A TOTAL of 108 professional players have qualified to compete in the Speedy Hire UK Open in June.

Following the eight Qualifiers which have been held across four weekends this Spring, reigning UK Open champion Phil Taylor topped the Order of Merit by just £400 from Gary Andersno, who joined him in winning two events.

The other four tournament winners, World Champion Adrian Lewis, Steve Brown, Michael Smith and Vincent van der Voort, will join Taylor and Anderson in entering the Speedy Hire UK Open at the Third Round stage on Friday June 3 after finishing in the top 32.

Two-time UK Open winner Raymond van Barneveld, who reached the final of one of the two Qualifiers he competed in, also comes in for the Third Round, and  is joined by World Championship semi-finalists Mark Webster and Terry Jenkins, who were among six players tied on £2,600 prize money to complete the top 32.

However, Thursday’s opening night will feature 2008 champion James Wade and 2005 winner Roland Scholten, as well as two-time World Champion Dennis Priestley, Colin Lloyd, Steve Beaton, Wayne Mardle, Peter Manley and the Dutch trio of Michael van Gerwen, Jelle Klaasen and Co Stompe.

Emerging international pair Antonio Alcinas and Devon Petersen, from Spain and South Africa respectively, will make their UK Open debuts after qualifying, although Petersen is one of 14 players who sneaked in on £400 prize money.

Former UK Open quarter-finalist Steve Hine won through to the last 64 in Sunday’s eighth Qualifier to claim his first £400 in the eight qualifying events, meaning he joins the players tied on that total to win a UK Open spot.

There will be no place in Bolton, however, for 2008 runner-up Gary Mawson or Steve Farmer, a semi-finalist in January’s Players Championship Finals, after the pair only accumulated £200 from the eight qualifying events.

The final Rileys Qualifier was also played on Sunday, with Phil Daniels defeating Dave Martin 3-2 in the Rileys Cardiff event to complete the field of 64 amateurs who will also compete in Bolton, which are formed by players from Rileys Darts Zones around the UK as well as Speedy Qualifiers from knockouts held in four Speedy Hire centres.

The First Round, which will be preceded by 13 Preliminary Round ties, will feature the players ranked from 33-108 in the UK Open Order of Merit and the 64 amateur qualifiers.

The draw for the First Round of the Speedy Hire UK Open will be made on Thursday May 12 and published on www.pdc.tv.

The Speedy Hire UK Open will be played from June 2-5 at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton. Tickets are available now from the Reebok Stadium Box Office in person or via 08448 712932.

FINAL SPEEDY HIRE UK OPEN ORDER OF MERIT

Final Position Player Name Nationality Total Prize Money
1 Phil Taylor England £18,000
2 Gary Anderson England £17,600
3 Adrian Lewis England £11,200
4 Steve Brown England £10,800
5 Robert Thornton England £9,000
6 Vincent van der Voort Netherlands £8,800
7 Wes Newton England £8,000
8 Simon Whitlock England £7,800
9 Michael Smith England £7,200
10 Mervyn King England £6,400
11 John Part Canada £5,800
12 Colin Osborne England £5,200
13 Darren Johnson England £4,800
13 Dave Chisnall England £4,800
15 Joe Cullen England £4,200
15 Ian White England £4,200
17 Wayne Jones England £3,800
17 Jamie Caven England £3,800
17 Andy Jenkins England £3,800
17 Mark Walsh England £3,800
21 Richie Burnett England £3,600
22 Mark Frost England £3,200
22 Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands £3,200
24 Paul Nicholson England £3,000
24 Denis Ovens England £3,000
26 Andy Hamilton England £2,800
27 Alan Tabern England £2,600
27 Ronnie Baxter England £2,600
27 Kevin Painter England £2,600
27 Mark Dudbridge England £2,600
27 Terry Jenkins England £2,600
27 Mark Webster England £2,600
33 Dennis Smith England £2,400
33 Michael van Gerwen Netherlands £2,400
33 Peter Wright England £2,400
36 James Wade England £2,200
36 Kevin McDine England £2,200
36 Nigel Heydon England £2,200
36 Tony Eccles England £2,200
36 Scott Rand England £2,200
36 Mark Hylton England £2,200
42 Magnus Caris Sweden £2,000
42 Andy Smith England £2,000
42 Steve Beaton England £2,000
42 Colin Lloyd England £2,000
42 Brendan Dolan N. Ireland £2,000
47 Barrie Bates Wales £1,800
47 Dennis Priestley England £1,800
47 Antonio Alcinas Spain £1,800
47 Michael Barnard England £1,800
51 John Henderson England £1,600
51 Chris Aubrey England £1,600
51 Tony Ayres England £1,600
51 Alex Roy England £1,600
51 Mark Lawrence England £1,600
51 Matt Clark England £1,600
57 Jelle Klaasen Netherlands £1,400
57 Jason Crawley England £1,400
57 Shaun Griffiths England £1,400
57 William O’Connor England £1,400
57 Arron Monk England £1,400
57 Chris Thompson England £1,400
63 John Magowan N. Ireland £1,200
63 Justin Pipe England £1,200
63 Kirk Shepherd England £1,200
63 Terry Temple England £1,200
63 Roland Scholten Netherlands £1,200
63 Nick Fullwell England £1,200
63 Steve Evans Wales £1,200
63 Shane O’Connor Ireland £1,200
63 Wayne Mardle England £1,200
72 Jyhan Artut Germany £1,000
72 Gary Welding England £1,000
72 Peter Hudson England £1,000
72 Matt Jackson England £1,000
72 Colin Monk England £1,000
72 Steve Maish England £1,000
78 Mensur Suljovic Austria £800
78 James Richardson England £800
78 Matt Padgett England £800
78 BrianWoods England £800
78 Louis Blundell England £800
78 Michael Rosenauer Germany £800
78 Mick Todd England £800
78 Wayne Atwood Wales £800
78 Martyn Turner England £800
78 Co Stompe Netherlands £800
88 Michael Mansell Ireland £600
88 Nicky Bache England £600
88 Rocco Maes Belgium £600
88 Mark Jones England £600
88 Geoff Whitworth England £600
88 John O’Shea Ireland £600
88 Stephen Hardy England £600
95 Steve Hine England £400
95 Peter Manley England £400
95 Reece Robinson England £400
95 Matthew Edgar England £400
95 Mick McGowan Ireland £400
95 Mareno Michels Netherlands £400
95 Steve Grubb England £400
95 David Ladley England £400
95 Mark Stephenson England £400
95 Jimmy Mann England £400
95 Aodhagan O’Neill Ireland £400
95 Andy Pearce England £400
95 Lee Palfreyman England £400
95 Devon Petersen England £400
109 Kenny MacNeil Canada £200
109 Harry Robinson England £200
109 Dave Smith England £200
109 Darren Whittingham England £200
109 Steve Farmer England £200
109 Gary Eastwood England £200
109 Richie Corner England £200
109 Ken Dobson England £200
109 Dyson Parody Gibraltar £200
109 DeanJones England £200
109 Gary Mawson England £200
109 Adrian Gray England £200
109 Sam Allen England £200
109 Andy Hutchings England £200
109 Ryan Harrington England £200
109 AndrewHibbert England £200

SPEEDY QUALIFIERS

Colin Appleton
Andy Beardmore
Charlie Burns
Paul Cartwright
Charlie Cooper
Ian Covill
Stuart Daniels
John Donaldson
Kevin Edwards
Gordon Foster
Kirk Gordon
Robbie Green
Bruce Harrison
Duncan Hastings
John Jackson
Jon Jukes
Danny Jones
John Keating
John Kennedy
Tommy Little
Eddy Martin
Craig Mucklow
Ryan Murray
Martin Perring
Darren Pugh
Jamie Robinson
Damien Sherwood
Kevin Simm
Brandon Walsh
Peter White
Stuart White
Conan Whitehead

RILEYS QUALIFIERS

Paul Harvey Burton
Andy Boulton Inverness
Andrew Gilding Norwich
Jamie Hagan Aberdeen
Richie Howson Basildon
Darren Hawken Bournemouth
Curtis Hammond Colchester
Matthew Jordan Exeter
Eddie Lovely Hull
Joe Murnan Liverpool (Bootle)
Richard North Oxford
Tony Broughton Brighton
Ian Gleeson Edinburgh
Steve Douglas Gillingham
Jon Bott Leicester
Paul Whitworth Manchester (Chorlton)
Steve Clews Wolverhampton
Davey Dodds Middlesbrough
John Bowles Bolton
Ben Burton Crawley
Dan Butler Gloucester
Ian Moss Reading
Dean Stewart Solihull
Lee Rose Stevenage
Steve Werrett Bristol
Chris Jones Coventry
Graham Hollis London Victoria
Sam Hill Peterborough
Stuart Monaghan Chesterfield
Jamie Ellam Lincoln
Dave Prins Sunderland
Phil Daniels Cardiff

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