Andy Baetens started well in the WDF World Darts Championships, the second largest darts federation after the more prestigious and larger PDC. As No. 1 in the WDF rankings, Baetens is the front-runner to win the world title, and the role of favorite does not faze him at all. “My goal is to come home as world champion.”
look. Andy Baetens: “Other people should be afraid of me”
The Big Darts World Cup will begin again soon at the famous “Ally Pally”, with Dimitri van den Berg, Kim Huybrechts, Mike De Decker and Mario Vandenbogaerde representing our country. But there is already a World Cup of Darts, a lesser-known WDF tournament. The World Darts Federation, which also includes national associations such as those of Belgium and the Netherlands, is the second largest darts federation next to the PDC and is mainly home to semi-professionals. With a Belgian at the top of the rankings: Andy Baetens.
Baetens had known for some time that he would start the World Championship with the No. 1 spot in the WDF rankings. “This of course adds some extra pressure,” admits “The Beast.” But the opposition should be more afraid of me than the other way around. I’m playing with a lot of confidence and I’ve already won some games this season. So confidence is definitely good.”
Last year, Baetens failed to reach the quarter-finals. He is sure to take this experience with him. “I left last year because I had too much Doubles Missing. I trained extra for that this year. “My goal is to come home as world champion.”
The WDF World Championships take place from 2 to 10 December. However, Pettens started convincingly in the round of 16 finals, defeating Poland’s Sebastian Bialecki 3-0. Gary Stone is waiting in the next round.
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