Van Gerwen's Five Alive With Whitewash!

April 28 2013

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN took victory in a fifth Speedy Services UK Open Qualifier in eight events this year by whitewashing Mervyn King in just ten minutes in Sunday's final.

The Dutch star's domination of the qualifying tournaments for June's UK Open in Bolton saw him pick up another £6,000 title, taking his winnings across the eight Qualifiers to £35,600!

Van Gerwen also took the title in style, defeating Northern Ireland's Daryl Gurney, Dutchman Jerry Hendriks, English youngster Chris Aubrey, Germany's Bernd Roith and Canada's Ken MacNeil for the loss of only 11 legs as he reached the quarter-finals.

There, he edged past Ronnie Baxter 6-4 before coming from 5-2 down in the semi-finals to defeat Adrian Lewis in a deciding leg, with the two-time World Champion being punished for four missed match darts in the game's eighth leg.

Van Gerwen then swept to a whitewash victory in the final as he saw off King in only ten minutes and 38 seconds.

Having opened the final with a 74 finish, he punished two missed doubles from King in the second to break in 13 darts on tops, and followed up a 180 with double ten to move 3-0 up.

He added further maximums in the next two legs as he took a 5-0 cushion before landing two 180s in the sixth leg, and when King missed a dart at double 16 to keep his hopes alive van Gerwen secured another triumph by hitting double four.

King's performance on the day, which earns him £3,000, was his best on the circuit since he reached the PartyPoker.com World Grand Prix final last October - when van Gerwen again denied him a title.

He saw off McCoy's Premier League Darts stars James Wade, Wes Newton and Robert Thornton on the day, as well as defeating Connie Finnan, Steve Brown, Dave Place and Jason Hogg on his way to the decider.

Hogg's semi-final appearance was his best-ever on the PDC circuit since he turned professional at Qualifying School in January, and followed his run to the last eight 24 hours earlier.

Lewis reached the semi-finals for the second time in 2013 in a fine day which saw him pick up wins over Brett Claydon, Vincent van der Voort, Simon Whitlock, Kevin Thomas, Mark Dudbridge and Matthew Edgar before being punished for missing four match darts against van Gerwen.

Matthew Edgar won through to the quarter-finals for the first time on the PDC ProTour, and he was joined in the last eight by Baxter, Thornton and Brendan Dolan.

Bristol's Andy Parsons, a newcomer to the PDC in 2013, capped off a weekend which also saw him qualify for the European Darts Open event by reaching the Last 16 to earn himself a UK Open debut in Bolton in June.

Runs to the same stage for Mark Dudbridge, Antonio Alcinas and Steve Farmer saw them secure UK Open places in the last of the eight qualifiers, with World Youth Champion James Hubbard and Dean Winstanley both also winning through to Bolton with their displays on Sunday.

The top 96 players, plus ties on £600, from the final UK Open Order of Merit now progress to play in the Speedy Services UK Open Televised Finals in Bolton from June 6-9, alongside the 32 Speedy Amateur Qualifiers.

Denis Ovens, a semi-final in the UK Open for the last three years, was the highest profile player to miss out on qualification for Bolton, while four-time champion Phil Taylor will come in at the second round stage on Thursday June 6.

Two-time UK Open champion James Wade, 2004 winner Roland Scholten, former Bolton finalists Vincent van der Voort and Colin Osborne and world number nine Justin Pipe will all enter in the first round, where they are drawn alongside the amateurs in 'The FA Cup of Darts'.

Tickets for the Speedy Services UK Open can be purchased by calling 0844 871 8807 (UK), 0044 114 223 9817 (non-UK) or online by visiting www.seetickets.com/go/ukopen.

Speedy Services UK Open Qualifier Eight
April 28 - Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan
First Round

Jerry Hendriks 6-1 Rob Commerford
Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Daryl Gurney
Darren Whittingham 6-4 Brian Startin
Chris Aubrey 6-2 Craig Pope
Andy Pearce 6-0 Peter Nightingale
Andy Jenkins 6-0 Jamie Caven
Ronny Huybrechts 6-2 Colin Osborne
Shaun Griffiths 6-5 Steve Coote
Kevin Painter 6-2 Jamie Lewis
Ken MacNeil 6-2 Matthew Dennant
Mark Webster 6-0 Ian Moss
Prakash Jiwa 6-3 Dave Ladley
Peter Wright 6-1 Joe Murnan
Dyson Parody 6-3 Joshua Carter
Mark Cox 6-1 Aden Kirk
Dylan Duo 6-0 Dave Weston
Lee Palfreyman 6-5 Matt Clark
Ronnie Baxter 6-2 Peter Evison
Matthew Dicken 6-3 Lee Moffat
Richie Howson 6-2 Steve McNally
Jamie Robinson 6-0 Paul Hodkin
Adam Hunt 6-3 Steve Grubb
Steve Farmer 6-3 Gaz Cousins
Stuart White 6-2 Kentaro Suzuki
Darron Brown 6-0 Andy Blackwell
Paul Amos 6-4 Terry Temple
Gino Vos 6-2 Max Hopp
Peter Hudson 6-2 Jim Walker
Matthew Edgar 6-3 Denis Ovens
Josh Payne 6-4 Mark Jones (Worcs)
Michael Mansell 6-2 Matt Padgett
Simon Whitlock 6-2 Andrew Johnson
Alan Tabern 6-4 Keegan Brown
Adrian Lewis 6-3 Brett Claydon
Vincent van der Voort 6-2 Jamie Guilfoyle
John Part 6-0 Dan Russell
Barrie Bates 6-1 William O'Connor
Chris Hartrey 6-4 James Richardson
Marc Dewsbury 6-5 Pete Dyos
Kevin McDine 6-2 Ryan De Vreede
Magnus Caris 6-0 Atif Hussain
Campbell Jackson 6-0 Steve Randall
Ted Hankey 6-4 Brian Woods
Antonio Alcinas 6-4 Michael Smith
Phil Taylor 6-0 Ian Walters
Robert Thornton 6-5 Stuart Kellett
John Bowles 6-2 Kevin Dowling
Paddy Meaney 6-0 Clive Lewis
Martyn Turner 6-2 Jonathan Worsley
Wes Newton 6-1 Mark Hylton
Tony Littleton 6-4 Keith Rooney 
Stephen Hardy 6-4 Steve West
Mark Walsh 6-5 Dave Chisnall
Wayne Jones 6-4 Joey Palfreyman
Ryan Harrington 6-4 Anthony Wort
James Wade 6-5 Nick Fullwell
Steve Brown 6-5 Nigel Heydon
Mervyn King 6-1 Connie Finnan
Nigel Birch 6-0 Shaun Liptrot
Jason Hogg 6-4 Jack Tweddell
Geoff Whitworth 6-2 Andy Relf
Reece Robinson 6-4 Gary Anderson
Joe Cullen 6-1 Simon Burt
Jamie Atkins 6-5 Par Riihonen
Co Stompe 6-4 Ryan Palmer
Colin Lloyd 6-4 Steve Hine
Darren Johnson 6-0 David Patterson
David Dodds 6-1 Sean Ryan
Dean Winstanley 6-4 Steve Beaton
Brendan Dolan 6-4 Johnny Haines
Mark Frost 6-2 Arron Monk
Paul Rowley 6-2 Steve Maish
Ricky Evans 6-4 Chris Mason
Andy Hamilton 6-2 Paul Barham
Ewan Hyslop 6-1 Chris Wickenden
Dennis Priestley 6-1 Ricky Sudale
Scott Rand 6-5 Jyhan Artut

Second Round
Bernd Roith 6-5 Andrew Gilding
Mark Jones 6-3 Jerry Hendriks
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Darren Whittingham
Chris Aubrey 6-1 Andy Pearce
John Scott 6-1 Colin Fowler
Andy Jenkins 6-1 Justin Pipe
Ronny Huybrechts 6-5 Shaun Griffiths
Ken MacNeil 6-5 Kevin Painter
John Henderson 6-3 Mark Lawrence
Mark Webster 6-2 Alan Derrett
Peter Wright 6-1 Prakash Jiwa
Mark Cox 6-5 Dyson Parody
Josh Jones 6-0 Damien Sherwood
Scott Coleman 6-2 Dylan Duo
Ronnie Baxter 6-5 Lee Palfreyman
Richie Howson 6-4 Matthew Dicken
Tony West 6-3 Tom Martin
Jamie Robinson 6-5 Phil Henshaw
Steve Farmer 6-2 Adam Hunt
Stuart White 6-1 Darron Brown
Alex Roy 6-3 David Pallett
Paul Amos 6-4 Vernon Sheppard
Gino Vos 6-2 Peter Hudson
Matthew Edgar 6-1 Josh Payne
Kevin Thomas 6-2 Andrew Hibbert
Michael Mansell 6-5 Michael Barnard
Simon Whitlock 6-1 Alan Tabern
Adrian Lewis 6-0 Vincent van der Voort
David Copley 6-1 Andrew Cornwall
Mark Dudbridge 6-3 Stuart Millar
John Part 6-0 Barrie Bates
Marc Dewsbury 6-4 Chris Hartrey
Adrian Gray 6-2 Darren Webster
Kevin McDine 6-0 Norman Fletcher
Magnus Caris 6-4 Campbell Jackson
Antonio Alcinas 6-5 Ted Hankey
Ian White 6-3 Jason Wilson
Phil Taylor 6-5 Andy Smith
Robert Thornton 6-3 John Bowles
Paddy Meaney 6-4 Martyn Turner
Glen Miller 6-5 Keith Stephen
Wes Newton 6-0 Kirk Shepherd
Stephen Hardy 6-1 Tony Littleton
Mark Walsh 6-5 Wayne Jones
Jake Patchett 6-5 Ross Smith
Dave Place 6-3 Jon Jukes
James Wade 6-2 Ryan Harrington
Mervyn King 6-3 Steve Brown
Leon De Geus 6-1 Charl Pietersen
Kim Huybrechts 6-2 Nigel Birch
Jason Hogg 6-1 Geoff Whitworth
Joe Cullen 6-2 Reece Robinson
Sam Hill 6-3 Brandon Walsh
Andy Parsons 6-2 Jamie Atkins
Colin Lloyd 6-5 Co Stompe
Darren Johnson 6-5 David Dodds
Gary Whittles 6-2 Dafydd Edwards
Dean Winstanley 6-4 Mark Forman
Brendan Dolan 6-3 Mark Frost
Ricky Evans 6-3 Paul Rowley
Roland Scholten 6-3 Dennis Smith
James Hubbard 6-0 Paul Schofield
Andy Hamilton 6-1 Ewan Hyslop
Dennis Priestley 6-3 Scott Rand

Third Round
Bernd Roith 6-2 Mark Jones
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Chris Aubrey
Andy Jenkins 6-1 John Scott
Ken MacNeil 6-4 Ronny Huybrechts
Mark Webster 6-3 John Henderson
Peter Wright 6-1 Mark Cox
Scott Coleman 6-1 Josh Jones
Ronnie Baxter 6-4 Richie Howson
Jamie Robinson 6-4 Tony West
Steve Farmer 6-0 Stuart White
Alex Roy 6-5 Paul Amos
Matthew Edgar 6-4 Gino Vos
Kevin Thomas 6-5 Michael Mansell
Adrian Lewis 6-5 Simon Whitlock
Mark Dudbridge 6-2 David Copley
John Part 6-1 Marc Dewsbury
Kevin McDine 6-0 Adrian Gray
Antonio Alcinas 6-2 Magnus Caris
Ian White 6-2 Phil Taylor
Robert Thornton 6-2 Paddy Meaney
Wes Newton 6-4 Glen Miller
Mark Walsh 6-0 Stephen Hardy
Dave Place 6-4 Jake Patchett
Mervyn King 6-1 James Wade
Kim Huybrechts 6-3 Leon De Geus
Jason Hogg 6-5 Joe Cullen
Andy Parsons 6-1 Sam Hill
Colin Lloyd 6-4 Darren Johnson
Dean Winstanley 6-2 Gary Whittles
Brendan Dolan 6-1 Ricky Evans
James Hubbard 6-5 Roland Scholten
Andy Hamilton 6-4 Dennis Priestley
Losers £200

Fourth Round
Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Bernd Roith
Ken MacNeil 6-2 Andy Jenkins
Peter Wright 6-2 Mark Webster
Ronnie Baxter 6-3 Scott Coleman
Steve Farmer 6-5 Jamie Robinson
Matthew Edgar 6-4 Alex Roy
Adrian Lewis 6-4 Kevin Thomas
Mark Dudbridge 6-5 John Part
Antonio Alcinas 6-3 Kevin McDine
Robert Thornton 6-5 Ian White
Wes Newton 6-5 Mark Walsh
Mervyn King 6-1 Dave Place
Jason Hogg 6-5 Kim Huybrechts
Andy Parsons 6-4 Colin Lloyd
Brendan Dolan 6-5 Dean Winstanley
Andy Hamilton 6-3 James Hubbard
Losers £400

Fifth Round
Michael van Gerwen 6-0 Ken MacNeil
Ronnie Baxter 6-3 Peter Wright
Matthew Edgar 6-4 Steve Farmer
Adrian Lewis 6-2 Mark Dudbridge
Robert Thornton 6-4 Antonio Alcinas
Mervyn King 6-5 Wes Newton
Jason Hogg 6-3 Andy Parsons
Brendan Dolan 6-3 Andy Hamilton
Losers £600

Quarter-Finals
Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Ronnie Baxter
Adrian Lewis 6-5 Matthew Edgar
Mervyn King 6-4 Robert Thornton
Jason Hogg 6-4 Brendan Dolan
Losers £1,000

Semi-Finals
Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Adrian Lewis
Mervyn King 6-3 Jason Hogg
Losers £2,000

Final
Michael van Gerwen 6-0 Mervyn King
Winner £6,000
Runner-Up £3,000

Final - Leg-By-Leg
0-0 - Michael van Gerwen wins the bull and throws first
1-0 - van Gerwen is first to a finish and takes out 74 on double 16 to take the opener.
2-0 - King misses double 18 to finish 66, and van Gerwen lands tops for a 13-darter to break.
3-0 - van Gerwen opens with a 180 and finishes 48 on double ten to extend his lead.
4-0 - The Dutchman adds another maximum and takes out 80 on tops to break once again.
5-0 - Another 180 puts van Gerwen ahead in the leg, and he hits double eight to move a leg away from another title.
6-0 - van Gerwen hits two 180s to be first to a finish, and when King misses double 16 to finish 106, the Dutch ace posts double four to claim his fifth UK Open Qualifier victory of the year, taking a whitewash win in ten minutes and 38 seconds!

Final UK Open Order of Merit
Top 96 players (plus ties) all qualify for Speedy Services UK Open Televised Finals

Current Position Player Name Total Prize Money
1 Michael van Gerwen £35,600
2 Robert Thornton £10,400
3 Kim Huybrechts £9,600
4 Peter Wright £9,400
5 Simon Whitlock £9,200
6 Gary Anderson £6,800
7 Mervyn King £6,600
8 Ronnie Baxter £6,400
9 John Part £6,200
10 Brendan Dolan £5,800
11 Michael Smith £5,600
12 Dave Chisnall £4,400
13 Jamie Caven £3,600
14 Jason Hogg £3,400
14 Adrian Lewis £3,400
16 Ian White £3,000
16 Wes Newton £3,000
16 Terry Jenkins £3,000
19 Stuart Kellett £2,800
19 Kevin Painter £2,800
21 Andy Hamilton £2,600
21 John Bowles £2,600
21 Paul Nicholson £2,600
24 Steve Beaton £2,400
24 Raymond van Barneveld £2,400
26 Ross Smith £2,200
26 Ronny Huybrechts £2,200
26 Kenny MacNeil £2,200
26 Colin Lloyd £2,200
30 Kevin McDine £2,000
30 Scott Rand £2,000
30 Mark Webster £2,000
     
30 Mark Cox £2,000
30 Michael Mansell £2,000
30 Alex Roy £2,000
30 Kevin Thomas £2,000
37 Co Stompe £1,800
37 Andy Jenkins £1,800
37 Mark Walsh £1,800
37 Paul Amos £1,800
37 Colin Fowler £1,800
37 Ricky Evans £1,800
37 Joe Cullen £1,800
44 Phil Taylor £1,600
44 Jyhan Artut £1,600
44 Steve West £1,600
44 Nigel Heydon £1,600
44 Magnus Caris £1,600
44 Andy Smith £1,600
50 John Henderson £1,400
50 Matthew Edgar £1,400
50 Lee Palfreyman £1,400
50 Joey Palfreyman £1,400
50 Terry Temple £1,400
50 Arron Monk £1,400
50 Peter Hudson £1,400
50 Kevin Dowling £1,400
50 Adam Hunt £1,400
50 Ricky Sudale £1,400
50 Richie Burnett £1,400
61 Jelle Klaasen £1,200
61 Dennis Smith £1,200
61 Jim Walker £1,200
61 Richie Howson £1,200
     
61 James Wade £1,200
61 Adrian Gray £1,200
61 Leon de Geus £1,200
61 Connie Finnan £1,200
61 Matt Padgett £1,200
61 Dave Weston £1,200
61 Justin Pipe £1,200
72 Nick Fullwell £1,000
72 Tony West £1,000
72 Chris Aubrey £1,000
72 Tomas Seyler £1,000
72 Gino Vos £1,000
72 Steve Brown £1,000
72 Paddy Meaney £1,000
79 Mark Dudbridge £800
79 Darren Johnson £800
79 Steve Farmer £800
79 Scott Coleman £800
79 Vincent van der Voort £800
79 William O'Connor £800
79 Dean Winstanley £800
79 Ted Hankey £800
79 Dave Place £800
79 Jason Wilson £800
79 Campbell Jackson £800
79 John Scott £800
79 Steve Hine £800
79 Alan Derrett £800
93 Wayne Jones £600
93 Bernd Roith £600
93 Roland Scholten £600
93 Mensur Suljovic £600
93 Antonio Alcinas £600
93 Royden Lam £600
93 Shaun Griffiths £600
93 Keegan Brown £600
93 James Hubbard £600
93 Andy Parsons £600
93 Colin Osborne £600
93 Kirk Shepherd £600
93 Mark Lawrence £600
93 David Copley £600
93 Gaz Cousins £600
93 Keith Rooney £600
93 Prakash Jiwa £600
93 Matthew Dennant £600
93 Gareth Pass £600
93 Jamie Lewis £600
93 Johnny Haines £600
93 Vernon Sheppard £600
  DID NOT QUALIFY  
115 Michael Barnard £400
115 Jamie Robinson £400
115 Mark Hylton £400
115 Josh Jones £400
115 Stuart White £400
115 Josh Payne £400
115 Glen Miller £400
115 Stephen Hardy £400
115 Chris Mason £400
115 Jake Patchett £400
115 Dyson Parody £400
115 Alan Tabern £400
115 Ryan Harrington £400
115 Dan Russell £400
115 Darren Webster £400
115 Ryan De Vreede £400
115 Jack Tweddell £400
115 Daryl Gurney £400
115 Steve Coote £400
115 Brian Startin £400
115 Jonathan Worsley £400
115 Charl Pietersen £400
115 Nigel Birch £400
115 Dafydd Edwards £400
115 Joe Murnan £400
115 Barrie Bates £400
115 David Ladley £400
142 Steve Grubb £200
142 Mark Jones £200
142 Ian Jopling £200
142 Anthony Littleton £200
142 Rocco Maes £200
142 Mareno Michels £200
142 Dennis Priestley £200
142 Ian Walters £200
142 Andy Hutchings £200
142 Jon Jukes £200
142 Brett Claydon £200
142 James Richardson £200
142 Sam Hill £200
142 Paul Barham £200
142 Stephen McNally £200
142 Sean Ryan £200
142 Ewan Hyslop £200
142 Gary Whittles £200
142 Marc Dewsbury £200
142 Louis Blundell £200
142 Peter Evison £200
142 Geoff Whitworth £200
142 Steve Maish £200
142 Par Riihonen £200
142 Mark Frost £200
142 Darren Whittingham £200
142 Joe Bata £200
142 Aden Kirk £200
142 Brian Woods £200
142 Andrew Gilding £200
142 Mick Todd £200
142 Darron Brown £200
142 Ian Moss £200
142 David Pallett £200

 

 

 

 

 

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