2016 UK Open

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2016 Coral UK Open
Tournament information
Dates4–6 March 2016
VenueButlin's Resort
LocationMinehead
Country England
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Final – best of 21
Prize fund£300,000
Winners share£60,000
Nine-dart finishNetherlands Michael van Gerwen (Fourth round)
High checkout170
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
(2x Third round, 2x Fourth round)
England Alan Norris
(Third round)
England Jamie Caven
(Third round)
Champion(s)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
«2015 2017»

The 2016 Coral UK Open was a darts tournament staged by the Professional Darts Corporation. It was the fourteenth 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 third time at the Butlin's Resort in Minehead, England, between 4–6 March 2016, and has the nickname, "the FA Cup of darts" as a random draw will be staged after each round until the final.

In a repeat of last year's final, Michael van Gerwen beat Peter Wright to retain his title.[1] During the tournament, he also hit a nine-dart finish against the then-unknown Rob Cross in the fourth round. Either side of that leg, he hit a 170 checkout, which also included a run of 19 perfect darts (treble 19, 2x treble 20, treble 19, 170 checkout (2x treble 20, bull), 9-dart leg (7x treble 20, treble 19, double 12), 2x treble 20, treble 19).

Format and qualifiers[edit]

UK Open Qualifiers[edit]

There were six qualifying events staged in February 2016 to determine the UK Open Order of Merit Table. The tournament winners were:

No. Date Venue Winner Score Runner-up Ref.
1 Friday 5 February Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan Adrian Lewis England 6–1 England Phil Taylor [2]
2 Saturday 6 February Michael van Gerwen Netherlands 6–4 England Alan Norris [3]
3 Sunday 7 February Phil Taylor England 6–2 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen [4]
4 Friday 19 February Gary Anderson Scotland 6–1 England James Wade [5]
5 Saturday 20 February Michael van Gerwen Netherlands 6–2 Wales Gerwyn Price [6]
6 Sunday 21 February Michael van Gerwen Netherlands 6–2 England Steve Beaton [7]

The tournament featured 128 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 (without ties in this year's edition) in the Order of Merit list qualified for the tournament, but started in the earlier rounds played on the Friday. A further 32 players qualify via regional qualifying tournaments.[8]

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]

Number 65-96 of the Order of Merit qualifiers (starting in First Round)[edit]

Riley qualifiers (starting in First Round)[edit]

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

Prize money[edit]

The prize fund remained like last year's edition prize fund at £300,000.[9]

Stage (no. of players) Prize money
Winner (1) £60,000
Runner-up (1) £30,000
Semi-finalists (2) £17,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £10,000
Last 16 (Round 5) (8) £5,000
Last 32 (Round 4) (16) £3,000
Last 64 (Round 3) (32) £1,500

Draw[edit]

[10]

Friday 4 March[edit]

First round (best of eleven legs)[edit]

[11]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
England Wes Newton 6 – 4 England Mark Cox (Q) Belgium Ronny Huybrechts 6 – 3 England Mark Rice (Q)
England Dennis Smith 1 – 6 England Alex Roy (Q) Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena 6 – 5 England Andy Smith
England Andy Boulton 6 – 4 England Lee Grimshaw (Q) Republic of Ireland William O'Connor 6 – 1 England Mark Jodrill (Q)
Sweden Magnus Caris 6 – 5 England Jason Mold (Q) Republic of Ireland Mick McGowan 4 – 6 England Nathan Aspinall
Netherlands Dick van Dijk 2 – 6 England Kevin Dowling Wales Jonathan Worsley 6 – 1 England Curtis Turner (Q)
England Arron Monk 6 – 3 Scotland Stewart Rattray (Q) England Dean Stewart (Q) 4 – 6 England Barry Lynn (Q)
Netherlands Dirk van Duijvenbode 6 – 3 England Michael McFall (Q) Scotland Jason Hogg (Q) (timed out) w/o England Ben Green (Q)
England Alan Tabern 3 – 6 England Harry Ward England Paul Hogan (Q) 6 – 3 England Daniel Day (Q)
Scotland Mark Barilli 6 – 1 England Darren Layden (Q) Wales Jonny Clayton 6 – 2 England Ian McFarlane (Q)
Netherlands Ryan de Vreede 6 – 3 England Nathan Derry England Darren Webster 6 – 0 England Lee Morris (Q)
England Mark Frost 6 – 0 England Andy Brown (Q) England Joe Murnan 6 – 2 England Paul Whitworth (Q)
Netherlands Jan Dekker 5 – 6 Scotland Andrew Davidson (Q) England Steve Maish (Q) 6 – 5 England Jason Heaver (Q)
England Dean Winstanley 6 – 5 England John Scott (Q) England Mark Wilson (Q) w/o England Les Delderfield (Q) (timed out)
England Paul Milford 6 – 1 England Chris Jones (Q) England Scott Marsh (Q) 6 – 1 England Steven Rose (Q)
England Johnny Haines 5 – 6 Scotland Gary Stone Canada Ken MacNeil 3 – 6 England Rob Cross (Q)
England Ryan Harrington 6 – 1 England Glen McGrandle (Q) England Josh Payne 6 – 2 England Dave Parletti (Q)

Second round (best of eleven legs)[edit]

[11]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
Netherlands Jeffrey de Graaf 6 – 5 Republic of Ireland William O'Connor England Lee Evans 6 – 2 Austria Rowby-John Rodriguez
Scotland Robert Thornton 4 – 6 England Arron Monk England Kevin Painter 4 – 6 England Dean Winstanley
Belgium Mike de Decker 5 – 6 England Matt Clark England Mark Dudbridge 5 – 6 Netherlands Joey ten Berge
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 6 – 3 England Scott Marsh (Q) England Darron Brown 4 – 6 England Ryan Harrington
England Jamie Caven 6 – 2 Scotland Gary Stone England Mark Frost 6 – 4 Scotland Mark Barilli
Netherlands Yordi Meeuwisse 3 – 6 England Robbie Green England Jay Foreman 4 – 6 Belgium Ronny Huybrechts
England Wayne Jones 5 – 6 England Andy Jenkins England Paul Milford 4 – 6 England Steve Maish (Q)
England Josh Payne 6 – 1 England Harry Ward England Scott Dale 2 – 6 England Darren Webster
Netherlands Berry van Peer 5 – 6 England Richie Corner Netherlands Jeffrey de Zwaan 5 – 6 England Alex Roy (Q)
England Brett Claydon 4 – 6 England Barry Lynn (Q) Spain Cristo Reyes 4 – 6 Scotland Andrew Davidson (Q)
England Matthew Edgar 6 – 4 England Mark Wilson (Q) England David Pallett 6 – 1 England Jason Marriott
England James Wilson 6 – 3 Wales Jonny Clayton England Wes Newton 4 – 6 England Rob Cross (Q)
England Ritchie Edhouse 4 – 6 England Joe Murnan England Peter Hudson 4 – 6 Netherlands Dirk van Duijvenbode
Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena 6 – 1 England Kevin Dowling Sweden Magnus Caris 6 – 3 England Ben Green (Q)
England Andy Boulton 6 – 2 Wales Jonathan Worsley England Andrew Gilding 5 – 6 Netherlands Ryan de Vreede
England Tony Newell 6 – 1 England Paul Hogan (Q) England Stuart Kellett 6 – 5 England Nathan Aspinall


Third round (best of seventeen legs)[edit]

[11]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
England Joe Cullen 9 – 1 England Mark Frost Germany René Eidams 3 – 9 England James Wilson
England Stuart Kellett 9 – 7 Netherlands Joey ten Berge England Ricky Evans 9 – 5 England Andy Boulton
Netherlands Ryan de Vreede 9 – 5 England Josh Payne England Robbie Green 5 – 9 Netherlands Dirk van Duijvenbode
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 9 – 8 England David Pallett Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 9 – 6 England Matt Clark
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 9 – 3 England Dean Winstanley Netherlands Jeffrey de Graaf 8 – 9 England Rob Cross (Q)
England Lee Evans 7 – 9 England Jamie Caven Australia Simon Whitlock 9 – 6 England Ian White
England Terry Jenkins 9 – 7 Belgium Ronny Huybrechts England Alan Norris 9 – 7 Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena
Scotland Gary Anderson 9 – 7 England Dave Chisnall England Darren Webster 9 – 5 Scotland Andrew Davidson (Q)
England James Wade 2 – 9 Austria Mensur Suljović Belgium Kim Huybrechts 9 – 1 England Steve Maish (Q)
England Stephen Bunting 9 – 8 Wales Jamie Lewis England Justin Pipe 9 – 6 England Alex Roy (Q)
Wales Gerwyn Price 8 – 9 England Joe Murnan Wales Mark Webster 9 – 3 England Matthew Edgar
Australia Kyle Anderson 9 – 2 England Andy Hamilton Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 6 – 9 England Barry Lynn (Q)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 9 – 2 England Ryan Harrington Netherlands Benito van de Pas 9 – 7 England Mervyn King
England Michael Smith 9 – 8 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney England Steve Beaton 5 – 9 Scotland Peter Wright
Scotland John Henderson 9 – 4 Sweden Magnus Caris England Phil Taylor 9 – 5 England Arron Monk
England Andy Jenkins 9 – 5 England Richie Corner England Adrian Lewis 9 – 1 England Tony Newell

Saturday 5 March[edit]

Fourth round (best of seventeen legs)[edit]

[12]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
England Alan Norris 6 – 9 England Joe Cullen England Michael Smith 5 – 9 England Stuart Kellett
England Phil Taylor 9 – 3 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld England Ricky Evans 8 – 9 England Darren Webster
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 9 – 8 England Joe Murnan Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 9 – 2 England Andy Jenkins
Australia Simon Whitlock 3 – 9 Netherlands Benito van de Pas Scotland Gary Anderson 3 – 9 England Barry Lynn (Q)
Austria Mensur Suljović 9 – 8 Netherlands Ryan de Vreede Belgium Kim Huybrechts 9 – 3 England Justin Pipe
England Stephen Bunting 9 – 6 England Jamie Caven Wales Mark Webster 9 – 4 Netherlands Dirk van Duijvenbode
Australia Kyle Anderson 9 – 2 England James Wilson Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 9 – 5 England Rob Cross (Q)
England Terry Jenkins 5 – 9 Scotland Peter Wright England Adrian Lewis 9 – 6 Scotland John Henderson

Fifth round (best of seventeen legs)[edit]

[13]

Player Score Player
Wales Mark Webster 97.81 9 – 5 Austria Mensur Suljović 93.83
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 102.20 9 – 2 Belgium Kim Huybrechts 86.72
England Stuart Kellett 87.68 5 – 9 England Barry Lynn (Q) 88.29
England Phil Taylor 103.60 9 – 7 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 101.08
Netherlands Benito van de Pas 95.85 2 – 9 Australia Kyle Anderson 96.48
England Stephen Bunting 92.44 7 – 9 England Joe Cullen 93.23
Scotland Peter Wright 96.77 9 – 5 England Darren Webster 89.03
England Adrian Lewis 91.17 7 – 9 Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 97.16

Sunday 6 March[edit]

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

[14]

Player Score Player
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 95.99 10 – 6 England Barry Lynn (Q) 91.20
Scotland Peter Wright 102.29 10 – 7 England Joe Cullen 101.83
England Phil Taylor 105.57 10 – 3 Wales Mark Webster 92.44
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 98.24 10 – 0 Australia Kyle Anderson 90.42

Semi-finals and Final[edit]

Semi-finals
(best of 19 legs)
[15]
Final
(best of 21 legs)
[15]
      
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 107.57 10
England Phil Taylor 104.57 6
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 106.68 11
Scotland Peter Wright 98.33 4
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 90.44 5
Scotland Peter Wright 96.68 10

Media coverage[edit]

Like the 2015 tournament, the 2016 tournament was broadcast live in the UK on ITV4 and ITV4 HD.

References[edit]

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