2011 UK Open

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Speedy Hire UK Open
Tournament information
Dates 2–5 June 2011
Venue Reebok Stadium
Location Bolton
Country England
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs
Final – best of 21
Prize fund £200,000
Winners share £40,000
Champion(s)
England James Wade
«2010 2012»

The 2011 Speedy Hire UK Open was the ninth 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 2–5 June 2011, and has the nickname, the "FA Cup of darts" as a random draw is staged after each round until the final. The title was won by James Wade.[1]

Format and qualifiers[edit]

2011 UK Open Qualifiers[edit]

There were eight qualifying events staged in Barnsley and Wigan between February and May 2011 to determine the UK Open Order of Merit Table. The tournament winners were:

No. Date Venue Winner Legs Runner-Up Total
Prize Money
Winner Runner-Up
1 Saturday 26 February Barnsley Metrodome, Barnsley Steve Brown England 6 – 3 England Ian White £34,600 £6,000 £3,000
2 Sunday 27 February Michael Smith England 6 – 5 England Dave Chisnall £34,600 £6,000 £3,000
3 Saturday 12 March Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan Adrian Lewis England 6 – 4 Scotland Robert Thornton £34,600 £6,000 £3,000
4 Sunday 13 March Vincent van der Voort Netherlands 6 – 4 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld £34,600 £6,000 £3,000
5 Saturday 16 April Barnsley Metrodome, Barnsley Gary Anderson Scotland 6 – 4 England Phil Taylor £34,600 £6,000 £3,000
6 Sunday 17 April Phil Taylor England 6 – 1 England Joe Cullen £34,600 £6,000 £3,000
7 Saturday 30 April Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan Gary Anderson Scotland 6 – 2 England Phil Taylor £34,600 £6,000 £3,000
8 Sunday 1 May Phil Taylor England 6 – 3 England Colin Osborne £34,600 £6,000 £3,000

The six players above that won a qualifying tournament all finished in the Top 32 in the merit table and thus entered the main tournament at the third round stage.

The tournament featured 172 players. As in previous years, eight UK Open qualifiers were staged across the north of England, where players' winnings were collated into the UK Open Order Of Merit. The top 32 players in the Order of Merit, who played a minimum of two events, received a place in the third round of the final tournament. In addition, the next 76 players in the Order of Merit qualified for the tournament, but needed to start in the earlier rounds played on the Thursday.[2] A further 64 players qualified via regional qualifying tournaments.

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

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

Rileys qualifiers[edit]

32 players qualified from Rileys qualifiers held in Rileys Dart Zones across Britain.[3]

  • England Paul Harvey
  • England Andy Boulton
  • England Andrew Gilding
  • Scotland Jamie Hagan
  • England Richie Howson
  • England Darren Hawken
  • England Curtis Hammond
  • England Matthew Jordan
  • England Eddie Lovely
  • England Joe Murnan
  • England Richard North
  • England Tony Broughton
  • England Ian Gleeson
  • England Steve Douglas
  • England Jon Bott
  • England Paul Whitworth
  • England Steve Clews
  • England Davey Dodds
  • England John Bowles
  • El Salvador Mikal De Sanctis
  • England Dan Butler
  • England Ian Moss
  • England Dean Stewart
  • England Lee Rose
  • England Steve Werrett
  • England Chris Jones
  • England Graham Hollis
  • England Sam Hill
  • Zimbabwe Jamie Cross
  • Zimbabwe Sid Cross
  • England Dave Prins
  • Wales Phil Daniels

Speedy qualifiers[edit]

32 players qualified from Speedy qualifiers held at four venues across Britain from 12–15 April.[4]

Prize money[edit]

For the third 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 12 May.[5]

Thursday 2 June; best of 7 legs[edit]

[6]

Preliminary round[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 2[edit]

Friday 3 June; best of 17 legs[edit]

Round 3[edit]

Draw made after Round 2 matches
[8]

Saturday 4 June; best of 17 legs[edit]

Afternoon - Round 4[edit]

Draw made after Round 3 matches.
[9]

Evening - Round 5[edit]

Draw made after Round 4 matches[10]

Sunday 5 June[edit]

These matches took place on the main stage.

Afternoon - Quarter Finals; best of 19 legs[edit]

Draw made after Round 5 matches.
[11]

Player Legs Player
(99.29) Denis Ovens England 10–6 England Mark Hylton (98.88)
(93.42) Robert Thornton Scotland 7–10 Wales Mark Webster (95.00)
(95.63) Dave Chisnall England 8–10 England Wes Newton (94.56)
(95.56) James Wade England 10–7 Australia Paul Nicholson (92.94)

Evening - Final 4[edit]

Draw made after the Quarter Finals.

Semi Finals
Best of 19 legs[12]
Final
Best of 21 legs[13]
           
England James Wade (97.63) 10
Wales Mark Webster (96.09) 9
England James Wade (96.25) 11
England Wes Newton (88.51) 8
England Wes Newton (94.55) 10
England Denis Ovens (88.75) 6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "James Wade defeats Wes Newton to clinch UK Open title". BBC Sport. 7 June 2011. Archived from the original on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Final UK Open Order of Merit". pdc.tv. Professional Darts Corporation. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "UK Open – Rileys Qualifiers". pdc.tv. Professional Darts Corporation. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Speedy To Stage Qualifiers". pdc.tv. Professional Darts Corporation. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Speedy Hire UK Open Draw". pdc.tv. Professional Darts Corporation. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Speedy Hire UK Open – Night One". PDC. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "MaGowan Withdraws From UK Open". pdc.tv. Professional Darts Corporation. 2 June 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Speedy Hire UK Open – Friday". PDC. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Speedy Hire UK Open Round Four". PDC. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Speedy Hire UK Open Round Five". PDC. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "Speedy Hire UK Open Quarter-Finals". PDC. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Speedy Hire UK Open Semi-Finals". PDC. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "Wade Wins Speedy Hire UK Open". PDC. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 

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