US Open (darts)

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US Open
US Open Darts.jpg
Tournament information
Venue Mohegan Sun Casino Resort
Location Uncasville, Connecticut (2007–2008)
Atlanta, Georgia (2009–2010)
Country United States
Established 2007
Organisation(s) PDC
Format

(PDC Major 2007-2008),

(PDC Pro Tour 2009-2010)
Prize fund £31,000 (2010)
Month(s) Played August
Final Year 2010
Final champion(s)
England Phil Taylor

The US Open was a United States darts tournament, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), 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, which became a Players Championship event for the first time.

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.

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 and was played over a sets format. The last two editions of the event in 2009 and 2010 was played over the best of 11 legs format as the tournament and was added to the PDC Pro Tour and played as Players Championship events.

Results[edit]

Year[note 1][1] Champion (average in final) Score Runner-Up (average in final) Status Prize Fund Champion Runner-up
2007 England Phil Taylor (103.10) 4-1 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld(99.06) PDC Major £126,000 £12,500 £7,500
2008 England Phil Taylor (96.86) 3-0 England Colin Lloyd (91.48) PDC Major £126,000 £12,500 £7,500
2009 England Dennis Priestley 6-3 England Andy Hamilton PDC Pro Tour $50,000 $12,000 $6,000
2010 England Phil Taylor 6-3 England Denis Ovens PDC Pro Tour £31,200 £6,000 £3,000

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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