Qualifying Treble For van Gerwen

February 21 2016

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN completed the 2016 Coral UK Open Qualifiers with a third victory in six events as he defeated Steve Beaton 6-2 in Sunday's final at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan.

The world number one was once again in electric form as he followed up his victories in Qualifier Two and Saturday's Qualifier Five by taking another £10,000 first prize to cement his position as the leader on the UK Open Order of Merit with a total of £37,750 in prize money.

Van Gerwen started his campaign on Sunday with wins over Michael Dawson, Nick Fullwell and Kevin Dowling to reach the last 16, where he produced a superb comeback from 3-0 down against Lee Evans.

After defeating Phil Taylor in Saturday's semi-finals, the pair met again in the Qualifier Six semi-finals and the Dutchman proved too strong once again as he raced to a 6-2 victory before putting a stop to Ian White's impressive run in the semi-finals.

The final against Beaton saw van Gerwen quickly open up a two-leg lead before the former Lakeside Champion was punished for missing two darts at tops when a 76 finish gave the world number one a three-leg advantage.

Beaton, 51, capitalised on two misses in reply to take the fourth leg before van Gerwen claimed another brace to open up a 5-1 cushion.

Two missed darts at double seven from van Gerwen allowed Beaton a reprieve, but the 26-year-old always looked comfortable as he fired home double eight in the next leg to claim victory.

The run to the final was a welcome boost for Beaton, who was appearing in his first decider since the 2014 Gibraltar Darts Trophy, as he defeated Ross Smith, Mike Zuydwijk, Cristo Reyes, Scott Dale and fellow former Lakeside Champions Stephen Bunting and Mark Webster.

It was a steady weekend of progression for Webster, after reaching the last 16 on Friday and the quarter-finals on Saturday to finish with £7,750 in prize money.

The day was also memorable for Richie Corner as the 53-year-old landed the first nine-darter of his career in a 6-0 victory over Steve Hine.

In total, 96 professional players secured their qualification for the Coral UK Open Televised Finals which will take place at the Butlins Minehead Resort from March 4-6, where they will be joined by 32 Rileys Amateur Qualifiers.

Click here to see the final Coral UK Open Order of Merit & Televised Finals Qualifiers

Coral UK Open Qualifier Four
Sunday February 21, Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan

Last 256
Justin Pipe Bye
Darren Johnson 6-1 Harry Ward 
Mick Todd 6-3 William O'Connor 
Michel van der Horst 6-2 Adam Huckvale 
Ian White Bye
Jerry Hendriks 6-3 Lee Whitworth
Craig Lewis 6-5 Nigel Daniels 
Stuart Kellett 6-5 Jay Foreman
Kim Huybrechts Bye
Barrie Bates 6-1 Jack Todd
Joey Palfreyman 6-1 Mick Hasse 
Darren Webster 6-3 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Dave Chisnall Bye
Ron Meulenkamp 6-0 Karsten Kornath
Magnus Caris 6-0 Jordan Johnston 
Kyle Anderson 6-3 Leo Hendriks 
Gary Anderson Bye
John Henderson 6-3 Jim Walker 
Alan Norris 6-2 Joe Cullen
Nathan Aspinall 6-2 David Simpson
James Wade Bye
Paul Milford 6-2 Paul Carr
Michael Burgoine 6-4 Jyhan Artut 
Mareno Michels 6-0 Sheamus Hagan
Simon Whitlock Bye
Peter Hudson 6-0 Greg Beard
Mark Barilli 6-3 Karl Merchant
Jonathan Worsley 6-1 Joshua Richardson 
Mervyn King Bye
Keiran Evans 6-5 Jason Lovett
James Young 6-3 Pete Dyos
Ryan Meikle 6-0 Joshua Clements
Robert Thornton Bye
Arron Monk 6-5 Mark Hylton 
Chris Dobey 6-5 Jeffrey De Graaf
Lee Evans 6-4 Lee Palfreyman
Gerwyn Price Bye
Rob Modra 6-2 Barry Tyler
Martin Lukeman 6-5 Michael Barnard
Michael Blake 6-5 Dylan Duo
Michael van Gerwen Bye
Michael Dawson 6-1 Dimitri Van den Bergh 
Michael Rasztovits 6-4 Colin Littlecott
Nick Fullwell 6-1 Michael Power 
Andrew Gilding Bye
Ian Withers 6-5 Andy Jenkins 
Yordi Meeuwisse 6-5 Mark Frost 
Kevin Dowling 6-1 Ted Evetts
Michael Smith Bye
Mick McGowan 6-5 Jamie Landon 
Jan Dekker 6-3 Adam Hunt
Antonio Alcinas 6-4 Mark Walsh 
Kevin Painter Bye
Joey Ten Berge 6-4 Jason Marriott 
Mike De Decker 6-3 Mark Oosterhuis
Paul Nicholson 6-1 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Adrian Lewis Bye
Bernd Roith 6-2 Kurt Parry
Kirk Shepherd 6-3 Brian Woods
Dennis Smith 6-1 Richie Howson
Phil Taylor Bye
Ian Walters 6-2 Ron Atwill 
Ryan Palmer 6-2 Ricky Williams
Aden Kirk 6-4 Matthew Dennant
Jelle Klaasen Bye
Jermaine Wattimena 6-3 Par Riihonen
Ronnie Baxter 6-3 Jonny Clayton
Steve West 6-2 Colin Fowler
Daryl Gurney Bye
Ben Davies 6-4 Shaun Griffiths
Andy Parsons 6-3 Gary Stone 
Kevin Thomas 6-4 Colin Osborne 
Peter Wright Bye
Mark Dudbridge 6-0 BJ Fairhurst 
Stephen Gallimore 6-4 Rocco Maes
Jason Wilson 6-4 Sven Groen 
Brendan Dolan Bye
Joe Murnan 6-0 Rhys Jackson
Matt Padgett 6-1 Rene Eidams
Luke Woodhouse 6-2 Derek Brand 
Wes Newton Bye
Wayne Jones 6-1 Jamie Hingston
Steve Hine 6-3 Steve McNally
Richard Corner 6-5 Steve Brown
Jamie Lewis Bye
Darron Brown 6-5 Berry van Peer
Robbie Green 6-4 Ken MacNeil
Roxy-James Rodriguez 6-3 Garry Spedding 
Mark Webster Bye
David Pallett 6-1 Alan Tabern
John Bowles 6-3 Dave Ladley 
Tony Newell 6-3 Vincent Kamphuis
Mensur Suljovic Bye
Andy Smith 6-1 Richard Calvert 
Max Hopp 6-2 John Part
Ricky Evans 6-2 Jeffrey De Zwaan
Dean Winstanley Bye
Kevin Simm 6-4 Ben Ward 
James Wilson 6-5 Tony Richardson
Cristo Reyes 6-3 Brett Claydon
Steve Beaton Bye
Ross Smith 6-5 Ryan Harrington 
Keegan Brown 6-1 Jamie Robinson
Mike Zuydwijk 6-1 John Newland 
Andy Hamilton Bye
Ronny Huybrechts 6-1 Callum Loose
John Michael 6-4 Simon Preston
Scott Dale 6-3 Ray Campbell
Vincent van der Voort Bye
Curtis Hammond 6-4 Darren Weaver
Jeff Batham 6-5 Lee Moffat 
Simon Stevenson 6-0 Stuart Stubbs
Jamie Caven Bye
Andreas Hajimena 6-5 Ryan De Vreede
Matt Clark 6-3 Eddie Dootson
Matthew Edgar 6-3 Sam Head
Terry Jenkins Bye
Devon Petersen 6-1 Martin Thomas
Josh Payne 6-2 Richard Hosey 
Andy Boulton 6-0 Hayden Barnes
Benito van de Pas Bye
Chris Hill 6-0 Tomas Seyler
Ricky Sudale 6-2 Scott Taylor
James Richardson 6-4 Nathan Derry 
Stephen Bunting Bye
Christian Kist 6-1 Robert Owen 
Darren Latham 6-4 Ashley Hykin 
Johnny Haines 6-3 James Hubbard 

Last 128
Justin Pipe 6-4 Darren Johnson
Mick Todd 6-5 Michel van der Horst
Ian White 6-3 Jerry Hendriks
Stuart Kellett 6-3 Craig Lewis
Kim Huybrechts 6-2 Barrie Bates
Darren Webster 6-1 Joey Palfreyman
Dave Chisnall 6-3 Ron Meulenkamp
Kyle Anderson 6-4 Magnus Caris 
John Henderson 6-2 Gary Anderson
Alan Norris 6-5 Nathan Aspinall
James Wade 6-3 Paul Milford
Mareno Michels 6-3 Michael Burgoine 
Simon Whitlock 6-3 Peter Hudson
John Worsley 6-3 Mark Barilli 
Mervyn King 6-1 Keiran Evans
Ryan Meikle 6-0 James Young 
Robert Thornton 6-5 Arron Monk
Lee Evans 6-4 Chris Dobey 
Gerwyn Price 6-5 Rob Modra
Martin Lukeman 6-1 Michael Blake
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Michael Dawson
Nick Fullwell 6-3 Michael Rasztovits 
Andrew GIlding 6-4 Ian Withers
Kevin Dowling 6-4 Yordi Meeuwisse 
Michael Smith 6-4 Mick McGowan
Jan Dekker 6-5 Antonio Alcinas
Joey Ten Berge 6-3 Kevin Painter 
Mike De Dekker 6-4 Paul Nicholson
Adrian Lewis 6-4 Bernd Roith
Dennis Smith 6-3 Kirk Shepherd 
Phil Taylor 6-4 Ian Walters
Ryan Palmer 6-5 Aden Kirk
Jermaine Wattimena 6-5 Jelle Klaasen 
Steve West 6-4 Ronnie Baxter 
Daryl Gurney 6-1 Ben Davies
Andy Parsons 6-3 Kevin Thomas
Peter Wright 6-2 Mark Dudbridge
Jason Wilson 6-1 Stephen Gallimore 
Joe Murnan 6-5 Brendan Dolan 
Matt Padgett 6-4 Luke Woodhouse
Wayne Jones 6-2 Wes Newton
Richard Corner 6-0 Steve Hine - Richard Corner hits a nine-darter
Darron Brown 6-2 Jamie Lewis 
Robbie Green 6-1 Roxy-James Rodriguez
Mark Webster 6-5 Dave Pallett
John Bowles 6-3 Tony Newell
Mensur Suljovic 6-2 Andy Smith
Ricky Evans 6-2 Max Hopp 
Dean Winstanley 6-3 Kevin Simm
Cristo Reyes 6-3 James Wilson 
Steve Beaton 6-4 Ross Smith
Mike Zuydwijk 6-4 Keegan Brown 
Ronny Huybrechts 6-2 Andy Hamilton 
Scott Dale 6-3 John Michael
Vincent van der Voort 6-4 Curtis Hammond
Jeff Batham 6-3 Simon Stevenson
Andreas Hajimena 6-3 Jamie Caven
Matt Edgar 6-2 Matt Clark 
Devon Petersen 6-2 Terry Jenkins
Andy Boulton 6-4 Josh Payne 
Benito van de Pas 6-1 Chris Hill
James Richardson 6-4 Ricky Sudale 
Stephen Bunting 6-2 Christian Kist
Johnny Haines 6-4 Darren Latham 

Last 64
Justin Pipe 6-3 Mick Todd
Ian White 6-4 Stuart Kellett
Kim Huybrechts 6-4 Darren Webster
Kyle Anderson 6-3 Dave Chisnall 
Alan Norris 6-1 John Henderson
James Wade 6-0 Mareno Michels
John Worsley 6-2 Simon Whitlock
Mervyn King 6-4 Ryan Meikle
Lee Evans 6-3 Robert Thornton 
Gerwyn Price 6-3 Martin Lukeman
Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Nick Fullwell
Kevin Dowling 6-2 Andrew Gilding 
Jan Dekker 6-5 Michael Smith 
Mike De Decker 6-3 Joey Ten Berge 
Adrian Lewis 6-0 Dennis Smith
Phil Taylor 6-3 Ryan Palmer
Jermaine Wattimena 6-3 Steve West
Daryl Gurney 6-5 Andy Parsons
Peter Wright 6-1 Jason Wilson
Joe Murnan 6-0 Matt Padgett
Wayne Jones 6-5 Richard Corner 
Darron Brown 6-5 Robbie Green
Mark Webster 6-0 John Bowles
Mensur Suljovic 6-2 Ricky Evans
Cristo Reyes 6-4 Dean Winstanley
Steve Beaton 6-5 Mike Zuydwijk
Scott Dale 6-5 Ronny Huybrechts 
Vincent van der Voort 6-2 Jeff Batham
Matt Edgar 6-2 Andreas Hajimena
Andy Boulton 6-5 Devon Petersen
Benito van de Pas 6-3 James Richardson
Stephen Bunting 6-5 Johnny Haines

Last 32
Ian White 6-5 Justin Pipe 
Kyle Anderson 6-2 Kim Huybrechts
James Wade 6-2 Alan Norris 
Mervyn King 6-4 John Worsley
Lee Evans 6-3 Gerwyn Price
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Kevin Dowling
Mike De Decker 6-5 Jan Dekker 
Phil Taylor 6-2 Adrian Lewis  
Daryl Gurney 6-4 Jermaine Wattimena
Peter Wright 6-5 Joe Murnan
Darron Brown 6-5 Wayne Jones 
Mark Webster 6-5 Mensur Suljovic
Steve Beaton 6-2 Cristo Reyes 
Scott Dale 6-1 Vincent van der Voort
Matt Egdar 6-4 Andy Boulton 
Stephen Bunting 6-1 Benito van de Pas 

Last 16
Ian White 6-1 Kyle Anderson
Mervyn King 6-4 James Wade 
Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Lee Evans 
Phil Taylor 6-2 Mike De Decker
Peter Wright 6-2 Daryl Gurney 
Mark Webster 6-0 Darron Brown 
Steve Beaton 6-4 Scott Dale 
Stephen Bunting 6-2 Matt Edgar

Quarter-Finals
Ian White 6-0 Mervyn King
Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Phil Taylor
Mark Webster 6-1 Peter Wright 
Steve Beaton 6-4 Stephen Bunting

Semi-Finals
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Ian White
Steve Beaton 6-4 Mark Webster

Final
Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Steve Beaton

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