2020 UK Open

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2020 Ladbrokes UK Open
Tournament information
Dates6–8 March 2020
VenueButlin's Resort
LocationMinehead
Country England
Organization(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Final – best of 21
Prize fund£450,000
Winner's share£100,000
Nine-dart finishWales Jonny Clayton
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
High checkout170 Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh
170 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Champion(s)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
«2019 2021»

The 2020 Ladbrokes UK Open was a darts tournament staged by the Professional Darts Corporation. It was the eighteenth year of the tournament where players compete in a single elimination tournament to be crowned champion. The tournament was held for the seventh time at the Butlin's Resort in Minehead, England, between 6–8 March 2020, and has the nickname, "the FA Cup of darts" as a random draw is staged after each round following the conclusion of the third round until the final.

Nathan Aspinall was the defending champion after defeating Rob Cross 11–5 in the 2019 final.[1] However, he lost 10–8 to Michael van Gerwen in the fourth round.

Michael van Gerwen won the UK Open for the third time, and the first time since 2016 after beating Gerwyn Price 11–9 in the final. It was Van Gerwen's first title since he won the 2019 Players Championship Finals, where he beat the same opponent, by the same scoreline, at the same venue.

It was the first edition of the UK Open to have more than one nine-darter hit. Jonny Clayton hit a nine-darter on Stage Two during his sixth-round match with Chris Dobey, before Michael van Gerwen did the same against Daryl Gurney in the semi-finals.

Prize money[edit]

The prize fund remained at £450,000.

Stage (no. of players) Prize Money
(Total: £450,000)
Winner (1) £100,000
Runner-up (1) £40,000
Semi-finalists (2) £20,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £12,500
Last 16 (Sixth round) (8) £7,500
Last 32 (Fifth round) (16) £4,000
Last 64 (Fourth round) (32) £2,000
Last 96 (Third round) (32) £1,000
Last 128 (Second round) (32) n/a
Last 160 (First round) (32) n/a

Format[edit]

There is a slight change in format for this year, with the 16 Challenge Tour qualifiers becoming 8, with 8 spaces for the Development Tour now available.

The 160 participants will enter the competition incrementally, with 64 players entering in the first round, with match winners joining the 32 players entering in the second and third rounds to leave the last 64 in the fourth round.

  • No players are seeded.
  • A random draw is held for each of the following rounds following the conclusion of the Third round.
  • All matches in the First, Second and Third rounds will be played over best of 11 legs.
  • All matches in the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth rounds and Quarter-finals will be played over best of 19 legs.
  • All matches in the Semi-finals and Final will be played over best of 21 legs.
  • Eight boards will be used for matches in the First, Second, Third and Fourth rounds.
  • Four boards will be used for matches in the Fifth round.
  • Two boards will be used for matches in the Sixth round.
  • One board will be used for all the matches in the Quarter-finals, Semi-Finals and Final.

Qualifiers[edit]

Number 1–32 of the PDC Order of Merit (receiving byes into Fourth Round)[edit]

Number 33–64 of the PDC Order of Merit (receiving byes into Third Round)[edit]

Number 65–96 of the PDC Order of Merit (receiving byes into Second Round)[edit]

Number 97–128 of the PDC Order of Merit (starting in First Round)[edit]

PDC Challenge Tour Qualifiers (starting in First Round)[edit]

The top 8 ranked players from the 2019 Challenge Tour Order of Merit who didn't have a Tour Card for the 2020 season qualified for the first round.

PDC Development Tour Qualifiers (starting in First Round)[edit]

The top 8 ranked players from the 2019 Development Tour Order of Merit who didn't have a Tour Card for the 2020 season qualified for the first round.

  1. Republic of Ireland Shane McGuirk
  2. Northern Ireland Nathan Rafferty
  3. Republic of Ireland Keane Barry
  4. Scotland Greg Ritchie
  5. Scotland Andrew Davidson
  6. Netherlands Kevin Doets
  7. Netherlands Owen Roelofs
  8. Netherlands Danny van Trijp
  9. England Ben Cheeseman

Rileys Amateur Qualifiers (starting in First Round)[edit]

16 amateur players will qualify from 16 Rileys Sports Bar qualifiers held across the UK between 25 January and 22 February.

  1. ^ Max Hopp withdrew from the tournament on the morning of the first day. It means one player will receive a bye to the fifth round.[2]
  2. ^ Boris Krčmar withdrew from the tournament prior to the draw. He was replaced by Ben Cheeseman, the highest ranked player on the 2019 Development Tour Order of Merit not yet qualified.[3]

Draw[edit]

Friday 6 March[edit]

First round (best of eleven legs)[edit]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
Belgium Mike De Decker 91.13 6 – 2 England Lisa Ashton 84.07 Australia Damon Heta 92.69 4 – 6 England Scott Waites 100.60
Northern Ireland Kyle McKinstry (CT) 92.57 6 – 1 England Fallon Sherrock (Q) 87.71 New Zealand Cody Harris (CT) 87.40 6 – 5 England Scott Taylor (Q) 89.89
Hong Kong Kai Fan Leung 100.77 6 – 3 England Kelvin Self (Q) 87.38 England Adam Hunt 87.55 0 – 6 Czech Republic Karel Sedláček 94.93
Republic of Ireland Keane Barry (DT) 81.89 2 – 6 England Alan Tabern 85.94 England Andy Hamilton 85.73 6 – 3 England Patrick Lynskey (CT) 81.46
Germany Steffen Siepmann 89.07 6 – 4 Poland Krzysztof Kciuk 94.01 England Peter Jacques 88.41 6 – 4 Republic of Ireland Ciaran Teehan 90.49
England Michael Barnard 86.26 5 – 6 England Steve Brown 90.58 Sweden Daniel Larsson 84.91 6 – 5 England Ryan Meikle 84.29
England Jason Askew (Q) 88.31 6 – 4 Scotland Greg Ritchie (DT) 80.87 England Jason Heaver (Q) 96.97 6 – 0 Spain Jesús Noguera 80.97
England Adam Smith-Neale (Q) 6 – 4 England Ben Cheeseman (DT) Scotland Darren Beveridge (Q) 3 – 6 Northern Ireland Nathan Rafferty (DT)
England Adam Huckvale (Q) 68.58 1 – 6 England Stephen Burton (CT) 79.51 England Rhys Hayden (Q) 90.87 6 – 5 Scotland Jamie Clark (Q) 89.34
Scotland Cameron Menzies (CT) 95.96 5 – 6 England Bradley Brooks 95.63 Northern Ireland Kevin Burness (Q) 75.91 1 – 6 Austria Harald Leitinger 86.65
England Aaron Beeney 76.53 3 – 6 Netherlands Wesley Harms 86.04 Russia Boris Koltsov (CT) 85.99 4 – 6 Netherlands Danny van Trijp (DT) 85.98
Scotland Andrew Davidson (DT) 73.53 2 – 6 Scotland William Borland 86.05 Wales Lewy Williams (Q) 93.42 6– 5 Wales Robert Owen (Q) 94.03
England Martin Atkins 91.05 6 – 5 Scotland Ryan Murray 93.90 Republic of Ireland Shane McGuirk (DT) 85.70 5 – 6 England Callan Rydz 88.16
England Wayne Jones 92.15 6 – 1 England Gary Blades 79.54 Netherlands Berry van Peer (CT) 77.13 6 – 3 Netherlands Owen Roelofs (DT) 77.06
Wales Justin Smith (Q) 88.10 6 – 3 England Andy Jenkins (CT) 84.28 Netherlands Derk Telnekes 91.66 6 – 3 Netherlands Martijn Kleermaker 90.81
England James Richardson (Q) 89.38 6 – 4 England Darren Penhall 88.25 Netherlands Kevin Doets (DT) 89.65 6 – 1 England Alfie Thompson (Q) 80.36

Second round (best of eleven legs)[edit]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
England Scott Baker 87.82 5 – 6 England Mark McGeeney 99.33 Canada Jeff Smith 97.94 5 – 6 Greece John Michael 94.88
England David Pallett 80.80 3 – 6 Netherlands Kevin Doets (DT) 88.51 England Jason Heaver (Q) 80.01 4 – 6 Northern Ireland Kyle McKinstry (CT) 87.67
Finland Marko Kantele 89.10 0 – 6 Netherlands Dirk van Duijvenbode 94.93 England Scott Waites 100.26 6 – 1 Netherlands Geert Nentjes 93.88
Sweden Daniel Larsson 90.96 5 – 6 Belgium Mike De Decker 88.80 England Bradley Brooks 90.49 6 – 3 Wales Nick Kenny 77.93
England Harry Ward 90.70 6 – 5 Northern Ireland Gavin Carlin 90.83 England Kirk Shepherd 77.95 2 – 6 Hong Kong Kai Fan Leung 89.01
Czech Republic Karel Sedláček 87.51 6 – 2 Wales Barrie Bates 82.43 England Rhys Hayden (Q) 87.27 6 – 4 England James Richardson (Q) 87.15
England Andy Boulton 87.15 6 – 2 England Reece Robinson 81.42 England Nathan Derry 85.43 3 – 6 Netherlands Maik Kuivenhoven 95.35
Wales Justin Smith (Q) 95.11 5 – 6 Netherlands Wesley Harms 88.67 Netherlands Derk Telnekes 83.76 3 – 6 Latvia Madars Razma 89.22
Wales Jonathan Worsley 83.39 6 – 4 England Matt Clark 79.33 England Carl Wilkinson 87.02 2 – 6 Germany Steffen Siepmann 91.81
England Ted Evetts 82.80 6 – 1 Netherlands Berry van Peer (CT) 80.46 England Steve Brown 98.63 3 – 6 England Alan Tabern 97.29
New Zealand Cody Harris (CT) 88.49 1 – 6 England Jason Lowe 91.35 England Martin Atkins 89.70 6 – 2 Germany Christian Bunse 86.21
Netherlands Mike van Duivenbode 84.67 1 – 6 Northern Ireland Nathan Rafferty (DT) 94.01 Netherlands Niels Zonneveld 95.50 6 – 4 England Andy Hamilton 97.49
Austria Rowby-John Rodriguez 91.60 5 – 6 England Jason Askew (Q) 91.18 England Peter Jacques 86.57 3 – 6 Netherlands Yordi Meeuwisse 91.40
Wales Lewy Williams (Q) 97.47 6 – 3 England Adrian Gray 94.05 Austria Harald Leitinger 84.98 3 – 6 England Joe Murnan 94.45
England Stephen Burton (CT) 81.09 6 – 4 Netherlands Vincent van der Meer 85.34 England Wayne Jones 89.30 3 – 6 England Conan Whitehead 92.67
Netherlands Danny van Trijp (DT) 94.23 0 – 6 Scotland William Borland 98.02 England Adam Smith-Neale (Q) 85.71 3 – 6 England Callan Rydz 85.07

Third round (best of eleven legs)[edit]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
England Luke Humphries 98.79 6 – 5 Australia Kyle Anderson 92.24 Belgium Kim Huybrechts 83.93 6 – 1 Scotland Robert Thornton 75.90
England Josh Payne 89.98 6 – 4 England Luke Woodhouse 86.49 England Ryan Searle 94.29 6 – 5 Spain Cristo Reyes 88.46
Republic of Ireland William O'Connor 99.85 6 – 2 Netherlands Jan Dekker 92.43 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 85.63 6 – 4 Greece John Michael 84.22
Scotland William Borland 94.01 6 – 5 Belgium Mike De Decker 91.73 Netherlands Ron Meulenkamp 92.26 4 – 6 England Richard North 92.62
England Conan Whitehead 92.92 2 – 6 England Steve West 94.88 South Africa Devon Petersen 92.50 4 – 6 England Bradley Brooks 86.59
Netherlands Wesley Harms 93.18 5 – 6 England Martin Atkins 89.23 England Stephen Burton (CT) 85.73 2 – 6 Northern Ireland Kyle McKinstry (CT) 88.94
Wales Jamie Lewis 94.01 6 – 5 England Ross Smith 95.57 England Ted Evetts 86.83 4 – 6 England James Wilson 91.04
Republic of Ireland Steve Lennon 98.89 4 – 6 England Alan Tabern 100.32 Northern Ireland Mickey Mansell 80.86 2 – 6 Netherlands Niels Zonneveld 90.98
England Justin Pipe 96.37 6 – 3 Hong Kong Kai Fan Leung 86.18 England Ryan Joyce 99.30 6 – 2 Netherlands Yordi Meeuwisse 86.03
Portugal José de Sousa 90.29 4 – 6 Wales Lewy Williams (Q) 91.11 Northern Ireland Nathan Rafferty (DT) 88.70 2 – 6 England Jamie Hughes 96.30
Netherlands Maik Kuivenhoven 96.64 3 – 6 Germany Gabriel Clemens 97.81 Lithuania Darius Labanauskas 89.80 3 – 6 Netherlands Dirk van Duijvenbode 92.89
England Rhys Hayden (Q) 85.90 6 – 2 Spain Toni Alcinas 82.69 England Matthew Edgar 84.19 6 – 3 England Callan Rydz 81.41
Germany Martin Schindler 84.60 6 – 4 Netherlands Benito van de Pas 85.55 England Mark McGeeney 91.59 4 – 6 England Andy Boulton 94.13
Wales Jonathan Worsley 91.77 3 – 6 England Jason Lowe 99.50 Latvia Madars Razma 87.83 2 – 6 England Scott Waites 91.34
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 94.15 6 – 4 England Jason Askew (Q) 86.89 England Harry Ward 88.60 6 – 3 Germany Steffen Siepmann 80.92
Netherlands Kevin Doets (DT) 90.40 5 – 6 England Simon Stevenson 98.96 Czech Republic Karel Sedláček 82.97 3 – 6 England Joe Murnan 91.27

Fourth round (best of nineteen legs)[edit]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
Wales Gerwyn Price 104.23 10 – 3 Netherlands Danny Noppert 92.34 England Glen Durrant 96.14 8 – 10 Scotland Peter Wright 102.30
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 105.48 10 – 8 England Nathan Aspinall 97.69 Scotland Gary Anderson 99.38 10 – 7 England Steve Beaton 91.06
England Rhys Hayden (Q) 84.80 5 – 10 Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh 91.75 England Dave Chisnall 92.99 8 – 10 Republic of Ireland William O'Connor 96.05
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 89.30 9 – 10 England Stephen Bunting 90.59 Poland Krzysztof Ratajski 105.29 9 – 10 England Chris Dobey 105.06
England Harry Ward 90.42 6 – 10 England Ian White 99.29 Austria Mensur Suljović 92.61 10 – 4 Wales Jamie Lewis 88.03
England Ryan Joyce 95.29 9 – 10 Germany Gabriel Clemens 99.48 England Michael Smith 96.80 10 – 4 England James Wilson 87.10
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 96.16 10 – 8 England Ryan Searle 95.92 England Richard North 90.89 6 – 10 England Alan Tabern 92.45
Netherlands Dirk van Duijvenbode 95.30 10 – 9 Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena 91.53 Netherlands Jeffrey de Zwaan 96.47 7 – 10 Australia Simon Whitlock 97.11
Northern Ireland Kyle McKinstry (CT) 91.97 10 – 8 England Bradley Brooks 88.82 England Rob Cross 91.64 10 – 7 Netherlands Niels Zonneveld 85.60
England Joe Cullen 93.15 10 – 7 England Mervyn King 84.38 England Adrian Lewis 94.91 4 – 10 England Jason Lowe 99.82
Scotland William Borland 83.46 5 – 10 Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 92.81 England Joe Murnan 88.05 4 – 10 England Ricky Evans 92.66
England Simon Stevenson 85.43 10 – 9 England Darren Webster 90.52 Wales Jonny Clayton 103.58 10 – 7 England Scott Waites 94.04
England Luke Humphries 91.04 8 – 10 England Andy Boulton 89.16 Wales Lewy Williams (Q) 84.25 9 – 10 England Steve West 84.52
England Matthew Edgar 85.27 10 – 5 England Josh Payne 85.66 England James Wade 90.92 10 – 5 Scotland John Henderson 90.93
England Keegan Brown 98.19 9 – 10 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 98.60 England Justin Pipe 83.27 2 – 10 Germany Martin Schindler 103.21
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 95.26 9 – 10 England Jamie Hughes 100.50 England Martin Atkins w/o Bye

Saturday 7 March[edit]

Fifth round (best of nineteen legs)[edit]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
Australia Simon Whitlock 92.57 5 – 10 England Chris Dobey 98.45 England Jason Lowe 95.15 9 – 10 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 95.63
Scotland Peter Wright 101.49 10 – 6 England Ian White 98.52 England Rob Cross 93.73 10 – 9 England Michael Smith 98.87
Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 94.86 10 – 9 Republic of Ireland William O'Connor 91.22 Wales Gerwyn Price 98.60 10 – 3 England Ricky Evans 89.92
England James Wade 95.88 10 – 1 Belgium Kim Huybrechts 88.55 Scotland Gary Anderson 91.29 10 – 5 England Simon Stevenson 88.38
England Joe Cullen 93.12 4 – 10 Wales Jonny Clayton 101.60 Netherlands Dirk van Duijvenbode 95.58 7 – 10 Austria Mensur Suljović 91.67
England Stephen Bunting 102.31 10 – 2 England Alan Tabern 94.22 England Matthew Edgar 81.49 4 – 10 Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh 92.01
England Jamie Hughes 91.48 10 – 7 England Martin Atkins 88.99 Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 97.41 10 – 1 England Steve West 88.43
Northern Ireland Kyle McKinstry (CT) 97.98 10 – 5 Germany Martin Schindler 90.82 England Andy Boulton 90.76 6 – 10 Germany Gabriel Clemens 99.47

Sixth round (best of nineteen legs)[edit]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
Wales Gerwyn Price 102.87 10 – 9 Germany Gabriel Clemens 97.33 England James Wade 92.49 4 – 10 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 109.85
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 93.01 10 – 9 Scotland Gary Anderson 94.06 Scotland Peter Wright 101.78 6 – 10 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 99.33
England Chris Dobey 95.55 8 – 10 Wales Jonny Clayton 99.23 England Jamie Hughes 90.70 10 – 5 Austria Mensur Suljović 91.43
Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh 94.11 10 – 8 Northern Ireland Kyle McKinstry (CT) 89.67 England Rob Cross 94.46 10 – 8 England Stephen Bunting 91.20

Sunday 8 March[edit]

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

Player Score Player
Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh 102.38 5 – 10 Wales Gerwyn Price 102.29
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 110.81 10 – 4 England Rob Cross 95.12
Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 95.26 10 – 9 Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 94.62
England Jamie Hughes 90.57 9 – 10 Wales Jonny Clayton 91.38

Semi-finals and Final[edit]

Semi-Finals
(best of 21 legs)
Final
(best of 21 legs)
      
Wales Gerwyn Price 102.39 11
Wales Jonny Clayton 90.64 4
Wales Gerwyn Price 99.16 9
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 101.42 11
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 110.32 11
Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 96.76 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nathan Aspinall beats Rob Cross to win UK Open and first major title". Sky Sports. 4 March 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  2. ^ Allen, Dave. "Hopp withdraws from Ladbrokes UK Open". PDC. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  3. ^ Allen, Dave. "2020 Ladbrokes UK Open Field". PDC. Retrieved 24 February 2020.