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James Wade is the defending champion but will face tough competition from a field of almost 200 (credit: Lawrence Lustig/ PDC)
The field of 96 professional qualifiers for the 2012 'FA Cup of Darts' has been confirmed following the final qualifying event held in Birmingham.   

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Dart's most famous televised open event returns from June 7-10 at the Reebok Satdium in Bolton with world's top players pitched alongside a series of amateur qualifiers all looking to make a name for themselves on the big stage.

The cut off for the event was made on Sunday evening following the last of the eight PDC professional qualifiers and saw 96 players secure their spot in the £200,000 event.

They will be joined by a further 64 qualifiers who have come through events held in Speedy Services venues and Rileys clubs nationwide over the past few months.

Raymond van Barneveld tops the order of merit having earned an impressive £14,000 from just four events, closely followed by Wes Newton with £13,800 from all eight events, including victory in the final qualifying event.

Phil Taylor will be bidding for a fifth UK Open title and will undoubtedly head into the event as the favourite following a rampant Premier League campaign.

James Wade will start his title defence in the first round on opening night after missing out on a top 32 finish; The Machine however found himself in the same position last year and went on to lift the title.

Darting villain Ted Hankey will make his long awaited PDC debut in the event on opening night after finishing in 71st; The Count is sure to be featured on the main stage and will be out to prove he has what it takes to cut it in the big time.

Fellow newcomers Dean Winstanley, Stuart Kellett and Tony West will also make their debuts and are joined by a host of fearless youngsters such as James Hubbard, Adam Hunt and Shaun Griffiths.

A number of high calibre players have also booked their place in the main event via the Rileys qualifiers, including former World Championship Semi-Finalist and Grand Prix runner-up Shayne Burgess, as well as BDO England international and highly rated county player Glen Durrant.
   
Notable absentees include 2005 World Championship finalist Mark Dudbridge, 2008 world finalist Kirk Shepherd and veteran Swede Magnus Caris, who all failed to make the cut of £600 from the eight events. 

The event is renowned for it's open draw after the completion of each round, meaning any ties are possible at any stage of the competition.

Sponsors Speedy Services also hosted challenge events at seven of their bases, resulting in a host of their employees being handed a chance to take on the top stars.

A host of Rileys qualifying events are still to be staged to determine the final remaining places.

UK Open 2012 Professional qualifiers

Top 32 (to enter at third round stage)

Pos   Name        Country    Events   Prize money
1 van Barneveld, Raymond Netherlands 4 £14,000
2 Newton, Wesley England 8 £13,800
3 Taylor, Phil England 2 £12,000
4 Jenkins, Terry England 8 £8,400
5 Smith, Andy England 8 £8,200
6 van Gerwen, Michael Netherlands 8 £7,400
7 Dolan, Brendan Northern Ireland 8 £6,600
8 Pipe, Justin England 8 £6,200
9 Whitlock, Simon Australia 8 £6,200
10 Hamilton, Andy England 8 £5,200
11 Huybrechts,Kim Belgium 8 £5,200
12 Chisnall,Dave England 8 £5,000
13 Winstanley, Dean England 8 £4,600
14 Lloyd, Colin England 8 £4,200
15 van der Voort, Vincent Netherlands 8 £4,200
16 Thornton, Robert Scotland 8 £4,000
17 White, Ian England 8 £3,800
18 Smith, Michael England 8 £3,800
19 Smith, Dennis England 8 £3,800
20 Painter, Kevin England 8 £3,600
21 Caven, Jamie England 8 £3,600
22 Cullen, Joe England 8 £3,400
23 Jones, Mark England 8 £3,400
24 Priestley, Dennis England 6 £3,200
25 Lewis, Adrian England 6 £3,000
26 Hubbard,James England 8 £3,000
27 Burnett, Richie Wales 7 £2,800
28 Webster, Darren England 8 £2,800
29 Howson, Richie England 7 £2,600
30 Anderson, Gary Scotland 7 £2,400
31 Part, John Canada 8 £2,400
32 Dowling, Kevin England 7 £2,400

33-96 (to enter in round one on opening night)

33 Jiwa,Prakash India 8 £2,400
34 Griffiths,Shaun England 8 £2,200
35 Osborne, Colin England 8 £2,200
36 Scholten, Roland Netherlands 8 £2,200
37 Baxter, Ronnie England 8 £2,200
38 Hylton, Mark England 8 £2,000
39 Gilding, Andrew England 8 £2,000
40 Wade, James England 5 £2,000
41 Klaasen, Jelle Netherlands 8 £2,000
42 Roy, Alex England 8 £1,800
43 Wright, Peter Scotland 8 £1,800
44 White,Stuart England 8 £1,800
45 Petersen,Devon RSA 8 £1,800
46 Hudson, Peter England 8 £1,800
47 Haines, Johnny England 8 £1,800
48 Johnson, Darren England 8 £1,600
49 Webster, Mark Wales 8 £1,600
50 Kellett, Stuart England 8 £1,600
51 Stephen, Keith J Scotland 8 £1,600
52 Walsh, Mark England 8 £1,600
53 O’Connor, William Ireland 8 £1,600
54 Richardson,James England 8 £1,400
55 Alcinas, Antonio Spain 8 £1,400
56 Walker, Jim Scotland 7 £1,400
57 King, Mervyn England 8 £1,400
58 Tabern, Alan England 8 £1,400
59 Mansell,Micky Northern Ireland 8 £1,400
60 Brown,Andy England 8 £1,400
61 Edgar,Matthew England 8 £1,400
62 Rand, Scott England 8 £1,400
63 Stompé, Co Netherlands 8 £1,200
64 Michels, Mareno Netherlands 8 £1,200
65 Clark, Matt England 8 £1,200
66 Monk, Arron England 8 £1,200
67 Jones, Wayne England 8 £1,200
68 Nicholson, Paul Australia 8 £1,200
69 Henderson,John Scotland 8 £1,200
70 Temple, Terry England 5 £1,200
71 Hankey, Ted England 8 £1,200
72 Beaton, Steve England 8 £1,000
72 Cornwall, Andrew England 6 £1,000
72 Farmer, Steve England 8 £1,000
72 Heydon, Nigel England 8 £1,000
72 Hunt,Adam England 6 £1,000
72 Kelly, Liam England 8 £1,000
72 Lewis,Jamie Wales 8 £1,000
72 Palfreyman, Joey England 8 £1,000
72 Parody, Dyson Gibraltar 8 £1,000
72 Smith, Ross England 8 £1,000
72 Smith-Neale,Adam England 8 £1,000
72 Vos, Gino Netherlands 8 £1,000
72 Woods,Brian England 8 £1,000
85 Cousins, Gareth England 8 £800
85 Finnan,Connie Ireland 8 £800
85 Gray, Adrian England 8 £800
85 Hill, Sam England 8 £800
85 Jenkins, Andy England 2 £800
85 Jones, Josh England 8 £800
85 Ladley, Dave England 8 £800
85 Littleton, Anthony England 8 £800
85 McDine, Kevin England 8 £800
85 Roith, Bernd Germany 8 £800
85 Stephenson, Mark England 8 £800
96 Barnard, Michael England 8 £600
96 Bott, Jon England 2 £600
96 Bowles, John England 6 £600
96 Brown, Steve England 8 £600
96 Crawley,Jason England 5 £600
96 Evans, Steve Wales 8 £600
96 Frost,Mark England 8 £600
96 Greebe,Toon Netherlands 8 £600
96 Hardy, Stephen England 8 £600
96 Hendriks, Jerry Netherlands 8 £600
96 Hine, Steve England 8 £600
96 Lawrence, Mark England 8 £600
96 Maish, Steve England 8 £600
96 Murnan, Joe England 8 £600
96 Ovens, Denis England 8 £600
96 Scott, John England 8 £600
96 Sherwood, Damien England 8 £600
96 Todd.Mick England 8 £600
96 West, Tony England 8 £600

The Speedy Qualifiers are:
Name Speedy Venue
Alan Casey Brighton
Bob Crawley Brighton
Gary Ettridge Brighton
Jon Jukes         Brighton
Paul Amos Dartford
Michael Wiles Dartford
Thomas Sandwell Dartford
Dave Solly       Dartford
Ryan Murray Inverness
Andy Murray Inverness
Nicky Denoon Inverness
Craig McCaskill Inverness
Danny Dutson Leeds
Mick Hayward Leeds
Steve Service Leeds
Steve Mason Stoke
Paul Whitworth Stoke
David Pallett Stoke
Paul Harvey Stoke
Lee Russell Cardiff
Steve Werrett Cardiff
Paul Boulton Cardiff
Jon Farmer Cardiff
Glen Miller Cardiff
Ben Johnson Haydock
Paul Critchley Haydock
Andy Melling Haydock
Mark Kelly Haydock
Mark Spencer Haydock
Darrin Pugh Haydock
Kirk Gordon Haydock
Stuart Daniels Haydock

The Rileys Qualifiers are:
Name Rileys Club
Mark Layton Cardiff
Kevin Simm Chester
Jamie Robinson Colchester
Jamie Ellam Lincoln
Glen Durrant Middlesbrough
Andy Parsons Bristol
Dan Russell Gillingham
Tom Gregory Hull
Shayne Burgess London Victoria
Tony Cooper Manchester Chorlton
David Dodds Sunderland
Mark Barilli Coatbridge
Rob Hawker Oxford
Ben Burton Twickenham
Gus Santana     Edinburgh
John Nelson Norwich
Dean Stewart Worcester
May-12 Basildon
May-12 Bolton
May-12 Brighton
May-12 Burton-on-Trent
May-12 Leicester
May-12 Taunton
May-12 Wolverhampton
May-13 Chesterfield
May-13 Coventry
May-13 Nottingham
May-13 Reading
May-13 Stevenage
May-13 Wigan
May-19 Aberdeen
May-20 Stirling
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PDC UK Open Darts 2012 Full List of Qualifiers

The field of 96 professional qualifiers for the 2012 'FA Cup of Darts' has been confirmed following the final qualifying event held in Birmingham.   

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