Deano at the UK Open Qualifiers 1-3

Deano at the UK Open Qualifiers 1-3

Coral UK Open qualifiers

Coral UK Open qualifiers

Dean headed to Wigan for three UK Open qualifiers on the PDC Pro tour – there’s two of these weekends for Over The Top to qualify for the ITV4 televised finals in Minehead.

Over 220 PDC Tour Card Holders and PDPA Associate Members will compete in the three days of UK Open Qualifiers in Wigan as they bid to win their places in the Televised Finals at the Butlins Minehead Resort in March.

Prize money in the Coral UK Open Qualifiers this year has increased to £50,000 per event, in line with Players Championship tournaments, with the leading 96 players, plus ties, from the final Coral UK Open Order of Merit to qualify for the Televised Finals.

All games will be the best of 11 legs, with the leading 32 players from the PDC Order of Merit who have entered being exempt to the Last 128 stage, where they are drawn at random with one player per board.

Friday Qualifier 1

Round 1:  Dean Winstanley 6-3 Brian Woods
Round 2:  Dean Winstanley 6-1 Alan Tabern
Round 3:  Dean Winstanley 6-3 Mervyn King
Round 4:  Vincent van der Voort 6-5 Dean Winstanley

A solid £500 put towards UK Open qualification for Dean…

Saturday Qualifier 2

Round 1:  Dean Winstanley 6-5 Andy Jenkins   
Round 2:  Dean Winstanley 6-3 Andy Hamilton
Round 3:  Dean Winstanley 6-4 Mark Hylton
Round 4:  Mensur Suljovic 6-4 Dean Winstanley

Another good day, £1,000 won over the first two days…

Sunday Qualifier 3

Round 1:   Dean Winstanley 6-2 Terry Roach
Round 2:   Dean Winstanley 6-5 Andy Smith
Round 3:   Dean Winstanley 6-4 Dave Bird
Round 4:  Dean Winstanley 6-4 James Wade
Round 5:  Dean Winstanley 6-1 Wayne Jones
1/4 finals:  Dean Winstanley 6-1 Mark Walsh
Semi final:  Adrian Lewis 6-2 Dean Winstanley

A huge day for Dean, with £2,500 banked, £3,500 in total, and UK Open qualification sorted, with still 3 more events to go!

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