A total of 104 professional players have qualified to compete in the 2008 Blue Square UK Open Televised Finals.

The eight Regional Finals concluded on Sunday with the Midlands Regional Final, won by Phil Taylor in Telford.

Taylor’s wins in the last two Regional Finals earned him top spot in the UK Open Order of Merit, ahead of two other double winners, James Wade and Colin Lloyd.

Alex Roy’s run to the last 32 on Sunday earned him a crucial £200 in prize money – moving him up into the top 32 on the UK Open Order of Merit, joining Steve Brown and Jason Clark on £1,800.

Clark – a semi-finalist in the Scottish Regional Final last November – is the unlucky man to drop out of the top 32 on a countback, which looks at prize money won in the last four tournaments, meaning he enters the event at te Second Round stage on Thursday June 5.

The countback rule was also needed to separate the five players tied on £500, with Spanish newcomer Carlos Rodriguez and Steve Maish remaining in the top 64, and Alan Green, Darren Johnson and Dave Ladley in the group of players entering at the First Round stage.

The 40 players ranked from 65 onwards will be joined by the 32 Holsten Pub Qualifiers in the draw for the Preliminary and First Rounds at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton.

The tournament kicks off on Thursday June 5, with the Preliminary, First and Second Rounds taking place. The top 32 come into the event at the Third Round stage on Friday night, with the last 32 and last 16 being played on Saturday.

Sunday June 8 sees the Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Final take place.

Tickets are still available for all sessions – click here for more information or call 0871 871 2932.

Please note – for display purposes, names at equal prize money are listed in alphabetical order apart from when these come at a break in groupings, i.e. at T31 and T63 places where the count-back rule has applied.

Players Ranked 1-32 (Enter at Third Round Stage)

1 Phil Taylor £16,200
2 James Wade £15,100
3 Colin Lloyd £14,900
4 Raymond van Barneveld £10,600
5 Colin Osborne £10,000
6 Denis Ovens £6,700
7 Adrian Lewis £6,600
8 Kevin McDine £5,300
9 Ronnie Baxter £5,000
10 Andy Hamilton £4,400
11 Chris Thompson £4,200
12 Jelle Klaasen £3,500
T12 Colin Monk £3,500
14 Mervyn King £3,200
T14 Chris Mason £3,200
16 Brendan Dolan £3,100
17 Wayne Jones £3,000
18 Wayne Atwood £2,800
T18 Wes Newton £2,800
20 Andy Smith £2,500
21 Mark Dudbridge £2,300
22 Barrie Bates £2,200
T22 Peter Manley £2,200
T22 Alan Tabern £2,200
T22 Mark Walsh £2,200
26 Adrian Gray £2,100
27 Roland Scholten £2,000
T27 Vincent van der Voort £2,000
29 Michael van Gerwen £1,900
T29 John Part £1,900
31 Steve Brown £1,800
T31 Alex Roy £1,800

Players Ranked 33-64 (Enter at Second Round Stage)
T31 Jason Clark £1,800
34 Lionel Sams £1,600
35 Tony Eccles £1,400
T35 Terry Jenkins £1,400
T35 Kevin Painter £1,400
38 John Ferrell £1,300
T38 John MaGowan £1,300
40 Dave Askew £1,200
T40 Andy Jenkins £1,200
42 Steve Hine £1,100
T42 Simon Whatley £1,100
44 Mark Frost £1,000
T44 Jan van der Rassel £1,000
46 Steve Beaton £900
T46 Jamie Caven £900
T46 David Platt £900
49 Matt Clark £800
T49 Kevin Dowling £800
T49 Steve Evans £800
T49 Wayne Mardle £800
T49 Kirk Shepherd £800
T49 Dennis Smith £800
55 Jason Barry £700
T55 Mick McGowan £700
T55 Jimmy Mann £700
T55 Gary Welding £700
59 Owen Caffrey £600
T59 Mark Lawrence £600
T59 Steve Smith £600
T59 Alan Warriner-Little £600
63 Steve Maish £500
T63 Carlos Rodriguez £500

Players Ranked 65-104 (Enter at Preliminary/First Round Stage with 32 Holsten Pub Qualifiers)
T63 Alan Green £500
T63 Darren Johnson £500
T63 Dave Ladley £500
68 Martin Burchell £400
T68 Richie Burnett £400
T68 Dave Honey £400
T68 John Kuczynski £400
T68 Gary Noonan £400
T68 Sean Palfrey £400
T68 Lee Palfreyman £400
T68 Dennis Priestley £400
T68 Martyn Turner £400
T68 Darren Webster £400
78 Tony Ayres £300
T78 Michael Barnard £300
T78 Alan Caves £300
T78 Bob Crawley £300
T78 Ken Dobson £300
T78 Paul Knighton £300
T78 Eddie Lovely £300
T78 Gary Mawson £300
T78 John Quantock £300
T78 Aaron Turner £300
T78 Lee White £300
89 Harry Anderson £200
T89 Nigel Birch £200
T89 Paul Cooper £200
T89 Jamie Harvey £200
T89 Mark Jodrill £200
T89 Ian Jopling £200
T89 Danny King £200
T89 Joey Palfreyman £200
T89 Shane Passey £200
T89 Dale Pinch £200
T89 Alan Reynolds £200
T89 Jamie Robinson £200
T89 Mick Savvery £200
T89 Darren Sutton £200
T89 Darren Williams £200
T89 Geoff Wylie £200

Players Ineligible To Compete in Televised Finals
T49 Toon Greebe * £800
T63 Bob Anderson * £500
T68 Louis Blundell # £400
T89 Taro Yachi # £200
* – not a current PDPA member
# – did not compete in the requisite minimum of three Regional Finals

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