UK Open 2019

The 2019 UK Open, held between the first en third of March at the Butlins Resort Minehead, became an unforgettable tournament. The FA Cup in Darts, wherein every player can draw against eachother without restrictions, has been a spectacular tournament for years. The 2019 edition, however, was a tournament to remember. Especially for Nathan Aspinall, who won the tournament against all odds.

The Asp' sneaked past several opponents and managed to beat former World Champion Rob Cross 11-5 in the final. Cross was the favourite for the title after defeating Michael Smith 11-7 in the semi-finals, but Voltage was not able to live up to the expectations. Aspinall, who won his first televised PDC-tournament in Minehead, stunned Gerwyn Price in the semi-finals already and completed his fairy-tale tournament victory later on Sunday evening.

Michael van Gerwen, the world number one and reigning World Champion, suffered a very early defeat against Mervyn King. The loss of Raymond van Barneveld, who played his last UK Open tournament in Minehead, was disappointing for Dutch darts fans as well. Barney waved the Minehead crowd goodbye after losing to Simon Stevenson in the Third Round.

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Venue: England Butlin's Minehead, Minehead From: Friday 01 March 2019 Till: Sunday 03 March 2019

Champion

Nathan Aspinall
Photographer: Lawrence Lustig/PDC
UK Open - 2019

Prize money

  • Champion
    £100,000
  • Runner-up
    £40,000
  • Semi finalists
    £20,000
  • Quarter finalists
    £12,500
  • Last 16
    £7,500
  • Last 32
    £4,000
  • Last 64
    £2,000
  • Last 96
    £1,000
  • Total
    £450,000

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