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Raging Bull Ends Title Drought With Birmingham Victory

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Terry Jenkins ended a three-year wait for a major tournament victory with a 6-3 win over Andy Hamilton to claim Saturday's UK Open Qualifying event Seven in Birmingham.

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The world number ten, appearing in his first ranking final for almost a year, claimed the £6,000 winner's cheque at the NIA Community Hall in Birmingham and produced some superb darts along the way.

He dropped only one leg in wins over Paul Rowley and Jon Bott in the opening two rounds before defeating nine dart hero Kim Huybrechts 6-4 despite the Belgian hitting a nine-dart finish.

Jenkins then saw off Colin Osborne 6-1 and defeated Colin Lloyd 6-2 to reach the semi-finals, where he held off a Dave Chisnall fightback to win 6-5.

Jenkins led throughout in the final against Hamilton, winning the first leg with an 80 finish before punishing seven missed doubles from his opponent to lead 2-0.

The pair traded 180s as Jenkins won the third in 13 darts, before Hamilton posted double 16 to get off the mark in leg four.

Double 19 gave Jenkins the fifth, with Hamilton posting another 180 in a 14-darter to take his second leg of the match before the Ledbury man replied in 14 darts to move 5-2 up.

Hamilton opened the next with five perfect darts in scores of 177 and 140, before he took out 120 for a 12-darter to stay in the game.

The pair then traded 180s in leg nine, but Jenkins proved the stronger and finished double ten to secure the triumph, his first since winning the Bobby Bourn Memorial Players Championship in January 2009.

"It feels really good," said Jenkins. "I'm feeling a lot more comfortable within myself and I came here this weekend confident that I could win one of these events.

"I came here in the right frame of mind, and slowed my game down again to play at my pace, and it seemed to work. It's a win that I really needed."

Hamilton was chasing his first ranking title since 2007 but had to settle for the £3,000 runner-up prize in his first ProTour final for almost two years.

The Stoke ace, in the midst of the Premier League Play-off battle, took victories over Scottish pair Gary Anderson and Robert Thornton in Birmingham, as well as seeing off Kevin Painter 6-3 in a dress rehearsal for their decisive clash in Newcastle on Thursday.

Painter's run included a fine comeback win over Dean Winstanley after he dropped only three legs in his first three games, as he went on to reach his first semi-final of 2012.

Chisnall was the day's other semi-finalist, as the emerging star from St Helens defeated World Champion Adrian Lewis, former World Championship finalists Mark Dudbridge and Kirk Shepherd, Andy Smith and young duo James Hubbard and Shaun Griffiths.

Huybrechts' nine-darter earned him a £400 bonus as he achieved a perfect leg for the first time since turning professional last year, with the achievement also being the 11th in a PDC event so far in 2012.

Sunday sees the eighth and final UK Open Qualifier held in Birmingham, with the leading 96 players (plus ties) then qualifying to compete in the UK Open televised finals in Bolton next month.

Speedy Services UK Open Qualifier Seven Results
Saturday May 5

Preliminary Round
Michael Smith 6-4 Ted Hankey 
Stuart White 6-5 Fred Smith
Toon Greebe 6-1 Mike Veitch
Barrie Bates 6-5 Mark Frost
Adrian Lewis 6-3 Michael Barnard
James Hubbard 6-4 Mark Jones
Mark Walsh 6-2 Steven Pearson
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Mark Dudbridge
Kirk Shepherd 6-1 Tom Jones 
Lee Whitworth 6-5 Ashley Holgate
Richie Howson 6-1 Ian Moss
Peter Evison 6-4 Matthew Edgar
Jelle Klaasen 6-0 Stefanie Luck
Andy Relf 6-4 Keegan Brown 
Mick Todd 6-2 Andy Firth
Alex Roy 6-5 Paul Nicholson 
Vincent van der Voort 6-0 Daniel Bunker 
John Turnbull 6-3 Mark Stephenson 
Justin Pipe 6-2 Stephen Hardy
James Wade 6-3 Matt Clark 
Dave Honey 6-5 Adam Hunt
Joey Palfreyman 6-2 Nigel Heydon 
Mervyn King 6-3 Steve Evans 
Chris Thompson 6-5 Dennis Smith
Connie Finnan 6-2 Steve West
Patrick Pace 6-2 Keith Rooney 
Philip Wathen 6-4 Peter Hughes 
John Bowles 6-2 Dave Ladley 
Kim Huybrechts 6-0 Les Wallace 
Gary Butcher 6-2 Tony Tasker
Peter Wright 6-0 Neville Roberts 
Keith Stephen 6-5 Wayne Atwood
Steve Farmer 6-2 Geoff Whitworth
Colin Osborne 6-5 Antonio Alcinas 
Michael Rosenauer 6-2 Adrian Bolitho
Dennis Priestley 6-4 Liam Kelly 
Mark Webster 6-0 Paul Barham
Wes Newton 6-4 Steve Brown
Mark Lawrence 6-1 Nathan Richards 
Aaron Turner 6-4 Jim Walker 
Nigel Birch 6-3 Matthew Tedstone
Robert Thornton 6-2 Craig Pope
Gary Anderson 6-5 Andrew Cornwall
Co Stompe 6-5 Steve Hine
Daniel Starkey 6-2 Matthew Dicken
Ian White 6-5 Adrian Gray 
Richie Walsh 6-1 Dave Kelly
Dyson Parody 6-2 Ian Jopling
Stuart Kellett 6-4 Mick McGowan 
Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Johnny Haines
Peter Hudson 6-5 Reece Robinson
Andy Turnbull 6-2 Matthew Waddoups 
Martyn Turner 6-5 Steven Barrow
Simon Whitlock 6-0 Lee White
Ronnie Baxter 6-2 Chris Aubrey
Mark Hylton 6-4 Ross Smith 
Scott Rand 6-0 Wayne Jones 
Andrew Gilding 6-1 Joe Cullen
Adam Smith-Neale 6-1 Damien Sherwood 
Kevin Painter 6-5 Gino Vos
Prakash Jiwa 6-1 Ryan Harrington
Jamie Lewis 6-4 Andrew Hibbert
Brendan Dolan 6-2 Dave Smith
Brian Woods 6-2 Andrew Palmer 
Bernd Roith 6-0 Danny Summers 
Darren Johnson 6-4 John Henderson 

First Round
John Scott 6-3 Nick Fullwell 
Michael Smith 6-4 James Thompson 
Toon Greebe 6-3 Stuart White 
Adrian Lewis 6-3 Barrie Bates 
John Part 6-4 Andy Pearce
Andy Smith 6-1 Lee Butler
James Hubbard 6-1 Mark Walsh
Dave Chisnall 6-4 Kirk Shepherd
Shaun Griffiths 6-3 Jerry Hendriks 
Anthony Littleton 6-4 Wayne Pepper
Richie Howson 6-4 Lee Whitworth 
Jelle Klaasen 6-1 Peter Evison 
Devon Petersen 6-2 Christopher Dale
Andy Brown 6-2 Karl Forrington
Mick Todd 6-2 Andy Relf 
Alex Roy 6-4 Vincent van der Voort
Colin Lloyd 6-4 Darrell Claydon
Andy Jenkins 6-2 John Turnbull
James Wade 6-5 Justin Pipe
Dave Honey 6-5 Joey Palfreyman
Daniel Day 6-2 Darren Williams
Paddy Meaney 6-5 Richie Burnett 
Mervyn King 6-2 Chris Thompson
Patrick Pace 6-4 Connie Finnan 
Jon Bott 6-0 Martin Perring 
Terry Jenkins 6-1 Paul Rowley
Philip Wathen 6-4 John Bowles
Kim Huybrechts 6-3 Gary Butcher
Chris Mason 6-0 Joe Thompson
Steve Beaton 6-0 Peter Manley 
Keith Stephen 6-0 Peter Wright
Colin Osborne 6-3 Steve Farmer 
Darren Webster 6-1 Gareth Pass
Alan Tabern 6-3 William O'Connor 
Michael Rosenauer 6-1 Dennis Priestley
Mark Webster 6-4 Wes Newton
Brandon Walsh 6-3 Roland Scholten 
Michael Mansell 6-3 Darren Whittingham 
Mark Lawrence 6-5 Aaron Turner
Robert Thornton 6-0 Nigel Birch 
Gaz Cousins 6-3 Dylan Duo
Joe Murnan 6-0 Aden Kirk
Gary Anderson 6-3 Co Stompe
Ian White 6-4 Daniel Starkey 
Magnus Caris 6-2 Matt Padgett 
Andy Hamilton 6-1 James Young
Dyson Parody 6-4 Richie Walsh
Stuart Kellett 6-4 Michael van Gerwen
James Richardson 6-2 Andrew Johnson 
Jamie Caven 6-5 Josh Jones
Peter Hudson 6-5 Andy Turnbull
Simon Whitlock 6-2 Martyn Turner 
Mareno Michels 6-2 Tony West
Arron Monk 6-3 Kevin McDine
Mark Hylton 6-4 Ronnie Baxter 
Andrew Gilding 6-3 Scott Rand 
Sam Hill 6-4 Michael Peel
Steve Grubb 6-3 Carlos Rodriguez
Kevin Painter 6-1 Adam Smith-Neale
Jamie Lewis 6-2 Prakash Jiwa 
Dean Winstanley 6-4 Steve Maish
Darren Latham 6-4 Denis Ovens
Brendan Dolan 6-4 Brian Woods
Darren Johnson 6-3 Bernd Roith 

Second Round
Michael Smith 6-3 John Scott 
Adrian Lewis 6-4 Toon Greebe 
Andy Smith 6-3 John Part 
Dave Chisnall 6-5 James Hubbard 
Shaun Griffiths 6-5 Anthony Littleton
Richie Howson 6-5 Jelle Klaasen
Devon Petersen 6-4 Andy Brown 
Alex Roy 6-5 Mick Todd
Colin Lloyd 6-4 Andy Jenkins
James Wade 6-2 Dave Honey
Daniel Day 6-3 Paddy Meaney
Mervyn King 6-1 Patrick Pace
Terry Jenkins 6-0 Jon Bott 
Kim Huybrechts 6-1 Philip Wathen 
Steve Beaton 6-3 Chris Mason 
Colin Osborne 6-1 Keith Stephen 
Darren Webster 6-3 Alan Tabern
Mark Webster 6-3 Michael Rosenauer 
Michael Mansell 6-3 Brandon Walsh 
Robert Thornton 6-2 Mark Lawrence 
Gaz Cousins 6-4 Joe Murnan
Gary Anderson 6-3 Ian White
Andy Hamilton 6-2 Magnus Caris 
Stuart Kellett 6-4 Dyson Parody 
Jamie Caven 6-1 James Richardson 
Simon Whitlock 6-3 Peter Hudson 
Mareno Michels 6-4 Arron Monk
Andrew Gilding 6-5 Mark Hylton 
Steve Grubb 6-5 Sam Hill 
Kevin Painter 6-0 Jamie Lewis
Dean Winstanley 6-4 Darren Latham
Brendan Dolan 6-1 Darren Johnson
Losers £200

Third Round
Adrian Lewis 6-5 Michael Smith 
Dave Chisnall 6-2 Andy Smith 
Shaun Griffiths 6-3 Richie Howson
Devon Petersen 6-1 Alex Roy
Colin Lloyd 6-0 James Wade
Mervyn King 6-3 Daniel Day 
Terry Jenkins 6-4 Kim Huybrechts - Kim Huybrechts hits nine-dart finish
Colin Osborne 6-4 Steve Beaton 
Mark Webster 6-4 Darren Webster 
Robert Thornton 6-4 Michael Mansell 
Gary Anderson 6-1 Gaz Cousins
Andy Hamiton 6-5 Stuart Kellett 
Simon Whitlock 6-5 Jamie Caven 
Andrew Gilding 6-2 Mareno Michels
Kevin Painter 6-2 Steve Grubb 
Dean Winstanley 6-2 Brendan Dolan
Losers £400

Fourth Round
Dave Chisnall 6-2 Adrian Lewis 
Shaun Griffiths 6-2 Devon Petersen
Colin Lloyd 6-1 Mervyn King
Terry Jenkins 6-1 Colin Osborne
Robert Thornton 6-5 Mark Webster 
Andy Hamilton 6-4 Gary Anderson 
Andrew Gilding 6-5 Simon Whitlock 
Kevin Painter 6-5 Dean Winstanley
Losers £600

Quarter-Finals
Dave Chisnall 6-3 Shaun Griffiths
Terry Jenkins 6-2 Colin Lloyd 
Andy Hamilton 6-2 Robert Thornton
Kevin Painter 6-3 Andrew Gilding 
Losers £1,000

Semi-Finals 
Terry Jenkins 6-5 Dave Chisnall
Andy Hamilton 6-3 Kevin Painter
Losers £2,000

Final
Terry Jenkins 6-3 Andy Hamilton
Winner £6,000
Runner-Up £3,000
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Raging Bull Ends Title Drought With Birmingham Victory

Terry Jenkins ended a three-year wait for a major tournament victory with a 6-3 win over Andy Hamilton to claim Saturday's UK Open Qualifying event Seven in Birmingham.

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