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Article: Blue Square UK Open - Friday Round-Up

Blue Square UK Open - Friday Round-Up

DEFENDING champion James Wade was dumped out of the Blue Square UK Open with a 9-8 loss to Peter Manley on Friday night.

Wade had picked up the biggest pay-day of his career by winning £125,000 at the Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts play-offs just ten days ago - but leaves Bolton with just £1,000 after relinquishing his title.

The world number two led 3-1 early on only for Manley to hit back and move 5-3 and 8-5 up.

Wade responded superbly to stay in the game, winning three successive legs to force a decider - only to miss double top for the win before Manley hit the same bed for victory.

Manley now meets former Lakeside Champion Mark Webster in Saturday afternoon^s fourth round, after the left-hander made winning debut in the UK Open with a 9-6 win over Peter Wright.

"I^ve dropped out of the world^s top 16 and it^s such a hard circuit now, so I need to do well here and I^ve beaten the defending champion," said Manley. "It^s a win that means so much to me."

Earlier in the night, two-time UK Open champion Phil Taylor powered past Manchester^s Lee Williams, who was making his televised debut but succumbed to a 9-1 loss.

Taylor will now meet unknown amateur Ken Mather in the last 32, after the Holsten Qualifier from Salford defeated Paul Nicholson 9-7 in a thriller.

"I only entered the qualifiers for fun and it^s been incredible so far," said Mather, who had won three games on Thursday night just to reach the last 64.

"After beating Paul Nicholson I was just hoping to draw Phil or Raymond van Barneveld and it^s what dreams are made of. Phil^s the best in the world and I^ll just enjoy myself and try to play my game, and who knows what will happen?"

Raymond van Barneveld, the 2006 and 2007 UK Open champion, overcame Middlesbrough^s Ken Dobson 9-4 and has drawn Stoke^s Andy Hamilton - who the Dutchman defeated in the last 16 a year ago.

Hamilton impressed with a 9-4 win over Michael van Gerwen, while fellow Stoke stars Adrian Lewis and Mark Frost overcame Robert Thornton and Co Stompe respectively to progress.

Lewis will now face in-form Mark Walsh, who knocked out Wayne Mardle 9-2, while Frost drew two-time World Champion Dennis Priestley.

Colin Lloyd ended three-time World Champion John Part^s hopes with a 9-8 victory and meets Chris Thompson, a quarter-finalist last year, in the fourth round, and 2004 UK Open winner Roland Scholten progressed to a meeting with Wes Newton with a comeback win over Darren Johnson.

Premier League Darts runner-up Mervyn King joined Wade in falling at the third round stage in Bolton, losing 9-8 to Romford^s Michael Barnard, who was left in tears after arguably the biggest win of his career, which earned him a clash with Andy Smith on Saturday.

Telford^s Andy Roberts joined Mather as one of the last two remaining Holsten Qualifiers, knocking out Louis Blundell 9-7 to set up a meeting with Alex Roy.

Blue Square UK Open

Third Round Results

Andy Hamilton (ENG) 9-4 Michael van Gerwen (NED)

Adrian Lewis (ENG) 9-2 Robert Thornton (SCO)

Phil Taylor (ENG) 9-1 Lee Williams (ENG)

Peter Manley (ENG) 9-8 James Wade (ENG)

Terry Jenkins (ENG) 9-1 Glen Durrant (ENG)

Alan Tabern (ENG) 9-3 Denis Ovens (ENG)

Mark Walsh (ENG) 9-2 Wayne Mardle (ENG)

Colin Lloyd (ENG) 9-8 John Part (CAN)

Raymond van Barneveld (NED) 9-4 Ken Dobson (ENG)

Ronnie Baxter (ENG) 9-7 Tony Eccles (ENG)

Steve Grubb (ENG) 9-3 Barrie Bates (WAL)

Roland Scholten (NED) 9-6 Darren Johnson (ENG)

Andy Roberts (ENG) 9-7 Louis Blundell (ENG)

Gary Welding (ENG) 9-5 Steve Hine (ENG)

Ken Mather (ENG) 9-7 Paul Nicholson (AUS)

Kevin Painter (ENG) 9-4 Colin Monk (ENG)

Mark Dudbridge (ENG) 9-7 Johnny Haines (ENG)

Mark Frost (ENG) 9-6 Co Stompe (NED)

Wes Newton (ENG) 9-5 Dave Honey (ENG)

Mark Webster (WAL) 9-6 Peter Wright (ENG)

Colin Osborne (ENG) 9-2 Jason Clark (SCO)

Alex Roy (ENG) 9-5 Lionel Sams (ENG)

Jelle Klaasen (NED) 9-7 Jan van der Rassel (NED)

Andy Smith (ENG) 9-3 Chris Cooper (ENG)

Jamie Caven (ENG) 9-1 Steve Dolan (ENG)

Andy Jenkins (ENG) 9-5 Justin Pipe (ENG)

Kevin McDine (ENG) 9-7 Brendan Dolan (N IRE)

Michael Barnard (ENG) 9-7 Mervyn King (ENG)

Wayne Jones (ENG) 9-6 Vincent van der Voort (NED)

Mark Lawrence (ENG) 9-8 Steve Brown (ENG)

Chris Thompson (ENG) 9-1 Paul Rowley (ENG)

Fourth Round Draw & Order of Play

Board One

Peter Manley v Mark Webster

Andy Hamilton v Raymond van Barneveld

Phil Taylor v Ken Mather

Mark Walsh v Adrian Lewis

Board Two

Colin Osborne v Wayne Jones

Jamie Caven v Jelle Klaasen

Kevin McDine v Alan Tabern

Andy Jenkins v Terry Jenkins

Board Three

Michael Barnard v Andy Smith

Dennis Priestley v Mark Frost

Steve Grubb v Kevin Painter

Wes Newton v Roland Scholten

Board Four

Gary Welding v Ronnie Baxter

Alex Roy v Andy Roberts

Colin Lloyd v Chris Thompson

Mark Lawrence v Mark Dudbridge

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