UK Open Darts Preview & Betting Guide

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Explore our comprehensive UK Open Darts Betting Guide for expert insights on the tournament format, past winners, betting strategies, and tips from top tipsters. Enhance your betting experience with our in-depth preview

UK Open Darts Preview & Betting Guide
Matthew Edgar Darts Editor and WDF Professional

Former PDC Darts Professional, SkySports Darts Commentator and YouTuber with 6 tournament wins under his belt including the Iceland Open in 2023

UK Open Darts Betting Guide Information

Step into the thrilling world of UK Open Darts with our expert betting guide. Discover key strategies, get a detailed schedule and format overview, and learn from past tournament statistics. Unlock valuable insights that could refine your betting decisions, and find out how experienced tipsters are making their picks

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UK Open Darts Blog Content

How can I bet on the Darts?

Head over to our darts betting guide if you are new to darts or just want a refresher for betting on darts, that article is packed full of useful information that will help you gain a better understanding of darts betting before you start placing your darts bets. In addition, head to the best bookie for darts guide for the latest bookie offers and promotions which may help maximise your darts betting needs. There are a number of darts markets to bet on including Match Winner, Set Score, Total 180's, Most 180's, nine-dart finish and many more.

Who will win the UK Open Darts tournament?

We will have UK Open Darts predictions on each of the three days of the tournament, each match will be covered as well as the outright winner market and you will find the OLBG darts tipsters' tips right on that page.

Is the UK Open Darts tournament Live on TV?

The UK Open Darts tournament is live on ITV4 in the UK.

What is the prize money for the UK Darts Open?

The UK Open Darts winner receives a £110,000 cheque.

UK Open Darts Preview

When is the UK Open Darts Tournament?

The 2025 UK Open Darts tournament dates are to be confirmed.

Where is the UK Open Darts Tournament?

The Cazoo UK Open is held at the Butlins Resort in Minehead which is a coastal town in Somerset. This has been the home of this tournament since 2014 with the exception of 2021 when it was held in Milton Keynes.

Who are the favourites to win the 2025 UK Open Tournament?

Dimitri Van den Bergh is the defending champion having defeated Luke Humphries 11-10 in last year's final. The players towards the top of the PDC Order of Merit are likely to feature at the head of the ante post UK Open Darts betting.

See which tipsters are ranked as the best on OLBG when it comes to darts tipping on the OLBG Best Darts Tipsters page. On here only profitable darts tipsters are shown and you can follow their tips over the three days of action.

UK Open Darts Format & Schedule

How does the UK Open Tournament work?

The UK Open Darts Tournament is referred to as the 'FA Cup of Darts' because all the seedings go out the window, everyone goes in a hat and can be drawn against anyone! Like the FA Cup, the 'big boys' come in at a later stage, the event starts off with one hundred and fifty eight players over the first three rounds and the top 32 players in the PDC Order of merit enter the tournament at the fourth round stage.

UK Open Darts Format

Who qualifies for the UK Open darts? The first three rounds are all drawn prior to the tournament, this means that players know who they could potentially face in the next round should they win. Draws for the fourth round and onwards are made as soon as the previous round is completed.

First Round

The opening round will consist of sixteen amateur players who advanced from the qualification which took place prior to the tournament, eight Challenge Tour qualifiers, eight Development tour qualifiers as well as the tour card holders who are ranked 97th to 128th. Matches are best of 11 legs.

Second Round

The thirty-two players who advanced from the first round will then be joined by the tour card holders who are ranked from 65th to 96th. Matches are best of 11 legs.

Third Round

The tour card holders who are ranked from 33rd to 64th join the tournament in the third round along with the thirty-two players advancing from round two. Matches are best of 11 legs.

The first three rounds have already been drawn, head over to the official PDC website to see who will face who in the opening rounds.

Fourth Round

The 'Big Boys' join the tournament with all of the tour card holders who are ranked 1st to 32nd coming in to join the thirty-two players who successfully made it past the third round. Matches are best of 19 legs.

Fifth Round to Quarter Final Stage

Matches are best of 19 legs

Semi Finals & Final

Matches are best of 21 legs

UK Open Darts Past Winners

Who won the 2024 Cazoo UK Darts Open?

Dimitri Van den Bergh won the 2024 UK Open Darts tournament after defeating PDC World Darts champion Luke Humphries 11-10 in the final.

UK Open Darts Past Winners

Here are the last ten winners of the UK Open along with the score in the final and runner-up, the numbers in the brackets are the player averages.

YearWinnerScoreRunner Up
2024Dimitri Van den Bergh (95.18)
Luke Humphries (96.07)
2023Andrew Gilding (95.46)11-10Michael van Gerwen (96.74)
2022Danny Noppert (84.82)11-10Michael Smith (90.33)
2021James Wade (102.52)11-5Luke Humphries (97.95)
2020Michael van Gerwen (101.42)11-9Gerwyn Price (99.16)
2019Nathan Aspinall (88.72)11-5Rob Cross (84.79)
2018Gary Anderson (95.71)11-7Corey Cadby (99.78)
2017Peter Wright (100.44)11-6Gerwyn Price (97.78)
2016Michael van Gerwen (106.68)11-4Peter Wright (98.33)
2015Michael van Gerwen (98.43)11-5Peter Wright (99.33)

UK Open Darts Statistics & Records

Most UK Open Darts Final Appearances

  • 6 - Phil Taylor

Most UK Open Darts Titles

  • 5 - Phil Taylor

Highest UK Open Tournament Three Dart Average

  • 107.82 - Phil Taylor (2015)

Highest UK Open Match Three Dart Average

  • 118.66 - Phil Taylor (v Kevin Painter) 2010

Highest UK Open Final Three Dart Average 

  • 109.13 - Adrian Lewis (v Terry Jenkins) 2014

UK Open Nine-dart Finishes

After going a number of years with a nine-darter between 2014 & 2019, we then had two in 2020, another two in 2021 and then three in 2022! Phil Taylor leads the way with an incredible four nine-darters whilst MvG with two is the only other player to hit multiple.

  • Phil Taylor (2004, 2005, 2007 & 2008)
  • Mervyn King (2010)
  • Gary Anderson (2012)
  • Wes Newton (2013)*
  • Michael van Gerwen (2013 & 2020)
  • Jonny Clayton (2020)
  • Sebastian Bialecki (2021)*
  • Jitse van der Wal (2021)*
  • José Justicia (2022)*
  • James Wade (2022)
  • Michael Smith (2022)

*Not televised

Author and Contributor Information

Matthew Edgar

OLBG Sponsored Darts Professional

Matthew Edgar, born on August 28, 1986, is an English professional darts player currently targeting the WDF World championships at Lakeside in December 2024 and commentating on Darts for Sky Sports. Known for his practice sessions with former world championship runner-up Kevin Painter, Edgar began his sports career as a coach for Northampton Town before shifting to darts. Prior to his darts career, he trained in mixed martial arts and was a professional wrestler. Edgar also hosts a dedicated darts YouTube channel, "Edgar TV," where he interacts with followers and shares his professional competition experiences.

Follow Matthew as he targets Lakeside and the WDF World Championships in December 2024.

- Matthew Edgar, Darts editor and wdf professional

James Banting

Content Editor / Fact Checker

James is one of OLBG's in-house sports betting specialists with decades of industry experience. He manages our Darts event calendar, working with Matt to update the event preview articles with recent results and data checking for accuracy.

- James Banting, Tipster competition assistant

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