UK OPEN LIVE: Day one
This live event has finished
- UK Open, day one
- ROUND ONE RESULTS: Dennis Smith 5 Mark Hylton1; Johhny Haines 5 Steve Douglas 3; Mark Cox 5 Shaun Narain 4; Lionel Sams 5 Chris Aubrey 4
- ROUND TWO RESULT: Dennis Smith 2 Peter Hudson 5; Mark Cox 1 Darren Webster 5; Johnny Haines 4 Nigel Heydon 5
- Swindon's participation in the UK Open ends in round two
Anyway, that's it for me at the UK Open after Swindon's interest in the tournament ended in the second round. Don't forget to pick up your copy of the Adver for full reaction to today's events.
I will leave you with this video of Dennis Smith, Mark Cox and Johnny Haines giving their reaction to their defeats, which could, and nearly did, go a lot worse.
RESULT: Darren Webster 5 Mark Cox 1
And with that, Swindon's day at the UK Open is over.
RESULT: Dennis Smith 2 Peter Hudson 5
Smiffy's run is over. He was always playing catch-up here.
And here's room three, where the Swindon players have been based. Six boards in here and plenty of buzz.
LATEST: Dennis Smith 2 Peter Hudson 4
Smiffy on the brink, he needs to win all three remaining legs.
Board two, where Dennis Smith played his first game today. This board has its own room.
LATEST: Dennis Smith 2 Peter Hudson 3
Work to do for Smiffy.
Here's the main stage. It's enormous and I'm pretty sure there's room for more people just on this board than at Bolton altogether.
The UK Open has moved from Bolton to Minehead this year and, after being all in the same room at the Reebok Stadium the boards are now split between three venues here at Minehead.
LATEST: Dennis Smith 2 Peter Hudson 2
Hudson is a very well built man.
LATEST: Dennis Smith 2 Peter Hudson 1
While I was talking to Chris Aubrey, Dennis Smith kicked off against Peter Hudson and is off to a good start
I just caught up with Chris Aubrey who was almost lost for words following his defeat to Lionel Sams.
"It's really hard to take, really hard to take," he said.
"I've done everything I can to prepare for this one and so to lose in the first round is hard.
"Lionel's no mug and his been around the block but I should be winning games like that."
RESULT: Johnny Haines 4 Nigel Heydon 5
Heydon takes out 108 to dispose of Haines.
He misses, Heydon wants 108
Haines coming back four double six.
A 180 leaves Haines on 98, with Heydon back on 167
Haines in control of the final leg after opening with 123.
LATEST: Johnny Haines 4 Nigel Heydon 4
Going to a decider.
LATEST: Johnny Haines 4 Nigel Heydon 3
Magnificent from Haines as he takes out 133 to put himself a leg away.
But he then fires in a 180, much more like it.
And it doesn't look like he's going to get it in this leg. He's started with 60 and 43!
This one's going with throw, but Haines needs a break if he is to get the win.
LATEST: Johnny Haines 3 Nigel Heydon 3.
Haines levels the match once again on double eight.
I dread to think how many cigarettes get smoked over the course of this weekend. That's just from the players! Plenty of gruff voices around this place, including the women.
LATEST: Johnny Haines 2 Nigel Heydon 3
LATEST: Johnny Haines 2 Nigel Heydon 2
But he levels it up on double 10! Great stuff from the Punk.
Haines is in a bit of bother here in leg four. Heyden starts with a 180 and two tons.
LATEST: Johnny Haines 1 Nigel Heydon 2
LATEST: Johnny Haines 1 Nigel Heydon 1
Heydon is known as the Undertaker.
The second round is underway and, complete with 'plenty' of beers, Johnny Haines is on board five against Nigel Heydon.
Hopefully Johnny Haines is able to make it through his second game. The Punk has had 'plenty' of beers.
That's the first session done and dusted for the Swindon players, but we'll be back later with more from the darts as round two begins.
RESULT: Lionel Sams 5 Chris Aubrey 4.
Swindon suffers its first casualty.
LATEST: Chris Aubrey 3 Lionel Sams 3
DENNIS SMITH REACTS TO HIS WIN OVER MARK HYLTON (apologies for the sideways view on life)
LATEST: CHRIS AUBREY 3 LIONEL SAMS 2
Chris Aubrey is just getting going against Lionel Sams.
RESULT: MARK COX 5 SHAUN NARAIN 4
Cox comes from beund to take it. Could we have a Swindon clean sweep in round one?
Coxy is at 3-3 now.
I just spoke to Johnny Haines who is naturally pleased with his result.
"Brilliant, over the moon, I played well then," he said.
"I can't wait for the next round."
Things not looking so good for Mark Cox as he trails Shaun Narain 2-1.
RESULT: JOHNNY HAINES 5 STEVE DOUGLAS 2
That's a great win for Smiffy who makes it through round one in style.
RESULT: DENNIS SMITH 5 MARK HYLTON 1
After missing three darts at double four, Smith takes the match on double two.
Well played sir.
DENNIS SMITH 4 MARK HYLTON 1
Hylton takes his first leg of the match after finishing 64.
DENNIS SMITH 4 MARK HYLTON 0
Smith misses two darts at tops but then takes out double 10 when he returns to the board to take another leg.
DENNIS SMITH 3 MARK HYLTON 0
Smith takes out double nine with his second attempt to go three up.
Chris Aubrey will now play Lionel Sams after Sams beat Karl Green in the preliminary round.
JOHNNY HAINES 2 STEVE DOUGLAS 2
DENNIS SMITH 2 MARK HYLTON 0
Smith takes out tops to go two up.
Great start from Smiffy, he's looking good.
DENNIS SMITH 1 MARK HYLTON 0
Smiffy hits a 180 and takes out tops.
Right, I'm off to find the stages. Updates soon.
Johnny Haines is also on in a bit, as he opens up on stage three against Steve Douglas.
The UK Open has moved to Butlins in Minehead this year, rather the the Reebok in Bolton, with the stages spread all over the place, so you will have to bear with while I run around looking for them all.
First up for Swindon is Dennis Smith, who takes on Mark Hylton on stage two once the first preliminary match is over and done with.
Good afternoon and welcome to the Adver's coverage of the UK Open darts in Minehead.
Dennis Smith, Chris Aubrey, Johnny Haines and Mark Cox are all in action today, so stick right here for updates on their progress.
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