Dean at the Minehead UK Open
The UK Open in Minehead was televised by ITV4, and saw well over 3,000 darts fans pack out the three venues in the Butlins holiday camp. The multi-board event saw play in the early rounds held across eight stages in the Butlins Minehead Resort, with the 106 professional qualifiers joined by 32 Rileys Amateur Qualifiers.
Round 1: Dean Winstanley 9-2 Andy Boulton
Round 2: Dean Winstanley 9-6 Stephen Bunting
Round 3: Kevin Painter 9-5 Dean Winstanley
Dean had a fantastic game against Stephen Bunting, beating the current BDO Lakeside world champion well on onstage 2. Unfortunately it took a lot of energy out of Dean, and by the time he played Painter on stage 2 later that evening, he couldn’t see to find the concentration needed, going out of the competition.