LIVE BLOG: UK Open Day One!

22:45pm: It’s been a marathon day of darts here in Minehead. I hope you’ve enjoyed my coverage and thanks for following!

Coral UK Open- Round Four Draw!

Benito van de Pas v Alan Norris
Simon Whitlock v Dirk van Duijvenbode
Jelle Klaasen v Vincent van der Voort
Ryan Searle v Rob Cross
Dave Chisnall v Peter Wright
Paul Hogan v Adrian Lewis
Chris Dobey v Martin Lukeman
Jermaine Wattimena v Michael Smith
Gerwyn Price v David Pallett
Joe Cullen v Cristo Reyes
Kim Huybrechts v Ted Evetts
Ronnie Baxter v William O’Connor
Raymond van Barneveld v Ron Meulenkamp
Mark Webster v Daryl Gurney
Alan Tabern v John Michael
Kirk Shepherd v Ian White

22:32: INCREDIBLE SCENES! ANDERSON IS OUT!

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Massive shock to conclude the opening day of action here in Minehead. World number two Gary Anderson is dumped out by Riley’s qualifier Paul Hogan in an epic deciding leg. Anderson had a match dart at the bull and suffered a cruel bounce-out, as Hogan pinned the D8 that haunted him at Lakeside to prevail! Incredible drama!

22:10pm- NEARING THE END OF ROUND THREE:

We’re approaching the conclusion of round-three, and just two games remain. Here are the latest scores in both:

Gary Anderson 5-6 Paul Hogan
Rob Cross 10-5 Johnny Haines

22:02pm: BARNEY THROUGH TO ROUND FOUR!

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Raymond van Barneveld has seen off a spirited Barrie Bates to book his spot in round-four. In a repeat of their 2006 UK Open Final, Bates led the Dutchman 5-4, but Van Barneveld won six of the remaining seven legs to prevail 10-6 with a solid 94.60 average.

21:50pm: LATEST SCORES:

Raymond van Barneveld 5-5 Barrie Bates
Rob Cross 4-0 Johnny Haines

21:45pm: SMITH, VAN DUIJVENBODE & WHITE THROUGH

Michael Smith thrashes John Henderson 10-4 to reach the last 32, wiring D12 for a nine-darter earlier in the match. Dirk van Duijvenbode is through to round-four after an impressive victory over his compatriot Christian Kist, whilst ‘The Diamond’ Ian White breezes through by virtue of a 10-2 triumph against qualifier Paul Barham!

21:37pm: LEWIS EDGES OUT WADE!

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Adrian Lewis edges out James Wade in a thrilling tussle. ‘Jackpot’ averages 98.3, lands NINE maximums and hits 28% of his attempts at double to dump out ‘The Machine’ and remain on course for a second UK Open triumph.

21:35pm: LATEST SCORES:

Stage One: Adrian Lewis 6-4 James Wade
Stage Two: Raymond van Barneveld 2-2 Barrie Bates
Stage Three: Christian Kist 1-5 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Stage Four: Ian White 6-1 Paul Barham
Stage Five: John Henderson 3-7 Michael Smith
Stage Six: Kirk Shepherd 10-8 Wayne Jones
Stage Seven: Ted Evetts 10-5 Andrew Gilding
Stage Eight: Ron Meulenkamp 10-7 Ricky Evans

21:25pm: CHIZZY GETTING BUSY IN MINEHEAD!

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Dave Chisnall is through to the last 32 after easing past Jamie Caven 10-4 on board two. Chisnall averaged 102.44, landed seven maximums and converted 59% of his double attempts to continue from where he left off in Exeter last night.

21:10pm: LATEST SCORES!

Stage One: Adrian Lewis 6-4 James Wade
Stage Two: Jamie Caven 4-10 Dave Chisnall
Stage Three: Mick McGowan 7-10 Ryan Searle
Stage Four: Vincent van der Voort 10-4 Ronny Huybrechts
Stage Five: David Pallett 10-6 Steve Beaton
Stage Six: Wayne Jones 5-6 Kirk Shepherd
Stage Seven: Andrew Gilding 5-10 Ted Evetts
Stage Eight: Ron Meulenkamp 6-1 Ricky Evans

20:55pm: MICHAEL EDGES OUT DOLAN!

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RESULT: John Michael holds his nerve to dump out Brendan Dolan in a last-leg decider!

20:47pm: FORMER CHAMPION THORNTON CRASHES OUT!

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Former champion Robert Thornton is out after suffering a humbling 10-2 defeat to the ever-improving Joe Cullen on stage two. ‘The Thorn’ won’t be repeating his 2012 heroics this year!

20:45pm: SCORES FROM ACROSS THE BOARD:

Stage One: Peter Wright 10-3 James Richardson
Stage Two: Robert Thornton 2-10 Joe Cullen
Stage Three: Mick McGowan 5-5 Ryan Searle
Stage Four: Vincent van der Voort 5-3 Ronny Huybrechts
Stage Five: David Pallett 4-3 Steve Beaton
Stage Six: John Michael 9-8 Brendan Dolan
Stage Seven: Andrew Gilding 2-5 Ted Evetts
Stage Eight: Justin Pipe 5-10 Gerwyn Price

20:35pm: SNAKEBITE SAFELY THROUGH:

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Top seed Peter Wright has booked his place in round-four with a convincing 10-3 victory against James Richardson. Snakebite was plagued by an ankle injury sustained in last night’s Premier League, but metaphorically speaking he wasn’t limping through; averaging 96.86, landing three maximums and converting 56% of his double attempts.

20:30pm: Kyle Anderson has been dumped out by quick-fire Dutchman Jermaine Wattimena, whilst Benito van de Pas has recorded a hard-fought 10-6 victory over Matthew Dennant. Martin Lukeman is also through to round-four after surviving EIGHT match darts in a nerve-jangling decider against Rob Hewson.

20:10pm: LATEST SCORES: 

Stage One: Peter Wright 3-2 James Richardson
Stage Two: Chris Dobey 10-8 Kevin Painter
Stage Three: Kyle Anderson 6-8 Jermaine Wattimena
Stage Four: Jonny Clayton 5-6 Jelle Klaasen
Stage Five: Martin Lukeman 7-9 Rob Hewson
Stage Six: John Michael 3-5 Brendan Dolan
Stage Seven: Matthew Dennant 5-6 Benito van de Pas
Stage Eight: Justin Pipe 1-3 Gerwyn Price

20:00pm: CONFIRMATION OF OPENING RESULTS TONIGHT:

Stage One: Simon Whitlock 10-2 Chris Quantock
Stage Two: Daryl Gurney 10-2 Alex Roy
Stage Three: William O’Connor 10-3 Mick Todd
Stage Four: Ronnie Baxter 10-8 Darren Webster
Stage Five: Alan Norris 10-2 Yordi Meeuwisse
Stage Six: Kim Huybrechts 10-8 Brian Woods
Stage Seven: Alan Tabern 10-7 Mervyn King
Stage Eight: Mark Webster 10-9 Ross Twell

19:50pm: BIG NAMES ARE TUMBLING!

Huge win for ‘The Rocket’ Ronnie Baxter, who defeats Darren Webster 10-7 to book his place in round-four. Mervyn King is another seed to depart, after losing to the veteran St Helen’s ace Alan Tabern. However, no such problems for Simon Whitlock, who coasts into the L32 with an emphatic 10-2 triumph over promising youngster Chris Quantock.

19:35pm: NORRIS & GURNEY THROUGH CONVINCINGLY

Alan Norris and Daryl Gurney are the first players to secure their spots in round-four of the UK Open. Gurney thrashed Riley’s qualifier Alex Roy 10-2, whilst Norris defeated Dutchman Yordi Meeuwisse by the same scoreline. They join Cristo Reyes in the hat for the last 32, after the Spaniard received a bye in the absence of Michael van Gerwen.

19:25: LATEST SCORES FROM ACROSS THE BOARDS:

Stage One: Simon Whitlock 8-2 Chris Quantock
Stage Two: Alex Roy 2-10 Daryl Gurney
Stage Three: William O’Connor 6-2 Mick Todd
Stage Four: Darren Webster 4-8 Ronnie Baxter
Stage Five: Alan Norris 10-2 Yordi Meeuwisse
Stage Six: Kim Huybrechts 6-6 Brian Woods
Stage Seven: Mervyn King 6-6 Alan Tabern
Stage Eight: Ross Twell 6-6 Mark Webster

19:15: Good evening all, we’re back underway here in Minehead, with Simon Whitlock taking on Chris Quantock on the main stage. I’ll be keeping you up to date with the latest scores from across all eight boards tonight!

LIVE: Coral UK Open- Third-Round Draw!

William O’Connor v Mick Todd
Darren Webster v Ronnie Baxter
Alan Norris v Yordi Meeuwisse
Peter Wright v James Richardson
Kim Huybrechts v Brian Woods
Mervyn King v Alan Tabern
Ross Twell v Mark Webster
Robert Thornton v Joe Cullen
Kyle Anderson v Jermaine Wattimena
Jamie Caven v Dave Chisnall
Chris Dobey v Kevin Painter
Chris Quantock v Simon Whitlock
Alex Roy v Daryl Gurney
Jonny Clayton v Jelle Klaasen
Martin Lukeman v Rob Hewson
John Michael v Brendan Dolan
Gary Anderson v Paul Hogan
Matthew Dennant v Benito van de Pas
Justin Pipe v Gerwyn Price
Mick McGowan v Ryan Searle
Vincent van der Voort v Ronny Huybrechts
David Pallett v Steve Beaton
Wayne Jones v Kirk Shepherd
Andrew Gilding v Ted Evetts
Ron Meulenkamp v Ricky Evans
Adrian Lewis v James Wade
Christian Kist v Dirk van Duijvenbode
Ian White v Paul Barham
John Henderson v Michael Smith
Rob Cross v Johnny Haines
Raymond van Barneveld v Barrie Bates
Cristo Reyes (Bye)

16:25pm: SECOND-ROUND CONCLUDES- DRAW TO FOLLOW!

2007 UK Open finalist Vincent van der Voort has come through a gruelling eleven-leg nail-biter to dump out former BDO world number one James Wilson in the final match of the second-round. The draw will follow shortly; stay tuned!

15:55: SECOND-ROUND NEARING ITS CONCLUSION:

The second-round is nearing its conclusion in Minehead. Here are some of the latest results:

Paul Hogan 6-4 Jamie Lewis
Mick McGowan 6-4 Dean Reynolds
Rob Hewson 6-5 Jan Dekker
Yordi Meeuwisse 6-4 Jonathan Worsley
Brian Woods 6-4 Tony Newell
Alex Roy 6-4 Dave Parletti

15:45: THORNTON SAFELY THROUGH

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2012 champion Robert Thornton is safely through to round-three after a comprehensive whitewash win against Riley’s qualifier Kevin Bambrick. ‘The Thorn’ is one of three players in the field to have won this title before, along with Raymond van Barneveld & James Wade, and he secured a routine win with a solid 93.94 average.

15:35pm: DEAN REYNOLDS IS BEATEN!

BDO world number seven Dean Reynolds has been edged out in round-two by Mick McGowan. Nevertheless, Paul Hogan marches on after claiming the scalp of Welsh star Jamie Lewis, whilst Brian ‘Pecker’ Woods defeats Tony Newell 6-4 to secure his place in the hat for round-three.

15:25pm: THE RESULTS KEEP ON COMING:

Here are more of the very latest second-round scores for you;

Ronnie Baxter 6-3 Richard North
Jonny Clayton 6-3 Mark Frost
Jermaine Wattimena 6-2 Devon Petersen
Ron Meulenkamp 6-4 Lee Evans
Andrew Gilding 6-4 Ryan Murray
Paul Barham 6-5 Scott Taylor
Matthew Dennant 6-4 Zoran Lerchbacher

15:15: BUNTING DUMPED OUT BY WEBSTER!

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Stephen Bunting’s woes continue as he’s resoundingly beaten by fellow Lakeside world champion Mark Webster in round-two. The Welshman averaged 99.78, crashed in five maximums and landed finishes of 102, 124 and 127 to prevail 6-2. This is Webster’s fifth straight win over ‘The Bullet’, who now drops out of the world’s top 20.

15:10: JUSTIN PIPE PRODUCES PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY SO FAR!

Taunton star Justin Pipe is through to round-three after producing an imperious display to whitewash promising Suffolk youngster Ryan Meikle. The three-time major semi-finalist averaged 102.48, landed two maximums and converted 60% of his double attempts to triumph.

14:50: TERRY JENKINS IS OUT!

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Nine-time major finalist Terry Jenkins has been dumped out by Wayne Jones in round-two. ‘The Raging Bull’ was a finalist here in Minehead back in 2014, but he won’t be repeating that performance this time around after losing 6-2 to the Wolverhampton star.

14:45: SECOND-ROUND UPDATE:

Here are the latest set of results from round-two in Minehead. The winners are through to tonight’s third-round:

Jamie Caven 6-0 Ben Green
Ross Twell 6-4 Joe Davis
William O’Connor 6-2 Steve Lennon
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-4 Stuart Kellett
Daryl Gurney 6-3 Ryan Palmer
John Michael 6-5 Peter Hudson
James Richardson 6-1 Neil Smith
Ted Evetts 6-3 Paul Milford
Johnny Haines 6-3 Darren Johnson
Alan Tabern 6-3 James Carroll

14:15: SECOND-ROUND IS WELL UNDERWAY!

Former UK Open finalist Barrie Bates is through to round-three after defeating former BDO star Jeffrey de Graaf 6-3. Meanwhile, David Pallett has continued his good run of form with a hard-fought 6-4 win over the veteran Andy Jenkins.

14:10: KEEGAN BROWN IS OUT!

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Former World-Youth champion Keegan Brown has been dumped  out in round-one of the Coral UK Open after losing 6-3 to BDO star Paul Hogan. Elsewhere, another BDO man is through, as Riley’s qualifier Dave Parletti has beaten Gareth Pass 6-2.

13:52pm: SHEPHERD THROUGH TO ROUND-THREE

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The first-round at the Coral UK Open is coming to a close, and 2008 World Championship finalist Kirk Shepherd has become the first man to seal his spot in round-three with a 6-3 triumph over experienced Scot Mark Barilli.

13:50pm: LATEST SCORES:

Stage One: Paul Hogan v Keegan Brown
Stage Two: Kirk Shepherd 3-3 Mark Barilli
Stage Three: Rob Hewson 6-4 Ritchie Edhouse
Stage Four: Brett Claydon 2-4 Paul Barham
Stage Five: Mark Layton 2-2 Tony Newell
Stage Six: Jermaine Wattimena 6-1 Kai Fan Leung
Stage Seven: Jonathan Worsley 3-1 Dave Prins
Stage Eight: Gareth Pass 1-1 Dave Parletti

13:40pm: MORE RESULTS FILTERING IN!

It’s Netherlands 2-0 Hong Kong in Minehead! Ron Meulenkamp records a convincing 6-1 victory over Ting Chi Royden Lam, whilst Jermaine Wattimena beats Kai Fan Leung. Elsewhere, Johnny Haines has whitewashed Wayne Morris 6-0 on board three, whilst BDO star Brian Dawson is beaten at the first hurdle; losing 6-3 to Paul Milford.

13:30pm: AROUND THE BOARDS:

Here are the latest scores from around the boards:

Stage Two: Dean Reynolds 6-2 Andy Roberts
Stage Four: James Carroll 6-3 Brandon Walsh
Stage Seven: Lee Evans 6-5 Andrew Davidson
Stage Eight: Ryan Meikle 6-3 Vincent Kamphuis

13:10pm: AROUND THE BOARDS:

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Riley’s amateur qualifier Alex Roy, one of the six UK Open ever-presents, is through to round-two after recording an emphatic 6-1 victory over Kevin Edwards on stage two. Elsewhere, Welsh ace Jonny Clayton is also safely through after beating Jimmy McKirdy by the same scoreline on stage six.

13:05pm: MORE RESULTS ARE IN!

Here are the latest set of results here in Minehead!

Stage One: James Richardson 6-4 Antonio Alcinas
Stage Two: Wayne Jones 6-5 Lee Bryant
Stage Three: Alan Tabern 6-4 Scott Robertson
Stage Four: Yordi Meeuwisse 6-4 Martin Biggs
Stage Five: Darren Johnson 6-5 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Stage Six: Ronnie Baxter 6-5 Paul Rowley
Stage Seven: Ben Green 6-4 Darryl Pilgrim
Stage Eight: Neil Smith 6-4 Steve Maish

12:55pm: THE ROCKET IS THROUGH!

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Ronnie Baxter survives four match-darts to defeat Paul Rowley in a nerve-jangling eleventh and final leg. ‘The Rocket’ lives to fight another day and will face Richard North in the second-round!

12:45pm: Wayne Jones is through to round-two after beating Lee Bryant in a nail-biting deciding leg on stage two. Bryant led 5-4 but missed four match darts, as the UK ever-present Jones sneaked home.

12:37pm: Here are the next set of matches across the boards:

Stage One: Antonio Alcinas v James Richardson
Stage Two: Wayne Jones v Lee Bryant
Stage Three: Scott Robertson v Alan Tabern
Stage Four: Yordi Meeuwisse v Martin Biggs
Stage Five: Darren Johnson v Jeffrey de Zwaan
Stage Six: Paul Rowley v Ronnie Baxter
Stage Seven: Darryl Pilgrim v Ben Green
Stage Eight: Neil Smith v Steve Maish

12:35 pm: FIRST SET OF SCORES ARE IN:

Stage One: Jamie Caven 6-3 Dan Read
Stage Two: Mark Frost 6-4 Jamie Bain
Stage Three: Ryan Murray 6-5 John Ferrell
Stage Four: Joe Davis 6-2 Paul Harvey
Stage Five: Gary Eastwood 4-6 James Wilson
Stage Six: Paul Cartwright 2-6 Matt Padgett
Stage Seven: Kevin Bambrick 6-5 Nicky Bell
Stage Eight: Damian Smith 3-6 Brian Woods

12:25pm: CAVEN THROUGH TO ROUND-TWO!

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RESULT: Jamie Caven is through to round-two after surviving a scare to defeat Riley’s amateur qualifier Dan Read 6-3. Read took out successive 140 finishes to level at three apiece, but ‘Jabba’ fired in 128 and 96 checkouts to prevail.

12:20pm: FIRST RESULT IS IN!

RESULT: Mark Frost is today’s first winner as he fires in a spectacular checkout of 161 en route to a 6-4 victory over Scottish youngster Jamie Bain on stage two!

12:15pm: JABBA UNDER PRESSURE

Riley’s amateur qualifier Dan Read has taken out a 140 finish in successive legs to draw level at 3-3 with seven-time PDC ranking winner Jamie Caven. Could we be in for a huge shock in the opening game of the tournament?

12pm- LATEST ODDS

Here are how the latest odds shape up in the absence of Michael van Gerwen

Gary Anderson: 10/3
Peter Wright: 4/1
Raymond van Barneveld: 12/1
Adrian Lewis: 14/1
James Wade: 16/1
Dave Chisnall: 18/1
Jelle Klaasen: 25/1
Michael Smith: 33/1

11:55am- UPDATE:

As a result of Michael van Gerwen’s withdrawal under Rule 3.7, no replacement will be made in the field for the Coral UK Open, and the third round draw on Friday will feature 31 ties, with one player receiving a Bye through to the fourth round.

11:45am

Here are the first set of fixtures at this year’s UK Open..

Stage One: Jamie Caven v Dan Read
Stage Two: Mark Frost v Jamie Bain
Stage Three: Ryan Murray v John Ferrell
Stage Four: Joe Davis v Paul Harvey
Stage Five: Gary Eastwood v James Wilson
Stage Six: Paul Cartwright v Matt Padgett
Stage Seven: Kevin Bambrick v Nicky Bell
Stage Eight: Damian Smith v Brian Woods

11:40am: MICHAEL VAN GERWEN WITHDRAWS FROM UK OPEN

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For those just tuning in this afternoon, defending champion Michael van Gerwen has withdrawn from this year’s competition after failing to recover from a back problem. This means we’ll have a new winner of a ranking major for the first time since January 2016!

11:35am

Welcome to my live blog from day one at the 2017 Coral UK Open Finals at Butlin’s Minehead! The action gets underway in less than 10 minutes, and I’ll be bringing you live updates from across all boards throughout the day!

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