FORMER finalist Wes Newton will make his Ladbrokes UK Open return next month after winning through the Rileys Amateur Qualifiers on Saturday.

2011 UK Open runner-up Newton lost his PDC Tour Card at the end of 2017, having previously won eight ranking titles and also reached the European Championship final.

He recently competed in the Lakeside Championship and then played at Qualifying School, but after missing out on regaining a Tour Card has now secured his UK Open return through the Rileys Amateur Qualifier route after winning the Chorlton knockout.

Scott Taylor will make his third UK Open appearance when he competes at the Butlin's Minehead Resort after coming through at Rileys Chester.

Scotland's Mark Barilli will compete in a fifth UK Open after winning through at Rileys Greenock.

Kevin Thoburn, 34 from Ashington, won through at Rileys Nottingham, and Lloyd Browning was the Rileys Worcester winner as they secured their UK Open debuts.

Sunday saw Ian McFarlane win through the Rileys Coventry knockout to conclude the second weekend of qualifiers, with three further weekends seeing the final seven players secure UK Open places.

The Rileys Amateur Qualifiers continue on February 9 at Rileys South Benfleet, with entries still available.

Entry will cost £8 including a drink (£3.50 cashback in Greenock), with entry available online at or by calling the Rileys Head Office on 01908 887 463 if paying with a debit/credit card.

Entries close 48 hours before each event.

All qualifiers will be the best of seven legs. Play will commence at 1200 GMT for each qualifier, with registration from 0900-1130 GMT.

Qualifiers will receive a Rileys shirt to wear during the UK Open, as well as a £100 contribution towards their expenses.

PDPA Associate Members who did not win a PDC Tour Card at Qualifying School are entitled to enter the Rileys Amateur Qualifiers.

Players are permitted to enter more than one Rileys Amateur Qualifier event.    

2019 Ladbrokes UK Open
Rileys Amateur Qualifiers

Saturday January 26 - London Victoria - Michael Burgoine
Saturday January 26 - Norwich - Shaun Fox
Saturday January 26 - Wolverhampton - Lee Harris
Saturday February 2 - Chester - Scott Taylor
Saturday February 2 - Chorlton - Wes Newton
Saturday February 2 - Greenock - Mark Barilli
Saturday February 2 - Nottingham - Kevin Thoburn
Saturday February 2 - Worcester - Lloyd Browning
Sunday February 3 - Coventry - Ian McFarlane
Saturday February 9 - South Benfleet
Saturday February 16 - Sheffield
Sunday February 17 - London Victoria
Saturday February 23 - Harlow
Saturday February 23 - Norwich
Saturday February 23 - Wolverhampton
Sunday February 24 - Liverpool

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