US Open (darts)
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|Venue||Mohegan Sun Casino Resort|
|Location||Uncasville, Connecticut (2007–2008, 2017–2018)
Atlanta, Georgia (2009–2010)
|Format||(PDC Major 2007-2008)
(PDC Pro Tour 2009-2010)
(BDO Major 2017-2018)
|Prize fund||£31,000 (2010)|
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.
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.
|Year[note 1]||Champion (average in final)||Score||Runner-Up (average in final)||Prize Fund||Champion||Runner-up|
|2007||Phil Taylor (103.10)||4-1||Raymond van Barneveld(99.06)||£126,000||£12,500||£7,500|
|2008||Phil Taylor (96.86)||3-0||Colin Lloyd (91.48)||£126,000||£12,500||£7,500|
|PDC Pro Tour|
|2009||Dennis Priestley||6-3||Andy Hamilton||$50,000||$12,000||$6,000|
|2010||Phil Taylor||6-3||Denis Ovens||£31,200||£6,000||£3,000|
|2017||Colin Lloyd||3-0||Dave Smith||£25,000||£10,000||£5,000|
|2018||Dominik Pundt||3-2||Mark McGeeney||£20,000||£5,000||£2,500|