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2019 Rileys UK Open Qualifier – Andy Jenkins

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Andy Jenkins qualified for his 15th UK Open, battling through at South Benfleet in another tough field, such has been the way in the Rileys Qualifying events this year! Jenkins survived in a last leg decider against another PDC stalwart Kevin Painter. The field also included Paul Hogan, Rob Collins, Jason Marriott, Barry Lynn, Dan […]

2019 Rileys UK Open Qualifier – Kevin Thoburn

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Kevin Thoburn booked his place at Butlins Minehead after battling through a stacked field at Nottingham. He won triumphed against current Challenge Tour leader Ritchie Edhouse in the final. The field also included former pro Jamie Caven, former tour card holder Aden Kirk and talented youngsters Chris Pick and Thomas Lovely and former members of #TeamRileys […]

2019 Rileys UK Open Qualifier – Mark Barilli

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Four times Lakeside attendee Mark Barilli secured his place at the UK Open for the 6th time after a nail-biting 4-3 win over Dalbeattie’s Craig Smith in Greenock. 45 year-old Barilli should be well known to darts fans, he had a tour card between 2014-2017. He has also won the Scottish Masters and Elgin Open titles […]

2019 Rileys UK Open Qualifier – Scott Taylor

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Scott Taylor qualified for his third UK Open and his 2nd as a member of Team Rileys after battling through at Chester. The former tour card holder, who recently reached a final on the Challenge Tour, came through a field which also included Lee Palfreyman, Mark Jodrill, Martin O’Boyle and Daffyd Edwards. Taylor narrowly missed […]

2019 Rileys UK Open Qualifier – Lloyd Browning

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Lloyd Browning got the better of Mike Norton at Rileys Worcester to book his place at the UK Open for the first time. The Welshman came through a tough field which also included Terry Jenkins. Browning has been in big events previously, having competed in the BDO World Qualifiers, the Worthington Champion of Champions and […]

2019 Rileys UK Open Qualifier – Wes Newton

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Wes Newton, a finalist at the UK Open in 2011, booked his place as an amateur for the first time at Chorlton. Newton will have happy memories of the UK Open, he was at the very first incarnation of the event in 2003 and hit a 9 dart finish at the 2013 competition. It will […]

2019 Rileys UK Open Qualifier – Ian McFarlane

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Ian McFarlane, an embattled Challenge Tour player, became a Rileys Qualifier for the 2nd time with a gritty victory at Coventry. McFarlane had to overcome Eddy Smith, Rob Collins, Ricky Williams and Matt Padgett to reach Butlins Minehead. The field also included Chas Barstow, Andy Jenkins and current Challenge Tour leader Ritchie Edhouse who was […]

2019 PDC UK Open Darts Qualifiers – Who’s made it to Minehead?

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The Rileys UK Open Qualifying tournaments are underway! Find out who has qualified so far for Butlins Minehead! Find out more about #TeamRileys and who has qualified for the 2019 PDC UK Open by clicking on the fact files which will be available below in due course. Shaun Fox – Player profile Lee Harris – […]

2019 Rileys UK Open Qualifier – Lee Harris

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Lee Harris will make his debut at the UK Open after coming through a tough field at Rileys Wolverhampton. Harris, a 45 year-old from the Forest of Dean, is a Gloucestershire County A player who has appeared at the World Masters and Lakeside World Qualifiers in 2018. On his Twitter page, Harris describes himself as […]

2019 Rileys UK Open Qualifier – Shaun Fox

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Shaun Fox will make his debut at the UK Open after coming through a testing field at Rileys Norwich. He overcame #TeamRileys perennial favourite Paul Hogan in the final 5-1. The 29 year-old Harwich based storeman has triumphed in the Harwich singles league back in 2017. Shaun fox wins through Norwich qualifier 5-1 against Paul […]