The Dutch invasion continues on day two at Lakeside with four more rising stars in action, while three-time champion Martin Adams and number one seed Stephen Bunting also enter the fray.
Reigning champion Christian Kist saw his title defence come to an abrupt end at the first hurdle on day one as he was beaten 3-1 by Robbie Green, and the Dutchman was joined by a number of other high profile first round casualties.
Another double header of last 32 action is in the offering on Sunday at Frimley Green, with four mens ties in the afternoon accompanied by a further two in the evening, as well as the continuation of the women's Quarter-Finals.
Number one seed and joint tournament favourite Stephen Bunting looks to get his title hunt off to a flier as he takes on Jersey Classic winner James Wilson in a fascinating start to the opening session.
Reigning World Masters champion Bunting impressed at the PDC UK Open in June and is one of the most formidable scorers on the circuit, but as yet, has failed to conquer the Lakeside stage and will be hoping 2013 is the year he finally makes his mark and justifies his place as top seed.
Despite a below-par 12 months on the BDO tour, Martin Adams enters as second seed and aims to re-produce his top form on the biggest stage of all, but faces a testing opener against the highly rated Dutch youngster - Jimmy Hendriks.
Crowd favourite 'Wolfie' has never failed to get beyond the Quarter-Finals in his last nine visits to Frimley Green, but could come unstuck over the relatively short format should he fail to make a solid start against the fearless 18-year-old who lifted three youth titles in 2011.
Jan Dekker and Jeffrey De Graaf look set to contest a fascinating all-Dutch encounter in the evening session, while veterans Steve Douglas and Gary Stone face off in a close-looking clash in the afternoon.
Elsewhere, one unwanted record will tumble as Scott Mitchell and Scotsman Mark Barilli go head-to-head in an attempt to finally win past the first round stage in seven attempts between them.
Wesley Harms stunned the field as he reached the Semi-Finals on his debut last year and will be out to do more damage this time around as he opens up against Norway's Rune David.
The 28-year-old former electrician impressed during the recent Grand Slam of darts and is expected to ease into the event against the debutant, but will not be taking his opponent lightly after he dumped Martin Adams out of the Winmau World Masters in round one last year.
Russian sensation Anastasia Dobromyslova begins the defence of her title against Lorraine Farlam in one of two womens ties in the second session, with the other featuring Irina Armstrong and Sharon Prins.
The action gets underway from 1pm BST, with selected matches being streamed live over the best of five sets from the Lakeside Country Club in Surrey.
Lakeside World Darts Championship Schedule
Sunday January 6
1.00pm - Stephen Bunting (1) v James Wilson
2.00pm - Steve Douglas (13) v Gary Stone
3.00pm - Martin Adams (2) v Jimmy Hendriks
4.00pm - Scott Mitchell (12) v Mark Barilli
5.30pm - (Womens QF) - Irina Armstrong v Sharon Prins
6.30pm - Jan Dekker (7) v Jeffrey De Graaf
7.30pm (Womens QF) - Anastasia Dobromyslova v Lorraine Farlam
8.30pm - Wesley Harms (8) v Rune David