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LIVE BLOG: #TeamRileys at the 2017 PDC UK Open


Here we go again. Team Rileys at the UK Open. Follow their progress live here…

  • A Who’s who on the 32 – Read Here
  • The Finals Draw – Read Here
  • Follow us on twitter at @clubrileys and use hashtag #TeamRileys
  • Watch the action live at Rileys clubs or on ITV4 from 11.45am
  • 10 members of #TeamRileys advance to round two
  • Barham, Haines, Hogan & Roy in Third Round action this evening
  • Roy out in third round, losing to Daryl Gurney
  • Haines lost to former #TeamRileys player Rob Cross
  • Paul Hogan defeats tournament favourite Gary Anderson 10-9 in thriller on main stage
  • Hogan then shocks Adrian Lewis 10-6 on board two
  • Hogan defeated 10-6 by Gerwyn Price in last 16 match


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Saturday 7.50pm - Hogan fairytale ends in high-quality encounter

Brilliant display by Gerwyn Price – it could have been van Gerwen out there. Hogan’s averages were higher than his previous matches, but Price proved too to much for him on this occasion and that’s it for #TeamRileys.

Great effort Paul! The fans sing his name as he leaves the stage.


Saturday 7.35pm - Hogan down 7-3 at break

Paul Hogan has been up against it. He’ll need a couple of breaks to restore parity. Both players averaging over 102. High quality stuff.


Saturday 7.20pm - Hogan 4-1 down

Not the start that Paul Hogan was hoping for…


Saturday 4.25pm - Hogan to face Price

Paul Hogan has been drawn against World Number 19 Gerwyn Price in the last 16.

Meanwhile Rob Cross will face new tournament favourite Peter Wright.


Saturday 4pm - Photo of the day


Saturday 3.35pm - Hogan v Lewis Stats


Saturday 3.22pm - Hogan beats Lewis

HE’S DONE IT! AMAZING! Hogan is still here. Great to see Lewis so sporting in defeat as well. Round Five draw soon…

Saturday 3.20pm - Drama on board two

Lewis finally broke to reduce the deficit to to 8-6, but Hogan breaks straight back with a stunning 160 checkout. Throwing for the match.


Saturday 3.10pm - Hogan leads 7-3 at the break

Hogan has maintained that 4-leg cushion. He’s on course for a place in the last 16 if he can hold his nerve.


Saturday 2.55pm - Hogan surges into early lead

Paul Hogan has made an incredible start on board two against Adrian Lewis. He leads 4-0 and hit two giant checkouts. Unbelievable!


Saturday 2.30pm - Cross through

He’s One Of Our Own! Rob Cross is through, defeating Ryan Searle 10-5. How far will the former #TeamRileys man go?


Saturday 12.45pm - How far can Hogan go?

Paul Hogan is last up on stage two against Adrian Lewis. Can he cause another major upset and keep #TeamRileys alive in the UK Open?


Saturday 12.40pm - Hogan v Anderson photos

Saturday 12.35pm - Day One Photos

Friday 10.45pm - The Spirit of Benfleet

So both Paul Hogan and Barry Lynn qualified from Riley Benfleet and went on to beat Gary Anderson.


Friday 10.40pm - Hogan draws Lewis

After beating the favourite, Hogan will now face another of the big-guns in Adrian Lewis. Join us on Saturday.


Friday 10.30pm - Hogan shocks the favourite

What a performance from Paul Hogan. The delivery driver has defeated the World Number Two and tournament favourite Gary Anderson in a nail-biter. What a finish.


Friday 10pm - Cross defeats Haines

2016’s #TeamRileys man Rob Cross has ended Johnny Haines’ journey.


Friday 10pm - Barham loses out to White

Paul Barham loses out to an impressive Ian White.


Friday 7.45pm - Roy's journey comes to an end

Alex Roy’s UK Open has come to an end following a 10-2 defeat to Daryl Gurney.


Friday 4.35pm - Third Round Draw

What a draw! Paul Hogan will face World Number Two, whilst Johnny Haines will go up against last year’s #TeamRileys qualifier Rob Cross. Meanwhile, James Wade will face Adrian Lewis in an all-Premier League affair.

Alex Roy v Daryl Gurney

Gary Anderson v Paul Hogan (WOW!)

Ian White v Paul Barham

Rob Cross v Johnny Haines (WOW!)


Friday 3.55pm - Draw Numbers

Ahead of the third round draw (getting very FA Cup now), the ball numbers have been announced.

  • Johnny Haines is 42
  • Paul Barham is 55
  • Paul Hogan is 57
  • Alex Roy is 63

Peter Wright is number 1, Gary Anderson is 4, Adrian Lewis is 8.

Former #TeamRileys man Rob Cross enters at this stage and is number 15.

Number 3 is the one you want – that was Michael van Gerwen but now represents a bye following his withdrawal this morning.


Friday 3.50pm - Roy edges out Parletti

Alex Roy survived a brave fightback to defeat Dave Parletti and becomes the fourth name from #TeamRileys into round three.


Friday 3.20pm - Barham, Haines & Hogan into round three

Paul Barham defeated Scott Taylor 6-5 to secure a spot in round three. Johnny Haines joined him there after a 6-3 win over Darren Johnson. Paul Hogan then beat Jamie Lewis 6-4.

There will be at least another member of #TeamRileys in the third round draw as Dave Parletti and Alex Roy go head-to-head in a Rileys derby shortly!


Friday 2.30pm - Team Rileys Photos


Friday 2.25pm - Team Rileys Round Two Matches

Kevin Bambrick v Robert Thornton
Paul Hogan v Jamie Lewis
Darren Johnson v Johnny Haines
Paul Barham v Scott Taylor
Mick McGowan v Dean Reynolds
James Richardson v Neil Smith
Lee Evans v Ron Meulenkamp
Dave Parletti v Alex Roy
Ben Green v Jamie Caven


Friday 2.20pm - UK Open Round One Results


Friday 2pm - Team Rileys Round One Results

Team Rileys players in red…

Jamie Caven 6-3 Dan Read
Ryan Murray 6-5 John Ferrell
Alan Tabern 6-4 Scott Robertson
Yordi Meeuwisse 6-4 Martin Biggs
James Wilson 6-4 Gary Eastwood
Matt Padgett 6-2 Paul Cartwright
Kevin Bambrick 
6-5 Nicky Bell
Ben Green
6-4 Darryl Pilgrim
Brian Woods 6-3 Damian Smith
Neil Smith 6-4 Steve Maish
Alex Roy 6-1 Kevin Edwards
Dean Reynolds 6-2 Andy Roberts
Alan Tabern 6-4 Scott Robertson
Johnny Haines 6-0 Wayne Morris
James Carroll 6-3 Brandon Walsh

Paul Barham 6-4 Brett Claydon
Paul Milford 6-3 Brian Dawson
Tony Newell 6-4 Mark Layton
Jonny Clayton 6-1 Jimmy McKirdy
Lee Evans
 6-5 Andrew Davidson
Jonathan Worsley 6-4 Dave Prins
Dave Parletti
6-2 Gareth Pass
Paul Hogan
 6-3 Keegan Brown


Friday 1.30pm - Back at Butlins

Friday 1pm - Team Rileys Update

Team Rileys players in red…

Jamie Caven 6-3 Dan Read
Ryan Murray 6-5 John Ferrell
Alan Tabern 6-4 Scott Robertson
Yordi Meeuwisse 6-4 Martin Biggs
James Wilson 6-4 Gary Eastwood
Matt Padgett 6-2 Paul Cartwright
Kevin Bambrick 
6-5 Nicky Bell
Ben Green
6-4 Darryl Pilgrim
Brian Woods 6-3 Damian Smith
Neil Smith 6-4 Steve Maish

So that’s three members of Team Rileys into round two so far.

Kevin Bambrick will face former champion Robert Thornton on the main stage later on.


Friday 12.23pm - Read out after great effort against Caven

Dan Read is out, but what an effort. He’ll rue a couple of opportunities on D20 to win legs that could have swung this match his way. One to watch for the future!


Friday 12.15pm - Read hits two 140 checkouts on the main stage

Dan Read is giving Jamie Caven a run for his money. He’s come back from 3-1 down to level 3-3 following two consecutive 140 checkouts.


Friday 11.35am - Practice Area Close Ups


Friday 10.40am - Jimmy warms up


Friday 10.35am - Team Rileys to wear Red

A change of clothing this year then. Come on you Reds!


Friday 10.30am - The Champion is ruled out

Just one less hurdle for a member of Team Rileys to go all the way.

Not what the crowd at Butlins were hoping to hear though…






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