FOLLOW Live Darts

UK Open Live Stream Order of Play - Friday June 8

Gary Anderson looks to get back on track with a good run in this event (credit: Lawrence Lustig/ PDC)
Darts' big guns enter the fray at the third round stage in true FA Cup style this evening alongside the 32 survivors from the opening night in Bolton.

Watch and bet on live UK Open Darts at Bet365 > Live streaming > Darts

Flying Scotsman Gary Anderson kicks off the night's main stage action against Northumberland's Dave Dodds, a landscape gardener by day.

Anderson will be out to bounce back from a disappointing Premier League campaign which saw him finish bottom of the table, by returning to his clinical best in Bolton this weekend.

Qualifier Dodds is no stranger to the UK Open stage; he lost out James Wade last year despite a gritty effort and will no doubt use that experience in his favour as he attempts to cause a major upset.

Phil Taylor returns to mount a challenge for a fifth UK Open title as he opens up his tournament against former champion Roland Scholten in the second televised match of the night.

The Power comes into the event off the back of a rampant Premier League season in which he stormed to the £150,000 title and returns to a venue which has served him well over the years.

Despite a slide down the world rankings in recent years, Scholten remains a dangerous player and appears to have finally shaken off the shoulder injury that triggered his sharp downfall.

The match of the night features a mouth-watering all-Dutch battle between Raymond van Barneveld and Jelle Klaasen, two players capable of producing something special at any time.

Barney's resurgent Premier League campaign silenced the critics who wrote him off following his first round exit at the World Championships and the five-time world champion will be looking to do damage in this tournament.

Klaasen on the other hand has proved to be the definition of inconsistency following his switch to the PDC in 2007.

The quick-fire youngster has struggled to make quite the impact that was expected of him following his maiden Lakeside world title and is now battling to keep hold of his place in the world's top 32.

For many, the tie will bring back memories of their epic battle at the 2009 World Championship, a game which saw Barneveld produce a breath-taking nine darter en route to a crushing 5-1 victory.

Both possess superb scoring power, but the game could ultimately come down to who can convert their chances at doubles, something which often blights the youngster as a result of his rapid style of play. 

Reigning champion James Wade and former world number one Colin Lloyd provide a gripping climax to the third round action when they lock horns for a place in the business end of the competition on Saturday.

Wade survived a huge scare from qualifier Stephen Bunting on Thursday evening, watching his opponent squander four missed darts for victory before stepping in to snatch a 4-3 win.

The longer format however provides an equal platform for both players to settle into the game and the left-hander will be hoping to kickstart his title defence with a convincing display against the man known as Jaws.

Lloyd dropping out of the world's top 16 for the first time in a decade last month and is in need of a good run in TV majors in order to regain his place among the game's elite.

All matches on board one will be streamed live over the best of 17 legs from the Reebok Stadium, Bolton.

The draw for the fourth round will be conducted on stage following the final third round match of the night and will see the 32 remaining players thrust into the open draw format where any tie is possible.

For a full tournament schedule click here

UK Open Third Round Main Stage Order of Play

Friday June 8

Third Round (best of 17 legs)

Board One (main stage)
Gary Anderson v David Dodds
Roland Scholten v Phil Taylor
Raymond van Barneveld v Jelle Klaasen
James Wade v Colin Lloyd

Recent PDC Darts News Articles

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • Players Championship events 13-14 - The full list of entries for the Wigan ProTour

    A star-studded field of players will descend on the Robin Park Sports Centre in Wigan for the latest double-header of Players Championship events this weekend....

  • Glasgow to host 2015 World Series of Darts Finals

    Big-time darts will return to the Braehead Arena in Glasgow for the inaugural PDC World Series of Darts Finals from November 21-22....

  • Terrific Taylor defies Wright fightback to take Japan Masters glory

    Phil Taylor produced a scintillating trio of victories to claim the inaugural Japan Masters title as he edged out a tenacious Peter Wright 8-7 in a thrilling final in Yokohama on Sunday....

  • Japan Darts Masters 2015 live scores and tournament schedule of play

    The elite stars of world darts head to Yokohama this weekend for the latest addition to the World Series calendar, and you can stay in touch with all the latest results and fixtures here....

  • Japan Darts Masters 2015 live stream - The essential guide of how to watch live online

    The elite stars of world darts head to Yokohama this weekend for the latest addition to the World Series calendar, and you can tune in to every match streamed live online....

  • Japan Darts Masters Day Two preview and order of play - Box office stars do battle in Yokohama

    The eight PDC seeded stars will compete for the inaugural Japan Masters title as the ground-breaking World Series event draws to a close in Yokohama on Sunday....

  • Van Barneveld survives opening round scare as the elite eight progress at the Japan Masters

    Raymond van Barneveld overcame a tricky opener against home hero Katsuya Aiba 6-4 in the first round of the Japan Darts Masters on Saturday, as the World Series event enjoyed a thrilling curtain-raiser in Yokohama....

  • Japan Darts Masters 2015 draw - Wright handed Muramatsu clash

    The draw for the inaugural Japan Masters has handed Peter Wright a clash with Haruki Muramatsu, while Michael van Gerwen takes on Chikara Fujimori when the World Series event begins on Saturday....

  • Japan Darts Masters stat pack - How the elite eight compare

    Japan gets set to host its first major PDC event this weekend, and ahead of the latest leg of the World Series tour, we examine the key numbers of the eight stars in action. ...

More Stories

Claim your free bet

  • £200bonus
    1.
    Watch & bet on live darts at 365

    Bet365 are one of the world's leading bookmakers and boast an unrivalled live streaming service, including numerous PDC events throughout the year. What's more, they also offer a fantastic £200 welcome bonus for all new customers.

  • £10>20bonus
    2.
    Bet £10 Get £20 Free

    William Hill are the official sponsors of the 2015 World Championships and they're giving all darts fans £20 in free bets when they sign-up and deposit just £10.

    William Hill customers can also watch every throw from the World Championships live online via WHTV, the site's live streaming service.

  • £5>20bonus
    3.
    Bet £5 Get £20 Free

    Register an account with Coral, bet £5 on any darts event and you will receive £20 in free bets.

  • £25bonus
    4.
    Get £25 free at Ladbrokes

    Ladbrokes are offering an exclusive matched bet of up to £25 when you register using the promo code: MAXCASH25

  • £5bonus
    5.
    Claim a free £5 no deposit bet

    BetVictor are the title sponsors of the second biggest event of the year - the World Matchplay. They are offering all darts fans a completely free £5 bet!

  • £20bonus
    6.
    £20 free bet

    Place a first bet of just £10 and you'll get £20 in free bets credited to your account.

  • £5bonus
    7.
    £5 free every week from Skybet!

    All new customers at Sky Bet will get a £5 free bet each week simply for betting with Skybet and their newly launched Skybet Free Bet Club. All you have to do is bet a fiver each week to get a free fiver! That's £260 free in just one year...nice one!

  • £50bonus
    8.
    £50 free at Sportingbet

    Sportingbet offer exclusive outright markets on all non-televised PDC ProTour events. They have a generous welcome bonus of up to £50. Use the promotional code MAXIMUMBONUS when you sign up.

  • £10>30bonus
    9.
    Bet £10 Get £30 Free

    Register an account with Betfair and bet £10 and you will receive £30 in free bets. That's a 300% bonus!

  • £30bonus
    10.
    Free £30 when you join Betfred

    Register with Betfred.com today for a free £30 bet when you stake a £10 first bet. Also enjoy regular darts promotions from the Bonus King and superb darts betting markets.

  • £10bonus
    11.
    Free £10 bet using MAXIMUMBONUS

    Use promotion code MAXIMUMBONUS when you register with Stan James and claim a free £10 bet! Watch live darts online via your account!

  • £5 > £20bonus
    12.
    Bet £5 and get £20 free

    Place a first bet of just £5, and Winner will reward you with a £20 free bet to use on any sports market!

Bookmakers


Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

UK Open Live Stream Order of Play - Friday June 8

Darts' big guns enter the fray at the third round stage in true FA Cup style this evening alongside the 32 survivors from the opening night in Bolton.

Read more »