US Open (darts)

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US Open
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Tournament information
Venue Mohegan Sun Casino Resort
Location Uncasville, Connecticut (2007–2008, 2017–2018)
Atlanta, Georgia (2009–2010)
Country United States
Established 2007
Organisation(s) PDC
BDO
Format (PDC Major 2007-2008)
(PDC Pro Tour 2009-2010)
(BDO Major 2017-2018)
Prize fund £31,000 (2010)
Final Year 2018
Final champion(s)
United States Dominik Pundt

The US Open was a United States darts tournament, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and British Darts Organisation (BDO), which launched in May 2007. It replaced the World Series of Darts which ran for one year and was cancelled as a result of poor television ratings on ESPN.

The tournament is held at the Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in Connecticut - which was also the venue used for the World Series of Darts, in 2007 and 2008. However the tournament moved to Atlanta, Georgia for the 2009 event. In 2010, it became a Players Championship event for its final year. Is Back on the Mohegan Sun Casino Resort here in Connecticut in the British Darts Organisation.

Phil Taylor won the first two events, but opted not to take part in the 2009 version which Dennis Priestley won but then Taylor came back in 2010 and beat Denis Ovens in the final. Colin Lloyd won the first ever on the BDO US Open events and Dominik Pundt wins his second ever on the BDO US Open Champion.

Television coverage[edit]

The 2007 tournament was broadcast live in the UK on satellite station Challenge, who were broadcasting a PDC tournament for the first time. Limited coverage of the event was shown on US sport channel Versus. In 2008 coverage passed to Nuts TV in the UK.

Format[edit]

The US Open was a PDC Major event in 2007 and 2008 . It became a PDC Pro Tour event in 2009 and 2010 for the last two editions of the event. Is Back on the BDO US Open Major event in 2017 and 2018.

Results[edit]

Year[note 1][1] Champion (average in final) Score Runner-Up (average in final) Prize Fund Champion Runner-up
PDC Major
2007 England Phil Taylor (103.10) 4-1 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld(99.06) £126,000 £12,500 £7,500
2008 England Phil Taylor (96.86) 3-0 England Colin Lloyd (91.48) £126,000 £12,500 £7,500
PDC Pro Tour
2009 England Dennis Priestley 6-3 England Andy Hamilton $50,000 $12,000 $6,000
2010 England Phil Taylor 6-3 England Denis Ovens £31,200 £6,000 £3,000
BDO Major
2017 England Colin Lloyd 3-0 England Dave Smith £25,000 £10,000 £5,000
2018 United States Dominik Pundt 3-2 England Mark McGeeney £20,000 £5,000 £2,500

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 2009 and 2010 editions are not listed in the PDC Roll of Honour for winners of PDC majors.The US Open events in 2009 and 2010 were added to the PDC Pro Tour after the tournament had its major status removed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PDC Roll of Honour". PDC. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 

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