NICK Kenny hasn’t just set his sights on winning a first match at the BDO World Darts Championship tomorrow, he firmly believes the trophy is there for the taking.

Kenny, 24, opened the 2017 event against eventual champion Glen Durrant and is second on this year when he faces Dutch 10th seed Willem Mandigers.

Cwmbran-born Kenny, who now lives in Ebbw Vale, took the first set in that match 12 months ago, but any hopes of causing an upset on his Lakeside debut went as Durrant came back to win 3-1.

He has beaten Mandigers more than once in the past and fancies his chances of repeating the feat tomorrow afternoon.

“The draw could have been better but it could have been worse,” he said.

“He’s a good player but I’ve beaten him before and I’m not scared of playing him.

“I played the first game last time and I remember the atmosphere was absolutely amazing, and if I had taken my chances I could have beaten Glen.

“I’m the second game on this time and I’m really looking forward to it.”

He added: “My form has been a bit inconsistent recently but hopefully it’s there at the Lakeside and I can win my first game.

“I’m just looking at that first game but I know I could potentially play Wesley Harms or Wayne Warren in the second round.”

When asked how far he can go, he claimed: “I think I can go all the way.”

Meanwhile, a familiar face to Kenny will be joining him in the Surrey village of Frimley Green, which hosts the championship over the next nine days.

Gilwern’s Chris Harris, a Wales teammate of Kenny, came through qualifying in Bridlington to reach the championship for the first time.

His first game is a preliminary round encounter against Turkey’s Umit Uygonsozlu on Sunday.

The winner of that will then go on to meet Cardiff’s Dean Reynolds, the tournament’s 12th seed, in the first round proper on Monday evening.

Uygonsozlu has the distinction of being his country’s first representative at the event.