Rose & Layden Seal Rileys Spots
STEVEN ROSE and Darren Layden are the latest Rileys Amateur Qualifiers for the Coral UK Open following the penultimate weekend of knockouts.
Maidenhead-based warehouse assistant Rose, 45, won through Saturday's knockout at South Benfleet to seal his spot at the Butlins Minehead Resort in next month's Televised Finals.
Rose has previously hit a nine-dart finish whilst competing for Berkshire County, and is a two-time World Masters qualifier.
Heating engineer Layden, a 44-year-old from Carlton in Lindrick, Nottinghamshire, won through the knockout at the Rileys Sheffield Sports Bar as he sealed his UK Open debut.
Layden competed in the 2015 PDC Qualifying School and played twice on the PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour last year, and reached the last 16 at the Jersey Classic in November.
The Rileys Amateur Qualifiers conclude this coming weekend with the remaining 11 knockouts being held from February 19-21.
Entry costs £6 per Qualifier - including a free drink voucher, or a £3 cashback voucher in Scotland - and players are permitted to compete in more than one of the knockouts.
Entries are being taken via www.rileys.co.uk/tournaments.
Full Terms & Conditions and Tournament Rules are also available at the Rileys website.
2016 Coral UK Open
Saturday January 23
Chester - Mark Jodrill
Harlow - Paul Hogan
Norwich - Jason Mold
Wolverhampton (Two Players Qualify) - Dean Stewart & Mark Cox
Saturday January 30
Chorlton - Paul Whitworth
Coventry - Chris Jones
Liverpool - Mark Rice
Nottingham - Michael McFall
Sheffield - Curtis Turner
Twickenham - Dave Parletti
Sunday January 31
Aberdeen - Jason Hogg
Leicester - Lee Morris
London Victoria (Two Players Qualify) - Daniel Day & Scott Marsh
Worcester - Ian McFarlane
Sunday February 7
Greenock - Stewart Rattray
Saturday February 13
Sheffield - Darren Layden
South Benfleet (Was Gillingham, which has now been moved to South Benfleet) - Steven Rose
Friday February 19
London Victoria (Two Players Qualify)
Saturday February 20
Wolverhampton (Two Players Qualify)
Sunday February 21