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The 2013 Speedy Services UK Open was a darts tournament staged by the Professional Darts Corporation. It was the eleventh year of the UK Open tournament where, following numerous regional qualifying heats throughout Britain, players competed in a single elimination tournament to be crowned champion. The tournament was held at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton, England, between 6–9 June 2013, and has the nickname, "the FA Cup of darts" as a random draw is staged after each round until the final.

2013 Speedy Services UK Open
Tournament information
Dates6–9 June 2013
VenueReebok Stadium
LocationBolton
Country England
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Final – best of 21
Prize fund£200,000
Winners share£40,000
Nine-dart finishEngland Wes Newton
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
«2012 2014»

Phil Taylor won the title, defeating Andy Hamilton 11–4 in the final to claim his fifth and final UK Open title.[1]

The 2013 UK Open was the last UK Open to be held at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton, and was the last UK Open to be broadcast on Sky Sports in June. Starting in 2014, the UK Open moved to the Butlins Resort in Minehead, and has been broadcast on ITV4 in March.

Format and qualifiersEdit

2013 UK Open QualifiersEdit

There were eight qualifying events staged across England between February and April 2013 to determine the UK Open Order of Merit Table. The tournament winners were:

No. Date Venue Winner Legs Runner-Up Ref.
1 Saturday 23 February K2 Centre, Crawley Michael van Gerwen   6–2   Dave Chisnall [2]
2 Sunday 24 February Michael van Gerwen   6–2   Brendan Dolan [3]
3 Saturday 16 March Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan Michael van Gerwen   6–2   Michael Smith [4]
4 Sunday 17 March Robert Thornton   6–4   Jamie Caven [5]
5 Saturday 13 April Simon Whitlock   6–1   Michael van Gerwen [6]
6 Sunday 14 April Michael van Gerwen   6–5   Kim Huybrechts [7]
7 Saturday 27 April Kim Huybrechts   6–2   John Part [8]
8 Sunday 28 April Michael van Gerwen   6–0   Mervyn King [9]

The tournament features 146 players. The results of the eight qualifiers shown above were collated into the UK Open Order Of Merit. The top 32 players in the Order of Merit, who played a minimum of two events, received a place at the final tournament. In addition, the next 82 players in the Order of Merit list qualified for the tournament, but needed to start in the earlier rounds played on the Thursday. A further 32 players qualified via regional qualifying tournaments.

Top 32 in Order of Merit (receiving byes into Third Round)Edit

Number 33-64 of the Order of Merit (receiving byes into Second Round)Edit

Remaining Order of Merit qualifiers (starting in First and Preliminary Round)Edit

Speedy qualifiersEdit

32 players qualified from Speedy qualifiers held at four venues across Britain in April.

Prize moneyEdit

For the fifth consecutive UK Open, the prize fund will be £200,000.[14]

Stage (no. of players) Prize Money
(Total: £200,000)
Winner (1) £40,000
Runner-Up (1) £20,000
Semi-finalists (2) £10,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £6,000
Last 16 (Fifth round) (8) £4,000
Last 32 (Fourth round) (16) £2,000
Last 64 (Third round) (32) £1,000
Last 96 (Second round) (32) n/a
Last 128 (First round) (32) n/a
Last 146 (Preliminary round) (18) n/a

DrawEdit

[15]

Thursday 6 June; Best of nine legsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

[16]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
  Robbie Green 2–5   James Wade   Vincent van der Voort 5–4   Andy Murray
  Nick Fullwell 1–5   Wayne Jones   Colin Osborne 5–3   Steve Hine
  Steve Farmer 5–3   Chris Aubrey   Stuart Lowe 1–5   Jake Pennington
  Gino Vos 5–3   Alan Derrett   Keegan Brown 5–3   Keith Rooney
  Stephen Bunting 5–0   Vernon Shepherd   Connie Finnan 5–2   Campbell Jackson
  Scott Coleman 5–0   Mark McGeeney   Mickey Musto 1–5   Bernd Roith
  Maik Langendorf 5–2   Tony Martin   Darren Johnson 5–3   Antonio Alcinas
  Royden Lam 5–2   Paddy Meaney   Tony West 5–3   Jamie Lewis
  Tam Dymond 1–5   Gavin Baker   Terry Dunford 1–5   Dean Stewart

First roundEdit

[16]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
  Conan Whitehead (Q) 5–4   Roland Scholten   James Hubbard 5–2   John Scott
  Mark Lawrence 5–4   Mensur Suljović   Darrell Thorpe 0–5   Stephen Bunting
  Dave Weston 5–4   Dean Winstanley   Paul Whitworth 2–5   Andy Boulton
  Justin Pipe 2–5   Gareth Pass   Steve Farmer 2–5   Gaz Cousins
  Michael Burgoine 5–0   Darren Twist   James Wade 5–0   Matt Gallett
  Prakash Jiwa 5–2   Darren Johnson   Gary Stone 5–4   Maik Langendorf
  Jay Wilson 5–2   Tomas Seyler   Steve Brown 4–5   Adrian Gray
  Gavin Baker 4–5   Dave Place   Tony West 3–5   Jake Pennington
  Andy Parsons 5–3   Jamie Hagan   Andrew McNicol 2–5   Steven Mead
  Bernd Roith 3–5   Ted Hankey   Shaun Griffiths 2–5   Keegan Brown
  Michael Bushby 5–4   John Mortimer   Nigel Daniels 1–5   Johnny Haines
  Scott Coleman 3–5   Scott Marsh   Connie Finnan 5–1   Gino Vos
  Matthew Dennant 5–3   Darrell Townsend   Matt Padgett 5–0   David Copley
  Dean Stewart 5–3   Gus Santana   Vincent van der Voort 3–5   Kirk Shepherd
  Robbie Singleton 1–5   William O'Connor   Leon de Geus 3–5   Scott Robertson
  Colin Osborne 5–4   Mark Dudbridge   Wayne Jones 5–3   Royden Lam

Second roundEdit

[16]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
  Ricky Sudale 4–5   Richie Burnett   Kevin Dowling 1–5   Phil Taylor
  Matthew Edgar 5–4   Colin Osborne   Ted Hankey 5–1   Dave Weston
  Alex Roy 4–5   Mark Cox   Jake Pennington 3–5   Steve West
  Magnus Caris 1–5   Kirk Shepherd   Joey Palfreyman 5–3   Keegan Brown
  Adam Hunt 5–1   Paul Amos   Scott Marsh 0–5   Jyhan Artut
  Connie Finnan 4–5   Adrian Gray   Stephen Bunting 5–2   Jay Wilson
  Colin Fowler 4–5   Matt Padgett   Gary Stone 1–5   Dennis Smith
  James Wade 5–0   Wayne Jones   Steve Mead 3–5   Dean Stewart
  Co Stompé 4–5   Mickey Mansell   Peter Hudson 4–5   Mark Lawrence
  James Hubbard 3–5   Andy Smith   Michael Bushby 1–5   Jim Walker
  Mark Walsh 4–5   Lee Palfreyman   Arron Monk 2–5   Gaz Cousins
  Scott Robertson 4–5   Andy Boulton   Gareth Pass 4–5   Jelle Klaasen
  Ricky Evans 2–5   Joe Cullen   Terry Temple 5–1   Prakash Jiwa
  Dave Place 2–5   John Henderson   William O'Connor 5–2   Johnny Haines
  Andy Jenkins 5–4   Nigel Heydon   Michael Burgoine 4–5   Richie Howson
  Kevin Thomas 1–5   Conan Whitehead (Q)   Matthew Dennant 5–2   Andy Parsons

Friday 7 June; Best of seventeen legsEdit

Third roundEdit

[17]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
  Mark Webster 2–9   Richie Burnett   John Part 9–4   Ted Hankey
  Phil Taylor 9–0   Ronny Huybrechts   Michael van Gerwen 9–5   Mervyn King
  Kim Huybrechts 9–5   Jyhan Artut   Simon Whitlock 4–9   Wes Newton
  Raymond van Barneveld 9–8   Michael Smith   Adrian Lewis 9–1   Matthew Dennant
  Steve West 9–3   Ian White   Matt Padgett 9–2   Richie Howson
  Mark Lawrence 4–9   Terry Temple   Conan Whitehead (Q) 8–9   Mickey Mansell
  Kevin McDine 9–8   Adam Hunt   Peter Wright 9–4   Gaz Cousins
  Steve Beaton 5–9   Joey Palfreyman   Adrian Gray 9–5   Dean Stewart (Q)
  John Henderson 9–7   Scott Rand   Dave Chisnall 9–4   William O'Connor
  James Wade 9–7   Jamie Caven   Robert Thornton 9–7   Matthew Edgar
  John Bowles 9–5   Paul Nicholson   Terry Jenkins 9–7   Jim Walker
  Ken MacNeil 8–9   Ronnie Baxter   Andy Hamilton 9–6   Andy Boulton (Q)
  Stephen Bunting (Q) 9–3   Andy Jenkins   Kirk Shepherd 9–7   Mark Cox
  Stuart Kellett 9–3   Dennis Smith   Kevin Painter 9–1   Jason Hogg
  Lee Palfreyman 9–5   Joe Cullen   Ross Smith 7–9   Jelle Klaasen
  Brendan Dolan 9–8   Colin Lloyd   Gary Anderson 9–7   Andy Smith

Saturday 8 June; Best of seventeen legsEdit

Fourth roundEdit

[18]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
  Ronnie Baxter 9–6   Lee Palfreyman   John Part 4–9   Andy Hamilton
  Terry Jenkins 9–6   Kim Huybrechts   Terry Temple 9–7   John Bowles
  Wes Newton 8–9   Adrian Lewis   Gary Anderson 7–9   Kevin Painter
  Brendan Dolan 9–6   Matt Padgett   Michael van Gerwen 9–3   Mickey Mansell
  Robert Thornton 9–5   Kirk Shepherd   Kevin McDine 8–9   John Henderson
  Stephen Bunting (Q) 2–9   Peter Wright   Dave Chisnall 2–9   James Wade
  Joey Palfreyman 3–9   Raymond van Barneveld   Steve West 9–6   Richie Burnett
  Phil Taylor 9–2   Adrian Gray   Jelle Klaasen 9–3   Stuart Kellett

† Newton hit a nine-dart finish, having thrown 180, 180, and 141 to finish the leg.

Fifth roundEdit

[19]

Player Score Player
  Steve West 4–9   Peter Wright
  Andy Hamilton 9–1   Terry Temple
  Ronnie Baxter 9–7   Jelle Klaasen
  John Henderson 4–9   James Wade
  Raymond van Barneveld 9–7   Robert Thornton
  Phil Taylor 9–8   Brendan Dolan
  Michael van Gerwen 9–3   Terry Jenkins
  Adrian Lewis 9–4   Kevin Painter

Sunday 9 JuneEdit

Quarter-finals; Best of nineteen legsEdit

[20]

Player Score Player
  Raymond van Barneveld 95.32 10–9   Ronnie Baxter 97.13
  Andy Hamilton 98.25 10–8   James Wade 97.33
  Phil Taylor 106.56 10–7   Michael van Gerwen 101.67
  Peter Wright 98.82 10–6   Adrian Lewis 93.57

Semi-finals and FinalEdit

Semi-finals
(best of 19 legs)
[21]
Final
(best of 21 legs)
[21]
      
  Raymond van Barneveld 9
  Andy Hamilton 10
  Andy Hamilton 4
  Phil Taylor 11
  Phil Taylor 10
  Peter Wright 5

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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