Dean headed down to Minehead this week for the ITV4 televised ‘FA cup of darts’, the PDC UK Open, along with his other MDA managed team-mates.
It’s an open draw event, so seeds aren’t protected like in other events. The £300,000 tournament sees play across eight stages in Friday’s early rounds, as professional stars are joined by amateur qualifiers who have won through Rileys Qualifiers in this unique tournament.
Round 2: William O’Connor 5-3 Dean Winstanley
Unfortunately Dean came into the tournament somewhat lacking in form and confidence, and it showed as he went out in his first game to young William O’Connor.
Hopefully practice will pay off soon and Dean will be firing on all cylinders once again. He next plays the coming weekend in Barnsley, in a pro tour Player Championships pair of events.