Dean joined his MDA managed team-mates at Minehead ready for the ITV4 televised UK Open on Friday. Dean was looking for signs of the TV form he’s enjoyed in the past, to get his 2016 kick-started.
Round 1: Dean Winstanley 6-5 John Scott
Round 2: Dean Winstanley 6-4 Kevin Painter
Round 3: Vincent van der Voort 9-3 Dean Winstanley
Signs of a return to some form for Dean, beating two good players in short format games. Unfortunately he ran into an on form van der Voort.
Money won and put on Dean’s world ranking.
Dean and MDA/Mitchell Promotions to Part Ways
After the UK Open, Dean and his management team announced their partnership would end, with both parties happy with their time together, just announcing it was time for both to have a fresh start. Dean’s good friend Wez Newton is also leaving their shared management team at this time.