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Article: Darts: PDC Media Release

Darts: PDC Media Release

PHIL TAYLOR completed a third PDC Pro Tour ^double^ of 2009 with victory in the Blue Square UK Open South-East Regional Final.

Taylor, who has already won both weekend events in Gibraltar and Germany this year, followed up Saturday^s Players Championship victory with another imperious display.

He had some nervy moments before coming from behind to win his second round game with Colin Monk, and saw off Steve Hine, Barrie Bates and Colin Osborne to reach the semi-finals.

In the last four, he ended Michael van Gerwen^s best PDC Pro Tour run for 12 months with a clinical 6-1 win before seeing off Jenkins 6-4 in the decider.

Jenkins had chances to defeat Taylor during Saturday^s Players Championship, and also pushed the Stoke star all the way in the final.

Taylortook out 164 in the game^s opening leg and led 3-1 before Jenkins levelled.

The next two legs were shared before Taylor hit scores of 180 and 177 in a 12-darter to lead 5-4, and he sealed victory in the next with another 12-dart finish.

Jenkins, a Players Championship winner in Doncaster in January, punished two missed match darts from Mark Dudbridge to edge their semi-final, and also overcame Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts rival Mervyn King for the second time this week.

He also defeated Robbie Parker in the quarter-finals, with the Newcastle-based player ensuring his place in the UK Open Televised Finals in June with his best PDC Pro Tour display, defeating Mick McGowan, Adrian Gray and Wayne Mardle on the day.

Dennis Priestley continued his good run of form by reaching the last eight, and Co Stompe followed up a semi-final appearance on Saturday with a run to the quarters, where he lost to fellow Dutchman Michael van Gerwen.

Anastasia Dobromyslova^s progression in the PDC ranks saw her claim the notable scalp of former World Champion Steve Beaton in round one, before losing to Jason Clark.

However, her fellow PDC newcomers, Gary Anderson and Mark Webster, both fell in the first round, losing to Mervyn King and Mark Frost respectively.

Blue Square UK Open South-East Regional Final

Preliminary Round

Bryan Jones 6-3 Chris Daglish

Chris Cooper 6-3 Ian Perkins

Peter Wright 6-1 Aaron Turner

James Barton 6-5 Dave Ladley

Stephen Hardy 6-0 Steve Watts

John Michael 6-2 John Quantock

Dave Smith 6-1 Tom Martin

Danny Pinhorne 6-2 Jimmy Dunlop

Par Riihonen 6-4 John Jenkinson

Steve Musson 6-5 Gary Miles

Lee Holden 6-4 Steve Grubb

Mark Tiller 6-1 Kieran Leal


de Hoog 6-2 Jon Archer

Richie Burnett 6-5 Mark Carter

Ricky Williams 6-0 Steve Perry

Robert Watson-Lang 6-3 Dyson Pardoy

Dylan Duo 6-2 Dave Tinsley

Danny King 6-1 Sam Rooney

Geoff Whitworth 6-4 Kevin Harris


Foster 6-2 Harry Miles

Andy Relf 6-5 Stuart Holden

Larry Butler 6-3 Mark Jodrill

Scott Kirchner 6-3 Ian Eames

Michael Smith 6-2 Geoff Wylie

Martyn Turner 6-4 Lee Williams

Alan Caves 6-5 Sean Dowling

Arron Monk 6-1 Jonathan Overton

Pete Allen 6-3 Steve Cupitt

Ian Jopling 6-5 Jim Leighton

Robert Parker 6-1 Jimmy O^Reagan

Robbie Newland 6-4 Darren Latham

Steve Lane

6-4 Paul Anthony

Gary Anderson 6-0 Bryan Whybrow

Kevin Dowling 6-2 Simon Pratt

Joe Cullen 6-1 Ben Burton

First Round

Ian Critchett 6-5 Roland Scholten

James Wade 6-2 Gary Barnett

Peter Manley 6-2 Brian Jones

Ronnie Baxter 6-2 Chris Cooper

Nick Fullwell 6-5 Andy Mason

Michael Barnard 6-5 Ray Farrell

Peter Wright 6-3 Michael Lawrence

Michael van Gerwen 6-1 James Barton

Denis Ovens 6-0 Dave Ansell

Chris Loudon 6-3 John Kuczynski

Dave Honey 6-5 Stephen Hardy

Co Stompe 6-2 John Michael

Chris Mason 6-4 Lee White

Colin Lloyd 6-0 Billy Meakins

Dave Askew 6-3 Dave Smith

Jelle Klaasen 6-2 Danny Pinhorne

Brendan Dolan 6-1 Dennis Zijderhand

Tony Ayres 6-3 Par Riihonen

Toon Greebe 6-5 Steve Musson

Wayne Jones 6-2 Lee Holden

Anastasia Dobromyslova 6-3 Steve Beaton

Jason Clark 6-1 Stuart Dutton

Dennis Smith 6-1 Mark Tiller

Colin Osborne 6-5 Bryan de Hoog

Phil Taylor 6-2 Carl Minter

Colin Monk 6-4 Ian Lilley

Steve Brown 6-3 Richie Burnett

Steve Hine 6-5 Ricky Williams

Kevin Painter 6-5 Stuart Bousfield

Mark Walsh 6-5 Gary Welding

Gary Mawson 6-2 Robert Watson-Lang


Bates 6-3 Dylan Duo

Robert Thornton 6-3 Robert Heard

Vincent van der Voort 6-2 Danny King

Dennis Priestley 6-2 Geoff Whitworth


Foster 6-1 Jamie Caven

Steve Maish 6-4 Mark Stephenson

Adrian Lewis 6-5 Sean Palfrey

Chris Thompson 6-2 Andy Relf

Larry Butler 6-2 Alan Warriner-Little

Paul Knighton 6-5 Kevin McDine

Mark Frost 6-4 Mark Webster

Mark Dudbridge 6-2 Scott Kirchner

Michael Smith 6-3 Wes Newton

Alan Tabern 6-5 Robert Alford

Steve Evans 6-0 Matt Gallett

Paul Nicholson 6-1 Martyn Turner

Alan Caves 6-3 John MaGowan

Ian Lever 6-3 Lionel Sams

Jan van der Rassel 6-2 Arron Monk

Mick McGowan 6-5 Pete Allen

Ian Jopling 6-4 Kirk Shepherd

Adrian Gray 6-1 Nigel Birch

Chris Allen 6-2 Alex Roy

Robbie Parker 6-5 Matt Clark

Wayne Mardle 6-1 Robbie Newland

Justin Pipe 6-3 Andy Smith

Terry Jenkins 6-0 Russell Mason

Steve Lane

6-5 David Fatum

Mervyn King 6-3 Gary Anderson

Tony Eccles 6-0 Dave Ahmet

Darren Johnson 6-1 Steve Perkins

Andy Hamilton 6-4 Kev Dowling

Andy Jenkins 6-4 Joe Cullen

Second Round

James Wade 6-2 Ian Critchett

Ronnie Baxter 6-5 Peter Manley

Michael Barnard 6-3 Nick Fulwell

Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Peter Wright

Denis Ovens 6-3 Chris Loudon

Co Stompe 6-3 Dave Honey

Colin Lloyd 6-1 Chris Mason

Dave Askew 6-4 Jelle Klaasen

Tony Ayres 6-1 Brendan Dolan

Toon Greebe 6-1 Wayne Jones

Jason Clark 6-0 Anastasia Dobromyslova

Colin Osborne 6-2 Dennis Smith

Phil Taylor 6-4 Colin Monk

Steve Hine 6-2 Steve Brown

Mark Walsh 6-4 Kevin Painter


Bates 6-5 Gary Mawson

Vincent van der Voort 6-5 Robert Thornton

Dennis Priestley 6-3 Richard Foster

Adrian Lewis 6-5 Steve Maish

Chris Thompson 6-5 Larry Butler

Paul Knighton 6-1 Mark Frost

Mark Dudbridge 6-5 Michael Smith

Steve Evans 6-3 Alan Tabern

Paul Nicholson 6-0 Alan Caves

Jan van der Rassel 6-3 Ian Lever

Mick McGowan 6-4 Ian Jopling

Adrian Gray 6-5 Chris Allen

Robbie Parker 6-5 Wayne Mardle

Terry Jenkins 6-3 Justin Pipe

Mervyn King 6-1 Steve Lane

Tony Eccles 6-2 Darren Johnson

Andy Jenkins 6-4 Andy Hamilton

Losers £200

Third Round

Ronnie Baxter 6-5 James Wade

Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Michael Barnard

Co Stompe 6-0 Denis Ovens

Colin Lloyd 6-5 Dave Askew

Toon Greebe 6-4 Tony Ayres

Colin Osborne 6-1 Jason Clark

Phil Taylor 6-2 Steve Hine


Bates 6-5 Mark Walsh

Dennis Priestley 6-3 Vincent van der Voort

Adrian Lewis 6-3 Chris Thompson

Mark Dudbridge 6-5 Paul Knighton

Paul Nicholson 6-3 Steve Evans

Mick McGowan 6-4 Jan van der Rassel

Robbie Parker 6-5 Adrian Gray

Terry Jenkins 6-3 Mervyn King

Tony Eccles 6-2 Andy Jenkins

Losers £300

Fourth Round

Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Ronnie Baxter

Co Stompe 6-1 Colin Lloyd

Colin Osborne 6-3 Toon Greebe

Phil Taylor 6-1 Barrie Bates

Dennis Priestley 6-5 Adrian Lewis

Mark Dudbridge 6-2 Paul Nicholson

Robbie Parker 6-3 Mick McGowan

Terry Jenkins 6-4 Tony Eccles

Losers £400

Quarter Finals

Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Co Stompe

Phil Taylor 6-4 Colin Osborne

Mark Dudbridge 6-1 Dennis Priestley

Terry Jenkins 6-1 Robbie Parker

Losers £800


Phil Taylor 6-1 Michael van Gerwen

Terry Jenkins 6-5 Mark Dudbridge

Losers £1,500


Phil Taylor 6-4 Terry Jenkins

Winner £6,000

Runner-Up £3,000

News Updates

Preliminary Round

Peter Wright and Dave Smith open with 6-1 wins, against Aaron Turner and Tom Martin.

Stephen Hardy whitewashes Steve Watts.

Martyn Turner comes from 4-0 down to win 6-4 against Lee Williams.

Par Riihonen is 6-4 winner against John Jenkinson, and American Scott Kirchner overcomes Ian Eames.

Richie Burnett edges out Mark Carter in a deciding leg, and Andy Relf also wins 6-5, against Stuart Holden.

James Barton defeats Dave Ladley 6-5.

Gary Anderson whitewashes Bryan Whybrown, and Ricky Williams is another 6-0 winner.

First Round

Anastasia Dobromyslova knocks out Steve Beaton, a quarter-finalist on Saturday, with 6-3 win.

Denis Ovens whitewashes Dave Ansell.

Phil Taylor, who won Saturday^s Players Championship event defeats Carl Minter 6-2.

Tony Eccles moved into Round Two with a 6-0 win over Dave Ahmet.

Roland Scholten falls to a 6-5 defeat at the hands of Ian Critchett.

Jason Clark overcomes Stuart Dutton 6-1 and will now play Anastasia Dobromyslova in the last 64.

Paul Knighton defeats Kevin McDine 6-5 and Alan Tabern overcomes Robert Alford by the same scoreline.

Andy Smith and Alex Roy are First Round casaulties, falling to Justin Pipe, and Chris Allen.

Colin Lloyd sets up a Second Round tie with Chris Mason after defeating Billy Meakins 6-0.

Mark Frost beats Mark Webster 6-4.

Adrian Lewis hits a 170 finish in the deciding leg of his clash against Sean Palfrey who was waiting on tops for the match.

Mark Walsh hits a 108 checkout in the deciding leg to defeat Gary Welding.

Robert Thornton, Terry Jenkins and Vincent van der Voort all move into the Second Round.

Colin Monk books a last 64 clash against Phil Taylor.

Paul Nicholson and Mark Dudbridge move into the Second Round as well as Ronnie Baxter, who will now take on Peter Manley.

Dave Smith ends Wes Newton^s hopes with a 6-5 victory.

Mervyn King claims a 6-3 win over Gary Anderson.

Second Round

James Wade and Denis Ovens reach the third round with defeats over Ian Critchett, and Chris Loudon, respectively.

Colin Lloyd enjoys a 6-1 victory over Chris Mason.

Tony Eccles moves into the last 32 after defeating Darren Johnson.

Jason Clark overcomes the challenge of Anastasia Dobromyslova.

Co Stompe, who reached the semi-finals in Saturday^s Players Championship defeats Dave Honey 6-3.

Alan Tabern falls to 6-3 defeat to Steve Evans.

Dave Askew moves into the last 32 after defeating Jelle Klaasen.

Vincent van der Voort hits a 119 checkout to defeat Robert Thornton 6-5. The Scotsman had one dart at double 16 for the match.

Phil Taylor comes from 3-1 down to defeat Colin Monk 6-4.

Ronnie Baxter wins 6-5 over Peter Manley.

Adrian Lewis reaches the last 32 stage after another final-leg victory.

Andy Jenkins knocks out Andy Hamilton with 6-4 win.

Toon Greebe overcomes Wayne Jones 6-1.

Adrian Gray wins 6-5 against Chris Allen to progress.

Wayne Mardle loses 6-5 to Robbie Parker - hitting seven perfect darts in the deciding leg only to see Parker take the win.

Third Round

Co Stompe powers into last 16 with whitewash of Denis Ovens.

Ronnie Baxter knocks out James Wade 6-5.

Colin Lloyd overcomes Dave Askew in a deciding leg.

Michael van Gerwen moves into last 16 with 6-1 win over Michael Barnard.

Colin Osborne is another 6-1 winner, against Jason Clark.

Wins for Mark Dudbridge and Paul Nicholson mean they will meet in the last 16.

Phil Taylor is 6-2 winner against Steve Hine.

Dennis Priestley knocks out Vincent van der Voort with 6-3 win.

Barrie Bates wins a deciding leg against Mark Walsh.

Adrian Lewis is 6-3 winner against Chris Thompson.

Terry Jenkins overcomes Mervyn King 6-3 - repeating his victory in the Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts on Thursday.

Mick McGowan enjoys 6-4 win over Jan van der Rassel.

Robbie Parker^s good run continues with 6-5 win over Adrian Gray.

Fourth Round

Michael van Gerwen ends Ronnie Baxter^s run with 6-1 victory.

Co Stompe defeats Colin Lloyd by the same score to reach the quarter-finals.

Phil Taylor takes 6-1 win against Barrie Bates, and Mark Dudbridge wins 6-2 against Paul Nicholson.

Colin Osborne defeats Toon Greebe 6-3 and will now take on Phil Taylor in the Quarter-Finals.

Terry Jenkins reaches the last eight after 6-4 victory over Tony Eccles.

Dennis Priestley comes from 5-4 down to defeat Adrian Lewis. The Yorkshireman hit checkouts of 144 and 102 in the final two legs.

Robbie Parker completes the quarter-final line up by defeating Mick McGowan.


Michael van Gerwen moves into semi-finals with 6-2 win over Co Stompe.

Phil Taylor wins high-quality quarter-final with 6-4 defeat of Colin Osborne.

Mark Dudbridge storms into semis with 6-1 victory over Dennis Priestley.

Terry Jenkins will take on Dudbridge in the last four following his 6-1 win over Robbie Parker.


Phil Taylor remains on course for a third PDC Pro Tour "double" of 2009 after seeing off Michael van Gerwen 6-1.

Terry Jenkins punishes Mark Dudbridge to take deciding leg victory, with Dudbridge having missed two darts for the match at 5-4 up before producing a 14-darter in the 11th leg.


PHIL TAYLOR defeated Ronnie Baxter 6-2 in the final of the Brentwood Players Championship, on Saturday.

Taylor who won the title twelve months ago, has now won seven titles in 2009, including five on the PDC Pro Tour.


had overcome the challenge of Terry Jenkins in a final-leg decider and Mark Walsh in the semi-finals 6-2.

He established a 2-0 lead early on in the final, and that soon increased to 4-0, aided by a maximum in both the third and fourth legs.

Baxter hit a maximum of his own to reduce the deficit to 4-1, before Taylor took to the brink of victory by converting a 100 checkout.

Baxter kept his hopes alive with a 70 finish, but Taylor wrapped up victory in the eighth leg by landing double four, to claim the £6,000 first prize cheque.

Baxter had defeated Steve Hine, Alan Tabern and Dutchman Co Stompe on his way to the final. But he found the fourteen-time world champion to much of an obstacle to overcome.

Mark Walsh continued his good form, defeating Robert Thornton and Steve Beaton by 6-1 scorelines on his way to the semi-finals.

James Wade, who is currently top of the Whyte & Mackay Premier League, fell at the last 16 stage to former world champion Steve Beaton.

Players Championship

Preliminary Round

Darren Latham 6-2 Simon Pratt


Welding 6-1 Stuart Holden

Jim Leighton 6-4 Ian Perkins

Justin Pipe 6-3 Steve Musson

Tony Ayres 6-4 Mick McGowan

Par Rihonen 6-2 Jimmy O^Reagan

Toon Greebe 6-2 Paul Knighton

Steve Evans 6-4 Adrian Gray

Co Stompe 6-3 Mark Jodrill

Stuart Bousfield 6-0 Ian Eames

Wayne Atwood 6-5 Sean Dowling

Sam Rooney 6-1 Lionel Sams

Steve Hine 6-1 John Jenkinson

John Quantock 6-3 Garry Barnett

Jan van der Rassel 6-4 Bryan de Hoog

First Round

Phil Taylor 6-0 Chris Cooper

Dennis Smith 6-0 Jon Archer

Kevin McDine 6-3 Steve Perry

James Barton 6-1 Darren Latham

Wayne Jones 6-4 Dave Honey

Danny King 6-2 Andrew Davies

Martyn Turner 6-5 Vincent van der Voort

Kirk Shepherd 6-3 Gary Welding

Terry Jenkins 6-0 Alan Caves

Chris Thompson 6-3 John MaGowan

Jamie Caven 6-1 Mike Gallett

Stuart Dutton 6-1 Jim Leighton

Colin Osborne 6-1 Richie Burnett

Roland Scholten 6-1 Dave Ansell

Andy Jenkins 6-5 Brendan Dolan

Justin Pipe 6-4 Mark Webster

James Wade 6-0 Paul Anthony

Jason Clark 6-1 Dennis Zijderhand

Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Ian Critchett

Tony Ayres 6-2 Robert Watson-Lang

Mark Dudbridge 6-2 Russell Mason

Peter Wright 6-2 Ian Lilley

Steve Beaton 6-0 Geoff Whitworth

Par Riihonen 6-3 Dave Ladley

Robert Thornton 6-4 Larry Butler

Ian Lever 6-0 Jonathan Overton

Wes Newton 6-4 Dave Smith

Toon Greebe 6-2 Lee White

Mark Walsh 6-3 Barrie Bates

Gary Anderson 6-0 Nigel Birch

Geoff Wylie 6-2 Tony Eccles

Steve Evans 6-4 Jimmy Dunlop

Darren Johnson 6-4 Dennis Priestley

Chris Loudon 6-3 Steve Grubb

Jelle Klaasen 6-2 Dave Askew

Paul Nicholson 6-0 Ian Perkins

Kevin Painter 6-2 Michael Smith

Gary Mawson 6-2 Chris Mason

Joe Cullen 6-5 Adrian Lewis

Co Stompe 6-1 Arron Monk

Colin Lloyd 6-2 Anastasia Dobromyslova

Mark Frost 6-4 Stephen Hardy

Steve Maish 6-4 Robert Alford

Stuart Bousfield 6-5 Colin Monk

Mervyn King 6-2 Aaron Turner

Andy Relf 6-4 Kevin Harris

Alex Roy 6-2 Chris Allen

Mark Lawrence 6-4 Wayne Atwood

Ronnie Baxter 6-3 Dyson Parody

Dylan Duo 6-2 Ben Burton

Matt Clark 6-3 Sean Palfrey

Steve Brown 6-5 Sam Rooney

John Kuczynksi 6-3 Andy Hamilton

Kev Dowling 6-0 Alex Tinsley

Peter Manley 6-3 Lee Williams

Robbie Newland 5-6 Steve Hine

Alan Tabern 6-2 Alan Warriner-Little

Scott Kirchner 6-1 Danny Pinhorne

Wayne Mardle 6-2 Richard Foster

Ricky Williams 6-5 John Quantock

Denis Ovens 6-2 Nick Fulwell

Michael Barnard 6-0 Dave Ahmet

John Michael 6-3 Andy Smith

Jan van der Rassel 6-2 Steve Lane

Second Round

Phil Taylor 6-3 Dennis Smith

James Barton 6-4 Kevin McDine

Wayne Jones 6-3 Danny King

Martyn Turner 6-3 Kirk Shepherd

Terry Jenkins 6-4 Chris Thompson

Jamie Caven 6-1 Stuart Dutton

Colin Osborne 6-2 Roland Scholten

Justin Pipe 6-2 Andy Jenkins

James Wade 6-4 Jason Clark

Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Tony Ayres

Peter Wright 6-4 Mark Dudbridge

Steve Beaton 6-3 Par Rihonen

Robert Thornton 6-3 Ian Lever

Wes Newton 6-5 Toon Greebe

Mark Walsh 6-2 Gary Anderson

Steve Evans 6-4 Geoff Wylie

Darren Johnson 6-4 Chris Loudon

Paul Nicholson 6-5 Jelle Klaasen

Gary Mawson 6-4 Kevin Painter

Co Stompe 6-2 Joe Cullen

Mark Frost 6-3 Colin Lloyd

Steve Maish 6-2 Stuart Bousfield

Mervyn King 6-2 Andy Relf

Alex Roy 6-4 Mark Lawrence

Ronnie Baxter 6-3 Dylan Duo

Steve Brown 6-5 Matt Clark

John Kuczynski 6-5 Sean Dowling

Steve Hine 6-2 Peter Manley

Alan Tabern 6-4 Scott Kirchner

Wayne Mardle 6-5 Ricky Williams

Denis Ovens 6-4 Michael Barnard

Jan van der Rassel 6-4 John Michael

Losers £200

Third Round

Phil Taylor 6-0 James Barton

Martyn Turner 6-5 Wayne Jones

Terry Jenkins 6-3 Jamie Caven

Colin Osborne 6-4 Justin Pipe

James Wade 6-4 Michael van Gerwen

Steve Beaton 6-0 Peter Wright

Robert Thornton 6-4 Wes Newton

Mark Walsh 6-3 Steve Evans

Darren Johnson 6-5 Paul Nicholson

Co Stompe 6-5 Gary Mawson

Steve Maish 6-4 Mark Frost

Mervyn King 6-5 Alex Roy

Ronnie Baxter 6-5 Steve Brown

Steve Hine 6-5 John Kuczynski

Alan Tabern 6-2 Wayne Mardle

Denis Ovens 6-2 Jan van der Rassel

Losers £300

Fourth Round

Phil Taylor 6-1 Martyn Turner

Terry Jenkins 6-2 Colin Osborne

Steve Beaton 6-3 James Wade

Mark Walsh 6-1 Robert Thornton

Co Stompe 6-3 Darren Johnson

Mervyn King 6-1 Steve Maish

Ronnie Baxter 6-4 Steve Hine

Alan Tabern 6-5 Denis Ovens

Losers £400

Quarter Finals

Phil Taylor 6-5 Terry Jenkins

Mark Walsh 6-1 Steve Beaton

Co Stompe 6-0 Mervyn King

Ronnie Baxter 6-2 Alan Tabern

Losers £800

Semi Finals

Phil Taylor 6-2 Mark Walsh

Ronnie Baxter 6-3 Co Stompe

Losers £1,500


Phil Taylor 6-2 Ronnie Baxter

Winner £6,000

Runner-up £3,000

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