2016 UK Open

The 2016 Coral UK Open was a darts tournament staged by the Professional Darts Corporation. It was the fourteenth year of the tournament where, following numerous regional qualifying heats throughout Britain, players competing in a single elimination tournament to be crowned champion. The tournament was held for the third time at the Butlin's Resort in Minehead, England, between 4–6 March 2016, and has the nickname, "the FA Cup of darts" as a random draw will be staged after each round until the final.

2016 Coral UK Open
Tournament information
Dates4–6 March 2016
VenueButlin's Resort
LocationMinehead
Country England
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Final – best of 21
Prize fund£300,000
Winner's share£60,000
Nine-dart finishNetherlands Michael van Gerwen (Fourth round)
High checkout170
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
(2x Third round, 2x Fourth round)
England Alan Norris
(Third round)
England Jamie Caven
(Third round)
Champion(s)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
«2015 2017»

In a repeat of last year's final, Michael van Gerwen beat Peter Wright to retain his title.[1] During the tournament, he also hit a nine-dart finish against the then-unknown Rob Cross in the fourth round. Either side of that leg, he hit a 170 checkout, which also included a run of 19 perfect darts (treble 19, 2x treble 20, treble 19, 170 checkout (2x treble 20, bull), 9-dart leg (7x treble 20, treble 19, double 12), 2x treble 20, treble 19).

Format and qualifiersEdit

UK Open QualifiersEdit

There were six qualifying events staged in February 2016 to determine the UK Open Order of Merit Table. The tournament winners were:

No. Date Venue Winner Score Runner-up Ref.
1 Friday 5 February Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan Adrian Lewis   6–1   Phil Taylor [2]
2 Saturday 6 February Michael van Gerwen   6–4   Alan Norris [3]
3 Sunday 7 February Phil Taylor   6–2   Michael van Gerwen [4]
4 Friday 19 February Gary Anderson   6–1   James Wade [5]
5 Saturday 20 February Michael van Gerwen   6–2   Gerwyn Price [6]
6 Sunday 21 February Michael van Gerwen   6–2   Steve Beaton [7]

The tournament featured 128 players. The results of the six qualifiers shown above were collated into the UK Open Order Of Merit. The top 32 players in the Order of Merit received a place at the final tournament. In addition, the next 64 players (without ties in this year's edition) in the Order of Merit list qualified for the tournament, but started in the earlier rounds played on the Friday. A further 32 players qualify via regional qualifying tournaments.[8]

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

Number 65-96 of the Order of Merit qualifiers (starting in First Round)Edit

Riley qualifiers (starting in First Round)Edit

32 amateur players qualified from Riley qualifiers held across the UK.

Prize moneyEdit

The prize fund remained like last year's edition prize fund at £300,000.[9]

Stage (no. of players) Prize Money
(Total: £300,000)
Winner (1) £60,000
Runner-Up (1) £30,000
Semi-finalists (2) £17,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £10,000
Last 16 (Fifth round) (8) £5,000
Last 32 (Fourth round) (16) £3,000
Last 64 (Third round) (32) £1,500
Last 96 (Second round) (32) n/a
Last 128 (First round) (32) n/a
Nine-dart finish (1) £10,000

DrawEdit

[10]

Friday 4 MarchEdit

First round (best of eleven legs)Edit

[11]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
  Wes Newton 6 – 4   Mark Cox (Q)   Ronny Huybrechts 6 – 3   Mark Rice (Q)
  Dennis Smith 1 – 6   Alex Roy (Q)   Jermaine Wattimena 6 – 5   Andy Smith
  Andy Boulton 6 – 4   Lee Grimshaw (Q)   William O'Connor 6 – 1   Mark Jodrill (Q)
  Magnus Caris 6 – 5   Jason Mold (Q)   Mick McGowan 4 – 6   Nathan Aspinall
  Dick van Dijk 2 – 6   Kevin Dowling   Jonathan Worsley 6 – 1   Curtis Turner (Q)
  Arron Monk 6 – 3   Stewart Rattray (Q)   Dean Stewart (Q) 4 – 6   Barry Lynn (Q)
  Dirk van Duijvenbode 6 – 3   Michael McFall (Q)   Jason Hogg (Q) (timed out) w/o   Ben Green (Q)
  Alan Tabern 3 – 6   Harry Ward   Paul Hogan (Q) 6 – 3   Daniel Day (Q)
  Mark Barilli 6 – 1   Darren Layden (Q)   Jonny Clayton 6 – 2   Ian McFarlane (Q)
  Ryan de Vreede 6 – 3   Nathan Derry   Darren Webster 6 – 0   Lee Morris (Q)
  Mark Frost 6 – 0   Andy Brown (Q)   Joe Murnan 6 – 2   Paul Whitworth (Q)
  Jan Dekker 5 – 6   Andrew Davidson (Q)   Steve Maish (Q) 6 – 5   Jason Heaver (Q)
  Dean Winstanley 6 – 5   John Scott (Q)   Mark Wilson (Q) w/o   Les Delderfield (Q) (timed out)
  Paul Milford 6 – 1   Chris Jones (Q)   Scott Marsh (Q) 6 – 1   Steven Rose (Q)
  Johnny Haines 5 – 6   Gary Stone   Ken MacNeil 3 – 6   Rob Cross (Q)
  Ryan Harrington 6 – 1   Glen McGrandle (Q)   Josh Payne 6 – 2   Dave Parletti (Q)

Second round (best of eleven legs)Edit

[11]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
  Jeffrey de Graaf 6 – 5   William O'Connor   Lee Evans 6 – 2   Rowby-John Rodriguez
  Robert Thornton 4 – 6   Arron Monk   Kevin Painter 4 – 6   Dean Winstanley
  Mike de Decker 5 – 6   Matt Clark   Mark Dudbridge 5 – 6   Joey ten Berge
  Brendan Dolan 6 – 3   Scott Marsh (Q)   Darron Brown 4 – 6   Ryan Harrington
  Jamie Caven 6 – 2   Gary Stone   Mark Frost 6 – 4   Mark Barilli
  Yordi Meeuwisse 3 – 6   Robbie Green   Jay Foreman 4 – 6   Ronny Huybrechts
  Wayne Jones 5 – 6   Andy Jenkins   Paul Milford 4 – 6   Steve Maish (Q)
  Josh Payne 6 – 1   Harry Ward   Scott Dale 2 – 6   Darren Webster
  Berry van Peer 5 – 6   Richie Corner   Jeffrey de Zwaan 5 – 6   Alex Roy (Q)
  Brett Claydon 4 – 6   Barry Lynn (Q)   Cristo Reyes 4 – 6   Andrew Davidson (Q)
  Matthew Edgar 6 – 4   Mark Wilson (Q)   David Pallett 6 – 1   Jason Marriott
  James Wilson 6 – 3   Jonny Clayton   Wes Newton 4 – 6   Rob Cross (Q)
  Ritchie Edhouse 4 – 6   Joe Murnan   Peter Hudson 4 – 6   Dirk van Duijvenbode
  Jermaine Wattimena 6 – 1   Kevin Dowling   Magnus Caris 6 – 3   Ben Green (Q)
  Andy Boulton 6 – 2   Jonathan Worsley   Andrew Gilding 5 – 6   Ryan de Vreede
  Tony Newell 6 – 1   Paul Hogan (Q)   Stuart Kellett 6 – 5   Nathan Aspinall


Third round (best of seventeen legs)Edit

[11]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
  Joe Cullen 9 – 1   Mark Frost   René Eidams 3 – 9   James Wilson
  Stuart Kellett 9 – 7   Joey ten Berge   Ricky Evans 9 – 5   Andy Boulton
  Ryan de Vreede 9 – 5   Josh Payne   Robbie Green 5 – 9   Dirk van Duijvenbode
  Raymond van Barneveld 9 – 8   David Pallett   Jelle Klaasen 9 – 6   Matt Clark
  Vincent van der Voort 9 – 3   Dean Winstanley   Jeffrey de Graaf 8 – 9   Rob Cross (Q)
  Lee Evans 7 – 9   Jamie Caven   Simon Whitlock 9 – 6   Ian White
  Terry Jenkins 9 – 7   Ronny Huybrechts   Alan Norris 9 – 7   Jermaine Wattimena
  Gary Anderson 9 – 7   Dave Chisnall   Darren Webster 9 – 5   Andrew Davidson (Q)
  James Wade 2 – 9   Mensur Suljović   Kim Huybrechts 9 – 1   Steve Maish (Q)
  Stephen Bunting 9 – 8   Jamie Lewis   Justin Pipe 9 – 6   Alex Roy (Q)
  Gerwyn Price 8 – 9   Joe Murnan   Mark Webster 9 – 3   Matthew Edgar
  Kyle Anderson 9 – 2   Andy Hamilton   Brendan Dolan 6 – 9   Barry Lynn (Q)
  Michael van Gerwen 9 – 2   Ryan Harrington   Benito van de Pas 9 – 7   Mervyn King
  Michael Smith 9 – 8   Daryl Gurney   Steve Beaton 5 – 9   Peter Wright
  John Henderson 9 – 4   Magnus Caris   Phil Taylor 9 – 5   Arron Monk
  Andy Jenkins 9 – 5   Richie Corner   Adrian Lewis 9 – 1   Tony Newell

Saturday 5 MarchEdit

Fourth round (best of seventeen legs)Edit

[12]

Player Score Player Player Score Player
  Alan Norris 6 – 9   Joe Cullen   Michael Smith 5 – 9   Stuart Kellett
  Phil Taylor 9 – 3   Raymond van Barneveld   Ricky Evans 8 – 9   Darren Webster
  Jelle Klaasen 9 – 8   Joe Murnan   Vincent van der Voort 9 – 2   Andy Jenkins
  Simon Whitlock 3 – 9   Benito van de Pas   Gary Anderson 3 – 9   Barry Lynn (Q)
  Mensur Suljović 9 – 8   Ryan de Vreede   Kim Huybrechts 9 – 3   Justin Pipe
  Stephen Bunting 9 – 6   Jamie Caven   Mark Webster 9 – 4   Dirk van Duijvenbode
  Kyle Anderson 9 – 2   James Wilson   Michael van Gerwen 9 – 5   Rob Cross (Q)
  Terry Jenkins 5 – 9   Peter Wright   Adrian Lewis 9 – 6   John Henderson

Fifth round (best of seventeen legs)Edit

[13]

Player Score Player
  Mark Webster 97.81 9 – 5   Mensur Suljović 93.83
  Michael van Gerwen 102.20 9 – 2   Kim Huybrechts 86.72
  Stuart Kellett 87.68 5 – 9   Barry Lynn (Q) 88.29
  Phil Taylor 103.60 9 – 7   Vincent van der Voort 101.08
  Benito van de Pas 95.85 2 – 9   Kyle Anderson 96.48
  Stephen Bunting 92.44 7 – 9   Joe Cullen 93.23
  Peter Wright 96.77 9 – 5   Darren Webster 89.03
  Adrian Lewis 91.17 7 – 9   Jelle Klaasen 97.16

Sunday 6 MarchEdit

Quarter-finals (best of nineteen legs)Edit

[14]

Player Score Player
  Michael van Gerwen 95.99 10 – 6   Barry Lynn (Q) 91.20
  Peter Wright 102.29 10 – 7   Joe Cullen 101.83
  Phil Taylor 105.57 10 – 3   Mark Webster 92.44
  Jelle Klaasen 98.24 10 – 0   Kyle Anderson 90.42

Semi-finals and FinalEdit

Semi-finals
(best of 19 legs)
[15]
Final
(best of 21 legs)
[15]
      
  Jelle Klaasen 90.44 5
  Peter Wright 96.68 10
  Peter Wright 98.33 4
  Michael van Gerwen 106.68 11
  Michael van Gerwen 107.57 10
  Phil Taylor 104.57 6

Media coverageEdit

Like the 2015 tournament, the 2016 tournament was broadcast live in the UK on ITV4 and ITV4 HD.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Michael van Gerwen wins UK Open final after defeating Peter Wright". Sky Sports. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Lewis Powers To Wigan Title". PDC. 5 February 2016.
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  4. ^ "Taylor Defeats van Gerwen To Take Title". PDC. 7 February 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-07-13. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  5. ^ "Win Seals Anderson's UK Open Spot". PDC. 19 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Van Gerwen Continues Winning Run". PDC. 20 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Qualifying Treble For van Gerwen". PDC. 21 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Coral UK Open Field Confirmed". Professional Darts Corporation. 2015-02-21. Archived from the original on 2016-02-23. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  9. ^ "2016 UK Open Prize Money". Darts Database. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Coral UK Open Draw Made". PDC. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
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  13. ^ "2016 Coral UK Open Fifth Round". PDC. Archived from the original on 2017-05-10. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  14. ^ "2016 Coral UK Open Quarter-Finals". PDC. Archived from the original on 2016-06-10. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  15. ^ a b "Van Gerwen Retails Coral UK Open". PDC. Archived from the original on 2017-04-22. Retrieved 6 March 2016.