FORMER semi-finalist Andy Jenkins has secured his return to the Ladbrokes UK Open after winning the Rileys South Benfleet Qualifier on Saturday.
Veteran star Jenkins overcame another of the sport's top names from recent years, former World Championship finalist Kevin Painter, with a 4-3 success in the final.
Jenkins reached the last four of the UK Open back in 2004, and has competed in the tournament 14 times previously.
A further two weekends now remain for players to compete in the Rileys Amateur Qualifiers, including events at Rileys Sheffield on Saturday February 16 and London Victoria on Sunday February 17.
Entry will cost £8 including a drink (£3.50 cashback in Greenock), with entry available online at www.rileys.co.uk/uk-open 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 - Andy Jenkins
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
Full Terms & Conditions can be seen at www.rileys.co.uk/uk-open.