2015 UK Open

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2015 Coral UK Open
Tournament information
Dates6–8 March 2015
VenueButlin's Resort
LocationMinehead
Country England
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Final – best of 21
Prize fund£300,000
Winners share£60,000
High checkout170
Belgium Kim Huybrechts
(Third round)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (Fifth round)
Champion(s)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
«2014 2016»

The 2015 Coral UK Open was a darts tournament staged by the Professional Darts Corporation. It was the thirteenth year of the tournament where, following numerous regional qualifying heats throughout Britain, players competing in a single elimination tournament to be crowned champion. The tournament was held for the second time at the Butlin's Resort in Minehead, England, between 6–8 March 2015, and had the nickname, "the FA Cup of darts" as a random draw was staged after each round until the final.

Adrian Lewis was the defending champion, having won the fourth major title of his career after beating Terry Jenkins 11–1 in the 2014 final.[1] This year however, he was defeated in the third round after losing 9–3 to Raymond van Barneveld. Michael van Gerwen won his first UK Open title by defeating Peter Wright 11–5 in the final.[2]

Format and qualifiers[edit]

UK Open Qualifiers[edit]

There were six qualifying events staged in February 2015 to determine the UK Open Order of Merit Table. The tournament winners were:

No. Date Venue Winner Score Runner-up Ref.
1 Friday 6 February Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan Adrian Lewis England 6–1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen [3]
2 Saturday 7 February Michael van Gerwen Netherlands 6–1 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort [4]
3 Sunday 8 February Michael van Gerwen Netherlands 6–1 England James Wade [5]
4 Friday 20 February Michael van Gerwen Netherlands 6–5 Netherlands Jelle Klaasen [6]
5 Saturday 21 February Michael Smith England 6–5 England Adrian Lewis [7]
6 Sunday 22 February Phil Taylor England 6–2 England Ian White [8]

The tournament featured 147 players. The results of the six qualifiers shown above were collated into the UK Open Order Of Merit. The top 32 players in the Order of Merit received a place at the final tournament. In addition, the next 64 players plus ties in the Order of Merit list qualified for the tournament, but started in the earlier rounds played on the Friday. A further 32 players qualified via regional qualifying tournaments.[9]

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

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]

Riley qualifiers (starting in First and Preliminary Round)[edit]

32 amateur players qualified from Riley qualifiers held across the UK.

Prize money[edit]

The prize fund was increased from £250,000 to £300,000 for this year's event.[10]

Stage (no. of players) Prize Money
(Total: £300,000)
Winner (1) £60,000
Runner-Up (1) £30,000
Semi-finalists (2) £17,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £10,000
Last 16 (Fifth round) (8) £5,000
Last 32 (Fourth round) (16) £3,000
Last 64 (Third round) (32) £1,500
Last 96 (Second round) (32) n/a
Last 128 (First round) (32) n/a
Last 147 (Preliminary round) (19) n/a

Draw[edit]

[11]

Friday 6 March[edit]

Preliminary round (best of nine legs)[edit]

[12]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
England Jamie Robinson 5–1 England Chris Packer (Q) Republic of Ireland Connie Finnan 5–4 Scotland James McEwan (Q)
Wales Mark Layton (Q) 5–2 England Tommy Sanwell (Q) England Stuart White (Q) 5–4 England Matthew Tedstone (Q)
England Dave Ladley 5–1 England Kevin Edwards (Q) England Rory Duffy (Q) 2–5 England Adam Huckvale (Q)
England Stephen Hardy (Q) 5–3 England Dean Sanders (Q) England Robbie Green 5–1 England Graham Hall (Q)
England Ian Moss 5–1 England Adi Acott (Q) England Matt Padgett 5–2 Wales Gerwyn Price
England Dave Parletti (Q) 5–2 England Bradley Williams (Q) England Scott Dale 4–5 England Nigel Daniels (Q)
England Paul Hogan (Q) 5–1 England Lee Russell (Q) England Ben Ward 5–2 England Jason Lovett
England Mick Todd 5–1 England Kevin Smith (Q) England Mark Dudbridge 5–1 England Lloyd Pennel (Q)
England John Ferrell (Q) 5–3 England Paul Dawkins (Q) England Steve Douglas 5–3 England Mark Robinson
England Dave Prins (Q) 5–2 England Simon Stevenson (Q)

First round (best of nine legs)[edit]

[12]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
Republic of Ireland Connie Finnan 3–5 England Ian Moss Scotland Luke Woodhouse 3–5 England Dave Prins (Q)
England Dave Parletti (Q) 1–5 England Arron Fairweather (Q) England John Bowles 2–5 England Steve Douglas
Belgium Mike De Decker 5–1 England Stephen Hardy (Q) England Darren Johnson 5–0 England Ricky Sudale
England Keegan Brown 5–3 England Mick Brookes (Q) England Brett Claydon 1–5 Netherlands Joey ten Berge
England Matt Padgett 5–3 England Stuart White (Q) England Mick Todd 0–5 England Nigel Daniels (Q)
England Jamie Robinson 4–5 England Jason Mold (Q) England Wes Newton 5–2 England Martyn Turner
England Gary O'Donnell (Q) 2–5 England Adam Huckvale (Q) England Steve Hine 2–5 Scotland Mark Barilli
South Africa Devon Petersen 5–1 England Matt Clark England Alan Tabern 5–4 England Adam Hunt
England Stuart Kellett 5–0 England Robbie Green England David Pallett 5–2 England Mark Dudbridge
England Mark Cox 5–1 England Ben Ward Netherlands Dirk van Duijvenbode 3–5 Wales Mark Layton (Q)
Netherlands Mike Zuydwijk 5–2 Canada John Part England Mark Jones 3–5 England Jason Wilson
England Lee Evans 5–2 England Nick Fullwell England Colin Fowler 5–0 England Steve West
England Shaun Griffiths 2–5 England Jon Jukes England Jay Foreman 5–1 England Dave Ladley
England Johnny Haines 4–5 England James Richardson England Alex Roy 1–5 England John Ferrell (Q)
England Josh Payne 5–3 England Lionel Sams (Q) England Paul Hogan (Q) 5–3 Scotland Derek Brand (Q)
Wales Jonny Clayton 1–5 Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena England Peter Hudson (Q) 4–5 England Rob Smith (Q)

Second round (best of nine legs)[edit]

[12]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
Netherlands Christian Kist 5–3 England Ian Moss England James Wilson 5–0 England Mark Frost
England Chris Dobey 1–5 England Nathan Aspinall England Andy Boulton 4–5 England Steve Douglas
Netherlands Jan Dekker 5–3 Belgium Mike De Decker England Darren Johnson 3–5 England Paul Hogan (Q)
England Dean Winstanley 3–5 Republic of Ireland William O'Connor England Wayne Jones 2–5 Netherlands Joey ten Berge
England Ryan Harrington 5–0 England Matt Padgett England Andy Jenkins 5–0 England Nigel Daniels (Q)
England Matthew Edgar 4–5 England Jason Mold (Q) England Wes Newton 5–3 England Jon Jukes
England Stephen Bunting 5–2 England Adam Huckvale (Q) England Dennis Smith 1–5 Scotland Mark Barilli
England Kevin Painter 5–2 Scotland Jamie Bain England Nathan Derry 5–4 England Alan Tabern
England Joe Murnan 5–1 England Stuart Kellett England Andy Smith 4–5 England David Pallett
South Africa Devon Petersen 5–4 England Mark Cox England Ricky Evans 5–3 Wales Mark Layton (Q)
Netherlands Mike Zuydwijk 3–5 England Keegan Brown England Ronnie Baxter 5–2 England Arron Fairweather (Q)
Belgium Ronny Huybrechts 3–5 England Lee Evans England Colin Fowler 5–3 England Jason Wilson
Netherlands Jeffrey de Zwaan 2–5 Netherlands Benito van de Pas England Aaron Turner 5–4 England Jay Foreman
England Dean Stewart 1–5 England James Richardson England Darren Webster 2–5 England John Ferrell (Q)
England Josh Payne 5–4 England Dave Prins (Q) Australia Kyle Anderson 5–4 England Terry Temple
England Kevin McDine 5–4 Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena England Joe Cullen 5–1 England Rob Smith (Q)

Third round (best of seventeen legs)[edit]

[13]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
England Adrian Lewis 3–9 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld Scotland Peter Wright 9–5 England Steve Beaton
Netherlands Benito van de Pas 5–9 England Paul Hogan (Q) Scotland John Henderson 9–7 England Steve Douglas
Austria Mensur Suljović 9–1 Netherlands Joey ten Berge England Andrew Gilding 9–0 England Kevin Painter
England Eddie Dootson 9–6 England Joe Cullen South Africa Devon Petersen 9–4 Scotland Mark Barilli
England Phil Taylor 9–2 England John Ferrell (Q) Scotland Robert Thornton 9–5 Australia Simon Whitlock
England David Pallett 9–4 England Colin Fowler England Nathan Aspinall 9–4 England James Richardson
England Ricky Evans 4–9 England James Wilson England Brian Woods 2–9 England Ronnie Baxter
England Justin Pipe 5–9 Netherlands Jan Dekker England Wes Newton 9–0 England Jason Mold (Q)
England Mervyn King 9–8 Scotland Gary Anderson England Michael Smith 8–9 England Stephen Bunting
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 9–4 England Lee Evans England Nathan Derry 9–2 England Keegan Brown
England Andy Jenkins 6–9 England Josh Payne England Andy Hamilton 9–8 England Aaron Turner
Wales Mark Webster 5–9 Republic of Ireland William O'Connor England Dave Chisnall 9–6 England Ryan Harrington
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 9–3 Australia Paul Nicholson Belgium Kim Huybrechts 9–7 Germany Max Hopp
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 9–4 Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan England James Wade 9–3 England Joe Murnan
England Alan Norris 6–9 Australia Kyle Anderson England Jamie Caven 9–3 England Terry Jenkins
England Ian White 9–8 Netherlands Christian Kist Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 9–1 England Kevin McDine

Saturday 7 March[edit]

Fourth round (best of seventeen legs)[edit]

[14]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
England Jamie Caven 99.74 6–9 South Africa Devon Petersen 104.88 Scotland Robert Thornton 88.97 8–9 England Eddie Dootson 87.05
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 85.43 1–9 Scotland Peter Wright 100.55 England James Wilson 91.63 7–9 Australia Kyle Anderson 87.73
Austria Mensur Suljović 92.93 9–4 England Josh Payne 90.02 Netherlands Jan Dekker 90.79 9–4 England Ronnie Baxter 86.48
England Ian White 93.35 6–9 Republic of Ireland William O'Connor 95.12 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 94.49 9–4 England Wes Newton 86.55
England Phil Taylor 107.27 9–3 England David Pallett 95.65 England James Wade 94.78 9–4 England Nathan Aspinall 85.23
England Dave Chisnall 100.40 6–9 England Stephen Bunting 99.37 England Mervyn King 92.86 9–8 England Nathan Derry 91.74
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 102.29 9–4 England Paul Hogan (Q) 101.20 Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 92.53 5–9 England Andrew Gilding 100.86
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 90.44 9–8 England Andy Hamilton 86.94 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 99.27 8–9 Scotland John Henderson 95.74

Fifth round (best of seventeen legs)[edit]

[15]

Player Score Player
England Mervyn King 94.47 9–8 Australia Kyle Anderson 95.69
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 114.91 9–2 Belgium Kim Huybrechts 101.59
England Eddie Dootson 78.30 5–9 South Africa Devon Petersen 91.04
England Phil Taylor 111.67 9–3 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 101.03
Austria Mensur Suljović 90.13 9–7 Netherlands Jan Dekker 88.85
England Stephen Bunting 96.08 9–6 Republic of Ireland William O'Connor 93.43
Scotland Peter Wright 99.71 9–2 Scotland John Henderson 91.38
England James Wade 92.38 6–9 England Andrew Gilding 94.55

Sunday 8 March[edit]

Quarter-finals (best of nineteen legs)[edit]

[16]

Player Score Player
England Mervyn King 94.53 6–10 England Stephen Bunting 93.22
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 106.65 10–5 South Africa Devon Petersen 98.14
England Andrew Gilding 99.44 10–8 Austria Mensur Suljović 94.87
England Phil Taylor 108.57 6–10 Scotland Peter Wright 102.99

Semi-finals and Final[edit]

Semi-finals
(best of 19 legs)
[17]
Final
(best of 21 legs)
[17]
      
Scotland Peter Wright 105.10 10
England Stephen Bunting 82.39 0
Scotland Peter Wright 99.33 5
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 98.43 11
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 105.56 10
England Andrew Gilding 108.37 8

Media coverage[edit]

Like the 2014 tournament, the 2015 tournament was broadcast live in the UK on ITV4 and ITV4 HD.[18]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "Super Smith Seals Wigan Win". PDC. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Terrific Taylor Takes Wigan Win". PDC. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Coral UK Open Field". Professional Darts Corporation. 2015-02-23. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-02-28.
  10. ^ "Three More Prize Funds Increased!". PDC. Archived from the original on 22 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
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  15. ^ "Coral UK Open Fifth Round". PDC. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
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  17. ^ a b "Mighty Mike's Minehead Glory". PDC. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  18. ^ "PDC & ITV Sign New Four-Event Deal". PDC. Archived from the original on 3 April 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015.