Feb 07 2014

Jabba on Tour; Coral UK Open Qualifiers 1-3

Jabba on Tour; Coral UK Open Qualifiers 1-3

Coral UK OpenTHE Coral UK Open Qualifiers for professional players will commence today with the first three £50,000 tournaments at Wigan’s Robin Park Tennis Centre.

Over 220 PDC Tour Card Holders and PDPA Associate Members will compete in the three days of UK Open Qualifiers in Wigan as they bid to win their places in the Televised Finals at the Butlins Minehead Resort in March.

Jabba heads to Wigan hoping to win enough money in these first three days to make his place in Minehead sure, taking the pressure off the second set of qualifiers.  His form is good, so Team Jabba is hoping for some good runs in the three events.

Prize money in the Coral UK Open Qualifiers this year has increased to £50,000 per event, in line with Players Championship tournaments, with the leading 96 players, plus ties, from the final Coral UK Open Order of Merit to qualify for the Televised Finals.

All games will be the best of 11 legs, with the leading 32 players from the PDC Order of Merit who have entered being exempt to the Last 128 stage, where they are drawn at random with one player per board.

Jamie’s results will be posted up through the weekend …

Friday Qualifier 1

Round 1:  Jame Caven bye
Round 2:  Jamie Caven 6-2 Leon de Geus
Round 3:  Jamie Caven 6-3 Ross Smith
Round 4:  Jamie Caven 3-6 Peter Wright

Saturday Qualifier 2

Round 1:  Jame Caven bye
Round 2:  Adam Hunt 6-3 Jamie Caven

Sunday Qualifier 3

Round 1:  Jame Caven bye
Round 2:  Jamie Caven 6-2 Michael Barnard
Round 3:  Stephen Bunting 6-2 Jamie Caven

A mixed weekend, with loses two two real in form class players in Wright and Lakeside world champ Bunting.  So nothing to be ashamed of, and £750 won towards UK Open qualification.  Same or better in the next 3 events!