UK Open Darts 2014 Results: Daily Scores, Updated Schedule and Final Prize Money
The 2014 Coral UK Open got underway today at it's new home, Butlins' Minehead Resort.
Known as the "FA Cup of darts," the first day's play featured a host of star names including Raymond van Barneveld, PDC World Champion and world number one Michael van Gerwen, and reigning UK Open Champion Phil Taylor.
TV cameras were in place to capture the action from the Preliminary, First, Second and Third rounds, all taking place over the course of Friday afternoon and evening.
With 74 matches to conclude, eight individual stages had been erected across the venue and the raucous darts public were in full voice as arrows were delivered with poise, purpose and grace by amateur and professional alike.
It's easy to understand why this particular tournament is so popular with the players.
Per Professional Darts Championship there is a £250,000 prize pot to be shared, and this is broken down as follows:
Semi Finalist: £12,500
Last 16: £5,000
Last 32: £3,000
Last 64: £1,000
The PDC have also generously donated a rolling £5,000 bonus for anyone capable of a nine-darter at this year's championship.
Let's take a look at all of Friday's results, a summary of play, and the lineup for Saturday's fourth and fifth round matches.
Day 1 Recap
Darts punters were spoilt for choice on Friday with 74 matches taking place. A full list of results can be found below together with a brief look at a couple of standout ties.
Full list of results: Friday March 7
Afternoon Session (11.45am-5pm)
Preliminary, First & Second Rounds
Carl Green 3-5 Lionel Sams
Glenn Spearing 2-5 Antonio Alcinas
Kevin Taylor 1-5 Arron Monk
Raymond van Barneveld 5-3 Tony Broughton
Kyle Anderson 4-5 Kevin McDine
John Henderson 1-5 Jelle Klaasen
Keegan Brown 3-5 Mensur Suljovic
Ian White 5-4 Daryl Gurney
Paul Hogan 5-0 John Part
Brian Woods 3-5 Dean Stewart
Dennis Smith 5-1 Mark Hylton
Ewan Hyslop 5-4 Steve Brown
Alan Derrett 5-2 Jyhan Artut
Ben Burton 4-5 Michael Mansell
Steve Maish 5-0 Ben Ward
Ronny Huybrechts 5-0 Adrian Gray
Jason Hogg 5-3 Wayne Jones
Martin Stead 2-5 Raymond van Barneveld
Paul Whitworth 0-5 Rhys Griffin
Steve Douglas 3-5 Johnny Haines
James Hubbard 5-4 Jeff Batham
Joe Murnan 5-0 Shaun Lovett
Dean Reynolds 4-5 Martin Stead
Garry Spedding 2-5 David Pallett
D Smith/Hylton 2-5 Peter Hudson
Ewan Hyslop 2-5 Kevin McDine
Alex Roy 5-4 Tony Newell
Alan Tabern 1-5 Tony Randall
Conan Whitehead 4-5 Aden Kirk
Mark Cox 5-4 Shaun Narain
Lionel Sams 5-3 Chris Aubrey
Rhys Griffin 3-5 Karl Merchant
John Bowles 1-5 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Rocco Maes 5-2 Daniels/Bennett
Alan Derrett 3-5 Adam Hunt
Sam Allen 3-5 Ross Smith
Martin Stead 5-3 Alan Casey
Adam Cousins 2-5 Paul Hogan
Pete Dyos 3-5 William O'Connor
Adam Hunt 5-3 Michael Malone
Dean Stewart 5-0 Graham Dando
Andy Boulton 5-4 Josh Payne
James Hubbard 5-3 Steve Hine
Aaron Monk 4-5 Karl Merchant
Benito van de Pas 5-3 David Dodds
Kevin McDine 5-2 Aaron Holdstock
Andy Boulton 5-2 Jonathan Worsley
Matthew Edgar 5-1 Matt Clark
Jason Lovett 3-5 Simon Stevenson
Tony Randell 5-1 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Nigel Heydon 5-4 Johnny Haines
Dave Weston 3-5 Mick Todd
Antonio Alcinas 5-3 Matthew Edgar
Lionel Sams 4-5 Joe Murnan
Ian Jones 3-5 Simon Stevenson
James Young 3-5 David O'Brien
Benito van de Pas 5-3 Doug Thompson
Jim Hill 1-5 Alex Roy
Sam Allen 5-3 Chris Mackie
Nathan Derry 4-5 Gerwyn Price
Michael Barnard 1-5 Stuart Kellett
Tony Randell 5-4 Steve West
Jamie Caven 3-5 Kevin Dowling
Michael Mansell 5-2 Dean Stewart
Nathan Derry 5-2 Jason Mold
William Naylor 4-5 Sam Allen
Nigel Daniels 5-3 Scott Bennett
Mick Baker 4-5 Mick Todd
Kevin Dowling 5-4 Chris Dobey
David Dodds 5-1 David O'Brien
Mark Cox 1-5 Darren Webster
Ian Lever 3-5 William O'Connor
Aden Kirk 5-2 Gerwyn Price
Simon Stevenson 5-3 Mark Barilli
Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Peter Wright 9-8 Michael Smith
Ronnie Baxter 5-9 Adrian Lewis
Aden Kirk 9-7 Phil Taylor
Michael van Gerwen 9-1 James Hubbard
Kevin Dowling 8-9 Stephen Bunting
Justin Pipe 7-9 Dave Chisnall
Kevin Painter 9-5 Richie Burnett
Raymond van Barneveld 9-3 Mick Todd
James Wade 9-1 Michael Mansell
Steve Beaton 6-9 Brendan Dolan
Adam Hunt 5-9 Paul Nicholson
Terry Jenkins 9-4 Stuart Kellett
Mark Webster 9-5 Mark Walsh
Kevin McDine 8-9 David Pallett
Andy Smith 3-9 Gary Anderson
Steve Maish 1-9 Nigel Heydon
Ronnie Huybrechts 9-6 Simon Whitlock
Jamie Lewis 9-8 William O'Connor
Robert Thornton 9-3 Jason Hogg
Mensur Suljovic 9-3 Tony Randell
Paul Hogan 9-3 Benito van de Pas
Christian Kist 9-2 Antonio Alcinas
Wes Newton* v Andrew Gilding (*withdrew through illness, bye awarded to Gilding)
Dirk van Duijvenbode 8-9 Joe Murnan
Kim Huybrechts 9-5 Ross Smith
Peter Hudson 8-9 Ian White
Andy Boulton 2-9 Dean Winstanley
Nick Fullwell 1-9 Alex Roy
Darren Webster 6-9 Vincent van der Voort
Rocco Maes 6-9 Simon Stevenson
Karl Merchant 4-9 Mervyn King
Andy Hamilton 9-8 Jelle Klaasen
The Skyline Pavilion witnessed some of the biggest shocks in this competition for many a year on Friday.
Three times PDC World Champion John Part had obviously not learnt his lesson from the last, and only, time he had lost to Paul Hogan.
50-year-old Basingstoke part timer Hogan made short work of an off-colour Part but a 5-0 whitewash must surely have been beyond his wildest dreams.
John Boyman of the Basingstoke Gazette detailed Hogan's delight:
I'm absolutely over the moon. To beat a player like John, you have got to play very well.
I just went up there and enjoyed it. I did not expect to win 5-0 because he is a quality player who has been there and done it.
To get a 100 average is superb but you have to play well to beat a three-time world champion.
Simon Whitlock continued his poor form in the competition, and was sent tumbling out at the third round stage.
Belgium's Ronnie Huybrechts had already seen brother Kim take out Ross Smith by a comfortable margin of 9-5 before dispatching Whitlock 9-6.
Ian White almost pulled off a stunning nine darter in the deciding leg of his 5-4 victory over Daryl Gurney.
White had already hit two maximums and followed it up with a perfect seventh dart, but nerves crept in and a missed treble 19 took away his chance of a shot at the £5,000 bonus on offer to anyone able to complete the perfect leg.
Per PDC.TV, Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld explained why he enjoys coming back to UK shores for these championships:
It's been like old-school darts and this event is all about giving players a chance at this level.
Every round's like a final because these lads all came here thinking that they can win the tournament, which is great for the PDC.
In reality, the crowd had come to see the big guns in the evening session and the action didn't disappoint.
Only a day after another defeat in the Premier League, Phil Taylor lost to rank outsider and world number 141 Aden Kirk.
The 22-year-old rookie came to the stage with swagger and no sign of nerves, and took that into his play.
If anything, it was "The Power" who allowed the occasion to get to him, and he was unceremoniously dumped out 9-7.
In sharp contrast, Taylor's contemporaries were on fire. Michael van Gerwen made short work of James Hubbard, allowing the Englishman just a consolation leg in 9-1 victory.
Left-hander James Wade showed a flicker of his old self in a storming performance which saw him ease through against Michael Mansell by the same score.
All in all, a very entertaining days play with more to come in Saturday's fourth and fifth round matches.
Day 2 Recap: Fourth and Fifth Sessions
On Saturday the action really begins to hot up and players through to this stage have already guaranteed themselves a take home of £3,000.
Participants in Saturday's evening session will have their prize money increased to £5,000.
Below is the full draw for the tournament's last 32 players:
Saturday March 8, Afternoon Session (11.45am-5pm)
Fourth Round (Last 32)
Stephen Bunting 6-9 Dean Winstanley
James Wade 9-5 Kim Huybrechts
Michael van Gerwen 9-5 Andy Hamilton
Alex Roy 5-9 Ian White
Vincent van der Voort 8-9 Christian Kist
Raymond van Barneveld 9-3 Joe Murnan
Nigel Heydon 7-9 Brendan Dolan
Paul Nicholson 5-9 Terry Jenkins
Aden Kirk 9-5 Peter Wright
Ronnie Huybrechts 8-9 Adrian Lewis
Kevin Painter 9-4 Andrew Gilding
Gary Anderson 9-5 David Pallett
Mensur Suljovic 9-7 Robert Thornton
Jamie Lewis 9-5 Simon Stevenson
Dave Chisnall 4-9 Mervyn King
Mark Webster 9-8 Paul Hogan
Evening session, Round of 16
Brendan Dolan 9-7 Aden Kirk
Mensur Suljovic 9-5 Jamie Lewis
Ian White 9-7 Gary Anderson
Terry Jenkins 9-8 James Wade
Mervyn King 9-6 Christian Kist
Michael Van Gerwen 9-4 Mark Webster
Kevin Painter 9-5 Dean Winstanley
Adrian Lewis 9-2 Raymond Van Barneveld
The second day of the 2014 UK Open was filled with drama, as several matches came down to the wire.
No match was as closely contested as the Dutch matchup of Christan Kist vs Vincent van der Voort, which had to be decided in a 17th leg. Kist would emerge victorious in a thrilling final leg, only to lose to Mervyn King in the Round of 32.
King seems to be enjoying an excellent run so far, taking care of Premier Leaguer Dave Chisnall before dispatching of Kist. With a quarterfinal berth already under his belt, the English veteran is playing without pressure and will be a dangerous out for any player he faces.
Mensur Suljovic will be playing in his first PDC quarterfinal after beating Jamie Lewis in the evening session. His final out on a double one was a thing of beauty, and the Austrian ace will be looking to build on an already impressive result going into Day 3.
Gary Anderson came close to leveling with Ian White but failed a golden opportunity at 8-7, allowing the experienced White to finish their tie on double seven.
World Champion Michael Van Gerwen took care of business with an easy win over Mark Webster, and the last tie of the evening brought perhaps the biggest surprise of all, as Raymond van Barneveld was completely destroyed by a superb Adrian Lewis.
The Englishman has been in excellent form, but that doesn't excuse the poor display we saw from the Dutch legend as he exited the tournament with a humbling 9-2 defeat.
Day 3: Quarterfinal Draw
Sunday will see the conclusion to the 2014 Coral UK Open as the last eight players still standing will all have their eyes set on the £50,000 purse that goes to the victor.
This is the draw for the quarterfinal:
Ian White vs Michael Van Gerwen
Terry Jenkins vs Brendan Dolan
Adrian Lewis vs Mensur Suljovic
Mervyn King vs Kevin Painter
Lewis Storms to Victory
Adrian Lewis secured the UK Open Darts title after a ruthless 11-1 demolition of Terry Jenkins in the final.
Lewis had earlier seen off Mervyn King in the semi-final, and went on to record an average of 109 in the final. His prize for coming through a field of 138 entrants is a cheque for £50,000.
Jenkins did not put up as much resistance as his semi-final might have suggested. After beating world champion Michael van Gerwen 10-8, hopes were high of a competitive final. However, it was not to be as Lewis romped home to an emphatic victory.
UK Open 2014 Final
|Adrian Lewis (England)||11|
|Terry Jenkins (England)||1|
|Michael van Gerwen||8|
|Michael van Gerwen||10|
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