After a week’s break, the PDC Home Tour returns to action on Tuesday and we’re now down to the last-32 in the unique tournament.
The remaining players are split into sections of four, with the winner of each night then split off into two further groups of four.
The top two of those groups will head to the Championship Group on Friday, June 6 when a winner of the inaugural event will be crowned.
World champion Peter Wright is the 7/2 favourite with Betfred to win the innovative home-staged event after securing qualification at the second time of asking.
Snakebite was in a confident mood after winning the final group of the first phase, stating: “I’m still in the competition, I’m the world champion and I think I’ll win it. You ain’t seen nothing yet, watch this space!”
Wright is well aware though that threats are abound in this tournament and despite his pedigree, the scenario of playing from the comfort of home seems to level the playing field somewhat.
Three-time BDO world champion Glen Durrant belied his own doubts about playing remotely, posting two ton-plus averages on his way to a perfect group campaign.
The draw has been kind to Duzza, who has made a seamless transition to the PDC and was top of the Premier League before that was brought to a halt by the pandemic.
Durrant has proved he can mix it with the best at and the man from Middlesbrough is 8/1 with Betfred to claim the top prize.
The 49-year-old admitted: “You’re seeing players that people might not have heard of, but they’re fantastic players and there have been some shock results.”
One of those players to look out for is world youth champion Luke Humphries, who was in sparkling form at the second time of asking in Group 28, and has reached the quarter-finals of the last two PDC World Championships. Humphries can be backed at 20/1 with Betfred to win the event.
Reigning World Champion Wright will headline the opening night of the Play-Offs in Group One, which also contains Cristo Reyes, Jelle Klaasen and Ryan Murray.
Durrant lines up in Group Two, the line-up for which is completed by Stephen Bunting, Alan Tabern and Mike De Decker.
Two-time World Champion Gary Anderson, who improved his internet connection to take part in the event, will compete in Group Three with Humphries, Jamie Lewis and Nick Kenny.
Group Four is headed by Premier League regular Dave Chisnall, who will face Darren Webster, Geert Nentjes and Damon Heta.
Reigning World Matchplay champion Rob Cross is set to star in Group Five, as he takes on Ryan Searle, Luke Woodhouse and Daniel Larsson.
Sunday’s Group Six looks like being a tight contest, with Joe Cullen, Chris Dobey, Jeff Smith and Martijn Kleermaker.
Former UK Open winner Nathan Aspinall is drawn in Group Seven – which takes place on Monday – alongside Jamie Hughes, Jose De Sousa and Jesus Noguera.
While the final group in the round of 32 sees two-time BDO world champion Scott Waites come up against Jonny Clayton, Max Hopp and Carl Wilkinson.