle Klaasen||Jonny Clayton|
|Devon Petersen||Ryan Searle||Gabriel Clemens||Adam Hunt|
|Joe Murnan||Adrian Gray||Ryan Meikle||Richard North|
|Nick Kenny||Andy Boulton||Gavin Carlin||David Pallett|
Former BDO world champion Jelle Klaasen and highly-rated German Gabriel Clemens give the evening an international flavour with Ryan Meikle and Gavin Carlin completing Group Seven.
Friday night will bring the opening week of action to a close, and the last of the groups will be compromised of Jonny Clayton, Adam Hunt, Richard North and David Pallett.
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