All 128 PDC Tour Card Holders will now qualify straight into the Ladbrokes UK Open from 2019 onwards, with the field complemented by 16 Rileys Amateur Qualifiers and 16 qualifiers from the 2018 Final PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour Order of Merit.
The UK Open’s unique open draw format will remain in place, with the Tour Card Holders being exempt from the early rounds based on their PDC ranking, details. See rules below, which will be added once confirmed.
Play will again be across eight stages simultaneously at the Butlin’s Minehead Resort from March 1st-3rd with the action culminating with the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final on the main stage on Sunday.
The UK Open’s top prize will increase to tournament record £100,000 in 2019, with a total prize fund of £450,000 on offer and being paid down to the last 96.
Ladbrokes will become the title sponsors of the UK Open for 2019, 2020 and 2021 in a switch from sister company Coral. For the tournaments full event brief > CLICK HERE
2019 LADBROKES UK OPEN QUALIFIERS:
(128) All 2019 PDC Tour Card Holders
For the final 128 players > CLICK HERE (TBC following the 2019 PDC Q-Schools)
(16) Top 16 Players from the final CTOoM 2018
For the final 2018 table > CLICK HERE This full list of 16 players who qualify for the UK Open in 2019 will be determined following the 2019 Q-School’s as some players currently on this table may get Tour Cards)
(16) Rileys Amateur Qualifiers
THE details for the 2019 Rileys Amateur Qualifiers for the Ladbrokes UK Open have been confirmed ahead of the knockouts to be staged in January and February.
A total of 16 players will win spots in March’s UK Open at the Butlin’s Minehead Resort, where they will compete alongside PDC stars.
Entry will cost £8 including a drink (£3.50 cashback in Greenock), with entry available online at www.rileys.co.uk/uk-open or by calling the Rileys Head Office on 01908 887 463 if paying with a debit/credit card.
Entries close 48 hours before each event.
All qualifiers will be the best of seven legs. Play will commence at 1200 GMT for each qualifier, with registration from 0900-1130 GMT. Qualifiers will receive a Rileys shirt to wear during the UK Open, as well as a £100 contribution towards their expenses.
PDPA Associate Members who do not win a PDC Tour Card at Qualifying School or qualify via the Challenge Tour are entitled to enter the Rileys Amateur Qualifiers.
Players are permitted to enter more than one Rileys Amateur Qualifier event.
2019 Ladbrokes UK Open Rileys Amateur Qualifiers
Saturday January 26 – London Victoria
Saturday January 26 – Norwich
Saturday January 26 – Wolverhampton
Saturday February 2 – Chester
Saturday February 2 – Chorlton
Saturday February 2 – Greenock
Saturday February 2 – Nottingham
Saturday February 2 – Worcester
Sunday February 3 – Coventry
Saturday February 9 – South Benfleet
Saturday February 16 – Sheffield
Sunday February 17 – London Victoria
Saturday February 23 – Harlow
Saturday February 23 – Norwich
Saturday February 23 – Wolverhampton
Sunday February 24 – Liverpool
Full Terms & Conditions can be seen at www.rileys.co.uk/uk-open.
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