LIVE BLOG: 2018 UK Open Day One!

UK OPEN FOURTH-ROUND DRAW!

  • Paul Hogan v Jeffrey de Zwaan
  • Rob Cross v Kyle Anderson
  • John Part v Ron Meulenkamp
  • Robert Owen v Nathan Rafferty
  • Chris Dobey v Jason Lowe
  • Keegan Brown v Krzysztof Ratajski
  • Dirk van Duijvenbode v Gerwyn Price
  • Steve West v Matthew Edgar
  • Gary Anderson v Ricky Evans
  • Stephen Bunting v Jermaine Wattimena
  • Mervyn King v Jonny Clayton
  • Corey Cadby v Martin Schindler
  • Jamie Hughes v Ian White
  • Daryl Gurney v Kim Huybrechts
  • Ryan Meikle v Michael Smith
  • David Pallett v James Wade

22:40: LAST KNOCKINGS IN MINEHEAD!

Corey Cadby is safely through to round-four after easing past Michael Rasztovits, whilst Keegan Brown leads Joe Cullen 9-8 in the last remaining match of the evening…

22:25: LATEST…

  • Kyle Anderson 10-7 Vincent van der Voort
  • Joe Cullen 5-5 Keegan Brown
  • Michael Rasztovits 4-8 Corey Cadby

22:20: ANDERSON MARCHES ON!

Gary Anderson 2018 UKOQ4

Gary Anderson doesn’t go the same way as the other high-profile casualties. He produces an imperious display to thrash Robert Rickwood 10-3. Will he go on to claim his first ever UK Open crown?

22:10: MATCHES WINDING DOWN

The actions almost coming to a close in Minehead. Here are the very latest scores…

  • Robert Rickwood 3-7 Gary Anderson
  • Michael Rasztovits 1-6 Corey Cadby
  • Kyle Anderson 7-6 Vincent van der Voort
  • Dave Prins 4-8 Ron Meulenkamp

21:45: SCORES ON THE DOORS!

  • Kyle Anderson 2-1 Vincent van der Voort
  • Steve West 5-6 Darryl Pilgrim
  • Chris Dobey 5-1 Harry Ward
  • Dave Prins 3-2 Ron Meulenkamp
  • Alex Roy 6-9 Gerwyn Price
  • Ian White 7-5 Simon Whitlock

21:38: VAN GERWEN IS OUT!

MvG 2018 WC

This is extraordinary! Michael van Gerwen is OUT! The world number one is beaten 10-8 by his compatriot Jeffrey de Zwaan! Stunning win for De Zwaan. Here’s a list of some of the names already knocked out here in Minehead..

  • Michael van Gerwen
  • Peter Wright
  • Raymond van Barneveld
  • Adrian Lewis
  • Dave Chisnall
  • Robert Thornton

21:30: THE DEFENDING CHAMPION IS OUT!

Peter Wright gallstones

The shocks continue here in Minehead! Defending UK Open champion Peter Wright is knocked out by young Irish star Nathan Rafferty in a last-leg decider. Incredible scenes!

21:18: ACTION CONTINUES!

The action is coming thick and fast in Minehead…

  • Jeffrey de Zwaan 5-5 Michael van Gerwen
  • Kim Huybrechts 10-8 Gabriel Clemens
  • Ricky Evans 6-4 Luke Humphries
  • Peter Wright 7-7 Nathan Rafferty
  • Jonny Clayton 9-4 Michael Barnard
  • Ian White 3-1 Simon Whitlock
  • Alex Roy 1-1 Gerwyn Price
  • Steve West 1-0 Darryl Pilgrim

21:10: ADRIAN LEWIS KNOCKED OUT!

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WILLIAM HILL WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 ALEXANDRA PALACE,LONDON PIC;LAWRENCE LUSTIG ROUND 1 ADRIAN LEWIS V KEVIN MUNCH ADRIAN LEWIS IN ACTION

Two-time world champion and 2014 UK Open winner Adrian Lewis is OUT! ‘Jackpot’ is beaten 10-5 by Dirk van Duijvenbode. It’s been a brilliant day for the Dutchman, who has registered wins over Norris & Lewis!

21:04: VAN GERWEN TRAILS!

MvG 2018 WC

Michael van Gerwen trails his fellow countryman Jeffrey de Zwaan 3-2. He couldn’t could he?

Here are the other scores from around the boards:

  • David Pallett 10-8 Robert Thornton
  • James Wade 10-6 Simon Stevenson
  • Michael Smith 10-5 Kirk Shepherd
  • Martin Schindler 10-7 Ryan Harrington
  • Adrian Lewis 4-9 Dirk van Duijvenbode
  • Peter Wright 4-6 Nathan Rafferty
  • Kim Huybrechts 8-8 Gabriel Clemens

20:52: SCORES AROUND THE BOARDS!

  • Jonny Clayton 3-1 Michael Barnard
  • Peter Wright 1-3 Nathan Rafferty
  • Kirk Shepherd 4-6 Michael Smith
  • Adrian Lewis 1-7 Dirk van Duijvenbode
  • Kim Huybrechts 6-4 Gabriel Clemens
  • David Pallett 9-7 Robert Thornton

20:46: BARNEY AND CHISNALL BOW OUT!

RvB 2018

The big names are starting to tumble in Minehead. Five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld is thrashed 10-4 by an impressive Mervyn King, whilst Dave Chisnall suffers a shock 10-6 defeat against Ryan Meikle…

20:35 LATEST SCORES

Here’s the latest from Minehead, with some big names in bother!

  • Mervyn King 7-3 Raymond van Barneveld
  • Robert Owen 10-2 Jamie Lewis
  • Paul Hogan 10-6 Paul Nicholson
  • Martin Schindler 10-7 Ryan Harrington
  • Simon Stevenson 6-8 James Wade
  • Dave Chisnall 5-9 Ryan Meikle

 

20:20 LATEST:

  • Mervyn King 3-2 Raymond van Barneveld
  • John Part 10-2 David Evans
  • Simon Stevenson 2-5 James Wade
  • Dave Chisnall 4-5 Ryan Meikle
  • Robert Owen 8-1 Jamie Lewis
  • Martin Schindler 6-6 Ryan Harrington
  • Paul Hogan 8-5 Paul Nicholson

20:00: LATEST SCORES:

The next set of matches are well underway. Here are the latest scores from around the other boards…

  • John Part 5-2 David Evans
  • Paul Hogan 4-2 Paul Nicholson
  • Martin Schindler 3-3 Ryan Harrington
  • Robert Owen 2-0 Jamie Lewis
  • Dave Chisnall 0-1 Ryan Meikle
  • Simon Stevenson 1-0 James Wade

19:57: RESULTS: CROSS SURVIVES A SCARE

Cross 2018

The first few results are in from the third-round..

  • Rob Cross 10-8 Nathan Aspinall
  • Daryl Gurney 10-9 Jelle Klaasen
  • Matthew Edgar 10-4 John Henderson
  • Jason Lowe 10-3 David Airey
  • Jermaine Wattimena 10-8 Steve Beaton
  • Stephen Bunting 10-3 Justin Pipe
  • Krzysztof Ratajski 10-7 Darren Webster

19:30: LATEST SCORES:

  • Nathan Aspinall 4-3 Rob Cross
  • David Airey 3-7 Jason Lowe
  • Steve Beaton 6-5 Jermaine Wattimena
  • John Henderson 2-8 Matthew Edgar
  • Krzysztof Ratajski 6-4 Darren Webster
  • Daryl Gurney 7-7 Jelle Klaasen
  • Justin Pipe 2-4 Stephen Bunting

19:20: LATEST SCORES:

Here are the latest scores from around the boards…

  • Nathan Aspinall 2-3 Rob Cross
  • David Airey 1-5 Jason Lowe
  • Steve Beaton 4-3 Jermaine Wattimena
  • John Henderson 1-6 Matthew Edgar
  • Krzysztof Ratajski 5-1 Darren Webster
  • Daryl Gurney 6-4 Jelle Klaasen
  • Justin Pipe 0-4 Stephen Bunting

19:10pm: THE WORLD CHAMPION IS IN THE BUILDING!

Cross 2018

Rob Cross first made his name in this tournament two years ago as an amateur qualifier, now he arrives at Butlins as world champion! He takes on former World Youth finalist Nathan Aspinall for a place in round-four!

19:00pm: WE’RE BACK!

We’re back for the evening session on the opening day of the 2018 UK Open in Minehead. Here are the first set of matches taking place across the seven boards this evening…

  • Nathan Aspinall v Rob Cross
  • David Airey v Jason Lowe
  • Steve Beaton v Jermaine Wattimena
  • Krzysztof Ratajski v Darren Webster
  • John Henderson v Matthew Edgar
  • Daryl Gurney v Jelle Klaasen
  • Justin Pipe v Stephen Bunting

17:05: MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE

These will be the four matches taking place on the main stage this evening…

  • Nathan Aspinall v Rob Cross
  • Mervyn King v Raymond van Barneveld
  • Jeffrey de Zwaan v Michael van Gerwen
  • Robert Rickwood v Gary Anderson

It’s been a breathless afternoon of action in Minehead, I’ll be back for the evening session which resumes at 7pm!

17:00: UK Open Third-Round Draw:

  • David Airey v Jason Lowe
  • John Part v David Evans
  • David Pallett v Robert Thornton
  • Ricky Evans v Luke Humphries
  • Steve Beaton v Jermaine Wattimena
  • Robert Owen v Jamie Lewis
  • Kim Huybrechts v Gabriel Clemens
  • Steve West v Daryl Pilgrim
  • Krzysztof Ratajski v Darren Webster
  • Simon Stevenson v James Wade
  • Peter Wright v Nathan Rafferty
  • Chris Dobey v Harry Ward
  • John Henderson v Matthew Edgar
  • Paul Hogan v Paul Nicholson
  • Jeffrey de Zwaan v Michael van Gerwen
  • Robert Rickwood v Gary Anderson
  • Kirk Shepherd v Michael Smith
  • Ian White v Simon Whitlock
  • Mervyn King v Raymond van Barneveld
  • Nathan Aspinall v Rob Cross
  • Daryl Gurney v Jelle Klaasen
  • Martin Schindler v Ryan Harrington
  • Adrian Lewis v Dirk van Duijvenbode
  • Alex Roy v Gerwyn Price
  • Justin Pipe v Stephen Bunting
  • Dave Chisnall v Ryan Meikle
  • Jonny Clayton v Michael Barnard
  • Dave Prins v Ron Meulenkamp
  • Kyle Anderson v Vincent van der Voort
  • Joe Cullen v Keegan Brown
  • Michael Rasztovits v Corey Cadby
  • Jamie Hughes- Bye

16:45: BARNEY SURVIVES!

Raymond van Barneveld 2018 WC

What a match! Raymond van Barneveld survives a huge scare, coming from 5-3 behind to defeat TV debutant Mike Norton. Norton missed six match darts across two legs, but Van Barneveld secured victory with a brilliant 112 finish, with Norton sat on tops in the decider. Incredible drama in Minehead! 95 average for RvB and he’s into round-three!

16:20: BARNEY’S IN THE BUILDING!

RvB 2017 GSOD

 

Two-time UK Open champion Raymond van Barneveld features in the final match of the afternoon session, as he takes on TV debutant Mike Norton for a place in round-three. How will the five-time world champion fare in these baltic conditions?

16:10: NORRIS BOWS OUT!

Alan Norris, a semi-finalist here twelve months ago, bows out in the second-round at the hands of Dirk van Duijvenbode. Norris levelled at four apiece having trailed 4-1, but a multitude of missed doubles in leg nine cost him dearly…

15:52: SCORES FROM AROUND THE BOARDS!

  • Gerwyn Price 6-2 James Wilson
  • Stephen Bunting 6-2 Bradley Brooks
  • Robert Rickwood 6-0 James Richardson
  • Nathan Rafferty 6-3 Jason Mold
  • John Part 6-0 Paul Whitworth
  • Jason Lowe 6-4 John Scott

15:38: PRICE SAFELY THROUGH!

Gerwyn Price WSOD

Last year’s finalist Gerwyn Price is safely through to round-three. ‘The Iceman’ eases past James Wilson 6-2, whilst Chris Dobey edges out Lee Evans in a last-leg decider to also advance to the third-round!

15:35: LATEST

  • Ryan Meikle 6-4 Mark Craddock
  • Luke Humphries 6-3 Wayne Jones
  • Kirk Shepherd 6-3 Vincent Kamphuis
  • Lee Evans 5-5 Chris Dobey
  • Jason Mold 2-2 Nathan Rafferty
  • Jason Lowe 1-2 John Scott
  • Paul Whitworth 0-1 John Part
  • James Richardson 0-0 Robert Rickwood
  • Stephen Bunting 0-0 Bradley Brooks

15:18: THE ICEMAN V LETHAL BISCUIT!

Last year’s UK Open finalist Gerwyn Price is in action in round-two on the main stage. He takes on former BDO number one James Wilson in the tie of the round…Who will come out on top?

15:15: VAN DE PAS & HAMILTON BEATEN

Here are the latest second-round results. Some big names have already departed…

  • Jermaine Wattimena 6-0 Andy Hamilton
  • David Evans 6-4 Benito van de Pas
  • Alex Roy 6-4 Toni Alcinas
  • Ron Meulenkamp 6-1 Joe Davis
  • Gabriel Clemens 6-0 Andrew Gilding

14:50: SCORES AROUND THE BOARDS

The second-round action is coming thick and fast…

  • Paul Nicholson 6-5 Richard North
  • Harry Ward 6-1 Ted Evetts
  • Michael Barnard 6-2 Cody Harris
  • Joe Cullen 6-2 Jose Justicia
  • David Airey 6-1 Stuart Kellett
  • Robert Owen 6-4 Michael Burgoine
  • Dave Chisnall 6-2 Rene Eidams
  • Keegan Brown 6-3 George Killington

14:45: PART PREVAILS!

john-part-q-school

Three-time world champion John Part makes a winning return to the UK Open defeating Wolverhampton qualifier John Morris 6-2 in the final match of round-one!

14:15: UP NEXT!

The second-round is well underway here in Minehead, but the first-round action contines on the main stage, and three-time world champion John Part makes his first UK Open appearance since 2015, as he plays John Morris!

14:10: LATEST SCORES!

  • R2: Vincent van der Voort 6-3 Martin Briggs
  • Cody Harris 6-1 Tony Mitchell
  • Ryan Harrington 6-3 Danny Noppert
  • Ricky Evans 6-2 Carl Wilkinson

14:00: VAN DEN BERGH DEPARTS

DARTS

World Youth Champion Dimitri van den Bergh is knocked out! The Belgian converted just 2 of his 22 attempts at double and is beaten 6-3 by Lee Evans!

 13:40: LATEST RESULTS:

The action is coming thick and fast…

  • Luke Humphries 6-0 Liam Kelly
  • Ricky Evans 6-1 Andreas Hajimina
  • Bradley Brooks 6-4 Chris Quantock
  • Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Andrew Pullen
  • Ryan Meikle 6-5 Mickey Mansell
  • Jason Mold 6-5 Prakash Jiwa

13:35: HATS OFF TO MICKEY MANSELL!

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Mickey Mansell is another man feeling the cold in Minehead. Will he still be in the hat for round-two? It looks that way. He leads Ryan Meikle 5-3!

13:25: BURNETT BEATEN!

Another dramatic decider on the main stage, as Richie Burnett is edged out by Ryan Harrington. Burnett bust a 99 finish by hitting D15 instead of D10 in the final leg and Harrington took full advantage. He will now take on Danny Noppert later this afternoon!

13:10: UPDATES

Here’s the very latest from the opening-round here at Minehead…

  • Ryan Harrington 3-3 Richie Burnett
  • Rene Eidams 6-4 Andrew Johnstone
  • Paul Hogan 6-5 Darren Brown
  • George Killington 6-4 Andy Jenkins
  • David Airey 6-4 Benjamin McClelland
  • Mickey Mansell 2-0 Ryan Meikle
  • Liam Kelly 0-6 Luke Humphries
  • Bradley Brooks 1-2 Chris Quantock

 

12:56: LATEST FROM AROUND THE BOARDS!

  • Darren Brown 1-3 Paul Hogan
  • Benjamin McClelland 1-3 David Airey
  • George Killington 3-3 Andy Jenkins
  • Reine Eidams 5-3 Andrew Johnstone
  • Michael Rasztovits 6-3 Simon Tate

12:50pm: WALSHIE IN A HOODIE!

2018 UK Open.jpg

Baltic conditions at Minehead, and the heating is broken in the multi-board arena! Mark Walsh tried to combat the conditions by wearing a hoodie, but unfortunately for him he lost out to his fellow Hertfordshire ace Alex Roy in round-one!

12:42: RESULTS!

The first set of results from this year’s UK Open are in…

  • Paul Nicholson 6-5 Terry Jenkins
  • Alex Roy 6-2 Mark Walsh
  • Paul Whitworth 6-3 Martin Atkins
  • Ron Meulenkamp 6-4 Andy Hibbert
  • Joe Davis 6-5 Dan Read
  • Benito van de Pas 6-5 Cristo Reyes
  • Harry Ward 6-0 Daniel Lee
  • Kirk Shepherd 6-4 Adam Hunt

12:40: NICHOLSON EDGES JENKINS IN A DECIDER!

DARTS

What a game to kick off the 2018 UK Open! Terry Jenkins fought back from 5-0 down to force a decider against Paul Nicholson, only to squander four match darts in the final leg. Nicholson finally closed out victory on D8, with his ELEVENTH match dart. Phew! Incredibly, that’s Nicholson’s first televised victory since July 2014…

12:35: THE BULL IS ON THE CHARGE!

Terry Jenkins hair loss

Terry Jenkins was on the brink of suffering a whitewash defeat, now it’s 5-4 and he’s throwing to force a decider. Jenkins has taken out three ton-plus checkouts, but Nicholson spurned SIX match darts in the ninth leg. Incredible drama!

12:30pm: FIRST RESULTS FILTERING IN!

The first few results are filtering in from Minehead!

  • Harry Ward 6-0 Daniel Lee
  • Alex Roy 6-2 Mark Walsh
  • Benito van de Pas 6-5 Cristo Reyes

12:22pm: LATEST SCORES:

Here are the latest scores from across the boards…

  • Paul Nicholson 5-0 Terry Jenkins
  • Martin Atkins 1-3 Paul Whitworth
  • Ron Meulenkamp 2-3 Andy Hibbert
  • Mark Walsh 2-4 Alex Roy
  • Dan Read 3-3 Joe Davis
  • Cristo Reyes 3-5 Benito van de Pas

12:15: OPENING MATCHES UNDERWAY

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The first matches at this year’s tournament are underway!

12:13: PLAYERS WHO HAVE PULLED OUT!

Here’s the updated list of players who have been forced to pull out of the UK Open…

Rene Berndt, Andrew Davidson, John Goldie, Maik Langendorf, Zoran Lerchbacher, Mick McGowan, William O’Connor, Mark Rice, Scott Robertson, Craig Winstanley.

12:10pm: BUTLINS STATEMENT:

Due to the unprecedented extreme weather conditions, we have regretfully decided to not allow guests to attend this weekend’s PDC Coral UK Open at our resort in Minehead, Somerset, for safety reasons – however, the tournament will take place behind closed doors and be broadcast on ITV4 as scheduled.

12:05pm: WE’RE LIVE!

Darts

The 2018 Coral UK Open is about to get underway in Butlins, Minehead, although the tournament is going to be played behind closed doors due to the extreme weather conditions.

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