PDC Order of Merit following the 2022 UK Open | Wright becomes world number one

Peter Wright has become PDC world number one for the first time in his career following the 2022 UK Open in Minehead.

Wright, the reigning World Champion and World Matchplay winner, has ended Gerwyn Price’s 14-month reign at the top of the PDC Order of Merit.

Price needed to reach the final of the UK Open and better Wright’s run in order to maintain top spot, but his Quarter-Final defeat to Michael Smith saw the crowning of a new world number one.

Wright, who lost out to William O’Connor in the Last 16 in Minehead, becomes the 11th different number one since the formation of the WDC/PDC in 1992.

The colourful Scot holds a slender £21,000 lead over Price on the Order of Merit and the pair are expected to become embroiled in a tussle for top spot throughout the season, before the Welshman heads to Ally Pally to defend his £500,000 winner’s prize money from 2021.

A significant weekend of change at the top end of the world rankings also saw Michael van Gerwen drop two places to fifth – his lowest position in a decade.

Van Gerwen was initially leapfrogged by James Wade – who moves up to third, before Smith’s run to the final saw him climb into fourth spot.

Meanwhile, Danny Noppert’s fairy-tale triumph sees him climb seven places to 12th, entering the world’s top 16 for the second time after picking up his first PDC major ranking title.

Noppert becomes the second highest ranked Dutchman and is now in pole position to partner MVG at the World Cup of Darts for the second time.

Noppert’s rise means former UK Open champion Nathan Aspinall drops out of the world’s top 16, falling two places to 17th.

Damon Heta’s run to the Quarter-Finals in Minehead sees him climb four places to 23rd, moving above Simon Whitlock to become the highest ranked Australian in the PDC.

O’Connor, who reached his first major ranking Semi-Final at the weekend, is up three places to 34th, while fellow Irishman Keane Barry surges 14 places to 52nd after also reaching his first televised ranking Semi-Final.

Croatia’s Boris Krcmar is up six places to 53rd after reaching the Last 16, while Andy Boulton and Steve West drop four and five places to 57th and 60th respectively.

Martin Schinder climbs back into the world’s top 64 at the expense of Max Hopp and Mike De Decker, while Sebastian Bialecki’s dream run to the Quarter-Finals sees him enter the PDC Order of Merit as world number 81 despite not holding a Tour Card.

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PDC Order of Merit following the 2022 UK Open

Position Name Prize Money
1 Peter Wright £1,190,250
2 Gerwyn Price £1,169,000
3 James Wade £571,000
4 Michael Smith £569,750
5 Michael van Gerwen £550,250
6 Gary Anderson £472,500
7 Jose de Sousa £435,500
8 Jonny Clayton £411,750
9 Dimitri Van den Bergh £411,250
10 Rob Cross £347,000
11 Joe Cullen £336,500
12 Danny Noppert £325,500
13 Krzysztof Ratajski £297,000
14 Dave Chisnall £294,250
15 Dirk van Duijvenbode £268,250
16 Ryan Searle £262,750
17 Nathan Aspinall £260,500
18 Mervyn King £238,250
19 Luke Humphries £238,000
20 Stephen Bunting £220,750
21 Gabriel Clemens £206,750
22 Daryl Gurney £204,500
23 Damon Heta £202,000
24 Simon Whitlock £199,250
25 Brendan Dolan £198,500
26 Devon Petersen £194,000
27 Ian White £190,500
28 Mensur Suljovic £185,750
29 Callan Rydz £182,250
30 Vincent van der Voort £180,000
31 Glen Durrant £160,500
32 Chris Dobey £150,250
33 Ross Smith £140,250
34 William O’Connor £127,500
35 Ryan Joyce £126,750
36 Kim Huybrechts £126,500
37 Jermaine Wattimena £115,750
38 Ricky Evans £106,000
39 Martijn Kleermaker £101,500
40 Adrian Lewis £100,000
41 Jamie Hughes £96,250
42 Adam Hunt £86,000
43 Darius Labanauskas £84,500
44 Steve Lennon £80,250
45 Jason Lowe £78,000
46 Madars Razma £75,250
47 Jeffrey de Zwaan £75,250
48 Luke Woodhouse £73,000
49 Alan Soutar £71,500
50 Maik Kuivenhoven £68,250
51 Ron Meulenkamp £68,000
52 Keane Barry £67,250
53 Boris Krcmar £62,000
54 Steve Beaton £61,750
55 Ryan Meikle £58,000
56 Raymond van Barneveld £58,000
57 Andy Boulton £57,500
58 William Borland £56,250
59 Jeff Smith £55,500
60 Steve West £54,250
61 Keegan Brown £54,000
62 Florian Hempel £53,500
63 Martin Schindler £53,000
64 Ritchie Edhouse £52,000
65 Max Hopp £50,500
66 Mike De Decker £49,750
67 John Henderson £44,750
68 Lewy Williams £41,750
69 Scott Mitchell £39,500
70 Joe Murnan £38,750
71 Jason Heaver £35,750
72 Adam Gawlas £23,250
73 Boris Koltsov £23,000
74 Niels Zonneveld £21,750
75 Gordon Mathers £21,500
76 Martin Lukeman £15,750
77 Eddie Lovely £14,250
78 Peter Hudson £14,250
79 John Michael £14,250
80 Geert Nentjes £13,500
81 Sebastian Bialecki £12,500
82 Geert De Vos £11,250
83 Danny Baggish £9,750
84 Andrew Gilding £9,500
85 Berry van Peer £9,000
86 Jon Worsley £8,500
87 Jack Main £8,500
88 John Brown £8,000
89 Connor Scutt £7,000
90 Zoran Lerchbacher £7,000
91 Brian Raman £6,000
92 Lee Evans £6,000
93 David Evans £6,000
94 Brett Claydon £5,750
95 Krzysztof Kciuk £5,500
96 Kevin Doets £5,000
97 Scott Waites £4,750
98 Scott Williams £4,750
99 Jake Jones £4,250
100 Jim Williams £4,000
101 Cameron Menzies £4,000
102 Danny Jansen £3,750
103 Stephen Burton £3,750
104 George Killington £3,250
105 Niko Springer £3,000
106 John O’Shea £3,000
107 Ross Montgomery £3,000
108 Radek Szaganski £2,750
109 Jamie Clark £2,750
110 Luc Peters £2,500
111 Damian Mol £2,250
112 Jose Justicia £2,250
113 Mario Vandenbogaerde £2,250
114 Rowby-John Rodriguez £2,250
115 Graham Hall £2,000
116 Jelle Klaasen £2,000
117 Fabian Schmutzler £2,000
118 Nico Kurz £2,000
119 Jim McEwan £2,000
120 Jimmy Hendriks £2,000
121 Richie Burnett £2,000
122 Ted Evetts £1,750
123 Darren Webster £1,500
124 Nathan Rafferty £1,500
125 Ricardo Pietreczko £1,500
126 Michael Unterbuchner £1,500
127 Danny Lauby £1,000
128 Kenny Neyens £1,000
129 Lukas Wenig £1,000
130 Ryan Harrington £1,000
131 Danny van Trijp £1,000
132 David Schlichting £1,000
133 Dennis Nilsson £1,000
134 Dragutin Horvat £1,000
135 Janos Vegso £1,000
136 Wayne Jones £1,000
137 Bradley Brooks £750
138 Jules van Dongen £750
139 Matt Campbell £750
140 Steve Haggerty £750
141 Tony Martinez £750
142 Nick Fullwell £750
143 Stu Wilson £750
144 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez £750

Danny Noppert secures maiden PDC major title at the 2022 UK Open

Danny Noppert claimed his first PDC major ranking title at the 2022 UK Open courtesy of a battling 11-10 victory over Michael Smith in the final.

A tense climax to the 158-player tournament saw both players vying to claim a televised ranking title for the first time, but it was Noppert who dug deep to secure a memorable triumph.

Having earlier overcome Gerwyn Price and Keane Barry, Smith looked set to claim the biggest win of his career when he went 10-9 up in the final, only for Noppert to battle back in a captivating climax.

The penultimate leg saw Smith miss a match dart at the bullseye for a 124 checkout, before Noppert pinned a crucial double four to hold throw and then fired in a 180 on his way to a 13-dart break to claim the title.

“I am over the moon, this is a special moment for me,” said Noppert, who had previously reached the BDO World Championship final at Lakeside.

“I can’t believe it; I have said before that I want to lift a trophy but I never thought it would be at such a big tournament like the UK Open.

“It was a hard game at the end of a long day, we both wanted to lift this trophy so much and neither of us played like we can.

“I think I can take big steps forward in my career now.”

Noppert, who became a father for the first time in February, climbs to 12th on the PDC Order of Merit courtesy of the £100,000 winner’s prize.

Having thrashed Dirk van Duijvenbode 10-2 on Saturday night, the 31-year-old eased past Damon Heta 10-5 in Sunday afternoon’s Quarter-Finals before battling back to edge out William O’Connor 11-9 in a hard-fought Semi-Final.

Smith, meanwhile, was left dejected after suffering an eighth consecutive defeat in a televised final, missing 20 darts at doubles in the final, including one for the title.

“I was absolute garbage,” admitted a raw Smith, who also suffered heartbreak in January’s World Championship final. “I’m trying too hard to win a tournament.

“I could have walked away with that 11-3, my doubles were so bad and my scoring was bad but fair play to Danny.

“It’s yet another final loss, it’s very hard to take.”

Premier League star Smith came close to a perfect weekend in Minehead, having hit a nine-darter on Stage Two on Saturday.

Despite the defeat, Smith moves up to fourth on the PDC Order of Merit, leapfrogging Michael van Gerwen.

Earlier in the day, Smith ended Price’s reign as world number one with a 10-7 Quarter-Final win over the Welshman, meaning Peter Wright moves top of the Order of Merit for the first time in his career.

Polish teenage talent Sebastian Bialecki, who started out in Round One, saw his fairy-tale run come to an end in the Last Eight as he went down 10-9 to William O’Connor after missing one match dart at double 15 for a 150 checkout in the deciding leg.

Ireland’s Keane Barry, 19, ended James Wade’s title defence in the Quarter-Finals with a 10-4 rout, while his fellow countryman O’Connor also exited at the Semi-Final stage as the pair enjoyed their most successful runs in individual televised events.

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UK Open 2022 – Day Three Results

Sunday March 6

Afternoon Session

Quarter-Finals
Keane Barry 10-4 James Wade
Sebastian Bialecki 9-10 William O’Connor
Danny Noppert 10-5 Damon Heta
Michael Smith 10-7 Gerwyn Price

Evening Session

Semi-Finals
Michael Smith 11-6 Keane Barry
Danny Noppert 11-9 William O’Connor

Final
Danny Noppert 11-10 Michael Smith

UK Open Darts 2022 | Day Three Preview and Order of Play

The 2022 UK Open draws to a close in Minehead on Sunday as the final eight face off for the right to be crowned the first major champion of the season.

Friday morning saw 158 players descend on the Butlins Minehead Resort, now just eight remain in the hunt for the £100,000 top prize.

With play having been held across eight stages during the first two days of the unique multi-board event, focus now shifts solely to the Main Stage, with the afternoon’s Quarter-Finals followed in the evening by the Semi-Finals and final.

The Last Eight line-up includes three Premier League stars, as well as five players appearing at this stage of the competition for the first time.

The opening tie of the day sees reigning UK Open champion James Wade take on 19-year-old Irish sensation Keane Barry.

Wade is bidding to become the fourth player to successfully defend this title as he bids for a fourth UK Open crown to move behind only Phil Taylor (5) in the roll of honour.

The 38-year-old has already climbed up to world number three as a result of his exploits this weekend and Michael van Gerwen’s early exit, and made a sensational return to the Main Stage by landing a nine-dart finish against Boris Krcmar in the Last 16 on Saturday night.

Barry, meanwhile, has enjoyed a landmark run to his first major Quarter-Final and is already guaranteed to climb at least 12 places to 54th in the Order of Merit as a result.

Making only his third appearance in the event, the teenage talent has dispatched David Evans, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Graham Hall, Niels Zonneveld and Ricky Evans en route to this stage and now faces the biggest match of his career to date.

Another emerging talent to have made the headlines this week is 18-year-old Sebastian Bialecki, and he takes to the Main Stage for the first time to face former World Cup finalist William O’Connor.

Sebastian Bialecki celebrates (Photo by Taylor Lanning/PDC)

Bialecki has enjoyed a remarkable run to the final day of action having started out in Round One on Friday afternoon, defeating Matt Campbell, Joe Murnan, Keegan Brown, Ritchie Edhouse, Ian White and Ryan Searle all on the outer boards.

The Polish star, who qualified as one of the top four players from the 2021 European Development Tour, has become only the third non-Tour Card Holder to reach the Quarter-Finals of this prestigious event.

He now faces another formidable test against the unflappable Irishman – who also finds himself in uncharted territory after pulling off a sensational scalp of World Champion Peter Wright in the Last 16.

O’Connor, the world number 37, has also come through last-leg deciders against Connor Scutt and Stephen Bunting this weekend and is now eyeing a place in his first major ranking Semi-Final.

Another closely-matched tie between two first-time quarter-finalists sees world number 19 Danny Noppert take on new Australian number one Damon Heta.

Noppert, appearing in only his second tournament of the season after taking a break following the first of his first child, has powered his way into the Last Eight with a tournament average of 98, defeating Ryan Meikle, Devon Petersen and Dirk van Duijvenbode for the loss of only 13 legs.

The Dutch ace made the Semi-Finals of the Players Championship Finals here in 2018 and was also a semi-finalist in last year’s World Grand Prix.

Heta, on the other hand, has produced two terrific scalps on his way to the Quarter-Finals, defeating three-time champion Michael van Gerwen and reigning Premier League champion Jonny Clayton on a memorable Saturday for the 34-year-old.

The former Brisbane Masters champion and Players Championship event winner, who has leapfrogged Simon Whitlock to 23rd in the live Order of Merit, is now eyeing a place in his first PDC major ranking Semi-Final.

Arguably the best Quarter-Final comes last in the session as world number one Gerwyn Price faces two-time world finalist and fellow Premier League star Michael Smith.

Price is vying to claim his first UK Open title, having finished runner-up in 2017 and 2020, and faces the sub-plot of needing to reach the final in order to maintain the world number one spot.

Winner of the International Open title last weekend, ‘The Ice Man’ is enjoying a prolific spell of form, having also hit two nine-darters on his way to winning Night Three of the Premier League in Belfast.

The Welshman saw off Krzysztof Ratajski 10-5 in Round Four before being taken all the way to a deciding leg by Jamie Hughes, but was emphatic in thrashing Callan Rydz 10-3 with a 106 average in the Last 16.

Smith, who was beaten 6-3 by Price in the Quarter-Finals in Belfast, is looking to equal his best run in this competition, which came three years ago.

After his latest heartbreak in the World Championship final in January, ‘Bully Boy’ continues to chase down that elusive maiden major title, and is riding high after landing a magical nine-darter in his 10-9 win over Mensur Suljovic on Stage Two last night.

An open draw will be conducted live on stage for the evening’s Semi-Finals following the conclusion of the Quarter-Finals.

The action gets under way from 12.45pm GMT, with Quarter-Final ties to be contested over the best of 19 legs and Semi-Finals and final best of 21.

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UK Open 2022 Day Three Schedule of Play

Sunday March 6

Afternoon Session (12.45pm-5pm)

Quarter-Finals
Keane Barry v James Wade
Sebastian Bialecki v William O’Connor
Danny Noppert v Damon Heta
Michael Smith v Gerwyn Price

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)

Semi-Finals
Final

Wade and Smith landed nine-darters en route to UK Open Quarter-Finals

James Wade and Michael Smith produced nine-dart finishes on their way to reaching the Quarter-Finals of the 2022 UK Open in Minehead on Saturday.

Reigning champion Wade raised the roof on the Main Stage with a perfect leg in his 10-8 defeat of Boris Krcmar in the Last 16, having earlier seen off Ron Meulenkamp.

Wade, who moves up to third in the Order of Merit after Michael van Gerwen’s Fifth Round exit to Damon Heta, said: “It was never in doubt in my mind, I was never not going to hit that nine-darter.

“Every dart was middle of the bed; when they’re going in like that you feel like you can’t miss.

“It’s nice to be world number three but it’s not the be all and end all, we play a lot of darts so the rankings change all the time.”

Just minutes after Wade’s nine-darter, Smith replicated the feat on Stage Two in his dramatic 10-9 win over Mensur Suljovic – who was celebrating his 50th birthday.

The two-time world finalist began the day by defeating German number one Gabriel Clemens 10-8 and has been drawn to face world number one Gerwyn Price in Sunday’s Quarter-Finals.

Price put down a marker with a 106.6 average in a 10-3 demolition of Callan Rydz in the Last 16, a stark contrast to his battling 10-9 win over Jamie Hughes earlier in the day.

“It’s going to be a tough game against Michael, but I’m playing well and looking forward to it,” admitted Price.

“That’s the joy of this tournament, the big names fall and you never know who you could be playing next.

“But it doesn’t matter to me who’s gone out because I felt confident of going all the way regardless.”

While the afternoon session saw three-time champion Van Gerwen suffer an early exit at the hands of in-form Heta, Peter Wright fell at the Last 16 hurdle as he went down 10-7 to William O’Connor.

Despite the loss, Wright remains in line to become world number one for the first time in his career unless Price reaches the final on Sunday.

O’Connor’s landmark victory means two Irish players will feature the Quarter-Finals of the UK Open for the first time, as 19-year-old Keane Barry also enjoyed a memorable day in his career.

Barry produced a stunning 121 checkout in the deciding leg to defeat Niels Zonneveld in the Last 32 before powering past Ricky Evans 10-5 in the evening session.

His reward is a Quarter-Final show-down with defending champion Wade on the Main Stage on Sunday afternoon.

Barry will be joined in the Last Eight by another teenage sensation in Sebastian Bialecki, after the Polish talent took the scalps of Ian White and Ryan Searle to continue his fairy-tale weekend.

Bialecki, who started out in the First Round on Friday morning, held his nerve to deny White in a last-leg shoot-out before dispatching world number 16 Searle 10-6 in the Last 16.

“I am really happy to be in the quarter-finals of this difficult tournament,” said Bialecki, who becomes only the third non-Tour Card Holder to reach the Quarter-Finals.

“I’m trying to play my best and take the opportunities that my great opponents have given me.”

Heta enjoyed two of the biggest wins of his career, backing up a 10-4 scalp of MVG with a 10-8 success over Premier League champion Jonny Clayton to become the highest ranked Australian on the Order of Merit in the process.

Danny Noppert fended off a late fightback from Devon Petersen in the Last 32 before dominating fellow-Dutchman Dirk van Duijvenbode 10-2 to coast into the Quarter-Finals.

At the conclusion of Sunday afternoon’s Quarter-Finals, the draw will be made for the Semi-Finals – which will take place in the evening along with the final.

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UK Open 2022 – Day Two Results

Saturday March 5

Afternoon Session

Last 32

Main Stage
Ryan Searle 10-8 Dimitri van den Bergh
Damon Heta 10-4 Michael van Gerwen
Peter Wright 10-5 Simon Whitlock
Jamie Hughes 9-10 Gerwyn Price

Stage Two
Danny Noppert 10-8 Devon Petersen
Gabriel Clemens 8-10 Michael Smith
Jonny Clayton 10-1 Jose de Sousa
Ron Meulenkamp 3-10 James Wade

Stage Three
Dave Chisnall 4-10 Boris Krcmar
Dirk van Duijvenbode 10-4 Martin Schindler
Niels Zonneveld 9-10 Keane Barry
Callan Rydz 10-2 Vincent van der Voort

Stage Four
Scott Waites 8-10 Ricky Evans
Mensur Suljovic 10-8 Geert Nentjes
Ian White 9-10 Sebastian Bialecki
William O’Connor 10-9 Stephen Bunting

Evening Session

Last 16

Main Stage
Danny Noppert 10-2 Dirk van Duijvenbode
James Wade 10-8 Boris Krcmar – *Wade hits a nine-darter*
Peter Wright 7-10 William O’Connor
Gerwyn Price 10-3 Callan Rydz

Stage Two
Ricky Evans 5-10 Keane Barry
Ryan Searle 6-10 Sebastian Bialecki
Mensur Suljovic 9-10 Michael Smith – *Smith hits a nine-darter*
Damon Heta 10-8 Jonny Clayton

UK Open Darts 2022 | Day Two Preview and Order of Play

The 2022 UK Open enters its business end in Minehead on Saturday with the Fifth Round and Last 16 ties contested over two sessions.

A frenetic opening day of the prestigious multi-board major saw the opening four rounds take place across eight stages at the Butlins Minehead Resort.

The field has already been whittled down from 158 players to just 32, with the world’s top five among those left standing, as well as six players entering uncharted territory at this stage of the competition.

The afternoon session plays host to the Fifth Round ties held across four stages, with the Main Stage action kicking off with a clash between world number nine Dimitri van den Bergh and world number 16 Ryan Searle.

Van den Bergh enjoyed a blistering start to the weekend by thrashing Daryl Gurney 10-2 with a 104 average, while Searle recovered from 6-2 down to dispatch two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis 10-7 and equal his best-ever run in this event.

Michael van Gerwen steps up his quest for a fourth UK Open title with a show-down against former World Series event winner Damon Heta.

Van Gerwen picked up from where he left off in winning Night Four of the Premier League on Thursday as he knocked out rival Gary Anderson 10-7 in his opener.

The Dutchman, however, will be keen to improve on his match average of 93.8 as he looks to make it nine wins from 12 encounters against the Australian – who saw off Andy Boulton on Friday evening.

Peter Wright played through the pain barrier as he defied back pain to defeat fellow Premier League star Joe Cullen 10-6, and the reigning World Champion returns to the Main Stage to face 2012 European Champion Simon Whitlock.

Wright would be crowned world number one for the first time in his career this weekend should Gerwyn Price fail to reach the final, but Snakebite will look to take matters into his own hands by claiming this title for the second time.

Whitlock held his nerve to edge out Maik Kuivenhoven in a last-leg decider on the outer boards on Friday and is appearing at this stage of the tournament for the fourth consecutive year.

Last weekend’s International Open champion Price continues his bid for back-to-back ranking titles when he takes on former Czech Open winner Jamie Hughes.

Price averaged 98 in a comfortable 10-5 win over Krzysztof Ratajski in the Last 64 and has made at least the Quarter-Final stage in each of his last five UK Open campaigns, including runs to the final in 2017 and 2020.

Hughes started out in the Third Round, thrashing Madars Razma 6-1 before seeing off Czech youngster Adam Gawlas 10-5 in the evening.

Stage Two sees Jonny Clayton take on Jose de Sousa in a repeat of last year’s Premier League final – which the Welshman won to triumph in his debut campaign.

World Grand Prix semi-finalist Danny Noppert faces former German Championship winner Devon Petersen, while two-time world finalist Michael Smith comes up against German number one Gabriel Clemens – who knocked out Rob Cross in the previous round.

James Wade, who averaged 104 in a high quality win over Steve Lennon on Friday, continues the defence of his title with a clash against fellow left-hander Ron Meulenkamp.

Dave Chisnall, whose best run in this event saw him reach the Semi-Finals a decade ago, takes on Croatia’s Boris Krcmar on Stage Three, as world number 14 Dirk van Duijvenbode faces German ace Martin Schindler.

Two players featuring at this stage of the competition for the first time go head-to-head as teenage Irish prospect Keane Barry meets Dutchman Niels Zonneveld, while World Championship quarter-finalist Callan Rydz plays 2007 UK Open finalist Vincent van der Voort.

Stage Four sees two-time BDO World Champion Scott Waites take on Ricky Evans – who sensationally recovered from 8-2 down to defeat Darius Labanauskas in a deciding leg on Friday.

Two-time quarter-finalist Mensur Suljovic faces world number 82 Geert Nentjes – who overcame Florian Hempel 10-5 in the Fourth Round.

Ian White, who landed a magnificent 170 checkout in the deciding leg to defeat Luke Humphries last night, returns to face 18-year-old Polish star Sebastian Bialecki – who hit a nine-darter in last year’s UK Open and defeated Matt Campbell, Joe Murnan, Keegan Brown and Ritchie Edhouse on Friday.

William O’Connor aims to reach the Last 16 of the UK Open for the third time, but comes up against 2015 semi-finalist Stephen Bunting – who thrashed Mervyn King 10-4 in his opener.

An open draw will be conducted live on stage for the evening’s Last 16 following the conclusion of the Fifth Round.

The action gets under way from 12.45pm GMT, with Fifth Round and Last 16 ties to be contested over the best of 19 legs.

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UK Open 2022 – Day Two Schedule of Play

Saturday March 5

Afternoon Session (12.45pm-5pm)

Last 32

Main Stage
Ryan Searle v Dimitri van den Bergh
Damon Heta v Michael van Gerwen
Peter Wright v Simon Whitlock
Jamie Hughes v Gerwyn Price

Stage Two
Danny Noppert v Devon Petersen
Gabriel Clemens v Michael Smith
Jonny Clayton v Jose de Sousa
Ron Meulenkamp v James Wade

Stage Three
Dave Chisnall v Boris Krcmar
Dirk van Duijvenbode v Martin Schindler
Niels Zonneveld v Keane Barry
Callan Rydz v Vincent van der Voort

Stage Four
Scott Waites v Ricky Evans
Mensur Suljovic v Geert Nentjes
Ian White v Sebastian Bialecki
William O’Connor v Stephen Bunting

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)

Last 16 matches (Played across two stages – TBC)

Van Gerwen ousts Anderson as Wade launches UK Open title defence and Cross crashes out

Michael van Gerwen continued his winning run on Day One of the 2022 UK Open in Minehead, as defending champion James Wade hit the ground running.

A frenetic opening day of the prestigious multi-board major saw the opening four rounds take place across eight stages at the Butlins Minehead Resort.

The world’s top five players advanced to Saturday’s Last 32, while four former champions suffered early exits.

Three-time UK Open champion Van Gerwen recorded a 10-7 win over Gary Anderson to pick up from where he left off in winning Night Four of the Premier League in Exeter on Thursday.

Both players averaged just 93.7, but it was the world number three who led throughout and produced a 115 checkout with bull, single 15 bull on his way to victory.

Reigning champion Wade came through a thrilling encounter 10-6 against Steve Lennon, averaging 104 to the Irishman’s 105.5 and converting 66 per cent of his attempts at doubles.

World number one Gerwyn Price eased past a below-par Krzysztof Ratajski 10-5 with a 98 average and a high checkout of 150, while 2017 champion Peter Wright got the better of fellow Premier League Joe Cullen 10-6 despite playing through the pain barrier with a back injury which almost forced him to pull out of the competition.

Callan Rydz punished four missed match darts from Nathan Aspinall to snatch victory in a deciding leg on Stage Two, while Raymond van Barneveld squandered eight match darts in the deciding leg of his Third Round clash with William Borland as he crashed out 6-5.

Local favourite Ryan Searle recovered from 6-2 down to knock out two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis 10-7 in the Fourth Round.

European Champion Rob Cross also joined the list of high-profile casualties as he went down 10-7 to German number one Gabriel Clemens.

Former semi-finalist Jelle Klaasen and surprise package Graham Hall were the final two Rileys Qualifiers left standing, but were both eliminated in Round Four.

Devon Petersen got the better of Klaasen, while Irish youngster Keane Barry dispatched Hall to reach the Last 32 for the first time.

Polish youngster Sebastian Bialecki, who qualified via the Development Tour, is the last non-PDC Tour Card Holder remaining in the field and the only player remaining whose campaign began in round one.

Bialecki, who hit a nine-darter in last year’s UK Open in Milton Keynes, defeated Matt Campbell, Joe Murnan, Keegan Brown and Ritchie Edhouse on a memorable day in his career.

Jose Justicia landed the 13th nine-darter in UK Open history, but the Spaniard lost his Third Round tie against Adam Gawlas.

One of the day’s other eye-catching moments came courtesy of Ian White, who produced a sensational 170 checkout in the deciding leg of his clash with last year’s runner-up Luke Humphries to overturn a 9-7 deficit.

Ricky Evans pulled off a miraculous comeback from 5-1 and 8-2 down to edge out Darius Labanauskas 10-9, while Dave Chisnall thrashed Brendan Dolan 10-3.

Two-time world finalist Michael Smith advances to the Last 32 courtesy of a 10-7 win over Chris Dobey on the Main Stage with seven 180s and a 100 average.

Dimitri van den Bergh averaged 104 in thrashing two-time major winner Daryl Gurney 10-2, while Premier League champion Jonny Clayton held his nerve to deny Martin Lukeman in a tense deciding leg.

Saturday sees the Last 32 ties take place across four stages in the afternoon, before the Last 16 ties are held over two stages in the evening.

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UK Open 2022 – Day One Results

Friday March 4

Afternoon Session

First, Second & Third Rounds

Main Stage
Bradley Brooks 1-6 Rowby-John Rodriguez (R1)
Jelle Klaasen 6-5 Mark Rice (R1)
David Evans 2-6 Keane Barry (R2)
Lewy Williams 1-6 Martin Schindler (R2)
Connor Scutt 6-3 Jules Van Dongen (R2)
James Wilson 2-6 John Henderson (R2)
Florian Hempel 6-3 Lukas Wenig (R3)
Raymond van Barneveld 5-6 William Borland (R3)
Adrian Lewis 6-0 Fabian Schmutzler (R3)

Stage Two
Kai Fan Leung 5-6 Fabian Schmutzler (R1)
Matt Campbell 1-6 Sebastian Bialecki (R1)
Mario Vandenbogaerde 5-6 Jules van Dongen (R1)
Danny Lauby 6-5 Niko Springer (R1)
Jon Worsley 5-6 Niels Zonneveld (R2)
John Michael 5-6 Danny Baggish (R2)
Ted Evetts 6-3 Jack Main (R2)
Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-4 Gordon Mathers (R2)
Madars Razma 1-6 Jamie Hughes (R3)
Krzysztof Kciuk 6-4 Ross Smith (R3)
Martin Schindler 6-2 Jeff Smith (R3)
Kim Huybrechts 6-2 Luc Peters (R3)

Stage Three
Ted Evetts 6-4 Nick Fullwell (R1)
Ryan Harrington 6-2 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez (R1)
Richie Burnett 6-3 Tony Martinez (R1)
Darren Webster 4-6 Jose Justicia (R1)
Martin Thomas 4-6 Kenny Neyens (R1)
Berry van Peer 6-3 Kevin Doets (R2)
Graham Hall 6-5 Andrew Gilding (R2)
Peter Hudson 3-6 John O’Shea (R2)
Jim Williams 6-3 Jurjen Van der Velde (R2)
Max Hopp 2-6 Ritchie Edhouse (R3)
Martin Lukeman 6-3 Adam Hunt (R3)
Jason Lowe 4-6 Jelle Klaasen (R3)
Andy Boulton 6-5 Danny Lauby (R3)

Stage Four
George Killington 6-4 Reece Robinson (R1)
Dan Read 6-3 Diogo Portela (R1)
Josh Rock 5-6 Damian Mol (R1)
James Wilson 6-4 Shaun Wilkinson (R1)
Keelan Kay 1-6 Lukas Wenig (R2)
Jelle Klaasen 6-1 Cameron Menzies (R2)
Richie Burnett 3-6 Ryan Harrington (R2)
Jeffrey de Zwaan 2-6 Keane Barry (R3)
Steve Beaton 3-6 Graham Hall (R3)
John O’Shea 1-6 Maik Kuivenhoven (R3)
Jose Justicia 5-6 Adam Gawlas (R3) – *Justicia hits a nine-darter*
Jermaine Wattimena 6-5 Ross Montgomery (R3)

Stage Five
Matt Good 5-6 Keelan Kay (R1)
Jim Williams 6-3 Ryan Murray (R1)
John O’Shea 6-0 Nathan Rafferty (R1)
Jurjen van der Velde 6-4 Mickey Mansell (R1)
Geert Nentjes 6-3 Jake Jones (R2)
Radek Szaganski 4-6 Scott Waites (R2)
Jose Justicia 6-2 Eddie Lovely (R2)
Paul Hogan 3-6 Danny Lauby (R2)
Keegan Brown 2-6 Sebastian Bialecki (R3)
Steve West 6-3 Damian Mol (R3)
Steve Lennon 6-5 Ryan Harrington (R3)
Berry Van Peer 2-6 Niels Zonneveld (R3)

Stage Six
Ricardo Pietreczko 6-2 Scott Taylor (R1)
Vladimir Andersen 2-6 Steve Clayson (R1)
Paul Hogan 6-4 Dom Taylor (R1)
Prakash Jiwa 6-2 Toni Alcinas (R1)
Krzysztof Kciuk 6-1 Brett Claydon (R2)
Jamie Clark 3-6 Martin Lukeman (R2)
Scott Mitchell 4-6 Danny Jansen (R2)
Luc Peters 6-2 Geert De Vos (R2)
Ron Meulenkamp 6-2 Danny Baggish (R3)
Danny Jansen 2-6 Ricky Evans (R3)
Darius Labanauskas 6-4 John Henderson (R3)
Jim Williams 6-5 Alan Soutar (R3)

Stage Seven
Darren Beveridge 3-6 Jimmy Hendriks (R1)
Wesley Plaisier 5-6 Radek Szaganski (R1)
Ross Montgomery 6-3 Reece Colley (R1)
Danny Jansen 6-2 Liam Meek (R1)
Ricardo Pietreczko 2-6 Zoran Lerchbacher (R2)
Sebastian Bialecki 6-5 Joe Murnan (R2)
John Brown 3-6 Damian Mol (R2)
Steve Clayson 2-6 Fabian Schmutzler (R2)
Ryan Joyce 6-0 Mike De Decker (R3)
Luke Woodhouse 6-2 Ted Evetts (R3)
Martijn Kleermaker 5-6 Jason Heaver (R3)
Geert Nentjes 6-5 Kenny Neyens (R3)

Stage Eight
Adam Warner 3-6 Lukas Wenig (R1)
Shaun McDonald 0-6 Jamie Clark (R1)
Kevin Burness 3-6 Graham Hall (R1)
Luc Peters 6-0 Paul Marsh (R1)
Adam Gawlas 6-3 George Killington (R2)
Ross Montgomery 6-2 Dan Read (R2)
Prakash Jiwa 3-6 Jason Heaver (R2)
Kenny Neyens 6-4 Jimmy Hendriks (R2)
Boris Krcmar 6-2 Zoran Lerchbacher (R3)
Connor Scutt 5-6 William O’Connor (R3)
Rowby-John Rodriguez 0-6 Ryan Meikle (R3)
Brian Raman 2-6 Scott Waites (R3)

Evening Session

Fourth Round

Main Stage
Chris Dobey 7-10 Michael Smith
Krzysztof Ratajski 5-10 Gerwyn Price
Michael van Gerwen 10-7 Gary Anderson
Joe Cullen 6-10 Peter Wright

Stage Two
Jermaine Wattimena 5-10 Vincent van der Voort
Daryl Gurney 2-10 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Steve Lennon 6-10 James Wade
Callan Rydz 10-9 Nathan Aspinall

Stage Three
Andy Boulton 5-10 Damon Heta
Maik Kuivenhoven 9-10 Simon Whitlock
Luke Woodhouse 5-10 Boris Krcmar
Ron Meulenkamp 10-9 Krzysztof Kciuk

Stage Four
Ritchie Edhouse 6-10 Sebastian Bialecki
Jason Heaver 7-10 William O’Connor
Jelle Klaasen 6-10 Devon Petersen
Steve West 7-10 Jose de Sousa

Stage Five
Ryan Joyce 8-10 Martin Schindler
Glen Durrant 5-10 Scott Waites
Brendan Dolan 3-10 Dave Chisnall
Danny Noppert 10-3 Ryan Meikle

Stage Six
Mervyn King 4-10 Stephen Bunting
Geert Nentjes 10-5 Florian Hempel
Jamie Hughes 10-5 Adam Gawlas
Ian White 10-9 Luke Humphries

Stage Seven
Ryan Searle 10-7 Adrian Lewis
Darius Labanauskas 9-10 Ricky Evans
Dirk van Duijvenbode 10-6 William Borland
Rob Cross 7-10 Gabriel Clemens

Stage Eight
Jim Williams 5-10 Niels Zonneveld
Kim Huybrechts 9-10 Mensur Suljovic
Keane Barry 10-7 Graham Hall
Martin Lukeman 9-10 Jonny Clayton

UK Open Darts 2022 | Day One Preview and Order of Play

The 2022 UK Open gets under way in Minehead on Friday with the opening four rounds taking place across eight stages.

A total of 158 players will compete for a £450,000 prize fund in the ‘FA Cup of Darts’ at the Butlins Minehead Resort from March 4-6.

PDC Tour Card Holders ranked from 97-126, along with the eight Challenge Tour qualifiers, eight Development Tour qualifiers and 16 Rileys Amateur Qualifiers will enter at the First Round stage.

First Round ties on the Main Stage include 2016 semi-finalist Jelle Klaasen against Mark Rice in a battle of two Rileys Qualifiers, while former World Youth Champion Bradley Brooks takes on fellow young gun Rowby-John Rodriguez.

Stage Two matches from Round One include Canada’s Matt Campbell against Polish youngster Sebastian Bialecki – who hit a nine-darter in last year’s UK Open.

Two new Tour Card Holders collide as Belgium’s Mario Vandenbogaerde faces America’s Jules van Dongen, while Hong Kong’s Kai Fan Leung faces 16-year-old German debutant Fabian Schmutzler.

USA star Danny Lauby faces Germany’s Niko Springer – who reached the Last 16 of the recent International Open, as World Youth Champion Ted Evetts takes on veteran Nick Fullwell.

Also on the outer boards, former World Champion Richie Burnett marks his return to the UK Open with a clash against Tony Martinez – whose Spanish compatriot Jose Justicia faces former top 16 star Darren Webster.

Stage Five sees former BDO World Masters champion John O’Shea take on 22-year-old Nathan Rafferty – who reached the Last 16 of the 2021 Grand Slam.

Former BDO world finalist Jim Williams, now a PDC Tour Card holder for the first time, faces Scotland’s Ryan Murray – who dropped off the tour at the end of last season but qualified via Rileys.

Players ranked 65-96 on the PDC Order of Merit will start out in Round Two, including emerging Irish star Keane Barry – who faces David Evans on the Main Stage.

Lewy Williams, who reached the Last 16 of the opening European Tour event last weekend, faces German ace Martin Schindler, while Greece’s John Michael and USA’s Danny Baggish go head-to-head on Stage Two.

The 32 Second Round winners are then joined by Tour Card Holders ranked 33-64 in Round Three, including two-time champion Raymond van Barneveld – who has been drawn to face World Championship nine-dart hero Willie Borland.

Former European Tour event winner Max Hopp faces an in-form Ritchie Edhouse, while Latvia’s Madars Razma faces 2019 Czech Open winner Jamie Hughes.

Former World Champions Adrian Lewis and Steve Beaton also enter the fray in Round Three, alongside the likes of Kim Huybrechts, Alan Soutar and Ricky Evans.

The world’s top 32 enter the event in the evening’s Fourth Round, including reigning champion James Wade, world number one Gerwyn Price and former UK Open champions Peter Wright, Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson and Nathan Aspinall.

The action on Stages 2-8 commences from 11am GMT, with the Main Stage getting under way from 11.45am.

First, Second and Third Round matches are to be contested over the best of 11 legs, while Fourth Round ties are best of 19 legs.

At the conclusion of the Third Round, an open draw will be made live on the Main Stage for the Fourth Round.

WATCH DAY ONE OF THE UK OPEN STREAMED LIVE HERE (18+)

UK Open 2022 Day One Schedule

Friday March 4

Afternoon Session (11.45am-5pm on Main Stage, 11am start on Stages 2-8)

First, Second & Third Rounds

Bradley Brooks v Rowby-John Rodriguez (R1)
Jelle Klaasen v Mark Rice (R1)
David Evans v Keane Barry (R2)
Lewy Williams v Martin Schindler (R2)
Connor Scutt v Vandenbogaerde/Van Dongen (R2)
Wilson/Wilkinson v John Henderson (R2)
Florian Hempel v Good/Kay/Warner/Wenig (R3)
Raymond van Barneveld v William Borland (R3)
Adrian Lewis v Andersen/Clayson/Leung/Schmutzler (R3)

Stage Two
Kai Fan Leung v Fabian Schmutzler (R1)
Matt Campbell v Sebastian Bialecki (R1)
Mario Vandenbogaerde v Jules van Dongen (R1)
Danny Lauby v Niko Springer (R1)
Jon Worsley v Niels Zonneveld (R2)
John Michael v Danny Baggish (R2)
Evetts/Fullwell v Jack Main (R2)
Brooks/Rowby-John Rodriguez v Gordon Mathers (R2)
Madars Razma v Jamie Hughes (R3)
Kciuk/Claydon v Ross Smith (R3)
L Williams/Schindler v Jeff Smith (R3)
Kim Huybrechts v Peters/Marsh/De Vos (R3)

Stage Three
Ted Evetts v Nick Fullwell (R1)
Ryan Harrington v Rusty-Jake Rodriguez (R1)
Richie Burnett v Tony Martinez (R1)
Darren Webster v Jose Justicia (R1)
Martin Thomas v Kenny Neyens (R1)
Berry van Peer v Kevin Doets (R2)
Burness/Hall v Andrew Gilding (R2)
Peter Hudson v O’Shea/Rafferty (R2)
J Williams/Murray v Van der Velde/Mansell (R2)
Max Hopp v Ritchie Edhouse (R3)
McDonald/Clark/Lukeman v Adam Hunt (R3)
Jason Lowe v Klaasen/Rice/Menzies (R3)
Andy Boulton v Hogan/Taylor/Lauby/Springer (R3)

Stage Four
George Killington v Reece Robinson (R1)
Dan Read v Diogo Portela (R1)
Josh Rock v Damian Mol (R1)
James Wilson v Shaun Wilkinson (R1)
Good/Kay v Warner/Wenig (R2)
Klaasen/Rice v Cameron Menzies (R2)
Burnett/Martinez v Harrington/Rusty-Jake Rodriguez (R2)
Jeffrey de Zwaan v Evans/Barry (R3)
Steve Beaton v Burness/Hall/Gilding (R3)
Hudson/O’Shea/Rafferty v Maik Kuivenhoven (R3)
Webster/Justicia/Lovely v Gawlas/Killington/Robinson (R3)
Jermaine Wattimena v Montgomery/Colley/Read/Portela (R3)

Stage Five
Matt Good v Keelan Kay (R1)
Jim Williams v Ryan Murray (R1)
John O’Shea v Nathan Rafferty (R1)
Jurjen van der Velde v Mickey Mansell (R1)
Geert Nentjes v Jake Jones (R2)
Plaisier/Szaganski v Scott Waites (R2)
Webster/Justicia v Eddie Lovely (R2)
Hogan/Taylor v Lauby/Springer (R2)
Keegan Brown v Campbell/Bialecki/Murnan (R3)
Steve West v Brown/Rock/Mol (R3)
Steve Lennon v Burnett/Martinez/Harrington/Rusty-Jake Rodriguez (R3)
Van Peer/Doets v Worsley/Zonneveld (R3)

Stage Six
Ricardo Pietreczko v Scott Taylor (R1)
Vladimir Andersen v Steve Clayson (R1)
Paul Hogan v Dom Taylor (R1)
Prakash Jiwa v Toni Alcinas (R1)
Krzysztof Kciuk v Brett Claydon (R2)
McDonald/Clark v Martin Lukeman (R2)
Scott Mitchell v Jansen/Meek (R2)
Peters/Marsh v Geert De Vos (R2)
Ron Meulenkamp v Michael/Baggish (R3)
Mitchell/Jansen/Meek v Ricky Evans (R3)
Darius Labanauskas v Wilson/Wilkinson/Henderson (R3)
J Williams/Murray/Van der Velde/Mansell v Alan Soutar (R3)

Stage Seven
Darren Beveridge v Jimmy Hendriks (R1)
Wesley Plaisier v Radek Szaganski (R1)
Ross Montgomery v Reece Colley (R1)
Danny Jansen v Liam Meek (R1)
Pietreczko/Taylor v Zoran Lerchbacher (R2)
Campbell/Bialecki v Joe Murnan (R2)
John Brown v Rock/Mol (R2)
Andersen/Clayson v Leung/Schmutzler (R2)
Ryan Joyce v Mike De Decker (R3)
Luke Woodhouse v Evetts/Fullwell/Main (R3)
Martijn Kleermaker v Jiwa/Alcinas/Heaver (R3)
Nentjes/Jones v Thomas/Neyens/Beveridge/Hendriks (R3)

Stage Eight
Adam Warner v Lukas Wenig (R1)
Shaun McDonald v Jamie Clark (R1)
Kevin Burness v Graham Hall (R1)
Luc Peters v Paul Marsh (R1)
Adam Gawlas v Killington/Robinson (R2)
Montgomery/Colley v Read/Portela (R2)
Jiwa/Alcinas v Jason Heaver (R2)
Thomas/Neyens v Beveridge/Hendriks (R2)
Boris Krcmar v Pietreczko/Taylor/Lerchbacher (R3)
Scutt/Vandenbogaerde/Van Dongen v William O’Connor (R3)
Brooks/Rowby-John Rodriguez/Mathers v Ryan Meikle (R3)
Brian Raman v Plaisier/Szaganski/Waites (R3)

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)

Fourth Round (Play across eight stages)

UK Open Darts 2022 Betting Tips and Accumulator Predictions

UK Open Darts returns to Minehead in 2022, and we’ve picked out our top betting tips for each day’s action.

A total of 158 players will compete across eight stages for a £450,000 prize fund in the ‘FA Cup of Darts’ from March 4-6.

The field is comprised of 126 PDC Tour Card holders, eight 2021 Development Tour qualifiers, eight 2021 Challenge Tour qualifiers and 16 Rileys amateur qualifiers.

Tour Card Holders ranked from 97-126, along with the Challenge Tour and Development Tour qualifiers and Amateur Qualifiers will enter at the First Round stage.

Players ranked 65-96 on the PDC Order of Merit will start out in Round Two, with the 32 Second Round winners joined by Tour Card Holders ranked 33-64 in Round Three.

The world’s top 32 enter the event in Friday evening’s Fourth Round, including reigning champion James Wade, world number one Gerwyn Price and former UK Open champions Peter Wright, Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson and Nathan Aspinall.

At the conclusion of the Third Round, an open draw will be made live on the Main Stage for the Fourth Round, with further draws to be made following each subsequent round.

We’ve selected our acca tips for each day’s action below.

UK Open Betting Tips

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UK Open Darts 2022 | Draw, Live Scores and Schedule of Play

The UK Open returns to Butlins Minehead in 2022, and you can follow the latest results and schedule of play here.

A total of 158 players will compete across eight stages for a £450,000 prize fund in the ‘FA Cup of Darts’ from March 4-6.

The field is comprised of 126 PDC Tour Card holders, eight 2021 Development Tour qualifiers, eight 2021 Challenge Tour qualifiers and 16 Rileys amateur qualifiers.

A jam-packed opening session will see the opening three rounds take place across multiple stages on Friday.

Tour Card Holders ranked from 97-126, along with the Challenge Tour and Development Tour qualifiers and Amateur Qualifiers will enter at the First Round stage.

Players ranked 65-96 on the PDC Order of Merit will start out in Round Two, with the 32 Second Round winners joined by Tour Card Holders ranked 33-64 in Round Three.

The world’s top 32 enter the event in Friday evening’s Fourth Round, including reigning champion James Wade, world number one Gerwyn Price and former UK Open champions Peter Wright, Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson and Nathan Aspinall.

At the conclusion of the Third Round, an open draw will be made live on the Main Stage for the Fourth Round, with further draws to be made following each subsequent round.

First, Second and Third Round matches are to be contested over the best of 11 legs, Fourth Round to Quarter-Finals best of 19 and Semi-Finals and final best of 21.

WATCH UK OPEN DARTS STREAMED LIVE HERE (18+)

Cazoo UK Open 2022 Schedule of Play

Friday March 4

Afternoon Session (11.45am-5pm on Main Stage, 11am start on Stages 2-8)

First, Second & Third Rounds

Main Stage
Bradley Brooks 1-6 Rowby-John Rodriguez (R1)
Jelle Klaasen 6-5 Mark Rice (R1)
David Evans 2-6 Keane Barry (R2)
Lewy Williams 1-6 Martin Schindler (R2)
Connor Scutt 6-3 Jules Van Dongen (R2)
James Wilson 2-6 John Henderson (R2)
Florian Hempel 6-3 Lukas Wenig (R3)
Raymond van Barneveld 5-6 William Borland (R3)
Adrian Lewis 6-0 Fabian Schmutzler (R3)

Stage Two
Kai Fan Leung 5-6 Fabian Schmutzler (R1)
Matt Campbell 1-6 Sebastian Bialecki (R1)
Mario Vandenbogaerde 5-6 Jules van Dongen (R1)
Danny Lauby 6-5 Niko Springer (R1)
Jon Worsley 5-6 Niels Zonneveld (R2)
John Michael 5-6 Danny Baggish (R2)
Ted Evetts 6-3 Jack Main (R2)
Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-4 Gordon Mathers (R2)
Madars Razma 1-6 Jamie Hughes (R3)
Krzysztof Kciuk 6-4 Ross Smith (R3)
Martin Schindler 6-2 Jeff Smith (R3)
Kim Huybrechts 6-2 Luc Peters (R3)

Stage Three
Ted Evetts 6-4 Nick Fullwell (R1)
Ryan Harrington 6-2 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez (R1)
Richie Burnett 6-3 Tony Martinez (R1)
Darren Webster 4-6 Jose Justicia (R1)
Martin Thomas 4-6 Kenny Neyens (R1)
Berry van Peer 6-3 Kevin Doets (R2)
Graham Hall 6-5 Andrew Gilding (R2)
Peter Hudson 3-6 John O’Shea (R2)
Jim Williams 6-3 Jurjen Van der Velde (R2)
Max Hopp 2-6 Ritchie Edhouse (R3)
Martin Lukeman 6-3 Adam Hunt (R3)
Jason Lowe 4-6 Jelle Klaasen (R3)
Andy Boulton 6-5 Danny Lauby (R3)

Stage Four
George Killington 6-4 Reece Robinson (R1)
Dan Read 6-3 Diogo Portela (R1)
Josh Rock 5-6 Damian Mol (R1)
James Wilson 6-4 Shaun Wilkinson (R1)
Keelan Kay 1-6 Lukas Wenig (R2)
Jelle Klaasen 6-1 Cameron Menzies (R2)
Richie Burnett 3-6 Ryan Harrington (R2)
Jeffrey de Zwaan 2-6 Keane Barry (R3)
Steve Beaton 3-6 Graham Hall (R3)
John O’Shea 1-6 Maik Kuivenhoven (R3)
Jose Justicia 5-6 Adam Gawlas (R3) – *Justicia hits a nine-darter*
Jermaine Wattimena 6-5 Ross Montgomery (R3)

Stage Five
Matt Good 5-6 Keelan Kay (R1)
Jim Williams 6-3 Ryan Murray (R1)
John O’Shea 6-0 Nathan Rafferty (R1)
Jurjen van der Velde 6-4 Mickey Mansell (R1)
Geert Nentjes 6-3 Jake Jones (R2)
Radek Szaganski 4-6 Scott Waites (R2)
Jose Justicia 6-2 Eddie Lovely (R2)
Paul Hogan 3-6 Danny Lauby (R2)
Keegan Brown 2-6 Sebastian Bialecki (R3)
Steve West 6-3 Damian Mol (R3)
Steve Lennon 6-5 Ryan Harrington (R3)
Berry Van Peer 2-6 Niels Zonneveld (R3)

Stage Six
Ricardo Pietreczko 6-2 Scott Taylor (R1)
Vladimir Andersen 2-6 Steve Clayson (R1)
Paul Hogan 6-4 Dom Taylor (R1)
Prakash Jiwa 6-2 Toni Alcinas (R1)
Krzysztof Kciuk 6-1 Brett Claydon (R2)
Jamie Clark 3-6 Martin Lukeman (R2)
Scott Mitchell 4-6 Danny Jansen (R2)
Luc Peters 6-2 Geert De Vos (R2)
Ron Meulenkamp 6-2 Danny Baggish (R3)
Danny Jansen 2-6 Ricky Evans (R3)
Darius Labanauskas 6-4 John Henderson (R3)
Jim Williams 6-5 Alan Soutar (R3)

Stage Seven
Darren Beveridge 3-6 Jimmy Hendriks (R1)
Wesley Plaisier 5-6 Radek Szaganski (R1)
Ross Montgomery 6-3 Reece Colley (R1)
Danny Jansen 6-2 Liam Meek (R1)
Ricardo Pietreczko 2-6 Zoran Lerchbacher (R2)
Sebastian Bialecki 6-5 Joe Murnan (R2)
John Brown 3-6 Damian Mol (R2)
Steve Clayson 2-6 Fabian Schmutzler (R2)
Ryan Joyce 6-0 Mike De Decker (R3)
Luke Woodhouse 6-2 Ted Evetts (R3)
Martijn Kleermaker 5-6 Jason Heaver (R3)
Geert Nentjes 6-5 Kenny Neyens (R3)

Stage Eight
Adam Warner 3-6 Lukas Wenig (R1)
Shaun McDonald 0-6 Jamie Clark (R1)
Kevin Burness 3-6 Graham Hall (R1)
Luc Peters 6-0 Paul Marsh (R1)
Adam Gawlas 6-3 George Killington (R2)
Ross Montgomery 6-2 Dan Read (R2)
Prakash Jiwa 3-6 Jason Heaver (R2)
Kenny Neyens 6-4 Jimmy Hendriks (R2)
Boris Krcmar 6-2 Zoran Lerchbacher (R3)
Connor Scutt 5-6 William O’Connor (R3)
Rowby-John Rodriguez 0-6 Ryan Meikle (R3)
Brian Raman 2-6 Scott Waites (R3)

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)

Fourth Round

Main Stage
Chris Dobey 7-10 Michael Smith
Krzysztof Ratajski 5-10 Gerwyn Price
Michael van Gerwen 10-7 Gary Anderson
Joe Cullen 6-10 Peter Wright

Stage Two
Jermaine Wattimena 5-10 Vincent van der Voort
Daryl Gurney 2-10 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Steve Lennon 6-10 James Wade
Callan Rydz 10-9 Nathan Aspinall

Stage Three
Andy Boulton 5-10 Damon Heta
Maik Kuivenhoven 9-10 Simon Whitlock
Luke Woodhouse 5-10 Boris Krcmar
Ron Meulenkamp 10-9 Krzysztof Kciuk

Stage Four
Ritchie Edhouse 6-10 Sebastian Bialecki
Jason Heaver 7-10 William O’Connor
Jelle Klaasen 6-10 Devon Petersen
Steve West 7-10 Jose de Sousa

Stage Five
Ryan Joyce 8-10 Martin Schindler
Glen Durrant 5-10 Scott Waites
Brendan Dolan 3-10 Dave Chisnall
Danny Noppert 10-3 Ryan Meikle

Stage Six
Mervyn King 4-10 Stephen Bunting
Geert Nentjes 10-5 Florian Hempel
Jamie Hughes 10-5 Adam Gawlas
Ian White 10-9 Luke Humphries

Stage Seven
Ryan Searle 10-7 Adrian Lewis
Darius Labanauskas 9-10 Ricky Evans
Dirk van Duijvenbode 10-6 William Borland
Rob Cross 7-10 Gabriel Clemens

Stage Eight
Jim Williams 5-10 Niels Zonneveld
Kim Huybrechts 9-10 Mensur Suljovic
Keane Barry 10-7 Graham Hall
Martin Lukeman 9-10 Jonny Clayton

Saturday March 5

Afternoon Session (12.45pm-5pm)

Last 32

Main Stage
Ryan Searle 10-8 Dimitri van den Bergh
Damon Heta 10-4 Michael van Gerwen
Peter Wright 10-5 Simon Whitlock
Jamie Hughes 9-10 Gerwyn Price

Stage Two
Danny Noppert 10-8 Devon Petersen
Gabriel Clemens 8-10 Michael Smith
Jonny Clayton 10-1 Jose de Sousa
Ron Meulenkamp 3-10 James Wade

Stage Three
Dave Chisnall 4-10 Boris Krcmar
Dirk van Duijvenbode 10-4 Martin Schindler
Niels Zonneveld 9-10 Keane Barry
Callan Rydz 10-2 Vincent van der Voort

Stage Four
Scott Waites 8-10 Ricky Evans
Mensur Suljovic 10-8 Geert Nentjes
Ian White 9-10 Sebastian Bialecki
William O’Connor 10-9 Stephen Bunting

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)

Last 16

Main Stage
Danny Noppert 10-2 Dirk van Duijvenbode
James Wade 10-8 Boris Krcmar – *Wade hits a nine-darter*
Peter Wright 7-10 William O’Connor
Gerwyn Price 10-3 Callan Rydz

Stage Two
Ricky Evans 5-10 Keane Barry
Ryan Searle 6-10 Sebastian Bialecki
Mensur Suljovic 9-10 Michael Smith – *Smith hits a nine-darter*
Damon Heta 10-8 Jonny Clayton

Sunday March 6

Afternoon Session (12.45pm-5pm)

Quarter-Finals
Keane Barry 10-4 James Wade
Sebastian Bialecki 9-10 William O’Connor
Danny Noppert 10-5 Damon Heta
Michael Smith 10-7 Gerwyn Price

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)

Semi-Finals
Michael Smith 11-6 Keane Barry
Danny Noppert 11-9 William O’Connor

Final
Danny Noppert 11-10 Michael Smith

Prize Fund
Winner: £100,000
Runner-up: £40,000
Semi-Final losers: £20,000
Quarter-Final losers: £12,500
Last 16 losers: £7,500
Last 32 losers: £4,000
Fourth Round losers: £2,000
Third Round losers: £1,000
Total: £450,000

UK Open Darts 2022 live stream | How to watch live online

The UK Open returns to Butlins Minehead in 2022, and a live stream is available for multiple matches throughout the tournament.

A total of 158 players will compete across eight stages for a £450,000 prize fund in the first ranked major of the season from March 4-6.

The field is comprised of 126 PDC Tour Card holders, eight 2021 Development Tour qualifiers, eight 2021 Challenge Tour qualifiers and 16 Rileys amateur qualifiers.

Tour Card Holders ranked from 97-126, along with the Challenge Tour and Development Tour qualifiers and Amateur Qualifiers will enter at the First Round stage.

Players ranked 65-96 on the PDC Order of Merit will start out in Round Two, with the 32 Second Round winners joined by Tour Card Holders ranked 33-64 in Round Three.

The world’s top 32 enter the event in Friday evening’s Fourth Round, including reigning champion James Wade, world number one Gerwyn Price and former UK Open champions Peter Wright, Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson and Nathan Aspinall.

At the conclusion of the Third Round, an open draw will be made live on the Main Stage for the Fourth Round, with further draws to be made following each subsequent round.

Matches from multiple boards will be available to watch live on laptop, mobile and tablet devices in various regions worldwide.

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UK Open Darts 2022 Draw | Van Barneveld to face Borland in Minehead

The draw for the 2022 Ladbrokes UK Open has been made, with Raymond van Barneveld set to face Willie Borland.

The multi-board event known as ‘The FA Cup of Darts’ will return to Butlins Minehead from March 4-6 with a total prize fund of £450,000 on offer.

Two-time UK Open Champion Van Barneveld will begin his campaign in Round Three against Borland – who famously hit a nine-dart finish in a sudden death leg at the recent World Championship.

A jam-packed opening session will see the opening three rounds take place across multiple stages on Friday.

Round One is comprised of the Tour Card Holders ranked from 97-126 along with players from the 2021 Challenge and Development Tours and 16 Rileys Amateur Qualifiers.

Main Stage action will begin with two First Round ties, including 2016 semi-finalist Jelle Klaasen against Mark Rice in a battle of two Rileys Qualifiers, as well as former World Youth Champion Bradley Brooks up against Rowby-John Rodriguez.

Second Round ties on the Main Stage will include emerging Welshman Lewy Williams up against Germany’s Martin Schindler, as well as World Cup winner John Henderson and prospects Keane Barry and Connor Scutt.

Adrian Lewis, the 2014 champion, will also begin his campaign on the Main Stage, with his Third Round opponent to be one of four players who have to battle through the early rounds.

Stage Two matches from Round One include Canada’s Matt Campbell against Poland’s Sebastian Bialecki, who hit a nine-darter in last year’s tournament, while Madars Razma and Jamie Hughes face off in Round Three.

First Round winners will be joined by Tour Card Holders ranked 65-96 in Round Two, with the 32 second round winners joined by Tour Card Holders ranked 33-64 in Round Three.

The world’s top 32 enter the event in Friday evening’s Fourth Round, including reigning champion James Wade, world number one Gerwyn Price and former UK Open champions Peter Wright, Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson and Nathan Aspinall.

The action continues on Saturday March 5 with the fifth and sixth rounds across two sessions, before Sunday’s action is played out on the Main Stage.

Tour Card Holders Boris Koltsov and Michael Unterbuchner will not be competing in Minehead. Koltsov withdrew on Monday after the draw had been made, meaning his scheduled Second Round opponent Brian Raman receives a Bye. Unterbuchner’s withdrawal last week sees Scott Waites receive a Bye in the First Round.

At the conclusion of the third round, an open draw will be made live on the Main Stage for the fourth round, with further draws to be made following each subsequent round.

Players will compete for a £100,000 top prize, with a total prize fund of £450,000 on offer being paid down to the last 96.

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UK Open Darts 2022 Draw

Friday March 4

Afternoon Session (11.45am-5pm on Main Stage, 11am start on Stages 2-8)

First, Second & Third Rounds

Bradley Brooks v Rowby-John Rodriguez (R1)
Jelle Klaasen v Mark Rice (R1)
David Evans v Keane Barry (R2)
Lewy Williams v Martin Schindler (R2)
Connor Scutt v Vandenbogaerde/Van Dongen (R2)
Wilson/Wilkinson v John Henderson (R2)
Florian Hempel v Good/Kay/Warner/Wenig (R3)
Raymond van Barneveld v William Borland (R3)
Adrian Lewis v Andersen/Clayson/Leung/Schmutzler (R3)

Stage Two
Kai Fan Leung v Fabian Schmutzler (R1)
Matt Campbell v Sebastian Bialecki (R1)
Mario Vandenbogaerde v Jules van Dongen (R1)
Danny Lauby v Niko Springer (R1)
Jon Worsley v Niels Zonneveld (R2)
John Michael v Danny Baggish (R2)
Evetts/Fullwell v Jack Main (R2)
Brooks/Rowby-John Rodriguez v Gordon Mathers (R2)
Madars Razma v Jamie Hughes (R3)
Kciuk/Claydon v Ross Smith (R3)
L Williams/Schindler v Jeff Smith (R3)
Kim Huybrechts v Peters/Marsh/De Vos (R3)

Stage Three
Ted Evetts v Nick Fullwell (R1)
Ryan Harrington v Rusty-Jake Rodriguez (R1)
Richie Burnett v Tony Martinez (R1)
Darren Webster v Jose Justicia (R1)
Martin Thomas v Kenny Neyens (R1)
Berry van Peer v Kevin Doets (R2)
Burness/Hall v Andrew Gilding (R2)
Peter Hudson v O’Shea/Rafferty (R2)
J Williams/Murray v Van der Velde/Mansell (R2)
Max Hopp v Ritchie Edhouse (R3)
McDonald/Clark/Lukeman v Adam Hunt (R3)
Jason Lowe v Klaasen/Rice/Menzies (R3)
Andy Boulton v Hogan/Taylor/Lauby/Springer (R3)

Stage Four
George Killington v Reece Robinson (R1)
Dan Read v Diogo Portela (R1)
Josh Rock v Damian Mol (R1)
James Wilson v Shaun Wilkinson (R1)
Good/Kay v Warner/Wenig (R2)
Klaasen/Rice v Cameron Menzies (R2)
Burnett/Martinez v Harrington/Rusty-Jake Rodriguez (R2)
Jeffrey de Zwaan v Evans/Barry (R3)
Steve Beaton v Burness/Hall/Gilding (R3)
Hudson/O’Shea/Rafferty v Maik Kuivenhoven (R3)
Webster/Justicia/Lovely v Gawlas/Killington/Robinson (R3)
Jermaine Wattimena v Montgomery/Colley/Read/Portela (R3)

Stage Five
Matt Good v Keelan Kay (R1)
Jim Williams v Ryan Murray (R1)
John O’Shea v Nathan Rafferty (R1)
Jurjen van der Velde v Mickey Mansell (R1)
Geert Nentjes v Jake Jones (R2)
Plaisier/Szaganski v Scott Waites (R2)
Webster/Justicia v Eddie Lovely (R2)
Hogan/Taylor v Lauby/Springer (R2)
Keegan Brown v Campbell/Bialecki/Murnan (R3)
Steve West v Brown/Rock/Mol (R3)
Steve Lennon v Burnett/Martinez/Harrington/Rusty-Jake Rodriguez (R3)
Van Peer/Doets v Worsley/Zonneveld (R3)

Stage Six
Ricardo Pietreczko v Scott Taylor (R1)
Vladimir Andersen v Steve Clayson (R1)
Paul Hogan v Dom Taylor (R1)
Prakash Jiwa v Toni Alcinas (R1)
Krzysztof Kciuk v Brett Claydon (R2)
McDonald/Clark v Martin Lukeman (R2)
Scott Mitchell v Jansen/Meek (R2)
Peters/Marsh v Geert De Vos (R2)
Ron Meulenkamp v Michael/Baggish (R3)
Mitchell/Jansen/Meek v Ricky Evans (R3)
Darius Labanauskas v Wilson/Wilkinson/Henderson (R3)
J Williams/Murray/Van der Velde/Mansell v Alan Soutar (R3)

Stage Seven
Darren Beveridge v Jimmy Hendriks (R1)
Wesley Plaisier v Radek Szaganski (R1)
Ross Montgomery v Reece Colley (R1)
Danny Jansen v Liam Meek (R1)
Pietreczko/Taylor v Zoran Lerchbacher (R2)
Campbell/Bialecki v Joe Murnan (R2)
John Brown v Rock/Mol (R2)
Andersen/Clayson v Leung/Schmutzler (R2)
Ryan Joyce v Mike De Decker (R3)
Luke Woodhouse v Evetts/Fullwell/Main (R3)
Martijn Kleermaker v Jiwa/Alcinas/Heaver (R3)
Nentjes/Jones v Thomas/Neyens/Beveridge/Hendriks (R3)

Stage Eight
Adam Warner v Lukas Wenig (R1)
Shaun McDonald v Jamie Clark (R1)
Kevin Burness v Graham Hall (R1)
Luc Peters v Paul Marsh (R1)
Adam Gawlas v Killington/Robinson (R2)
Montgomery/Colley v Read/Portela (R2)
Jiwa/Alcinas v Jason Heaver (R2)
Thomas/Neyens v Beveridge/Hendriks (R2)
Boris Krcmar v Pietreczko/Taylor/Lerchbacher (R3)
Scutt/Vandenbogaerde/Van Dongen v William O’Connor (R3)
Brooks/Rowby-John Rodriguez/Mathers v Ryan Meikle (R3)
Brian Raman v Plaisier/Szaganski/Waites (R3)

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)

Fourth Round (Play across eight stages)

Saturday March 5

Afternoon Session (12.45pm-5pm)

Last 32 matches (Play across four stages)

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)

Last 16 matches (Play across two stages)

Sunday March 6

Afternoon Session (12.45pm-5pm)

Quarter-Finals

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)

Semi-Finals
Final