Wade & Beaton retain Cazoo UK Open ever-present records

James Wade (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

Reigning champion James Wade and evergreen Steve Beaton will retain their ever-present records at the Cazoo UK Open this weekend.

The duo are the only two players to have competed in every UK Open since the tournament's inception in 2003, with Wade defending his title as the event returns to Butlin's Minehead Resort from March 4-6.

Wade was also the champion in Bolton in 2008 and 2011 before his behind-closed-doors triumph in Milton Keynes last year as he completed a UK Open hat-trick.

Beaton, meanwhile, was a semi-finalist in the second UK Open in 2004, and reached the quarter-finals in Minehead three years ago.

Wayne Jones had been the other ever-present at the 2021 UK Open, however misses out this year after losing his Tour Card.

The Cazoo UK Open begins on Friday March 4. Main Stage matches will be broadcast live from 1145 GMT on ITV4 for UK viewers, through the PDC's international broadcast partners, including DAZN and Viaplay, and on PDCTV for Rest of the World Subscribers.

Action on Stage Two action on Friday and Saturday will be streamed exclusively for all PDCTV Subscribers worldwide.