DARTS: Martin Adams is the third seed for the Lakeside World Championship which runs from January 3 to 11 next year.
Market Deeping legend 'Wolfie' lifted the top prize in the BDO side of the sport in 2007 and made a valiant defence as he reached the semi-finals last year.
Adams was beaten by eventual winner Mark Webster – one of two players to be seeded higher than him for 2009. Top seed is Scottish star Gary Anderson.
Seeded players: 1 Gary Anderson (Scotland), 2 Mark Webster (Wales), 3 Martin Adams (England), 4 Scott Waites (England), 5 Darryl Fitton (England), 6 Gary Robson (England), 7 Ted Hankey (England), 8 Edwin Max (Holland), 9 Tony O'Shea (England), 10 Ross Montgomery (Scotland), 11 Martin Atkins (England), 12 Simon Whitlock (Australia), 13 Steve West (England), 14 Garry Thompson (England), 15 John Walton (England), 16 Eddy Sims (Australia).
Adams is also third seed for the big Winmau World Masters tournament over the weekend of December 6 and 7.