LIVE: 2018 UK Open – Day 1 – Afternoon Session

Live blog of the afternoon session of Day 1 of the 2018 UK Open. Updates will be published from the start of the action. Updates will also be published at @Dartsweb1 on Twitter.

17:00 – The draw has taken place and the session is over! Thanks for joining us!

16:43 – Barney survives shock

Raymond van Barneveld takes out a ton-plus checkout in the eleventh leg to head through to the last 64, defeating Mike Norton.

16:40 – Result from the main stage

Dirk van Duijvenbode beats Alan Norris 6-4 to book his place in the Third Round

16:01 – Latest results

Chris Dobey 6-5 Lee Evans
Robert Rickwood 6-0 James Richardson
Nathan Rafferty 6-3 Jason Mold
John Part 6-0 Paul Whitworth
Jason Lowe 6-4 John Scott
Stephen Bunting 6-2 Bradley Brooks

15:42 – Updates

Former World finalist Andy Hamilton is out of the event as is Benito van de Pas.

15:40 – Another game completed on the main stage

Gerwen Price defeated James Wilson 6-2.

14:43 – ‘The Asset’ makes it through to the last 64

Paul Nicholson has defeated Richard North 6-5 to reach the third round

14:38 – John Part defeats John Morris 6-2

14:28 – Shock on the outside boards

2016 BDO World finalist Danny Noppert is out. Ryan Harrington defeated him.

14:05 – Lee Evans 6 – 3 Dimitri van den Bergh

14:04 – Latest updates

Paul Hogan 6-5 Darren Brown
George Killington 6-4 Andy Jenkins
Michael Rasztovits 6-3 Simon Tate
Rene Eidams 6-4 Andrew Johnstone
David Airey 6-4 Benjamin McClelland

13:45 – Next game on the main stage at the UK Open

Lee Evans is facing Dimitri van den Bergh!

13:25 – Second game completed on the televised stage

Ryan Harrington has defeated former BDO world champion Richie Burnett 6-5.

13:16 – Latest scores

Paul Whitworth 6 – Martin Atkins 3
Kirk Shepherd 6 – Adam Hunt 4
Michael Rasztovits 6-3 Simon Tate
Rene Eidams 6-4 Andrew Johnstone
Paul Hogan 6-5 Darron Brown

12:51 – Martin Schindler is on his way!

The German youngster is not yet at the venue after only recently arriving in Gatwick but he has now said he is a few hours away and en route. He has a bye to the third round.

12:44 – Next up, Ryan Harrington vs Richie Burnett

12:41 – Paul Nicholson edges through!

On the televised board, Paul Nicholson edged through 6-5 against Terry ‘The Bull’ Jenkins. ‘The Asset’ was 5-1 ahead but Jenkins levelled at 5-5 before the Aussie took the final leg.

12:38 – First few games completed

Harry Ward 6 – Daniel Lee 0
Alex Roy 6 – Mark Walsh 2
Benito van de Pas 6 – Cristo Reyes 5
Ron Meulenkamp 6 – Andy Hibbert 4
Dan Read 6 – Joe Davis 5

12:09 – Paul Nicholson and Terry Jenkins up first!

Two former big stars battling it out first on the ‘main’ stage! First to six reaches the next round.

11:54 – Welcome to the live blog!

After a bit of confusion as to whether the UK Open will go ahead or not, it has been confirmed by Butlin’s and the PDC that the event will go ahead.

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