UK Open 2003

The first ever UK Open, in 2003, features some early surprises. Because of the open system and a new draw after every round of play, everyone could face everyone. The number three in the world, Ronnie Baxter, lost to James Wade. Canadian ace John Part, number 2 in the world, was defeated by Colin Monk.

Shayne Burgess and Paul Williams were the surprises in the semi-finals. They played each other and Burgess made sure he was the first surprising finalist. Taylor was the other finalist and he defeated Burgess easily to be the first UK Open champion ever.

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Venue: England Reebok Stadium, Bolton From: Friday 30 May 2003 Till: Sunday 01 June 2003

Champion

Phil Taylor
Photographer: PDC
2003 UK Open

Prize money

  • Champion
    £30,000
  • Runner-up
    £15,000
  • Semi finalists
    £7,500
  • Quarter finalists
    £4,000
  • Last 16
    £2,000
  • Last 32
    £1,000
  • Last 64
    £500
  • Total
    £124,000

List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
2019 11 - 5
(84.79)
5
2018
(96.08)
11
11 - 7
(99.78)
7
2017
(100.55)
11
11 - 6
(97.78)
6
2016 11 - 4
(98.33)
4
2015 11 - 5
(99.33)
5
2014
(109.13)
11
11 - 1
(93.15)
1
2013
(107.04)
11
11 - 4
(97.95)
4
2012 11 - 5
(98.58)
5
2011
(96.25)
11
11 - 8
(88.51)
8
2010
(97.71)
11
11 - 5
(92.41)
5
2009
(100.80)
11
11 - 6
(93.24)
6
2008
(94.65)
11
11 - 7
(87.33)
7
2007 16 - 8
2006 13 - 7
(82.98)
7
2005
(97.80)
13
13 - 7
(89.52)
7
2004 11 - 6
(85.98)
6
2003
(98.03)
18
18 - 8