Wade & Beaton to maintain ever-present records at 2024 Ladbrokes UK Open

James Wade (Kieran Cleeves/PDC)

James Wade and Steve Beaton will maintain their ever-present records at the 2024 Ladbrokes UK Open in Minehead this weekend.

The experienced duo are the only two players to have competed in every UK Open since the tournament's inception in 2003, with Wade one of eight former winners amongst this year's 158-player field.

Wade celebrated UK Open success in 2008 and 2011 before completing his hat-trick in 2021, to become the first and only player in UK Open history to lift the coveted title in three separate decades. 

Beaton, meanwhile, looks set to make his final UK Open appearance this year, having declared his intention to retire at the end of the 2024 season.

The 2004 semi-finalist has enjoyed a glittering career at the top level, and he will be hoping to sign off in style when he features in his 22nd successive UK Open campaign over the coming days.
The 2024 Ladbrokes UK Open will take place from March 1-3 at Butlin's Minehead Resort, as a star-studded field competes for the £110,000 top prize in the unique multi-board event.

Main Stage matches across all three days will be broadcast live on ITV3 and ITV4 for UK viewers, through the PDC's international broadcast partners, including DAZN and Viaplay, and on PDCTV for Rest of the World Subscribers.

Stage Two action on Friday and Saturday will be streamed exclusively for all PDCTV Subscribers worldwide, with commentary from Dan Dawson and Paul Nicholson.

In addition, matches from Stages Three to Eight on Friday and on Stages Three & Four on Saturday afternoon will be broadcast live on PDCTV.