Barry Lynn, the Rileys star of 2016, booked his place once again at Butlins Minehead after three years away.
Lynn, who only just missed out against Rob Collins at Rileys Victoria last year edged out Kevin Painter (who himself had reached the final of a Rileys event for the 2nd time in a row).
Last time Lynn was at the UK Open be beat Brendan Dolan, Gary Anderson and Stuart Kellet before bowing out on the main stage to Michael van Gerwen in the last 8 10-6. He picked up £10,000 for his efforts.
Here he is in action at Victoria