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PDC UK Open Qualifiers 7/8 Birmingham Preview

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Almost 200 players will head to the second city this weekend for the final two 2012 UK Open qualifying events.

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The two events offer £35,000 in prize money each and will be held in the Community Hall at the NIA in Birmingham on Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6.

Following the tournaments, the top 96 players (plus ties) from the UK Open Order of Merit will qualify to compete in the Speedy Services UK Open televised finals at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton from June 7-10.

The 96 successful qualifiers will be joined by a further 32 amateur qualifiers from the events that have been staged at Rileys and Speedy venues across the country in the last few months.

The current cut-off for 96th place is £600, with a further 18 players all on £400, desperate to pick up prize money if they are to challenge for a Bolton spot.

Notable entrants include world champion Adrian Lewis, defending champion James Wade, Premier League champion Gary Anderson and last week's Austrian Open winner Justin Pipe.

PDC newcomer Ted Hankey sampled the atmosphere in the crowd at the NIA on Thursday during the Premier League week night and will be out to rubber stamp his appearance in his first major televised event with a good run this weekend. 

Raymond van Barneveld, who tops the UK Open order of merit having earned £14,000, opts out of the double header along with Phil Taylor who also long secured his place in 'The FA Cup of Darts'.

Saturday's tournament features 195 players, with 198 set to take part in Sunday's final Qualifier.

The open, non-seeded draw will be conducted at 12pm each day, with all matches played over the best of 11 legs.

Speedy Services UK Open Qualifiers Seven and Eight Entry List

Antonio Alcinas
Gary Anderson
Wayne Atwood
Chris Aubrey
Paul Barham
Michael Barnard
Steven Barrow
Barrie Bates
Ronnie Baxter
Steve Beaton
Nigel Birch
Adrian Bolitho
Jon Bott
John Bowles
Andy Brown
Keegan Brown
Steve Brown
Daniel Bunker
Richie Burnett
Gary Butcher
Lee Butler
Magnus Caris
Jamie Caven
Dave Chisnall
Matt Clark
Darrell Claydon
Andrew Cornwall
Gaz Cousins
Joe Cullen
Christopher Dale
Daniel Day
Matthew Dicken
Brendan Dolan
Mark Dudbridge
Dylan Duo
Matthew Edgar
Steve Evans
Peter Evison
Steve Farmer
Connie Finnan
Andy Firth
Karl Forrington
Mark Frost
Nick Fullwell
Andrew Gilding
Adrian Gray
Toon Greebe
Shaun Griffiths
Steve Grubb
Johnny Haines
Andy Hamilton
Ted Hankey
Stephen Hardy
Ryan Harrington
John Henderson
Jerry Hendriks
Nigel Heydon
Andrew Hibbert
Sam Hill
Steve Hine
Wilfried Hoberg
Ashley Holgate
Dave Honey
Richie Howson
James Hubbard
Peter Hudson
Peter Hughes
Adam Hunt
Kim Huybrechts
Mark Hylton
Andy Jenkins
Terry Jenkins
Prakash Jiwa
Darren Johnson
Andrew Johnson
Josh Jones
Mark Jones
Tom Jones
Wayne Jones
Ian Jopling
Stuart Kellett
Dave Kelly
Liam Kelly
Mervyn King
Aden Kirk
Jelle Klaasen
David Ladley
Darren Latham
Mark Lawrence
Adrian Lewis
Jamie Lewis
Anthony Littleton
Colin Lloyd
Stefanie Luck
Steve Maish
Peter Manley
Michael Mansell
Chris Mason
Kevin McDine
Mick McGowan
Paddy Meaney
Mareno Michels
Arron Monk
Ian Moss
Joe Murnan
Wes Newton
Paul Nicholson
William O'Connor
Colin Osborne
Denis Ovens
Patrick Pace
Matt Padgett
Kevin Painter
Joey Palfreyman
Andrew Palmer
Dyson Parody
John Part
Gareth Pass
Andy Pearce
Steven Pearson
Michael Peel
Wayne Pepper
Martin Perring
Devon Petersen
Justin Pipe
Craig Pope
Dennis Priestley
Scott Rand
Andy Relf
Nathan Richards
James Richardson
Neville Roberts
Reece Robinson
Carlos Rodriguez
Bernd Roith
Keith Rooney
Michael Rosenauer
Paul Rowley
Alex Roy
Roland Scholten
John Scott
Kirk Shepherd
Damien Sherwood
Andy Smith
Dave Smith
Dennis Smith
Fred Smith
Michael Smith
Ross Smith
Adam Smith-Neale
Daniel Starkey
Keith Stephen
Mark Stephenson
Co Stompe
Danny Summers
Alan Tabern
Tony Tasker
Matthew Tedstone
Chris Thompson
James Thompson
Joe Thompson
Robert Thornton
Mick Todd
Andy Turnbull
John Turnbull
Aaron Turner
Martyn Turner
Vincent van der Voort
Michael van Gerwen
Mike Veitch
Gino Vos
Matthew Waddoups
James Wade
Jim Walker
Les Wallace
Brandon Walsh
Mark Walsh
Richie Walsh
Philip Wathen
Darren Webster
Mark Webster
Steve West
Tony West
Ian White
Lee White
Stuart White
Simon Whitlock
Darren Whittingham
Geoff Whitworth
Lee Whitworth
Darren Williams
Dean Winstanley
Brian Woods
Peter Wright
James Young

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PDC UK Open Qualifiers 7/8 Birmingham Preview

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