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UK Open Qualifiers....

Away from the glamour of the Premier League, non-televised floor events happen throughout the year.
THE opening Coral UK Open Qualifier takes place on Friday, as professional players begin their challenge to win spots in March's TV Finals at the Butlin's Minehead Resort.
The £60,000 PDC ProTour event is being held at Wigan's Robin Park Tennis Centre as the first of three UK Open Qualifiers taking place this weekend.

Action is streamed on the PDC.TV website.

Michael van Gerwen wins the first qualifier of the weekend, beating Michael Smith 6-3.
However, it was Adrian Lewis who stole the headlines, for the wrong reasons. After beating Jose Perales in a quarter final he tried to fight him
Peter Wright was the other semi finalist.
Rob Cross had a bad day, just hours after losing his debut Premier League match to MvG. He was beaten by Corey Cadby, 6-2, in his first involvement.

Michael van Gerwen wins again, beating Darren Webster 6-3 in the final.
Semi final appearances for Peter Wright and Ian White.
Ian White hit a 9 darter in the deciding leg earlier in the day to beat Daryl Gurney.
Rob Cross fell at the first hurdle again (last 126). This time it is Jamie Hughes who defeats the World Champion, 6-3.
Raymond van Barneveld lost 6-2 to Krzysztof Ratajski - Barney also lost to Ratajski yesterday in the same round.

Qualifier Three
Michael Smith wins the third qualifier - beating Zoran Lerchbacher 6-0 in the final.
Michael van Gerwen hit a 9 dart leg, but his dominance was finally halted in the Quarter Final by Michael Smith.
Rob Cross was dumped out in the last 126 for the third day running. Ryan Meilke his opponent this time. Including the PL, Cross has played 4 and lost 4 in 4 days.
Peter Wright, Daryl Gurney, Simon Whitlock all also fell at this stage.
Raymond van Barneveld was absent, after losing in the last 126 both prior events. Gerwyn Price also missed the day.
David Pallett and John Henderson were the beaten semi finalists.

Gary Anderson, after missing the first weekend with injury, wins qualifier 4. He beat Jeffrey de Zwaan 6-2 in the final.
After his disappointing form last week, Rob Cross performed far better, reaching the semi-final before losing to Anderson. Jason Lowe was the fourth semi finalist.
Adrian Lewis got the quarter finals after missing the last 2 qualifiers after his troubles.

Corey Cadby continued to show his massive potential by winning Q5. He beat Rob Cross, who continued his return to form, 6-4 in the final.
Kim Huybrechts and Peter Wright were the beaten semi finalists.

Krzysztof Ratajski performed consistently well over the six competitions and won the sixth and final. He beat Daryl Gurney 6-4.
Rob Cross continued his form by reaching the semi final again - losing to Ratajski 6-5. Peter Wright was the other last 4 player.

UK Open Order of Merit
Despite sitting out this weekend, Michael van Gerwen sits top of the UK Open rankings. Michael Smith took second, while Polish star Krzysztof Ratajski is third. Corey Cadby sits 4th, ahead of Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright and Daryl Gurney.
The likes of Brendan Dolan, Jeff Smith, Max Hopp, Robbie Green, Ronny Huybrechts, Arron Monk and Dean Winstanley missed out.

Updates will be done if and when I feel like it. Considering no-one else will see this they won't be that vital

posted on 4/2/18

James Wattimena next up for MvG.

posted on 4/2/18

MvG bangs in a 9 darter.

posted on 4/2/18

And finally he loses...

Michael Smith 6-1 Michael van Gerwen

posted on 8/2/18

Big weekend for the likes of Cross and Barney. Top 96 performers in the qualifiers go through to the UK Open.

posted on 9/2/18

Rob Cross has Christopher Bent in his first game of this weekends UK Open qualifiers. Needs a win desperately.

posted on 9/2/18

Barney has Michael Dawson. Another who is under a bit of pressure to get results is Barney.

posted on 9/2/18

Gary Anderson debuts with a 6-1 win. He seems to be getting over the back injury.

posted on 9/2/18

And Rob Cross finally gets a win. 6-3 over Bent.

posted on 9/2/18

Much better day for Cross. Reached the semi before losing a close contest 6-5 to Gary Anderson.
Ando went on to win the final 6-2 over Jeffrey De Zwaan

posted on 12/2/18

Main competition draw made


Some tasty ties in round 1 :-
Benito van de Pas v Cristo Reyes
Paul Nicholson v Terry Jenkins
Dimitri van de Burgh, John Part, Kirk Shepherd and Andy Jenkins are other names entering in round 1.

Round 2 sees the likes of Barney, Gerwyn Price, Chisnall, Chuck Norris, van der Voort, Bunting and Keegan Brown enter.

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