Heaver secures first Rileys qualifying spot

Ladbrokes UK Open

Jan 28 2020

Jason Heaver is the first player to secure a place in the Ladbrokes UK Open through the Rileys Amateur Qualifiers.

One week until Rileys Amateur Qualifiers begin

Ladbrokes UK Open

Jan 20 2020

The Rileys Amateur Qualifiers for the 2020 Ladbrokes UK Open begin on Saturday January 25.

2020 Rileys Amateur Qualifiers approaching

Ladbrokes UK Open

Jan 06 2020

Just three weeks remain until the opening Rileys Amateur Qualifier is held ahead of the 2020 Ladbrokes UK Open.

Entries open for 2020 Rileys Amateur Qualifiers

Ladbrokes UK Open

Dec 11 2019

Entries are now open for 2020 Rileys Amateur Qualifiers for the Ladbrokes UK Open.

2020 Ladbrokes UK Open dates confirmed

Ladbrokes UK Open

Sep 09 2019

The 2020 Ladbrokes UK Open will be held from March 6-8 at the Butlin's Minehead Resort in Somerset.

2020 PDC Calendar confirmed

News

Sep 09 2019

The 2020 Professional Darts Corporation calendar has been confirmed.

UK Open To Feature Development Tour Qualifiers

Ladbrokes UK Open

Mar 18 2019

THE 2020 Ladbrokes UK Open will feature qualifiers from the PDC Unicorn Development Tour.

Ranking Risers and Fallers After UK Open

Ladbrokes UK Open

Mar 05 2019

WE take a look at the biggest risers and fallers on the PDC Order of Merit after a dramatic 2019 Ladbrokes UK Open.

Aspinall: Dreams Can Come True!

Ladbrokes UK Open

Mar 04 2019

NATHAN ASPINALL praised his clinical finishing as he celebrated an "amazing" Ladbrokes UK Open.

Aspinall Wins Ladbrokes UK Open

Ladbrokes UK Open

Mar 03 2019

NATHAN ASPINALL sensationally won his first televised title at the 2019 Ladbrokes UK Open.

James Wade landed his third Ladbrokes UK Open title in Milton Keynes on Sunday, defeating Luke Humphries 11-5 in the final.

Now a winner of ten televised ranking titles, Wade expanded his impressive trophy haul with a first UK Open crown since 2011 thanks to a weekend of consistent performances at the Marshall Arena.

Almost 13 years on from his first UK Open title, Wade's success sees him join Phil Taylor in winning televised PDC titles across three decades.

In addition, the £100,000 winner's prize sees him move up to fourth in the PDC Order of Merit, overtaking Rob Cross as the highest-ranked Englishman.

His first TV success since November 2018 was secured with a typically clinical display in the final against Humphries, who knocked out reigning champion Michael van Gerwen in the semis with a brilliant display but was unable to repeat the feat in the decider.

Experience won the day as Wade - who averaged 102.52 and was on target with 41% of his checkout attempts - made the former World Youth Champion pay for 20 missed doubles.

"To win TV titles across three decades is something I'm very proud of," said Wade. "I'm enjoying it again, I think I've reinvented myself.

"I'm very happy to be in the world of darts, it's a great place to be when you're winning.

"I'm here to provide stability for my son and winning these allows me to do that.

"Luke is quality, he's a gentleman and he showed his quality in the way he dismantled Michael [van Gerwen] in the semi-finals."

In reaching the final Wade was at his unflappable best in defeating world number one Gerwyn Price 11-6 in the semi-finals, having produced a 10-8 comeback win over Simon Whitlock in the afternoon's quarter-finals.

Wade's route to the title began with a scare from Ryan Joyce in round four as he came through a last-leg decider, before defeating Cross and Germany's Gabriel Clemens in rounds five and six on Saturday.

Despite coming up short in his first televised final, two-time World Youth Champion Humphries continued his progression and produced a sensational 107.41 average in his 11-5 semi-final win over Van Gerwen.

Humphries, who edged out Dave Chisnall 10-9 in the quarter-finals, pockets the £40,000 runners-up prize moves up eight places to 33rd on the PDC Order of Merit.

"It's been an incredible weekend for me, an emotional weekend," the 26-year-old reflected.

"To reach a TV final is the most unbelievable feeling. I think James is the best player in the world under pressure and he showed it in that game.

"I'm here to achieve big things in darts and this run puts me in good stead going forward.

"I want to be playing the best players week-in, week-out. I know I've got the game to do it. Tonight it wasn't my night, but I'm proud of what I've achieved."

The Ladbrokes UK Open reached its climax on Sunday after 151 players competed in the tournament's opening day on Friday.

South Africa's Devon Petersen reached the quarter-finals for the first time since 2015, while Poland's Krzysztof Ratajski made it to the last eight for the first time before losing to Van Gerwen.

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