2010 UK Open

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Rileys Darts Zones UK Open
Tournament information
Dates 3–6 June 2010
Venue Reebok Stadium
Location Bolton
Country England
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs
Final – best of 21
Prize fund £200,000
Winners share £40,000
Nine dart finish England Mervyn King
Round 5
vs Scotland Gary Anderson
High checkout 167 England Phil Taylor
Final
vs Scotland Gary Anderson
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
«2009 2011»

The 2010 Rileys Darts Zones UK Open was the eighth year of the PDC darts tournament where, following numerous regional qualifying heats throughout Britain, players competed in a single elimination tournament to be crowned champion. The tournament was held at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton over June 3–6, 2010, and had the nickname, the "FA Cup of darts" as a random draw was staged after each round until the final. It was eventually won by Phil Taylor who defeated Scotland's Gary Anderson 11–5 to make it his fourth UK Open and second consecutive championship.

In the fourth round of this tournament, Phil Taylor beat Kevin Painter 9–0 with a 3–dart average of 118.66, which at the time was the all-time highest 3–dart average for a televised darts match. It was eventually beaten on 25 February 2016 in the 2016 Premier League Darts meeting in Aberdeen, when Michael van Gerwen averaged 123.40 in beating Michael Smith 7–1.

2010 UK Open Qualifiers[edit]

There were eight qualifying events staged between February and May 2010 to determine the UK Open Order of Merit Table. The tournament winners were:

No. Winner Score Runner-Up Total
Prize Money
Winner Runner-Up
1 England Mervyn King 6 - 1 Australia Simon Whitlock £31,200 £6,000 £3,000
2 England Mark Walsh 6 - 2 England Phil Taylor £31,200 £6,000 £3,000
3 England Phil Taylor 6 - 0 England Jamie Caven £31,200 £6,000 £3,000
4 Scotland Gary Anderson 6 - 5 England Wes Newton £31,200 £6,000 £3,000
5 England Mark Walsh 6 - 3 Canada John Part £31,200 £6,000 £3,000
6 England Phil Taylor 6 - 2 Scotland Peter Wright £31,200 £6,000 £3,000
7 England Colin Lloyd 6 - 3 England Colin Osborne £31,200 £6,000 £3,000
8 England James Wade 6 - 2 Scotland Gary Anderson £31,200 £6,000 £3,000

Format and qualifiers[edit]

The tournament featured 138 players. As in previous years, eight regional UK Open events were staged across the UK where players winning were collated into the UK Open Order Of Merit. The top 96 players and ties in the list, who played a minimum of three events received a place at the final stages.[1]

Top 32 in Order of Merit (receiving byes into Third Round)[edit]

The Rileys qualifiers and the players outside the top 32 of the UK Open Order of Merit began the tournament on the Thursday night. They played down to 32 players, and they were joined by the top 32 of the UK Open Order of Merit the following night, to provide the competition's last 64. A random draw was made after each subsequent round.

Number 33-64 of the Order of Merit (receiving byes into Second Round)[edit]

Remaining Order of Merit qualifiers (starting in First and Preliminary Round)[edit]

  1. England Steve Farmer
  2. United States Gary Mawson
  3. England Kevin Dowling
  4. England Steve Hine
  5. England Peter Hudson
  6. England Dave Smith
  7. England Simon Cunningham
  8. England John Quantock
  9. Germany Jyhan Artut
  10. England Joe Cullen
  11. England Mark Stephenson
  12. England Matt Padgett
  13. England Dave Honey
  14. England Gary Eastwood
  15. England Darren Webster
  16. England Louis Blundell
  17. Gibraltar Dylan Duo
  18. Scotland Jason Clark
  19. Republic of Ireland William O'Connor
  20. England Scott Rand
  21. Sweden Par Riihonen
  22. England Sam Allen
  23. England Anton Liscsey
  24. England Danny Pinhorne
  25. England Paul Rowley
  26. England Martyn Turner
  27. England Darren Latham
  28. England Robbie Newland
  29. Wales Richie Burnett
  30. England Matt Draper
  31. Scotland Chris Loudon
  32. England Andy Hutchings

32 players qualified from Rileys qualifiers held in Rileys Dart Zones across Britain.[2]

  • Scotland Melvyn Johnston
  • England Paul Gibbs
  • England Tony Broughton
  • England Dean Edlin
  • England Michael Hammond
  • England Darren Sullivan
  • England Ricky Evans
  • England Alex Harrison
  • Wales David Martin
  • England John Bowles
  • England Noel Grant
  • England Henry Murphy
  • England Paul Neate
  • Scotland John Robertson
  • Scotland Ryan Murray
  • England John Lakeman
  • England Barrie Knight
  • England Mark Wilson
  • England Reece Robinson
  • England Bradley Williams
  • England Jamie Green
  • England Ashley Whisker
  • England Paul Warwick
  • England Paul Whitworth
  • England Stuart Monaghan
  • England Barrie Webb
  • England Joe Palmer
  • England Pete Fisher
  • Isle of Man Simon Jones
  • England Dean Stewart
  • England Nicky Bache
  • England Dean Harris

10 players qualified as BDO representatives from Avon, Bedfordshire, East Stirlingshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Lothian, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Surrey, Warwickshire.[2] These counties were rewarded one spot each in the UK Open for voting in favour of listening to Barry Hearn's proposed takeover of the BDO.[3]

  • England Mike Nott
  • England Kevin Lowe
  • Scotland Andy Murray
  • England Henry O'Neill
  • England Tony Hutchinson
  • Scotland Hugh Ringland
  • England Ian Gleeson
  • England Jay Foreman
  • Scotland Mark Harris
  • England Prakash Jiwa

Prize money[edit]

For the second consecutive UK Open, the prize fund was £200,000.

Champion £40,000
Runner-up £20,000
Semi-finalists £10,000
Quarter-finalists £6,000
Last 16 £4,000
Last 32 £2,000
Last 64 £1,000

Draw[edit]

The draw for the preliminary, first and second rounds was made on May 13.[4]

Thursday June 3; Best of 11 legs[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Round 1[edit]

  • * Steve Farmer received a bye as Dean Edlin was disqualified because he did not register
  • * Tony Hutchinson received a bye as Darren Sullivan was disqualified because he did not register

Round 2[edit]

  • * Chris Mason withdrew for personal reasons.

Friday June 4; Best of 17 legs[edit]

Round 3[edit]

[5]

Saturday June 5; Best of 17 legs[edit]

Round 4[edit]

[6]

Round 5[edit]

[7]

Player #1 Score Player #2
England Phil Taylor 9–6 Australia Simon Whitlock
England Ronnie Baxter 7–9 England Andy Hamilton
England Kevin McDine 2–9 England James Wade
Scotland Gary Anderson 9–8 England Mervyn King
England Andy Smith 1–9 England Denis Ovens
England Alan Tabern 5–9 England Tony Ayres
England Nigel Heydon 5–9 England Wes Newton
England Adrian Lewis 9–4 England Wayne Jones

Sunday June 6[edit]

Last 8 to final[edit]

Quarter-finals
Best of 19 legs[8]
Semi-finals
Best of 19 legs[9]
Final
Best of 21 legs[10]
       
 England James Wade  9
 England Tony Ayres  10  
 England Tony Ayres  3
     Scotland Gary Anderson  10  
 Scotland Gary Anderson  10
 England Andy Hamilton  6  
 Scotland Gary Anderson  5
   
   England Phil Taylor  11
 England Wes Newton  3
 England Denis Ovens  10  
 England Denis Ovens  5
     England Phil Taylor  10  
 England Phil Taylor  10
 England Adrian Lewis  2  
 

Nine Dart Finish[edit]

Mervyn King hit a nine dart finish in his fourth round match against Gary Anderson, however he lost the match 9-8.

World Record[edit]

Phil Taylor hit the highest televised average in history in his 9-0 victory over Kevin Painter, finishing the match with a three-dart average of 118.66.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UK Open Order of Merit". pdc.tv. Professional Darts Corporation. Archived from the original on 5 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Final UK Open Standings". pdc.tv. Professional Darts Corporation. Archived from the original on 13 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  3. ^ "PDC Launch Three New Events". pdc.tv. Professional Darts Corporation. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  4. ^ "UK Open Draw". pdc.tv. Professional Darts Corporation. 2010-05-13. Archived from the original on 16 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  5. ^ "UK Open - Day Two". Planet Darts. June 4, 2010. 
  6. ^ "UK Open - Fourth Round". Planet Darts. June 5, 2010. 
  7. ^ "UK Open - Fifth Round". Planet Darts. June 5, 2010. 
  8. ^ "UK Open Quarter-Finals". Planet Darts. June 6, 2010. Archived from the original on July 15, 2010. 
  9. ^ "UK Open - Semi-Finals". Planet Darts. June 6, 2010. Archived from the original on July 12, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Taylor Sweeps To UK Open Title". Planet darts. June 6, 2010. Archived from the original on July 15, 2010. 

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