EUROPEAN TOUR 1 QUALIFIER FOLLOWED BY 2 PRO TOUR EVENTS BARNSLEY 10TH-12TH MARCH

The European Tour 1 Qualifier will be held first on the Friday evening  followed by the third and fourth Players Championship events, at the Barnsley Metrodome on Saturday March 11 and Sunday March 12.

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The 128-player, £75,000 tourmaments will see PDC Tour Card Holders and PDPA Associate Members competing across the PDC ProTour weekend.
Each event will feature 32 seeds from the ProTour Order of Merit, and all games will be the best of 11 legs. Play will commence at 12pm on each day, with the draw made at 11am following the close of registration.
Coverage will be broadcast live from two streaming boards through www.livepdc.tv for PDCTV-HD Subscribers worldwide, as well as through a series of bookmakers’ websites.
For more information about PDCTV-HD Subscriptions, please visit www.livepdc.tv.

THE 2017 CORAL UK OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2017 Coral UK Open will be played from March 3-5 at the Butlins Minehead Resort, and broadcast live on ITV4, with the following session times:
Friday March 3
11.45am-5pm – First & Second Rounds
7pm-11pm – Third Round
Saturday March 4
12.30pm-5pm – Fourth Round
7pm-11pm – Fifth Round
Sunday March 5
12.45pm-5pm – Quarter-Finals
7pm-11pm – Semi-Finals & Final

 

SIX players will maintain their ever-present records at the Coral UK Open when they compete at the Butlins Minehead Resort this weekend.

The previous 14 years of the UK Open, since the tournament’s introduction in 2003, had seen eight players compete in every event when the 2016 event was held last March.

However, with five-time champion Phil Taylor not competing in this year’s UK Open Qualifiers as he begins to wind down his illustrious career and Dennis Smith failing to qualify this time around, the list of ever-presents is reduced to just six players.

James Wade is the only player of the six to have previously won the tournament, following his successes in 2008 and 2011.

Veteran star Terry Jenkins, who is also beginning to wind down his career, was the 2014 runner-up to Adrian Lewis, while Steve Beaton and Kevin Painter are former semi-finalists.

Wayne Jones and Alex Roy have both reached the quarter-finals on two occasions, with the latter maintaining his ever-present record this year as a Rileys Amateur Qualifier.

2014 champion Lewis has made 13 successive appearances since making his breakthrough in 2004 by qualifying for his first televised PDC tournament.

Ronnie Baxter had seen his ever-present record ended when he failed to qualify last year after competing in every UK Open from 2003-2015, with the former semi-finalist back amongst the field this weekend to match Lewis with a 14th appearance.

2017 is the first year that Wes Newton has failed to qualify for the UK Open since 2003, however the Fleetwood ace – the 2011 runner-up – had to withdraw from the 2014 event after being struck down with tonsillitis.

Brendan Dolan is making his 13th UK Open appearance this weekend, having competed in 2003 and 2004 before missing the next two years ahead of his move onto the circuit full-time in 2007.

2004 semi-finalist Andy Jenkins is another player to have recorded a dozen UK Open appearances, missing only the 2010 and 2014 tournaments, while Steve Maish’s qualification as an amateur last year saw him also record a 12th challenge in the tournament.

Coral UK Open Ever-Presents
Steve Beaton
Terry Jenkins
Wayne Jones
Kevin Painter
Alex Roy
James WadeButlins-x-22

CORAL UK OPEN QUALIFIERS ROBIN PARK LEISURE CENTRE 3RD-5TH FEB & 10TH-12TH FEB

 6 x Coral UK Open Qualifiers will be held from February  3-5 & February 10-12 at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan.

The six events of £60,000 PDC ProTour events will see over 230 PDC Tour Card Holders and PDPA Associate Members competing for spots in March’s Coral UK Open TV Finals.

Each tournament will also feature live streaming from two boards throughout each day online at www.livepdc.tv for all PDCTV-HD Subscribers worldwide, as well as through selected bookmakers’ websites.

Following Qualifier Six, the leading 96 players from the UK Open Order of Merit qualify for the Coral UK Open TV Finals in Minehead from March 3-5, alongside 32 Rileys Amateur Qualifiersrobin park

WILLIAM HILL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS THURSDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2016- MONDAY 2ND JANUARY 2017

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The 72-player tournament sees stars from 22 countries competing from December 15-January 2 at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Schedule of Play – (P) denotes Preliminary Round
Preliminary & First Round
Thursday December 15 (7pm)

Jamie Caven (29) v Kevin Painter
Jamie Lewis (30) v Mick McGowan
Gary Anderson (2) v Mark Frost
Michael Smith (11) v Ricky Evans

Friday December 16 (7pm)
Jerry Hendriks v Warren Parry (P)
Gerwyn Price (19) v Jonny Clayton
Steve Beaton (27) v Devon Petersen
Peter Wright (3) v Hendriks/Parry

Saturday December 17
Afternoon Session (1pm)

Tengku Shah v Masumi Chino (P)
Terry Jenkins (18) v Josh Payne
John Henderson (31) v Andrew Gilding
Benito van de Pas (15) v Shah/Chino

Evening Session (7pm)
Ross Snook v Kim Viljanen (P)
Cristo Reyes (32) v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Stephen Bunting (16) v Darren Webster
Michael van Gerwen (1) v Snook/Viljanen

Sunday December 18
Afternoon Session (1pm)

Kevin Simm v Gilbert Ulang (P)
Justin Pipe (26) v Chris Dobey
Mark Webster (25) v Joe Murnan
Ian White (14) v Simm/Ulang

Evening Session (7pm)
John Bowles v David Platt (P)
Daryl Gurney (24) v Jermaine Wattimena
Alan Norris (21) v John Michael
Phil Taylor (4) v Bowles/Platt

Monday December 19 (7pm)
Qiang Sun v Corey Cadby (P)
Mervyn King (22) v Steve West
Adrian Lewis (5) v Magnus Caris
Joe Cullen (28) v Sun/Cadby

Tuesday December 20 (7pm)
Boris Koltsov v Dragutin Horvat (P)
Brendan Dolan (23) v Christian Kist
Raymond van Barneveld (12) v Robbie Green
Simon Whitlock (17) v Koltsov/Horvat

Wednesday December 21 (7pm)
Zoran Lerchbacher v Simon Stevenson (P)
Mensur Suljovic (8) v Ron Meulenkamp
James Wade (6) v Ronny Huybrechts
Robert Thornton (9) v Lerchbacher/Stevenson

Thursday December 22 (7pm)
Jelle Klaasen (10) v Jeffrey de Graaf
Vincent van der Voort (20) v Max Hopp
Dave Chisnall (7) v Rowby-John Rodriguez
Kim Huybrechts (13) v James Wilson

Second Round
Friday December 23
Afternoon Session (1pm)

White (14)/Simm/Ulang v Price (19)/Clayton
Smith (11)/Evans v King (22)/West
Van de Pas (15)/Shah/Chino v Jenkins (18)/Payne

Evening Session (7pm)
Bunting (16)/D Webster v Whitlock (17)/Koltsov/Horvat
Anderson (2)/Frost v Henderson (31)/Gilding
A Lewis (5)/Caris v Cullen (28)/Sun/Cadby

Tuesday December 27
Afternoon Session (1pm)

Suljovic (8)/Meulenkamp v M Webster (25)/Murnan
Thornton (9)/Lerchbacher/Stevenson v Gurney (24)/Wattimena
Chisnall (7)/Rodriguez v Pipe (26)/Dobey

Evening Session (8pm)
van Barneveld (12)/Green v Norris (21)/Michael
Taylor (4)/Bowles/Platt v Caven (29)/Painter
Van Gerwen (1)/Snook/Viljanen v Reyes (32)/Van den Bergh

Wednesday December 28
Afternoon Session (1pm)

K Huybrechts (13)/Wilson v Van der Voort (20)/Hopp
Wade (6)/R Huybrechts v Beaton (27)/Petersen
Klaasen (10)/de Graaf v Dolan (23)/Kist

Evening Session (7pm)
Wright (3)/Hendriks/Parry v J Lewis (30)/McGowan
Third Round
Anderson (2)/Frost/Henderson (31)/Gilding v Van de Pas (15)/Shah/Chino/Jenkins (18)/Payne
A Lewis (5)/Caris/Cullen (28)/Sun/Cadby v Van Barneveld (12)/Green/Norris/Michael

Thursday December 29
Afternoon Session (1pm)

Suljovic (8)/Meulenkamp/M Webster/Murnan v Thornton (9)/Lerchbacher/Stevenson/Gurney (24)/Wattimena
Chisnall (7)/Rodriguez/Pipe (26)/Dobey v Klaasen (10)/de Graaf/Dolan (23)/Kist
Wade (6)/R Huybrechts/Beaton/Petersen v Smith (11)/Evans/King (22)/West

Evening Session (7pm)
Wright (3)/Hendriks/Parry/J Lewis (30)/McGowan v White(14)/Simm/Ulang//Price(19)/Clayton
Taylor (4)/Bowles/Platt/Caven (29)/Painter v K Huybrechts (13)/Wilson/Van der Voort (20)/Hopp
Van Gerwen (1)/Snook/Viljanen/Reyes (32)/Van den Bergh v Bunting (16)/D Webster/Whitlock (17)/Koltsov/Horvat

Friday December 30
Afternoon Session (1pm)

2x Quarter-Finals

Evening Session (7pm)
2x Quarter-Finals

Sunday January 1 (7pm)
Semi-Finals

Monday January 2 (8pm)
Final

The schedule of play for the Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals will be announced during the event at www.pdc.tv.

Format

Preliminary Round Best of three sets
First Round Best of five sets
Second & Third Round Best of seven sets
Quarter-Finals Best of nine sets
Semi-Finals Best of 11 sets
Final Best of 13 sets

All sets are the best of five legs.
A tie-break would be in operation in all matches except the Preliminary Round.
Any match which goes to a deciding set must be won by two clear legs. If the score in the final set reaches 5-5, a sudden-death leg will be played.

Prize Fund

Winner £350,000
Runner-Up £160,000
Semi-Finalists £80,000
Quarter-Finalists £38,000
Third Round Losers £25,000
Second Round Losers £17,000
First Round Losers £10,000
Preliminary Round Losers £4,500
Total £1,650,000
Nine-Dart Finish Bonus £25,000

Preliminary Round Draw
Jerry Hendriks (Netherlands) v Warren Parry (New Zealand)
Zoran Lerchbacher (Austria) v PDPA Qualifier 3
Tengku Shah (Malaysia) v Masumi Chino (Japan)
PDPA Qualifier Runner-Up v Gilbert Ulang (Philippines)
Qiang Sun (China) v Corey Cadby (Australia)
PDPA Qualifier 4 v David Platt (Australia)
Ross Snook (Canada) v Kim Viljanen (Finland)
Boris Koltsov (Russia) v Dragutin Horvat (Germany)

EXHIBITION WEEKEND 1ST-3RD DECEMBER

Steve will be in action at the Trades Hall in Harrogate, HG1 5AY on Thursday 1st December followed by Blackpool at Uncle Tom’s Cabin FY2 9RW with Kevin Painter on Friday 2nd Dec finishing at the Weeke Community Centre in Winchester SO22 6HG with Dennis Priestley, Bob Anderson & Andy Fordham on Saturday 3rd Dec and the MC will be John Fowler…..Come along for any of these for a great night of darts !!!!2nd-dec 3rd-dec3rd-dec

CASH CONVERTERS PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS BUTLINS MINEHEAD 25TH-27TH NOVEMBER

THE draw and schedule of play for the Cash Converters Players Championship Finals has been confirmed, with Michael van Gerwen beginning his defence of the title at the Butlins Minehead Resort against Andy Hamilton on Friday.

The expanded Players Championship Finals this year sees the field doubled in size as 64 players compete for £400,000 in prize money across three days, live on ITV4.

Qualification is based on performances across the series of 20 Players Championship tournaments which have been held during 2016, with van Gerwen topping the final Order of Merit with £72,750 after winning five of the events.

With Australian ace Kyle Anderson having to withdraw from competing as he awaits the completion of his Visa renewal, Stoke’s former World Championship finalist Hamilton has come in as the 64th seed, meaning that he meets van Gerwen in round one.

Number two seed Benito van de Pas will take on Northern Ireland’s Brendan Dolan, with third seed Ian White – like van de Pas a winner of three Players Championships in 2016 – taking on former World Youth Champion Keegan Brown.

Australia’s Simon Whitlock, a two-time winner in October, meets Matthew Edgar and double champion Gerwyn Price is seeded fifth as he takes on Belgian youngster Dimitri Van den Bergh.

Sixth seed Dave Chisnall faces former Players Championship Finals winner Kevin Painter, number seven seed Peter Wright comes up against Leicester’s Jason Wilson and Austrian ace Mensur Suljovic – the number eight seed and European Championship finalist – meets five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld.

2014 Players Championship Finals winner Gary Anderson will take on fellow Scot John Henderson, while Adrian Lewis, the runner-up in Minehead in the past two years, plays 2009 finalist Robert Thornton in another high-profile clash.

Another former finalist, Mervyn King, comes up against world number six James Wade, with 2011 finalist Mark Webster playing nine-time major finalist Terry Jenkins and 2013 runner-up Kim Huybrechts taking on Northern Ireland’s Mickey Mansell.

Friday sees play split across two stages in two sessions for the first round, with the second and third rounds being held on Saturday across two stages.

Sunday’s decisive final day sees the action centred on the main stage with the quarter-finals in the afternoon session and the semi-finals and final in the evening session.

The weekend will also feature the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship final between Dutchman Berry van Peer and Australia’s Corey Cadby, with that contest taking place on Sunday evening between the semi-finals and final of the main event.

2016 Cash Converters Players Championship Finals
Draw Bracket
Michael van Gerwen (1) v Andy Hamilton (64)
Vincent van der Voort (32) v Andrew Gilding (33)
Josh Payne (16) v Mark Walsh (49)
Cristo Reyes (17) v Berry van Peer (48)
Mensur Suljovic (8) v Raymond van Barneveld (57)
Adrian Lewis (25) v Robert Thornton (40)
Joe Cullen (9) v Steve Brown (56)
Ronny Huybrechts (24) v Rowby-John Rodriguez (41)
Gerwyn Price (5) v Dimitri Van den Bergh (60)
Christian Kist (28) v Ricky Evans (37)
Steve West (12) v Jan Dekker (53)
Justin Pipe (21) v Andy Jenkins (44)
Simon Whitlock (4) v Matthew Edgar (61)
Darren Webster (29) v Jonny Clayton (36)
Chris Dobey (13) v Mick McGowan (52)
Alan Norris (20) v Michael Smith (45)
Benito van de Pas (2) v Brendan Dolan (63)
Joe Murnan (31) v Jermaine Wattimena (34)
Kim Huybrechts (15) v Mickey Mansell (50)
Daryl Gurney (18) v Ronnie Baxter (47)
Peter Wright (7) v Jason Wilson (58)
James Wade (26) v Mervyn King (39)
Stephen Bunting (10) v Ron Meulenkamp (55)
Gary Anderson (23) v John Henderson (42)
Dave Chisnall (6) v Kevin Painter (59)
Jamie Caven (27) v Jamie Lewis (38)
James Wilson (11) v Vincent Kamphuis (54)
Jelle Klaasen (22) v Simon Stevenson (43)
Ian White (3) v Keegan Brown (62)
Mark Webster (30) v Terry Jenkins (35)
Steve Beaton (14) v Jeffrey de Graaf (51)
Robbie Green (19) v Devon Petersen (46)

Schedule of Play
Friday November 25
First Round
Afternoon Session (12.45pm)
Main Stage
Joe Cullen v Steve Brown
Ian White v Keegan Brown
Chris Dobey v Mick McGowan
Jelle Klaasen v Simon Stevenson
Simon Whitlock v Matthew Edgar
Cristo Reyes v Berry van Peer
Christian Kist v Ricky Evans
Dave Chisnall v Kevin Painter

Stage Two
James Wilson v Vincent Kamphuis
Joe Murnan v Jermaine Wattimena
Justin Pipe v Andy Jenkins
Darren Webster v Jonny Clayton
Josh Payne v Mark Walsh
Vincent van der Voort v Andrew Gilding
Jamie Caven v Jamie Lewis
Robbie Green v Devon Petersen

Evening Session (7pm)
Main Stage
James Wade v Mervyn King
Gerwyn Price v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Mensur Suljovic v Raymond van Barneveld
Benito van de Pas v Brendan Dolan
Michael van Gerwen v Andy Hamilton
Gary Anderson v John Henderson
Peter Wright v Jason Wilson
Adrian Lewis v Robert Thornton

Stage Two
Steve West v Jan Dekker
Steve Beaton v Jeffrey de Graaf
Mark Webster v Terry Jenkins
Daryl Gurney v Ronnie Baxter
Kim Huybrechts v Mickey Mansell
Alan Norris v Michael Smith
Ronny Huybrechts v Rowby-John Rodriguez
Stephen Bunting v Ron Meulenkamp

Saturday November 26
Afternoon Session (12.45pm)
Second Round
Main Stage
Chisnall/Painter v Caven/J Lewis
Dobey/McGowan v Norris/Smith
van de Pas/Dolan v Murnan/Wattimena
K Huybrechts/Mansell v Gurney/Baxter
van Gerwen/Hamilton v van der Voort/Gilding
Suljovic/van Barneveld v A Lewis/Thornton
Wright/Jason Wilson v Wade/King
Bunting/Meulenkamp v Anderson/Henderson

Stage Two
Price/van den Bergh v Kist/Evans
James Wilson/Kamphuis v Klaasen/Stevenson
Whitlock/Edgar v D Webster/Clayton
West/Dekker v Pipe/A Jenkins
Payne/Walsh v Reyes/van Peer
Cullen/S Brown v R Huybrechts/Rodriguez
White/K Brown v M Webster/T Jenkins
Beaton/de Graaf v Green/Petersen

Evening Session (7pm)
Third Round
Main Stage
Chisnall/Painter/Caven/J Lewis v James Wilson/Kamphuis/Klaasen/Stevenson
Suljovic/van Barneveld/A Lewis/Thornton v Cullen/S Brown/R Huybrechts/Rodriguez
van Gerwen/Hamilton/van der Voort/Gilding v Payne/Walsh/Reyes/van Peer
Wright/Jason Wilson/Wade/King v Bunting/Meulenkamp/Anderson/Henderson

Stage Two
Price/Van den Bergh/Kist/Evans v West/Dekker/Pipe/A Jenkins
Whitlock/Edgar/D Webster/Clayton v Dobey/McGowan/Norris/Smith
van de Pas/Dolan/Murnan/Wattimena v K Huybrechts/Mansell/Gurney/Baxter
White/K Brown/M Webster/T Jenkins v Beaton/de Graaf/Green/Petersen

Sunday November 27
Afternoon Session (12.45pm)
Quarter-Finals

Evening Session (7pm)
Semi-Finals
Final
Plus:
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship Final
Berry van Peer v Corey Cadby
Best of 11 legs

FORMAT
First Round – Best of 11 legs
Second Round – Best of 11 legs
Third Round – Best of 19 legs
Quarter-Finals – Best of 19 legs
Semi-Finals – Best of 21 legs
Final – Best of 21 legs
There will be no tie-break in any match.

PRIZE FUND
Winner £75,000
Runner-Up £35,000
Semi-Finalists £20,000
Quarter-Finalists £11,500
Third Round Losers £7,500
Second Round Losers £5,000
First Round Losers £2,000
Total £400,000
Nine-Dart Finish Bonus £35,000butlins1