The UK Open returns for three days of darting madness in Minehead, with selected matches streamed live online. The unique…
The UK Open returns for three days of darting madness in Minehead, with selected matches streamed live online.
The unique multi-board tournament will see 160 players compete from March 6-8 at the Butlins Minehead Resort.
The field is comprised of current PDC Tour Card holders, Challenge Tour and Development Tour qualifiers and Rileys amateur qualifiers as they compete in an open draw format.
Players ranked 97-127 on the Order of Merit will start out in Round One alongside eight Challenge Tour qualifiers, eight Development Tour qualifiers and 16 amateur qualifiers.
Those winners join players ranked 65-96 in the Second Round, before those ranked 33-64 enter in Round Three and those ranked 1-32 enter in Round Four.
Nathan Aspinall is the defending champion after securing a fairy-tale first major title with a 170 checkout to defeat Rob Cross 11-5 in last year final.
There have been ten different winners and 16 different runners-up since the tournament was introduced back in 2003.
This year’s UK Open will the first to feature more than one female participant after Lisa Ashton qualified automatically as a Tour Card holder and Fallon Sherrock came through the Rileys qualifier in Wolverhampton.
World number one Michael van Gerwen is bidding for a third UK Open title, while Gary Anderson, James Wade, Peter Wright, Adrian Lewis and Robert Thornton are the other previous champions in action.
The tournament runs from March 6-8, with all matches streamed live in the UK and various other regions.
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How to watch UK Open Darts live online
1) Go to Bet365.com via this special link
2) Register an account and make a first deposit up to £100 to receive up to £100 in Bet Credits (18+ only, T&Cs apply)
3) Once registered, go to the sports homepage and select ‘live streaming’ from the top menu
4) The live streaming window will open, choose ‘Darts’ from the list and select the match in progress