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Article: Darts:PDC Media Release - Wade Wins Blue Square UK Open North-West Regional Final

Darts:PDC Media Release - Wade Wins Blue Square UK Open North-West Regional Final

JAMES WADE won his first title of 2009 with victory in the Blue Square UK Open North-West Regional Final.

The world number two ensured his place at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton in June, where he will defend his UK Open title, after claiming the £6,000 win in the third of eight qualifiers.

Wade defeated Kevin McDine 6-3 to take the victory, dominating the final for his first win since November.

He took the game^s first two legs to lead 2-0, only for McDine to pull back to 3-2 with the help of an 11-darter.

Wade broke throw in the sixth leg, and then took the seventh to lead 5-2, only for McDine to take out 72 to stay in the game - but the Hampshire ace was quick to wrap up the win in the next.

Wade had overcome Peter Manley 6-4 in the semi-finals and was a 6-2 winner against both Jelle Klaasen and Colin Lloyd in the latter stages.

He had whitewashed Matt Clark in the last 32 and was a comprehensive winner against both Denis Ovens and Lee Holden on the day.

McDine^s performance saw him reach his first final since October 2007, and included a memorable 6-3 win over in-form Robert Thornton in the semis.

He came from 5-2 down to defeat Paul Knighton in the quarter-finals, and had seen off Ronnie Baxter, Joe Cullen, Dennis Priestley and Mark Jodrill to claim £3,000 prize money.

Manley^s semi-final appearance was his first since November, while County Durham^s Knighton reached his first ever PDC Pro Tour quarter-final in a day which included a 6-1 victory against world number three Raymond van Barneveld.

Wayne Jones completed a fine weekend, following up a semi-final appearance in Saturday^s Players Championship with by reaching the last eight on Sunday, while Jelle Klaasen made his fourth quarter-final of 2009.

Blue Square UK Open North-West Regional Final

Preliminary Round

Joey Palfreyman 6-3 Steve Cupitt

Chris Cooper 6-3 Ben Burton

Matt Jackson 6-5 Alan Green

Steve Perry 6-3 Andy Pearson

Dyson Parody 6-2 Lee White

Tom Martin 6-4 John Quantock

Tony Blundell 6-5 Sam Rooney

Robert Alford 6-0 Mike Roberts

Jim Withers 6-3 Jimmy Dunlop

Bryan de Hoog 6-1 Aaron Turner

Paul Knighton 6-1 Andy Fulton

Ian Lever 6-5 Owen Caffrey

Chris Loudon 6-4 Danny Pinhorne

Ian Lilley 6-4 Matt Gallett

Mark Jodrill 6-2 Justin Pipe

Dave Smith 6-3 Brian Jones

Joe Cullen 6-0 Karl Loiseau

Dennis Zijderhand 6-2 Jonathan Overton

James Barton 6-3 Kevin Dowling

Darren Whittingham 6-1 Andy Mason

Mark Webster 6-1 Chris Allen

Nigel Birch 6-2 Steve Grubb

Arron Monk 6-4 Stuart Holden

Gary Welding 6-1 Alan Caves

Chris White 6-1 Frazer Hill

Martyn Turner 6-4 Robbie Newland

Lee Williams 6-1 Russell Mason

Richard Foster 6-1 Mark Tiller

Dave Ladley 6-5 Geoff Whitworth

Mark Stephenson 6-2 Steve Perkins

Mark Lawrence 6-3 Peter Wright

Sean Dowling 6-5 Ricky Williams

Ian Perkins 6-0 Paul Hodkin

Geoff Wylie 6-5 Kevin Harris

Robert Watson-Lang 6-1 Shaun Dring

Louis Blundell 6-1 Stephen Hardy

Gary Anderson 6-0 Norman Fletcher

Robbie Parker 6-5 Mark Carter

First Round

Co Stompe 6-1 Michael Barnard

Robert Thornton 6-1 Joey Palfreyman

Chris Cooper 6-5 Steve Maish

Terry Jenkins 6-4 Matt Jackson

Darren Latham 6-2 Alan Warriner-Little

Andy Smith 6-5 Andrew Davies

Mervyn King 6-1 Steve Perry

Dyson Parody 6-1 Chris Mason

Gary Scratchley 6-3 Lionel Sams

Mark Walsh 6-2 Larry Butler

Wayne Jones 6-0 Tom Martin

Dennis Smith 6-2 Tony Blundell

Steve Musson 6-2 Mick McGowan

Andy Hamilton 6-2 Bryan Whybrow

David Fatum 6-4 Robert Alford

John MaGowan 6-5 Jim Withers

Raymond van Barneveld 6-0 Kieran Leal

Andy Jenkins 6-5 Bryan de Hoog

Paul Knighton 6-4 Nick Fullwell

Jason Clark 6-0 Ian Lever

John Part 6-1 Jim Leighton

Chris Thompson 6-4 Anastasia Dobromyslova

Barrie Bates 6-0 Chris Loudon

Mensur Suljovic 6-1 Ian Lilley

Dennis Priestley 6-2 Richie Burnett

Kevin McDine 6-3 Mark Jodrill

Dave Smith 6-5 Colin Osborne

Joe Cullen 6-5 Toon Greebe

Ronnie Baxter 6-0 Jon Archer

Dave Honey 6-2 Simon Craven

Steve Beaton 6-3 Dennis Zijderhand

James Barton 6-4 Wayne Atwood

James Wade 6-2 Lee Holden

Denis Ovens 6-3 Darren Whittingham

Mark Webster 6-2 Jamie Caven

Matt Clark 6-3 Nigel Birch

Mark Dudbridge 6-2 Ken Dobson

Paul Nicholson 6-0 Chris Jackson

Colin Lloyd 6-1 Arron Monk

Tony Ayres 6-2 Gary Welding

Jelle Klaasen 6-1 John Kuczynski

Kirk Shepherd 6-1 Gary Storey

Roland Scholten 6-4 Chris White

Martyn Turner 6-5 Wes Newton

Ian Jopling 6-5 Kevin Painter

Tony Eccles 6-4 Andy Howarth

Adrian Gray 6-4 Lee Williams

Steve Hine 6-3 Richard Foster

Alex Roy 6-5 Steve Cusick

Peter Manley 6-2 Dave Ladley

Dave Askew 6-2 Mark Stephenson

Steve Evans 6-5 Mark Lawrence

Stuart Dutton 6-3 Michael van Gerwen

Adrian Lewis 6-2 Stuart Bousfield

Vincent van der Voort 6-3 Sean Dowling

Darren Johnson 6-4 Ian Perkins

Steve Brown 6-4 Garry Spedding

Alan Tabern 6-2 Geoff Wylie

Brendan Dolan 6-1 Robert Watson-Lang

Wayne Mardle 6-3 Louis Blundell

Jan van der Rassel 6-0 Kevin Hill

Mark Frost 6-5 Steve Lane

Colin Monk 6-4 Gary Anderson

Robbie Parker 6-2 Gary Mawson

Second Round

Robert Thornton 6-5 Co Stompe

Terry Jenkins 6-1 Chris Cooper

Andy Smith 6-2 Darren Latham

Mervyn King 6-2 Dyson Parody

Mark Walsh 6-1 Gary Scratchley

Wayne Jones 6-4 Dennis Smith

Steve Musson 6-3 Andy Hamilton

John MaGowan 6-0 David Fatum

Raymond van Barneveld 6-1 Andy Jenkins

Paul Knighton 6-5 Jason Clark

Chris Thompson 6-5 John Part

Barrie Bates 6-5 Mensur Suljovic

Kevin McDine 6-4 Dennis Priestley

Joe Cullen 6-5 Dave Smith

Ronnie Baxter 6-2 Dave Honey

Steve Beaton 6-4 James Barton

James Wade 6-1 Denis Ovens

Matt Clark 6-0 Mark Webster

Mark Dudbridge 6-5 Paul Nicholson

Colin Lloyd 6-3 Tony Ayres

Jelle Klaasen 6-3 Kirk Shepherd

Martyn Turner 6-3 Roland Scholten

Tony Eccles 6-0 Ian Jopling

Steve Hine 6-4 Adrian Gray

Peter Manley 6-2 Alex Roy

Dave Askew 6-5 Steve Evans

Adrian Lewis 6-1 Stuart Dutton

Vincent van der Voort 6-0 Darren Johnson

Alan Tabern 6-4 Steve Brown

Wayne Mardle 6-1 Brendan Dolan

Mark Frost 6-2 Jan van der Rassel

Colin Monk 6-3 Robbie Parker

Losers £200

Third Round

Robert Thornton 6-4 Terry Jenkins

Andy Smith Bye (Mervyn King retired through illness)

Wayne Jones 6-4 Mark Walsh

John MaGowan 6-3 Steve Musson

Paul Knighton 6-1 Raymond van Barneveld

Barrie Bates 6-4 Chris Thompson

Kevin McDine 6-2 Joe Cullen

Ronnie Baxter 6-5 Steve Beaton

James Wade 6-0 Matt Clark

Colin Lloyd 6-4 Mark Dudbridge

Jelle Klaasen 6-2 Martyn Turner

Steve Hine 6-5 Tony Eccles

Peter Manley 6-3 Dave Askew

Vincent van der Voort 6-3 Adrian Lewis

Wayne Mardle 6-3 Alan Tabern

Mark Frost 6-2 Colin Monk

Losers £300

Fourth Round

Robert Thornton 6-4 Andy Smith

Wayne Jones 6-1 John MaGowan

Paul Knighton 6-4 Barrie Bates

Kevin McDine 6-3 Ronnie Baxter

James Wade 6-2 Colin Lloyd

Jelle Klaasen 6-5 Steve Hine

Peter Manley 6-2 Vincent van der Voort

Wayne Mardle 6-0 Mark Frost

Losers £400


Robert Thornton 6-4 Wayne Jones

Kevin McDine 6-5 Paul Knighton

James Wade 6-2 Jelle Klaasen

Peter Manley 6-5 Wayne Mardle

Losers £800


Kevin McDine 6-3 Robert Thornton

James Wade 6-4 Peter Manley

Losers £1,500


James Wade 6-3 Kevin McDine

Winner £6,000

Runner-Up £3,000

News Updates

Preliminary Round

Gary Anderson whitewashes Norman Fletcher to earn first round clash with Colin Monk.

Joey Palfreyman wins 6-3 against Steve Cupitt.

Dutchman Bryan de Hoog sees off Aaron Turner 6-1, and Lee Williams defeats Russell Mason by the same scoreline.

Mark Jodrill overcomes Justin Pipe 6-2.

Scottish newcomer Chris Loudon wins 6-4 against Danny Pinhorne.

Young trio Arron Monk, Tom Martin and Darren Whittingham all take victories to progress to last 128.

American Chris White wins 6-1 against Frazer Hill, and now takes on Roland Scholten.

Chris Cooper progresses with 6-3 win over Ben Burton, and Jim Withers wins by the same scoreline against Jimmy Dunlop.

Robbie Parker comes from 5-3 down to defeat Mark Carter in a decider.

Paul Knighton takes 6-1 win over Andy Fulton, and Mark Webster wins in the same manner against Chris Allen.

Dave Smith overcomes Brian Jones 6-3.

Mark Stephenson is 6-2 winner against Steve Perkins.

Gary Welding knocks out Alan Caves for the second successive day, taking a 6-1 victory in their clash.

Robert Watson-Lang takes 6-1 win over newcomer Shaun Dring.

Mark Lawrence enjoys 6-3 win over Peter Wright.

Louis Blundell, a semi-finalist in Saturday^s Players Championship, is 6-1 winner against Stephen Hardy.

First Round

Ronnie Baxter and John Part bounce back from first round defeats on Saturday with wins against Jon Archer and Jim Leighton.

Jelle Klaasen drops just one leg seeing off John Kuczynski.

Steve Musson wins 6-2 against Mick McGowan.

Ian Jopling knocks out Kevin Painter with deciding leg win.

Jan van der Rassel whitewashes Kevin Hill to reach last 64.

Stuart Dutton defeats Michael van Gerwen 6-3, and Mark Dudbridge is 6-2 winner against Ken Dobson.

Darren Latham enjoys 6-3 win over Alan Warriner-Little.

Chris Thompson defeats Anastasia Dobromyslova 6-4.

Newcomer Gary Scratchley takes 6-3 win against Lionel Sams.

Raymond van Barneveld begins his UK Open qualifying campaign with whitewash of Kieran Leal.

Kirk Shepherd is 6-1 winner against Gary Storey and now meets Klaasen.

Dave Honey defeats Simon Craven 6-2 and will take on Baxter.

Co Stompe knocks out Michael Barnard with 6-1 victory.

Mark Frost edges past Steve Lane in a deciding leg and now takes on van der Rassel.

Adrian Lewis is 6-2 winner against Stuart Bousfield.

Paul Nicholson whitewashes Chris Jackson to set up second round meeting with Dudbridge.

Dennis Priestley wins battle of former World Champions against Richie Burnett 6-2.

Andy Hamilton is another 6-2 winner, against Bryan Whybrow.

Robert Thornton enjoys 6-1 win against Joey Palfreyman.

Andy Smith and Mark Walsh take wins over Andrew Davies and Larry Butler.

Barrie Bates whitewashes Chris Loudon, Steve Beaton is 6-3 winner against Dennis Zijderhand.

Denis Ovens wins 6-3 against youngster Darren Whittingham.

Tony Eccles and Steve Brown take 6-4 wins against Andy Howarth and Garry Spedding.

Colin Lloyd is 6-1 winner against Arron Monk.

Andy Jenkins sets up round two meeting with van Barneveld after final-leg win over Bryan de Hoog.

Dutch pair Roland Scholten and Vincent van der Voort progress to last 64 with wins against Chris White and Sean Dowling.

Colin Monk moves through to round two with 6-4 win over Gary Anderson.

James Barton ovrecomes Wayne Atwood 6-4.

Mensur Suljovic takes 6-1 win against Ian Lilley, and Kevin McDine defeats Mark Jodrill 6-3.

Mervyn King opens his bid with 6-1 win against Steve Perry, and Wayne Jones whitewashes Tom Martin.

American David Fatum is 6-4 winner against Robert Alford, and Paul Knighton wins by the same scoreline against Nick Fullwell.

Mark Webster progresses to second round with 6-2 win against Jamie Caven.

Martyn Turner wins Roses battle with Wes Newton 6-5.

Adrian Gray takes 6-4 win against Lee Williams, while Alan Tabern is 6-2 winner against Geoff Wylie.

Dave Askew defeats Mark Stephenson 6-2, and Darren Johnson is 6-4 winner versus Ian Perkins.

Robbie Parker is 6-2 victor against Gary Mawson.

Chris Cooper takes 11-leg win against Steve Maish.

Dave Smith wins deciding leg to defeat Colin Osborne.

Dyson Parody subjects Chris Mason to second successive first round loss of weekend with 6-1 win.

Dennis Smith sees off Tony Blundell 6-2, and John MaGowan is deciding leg winner against Jim Withers.

Joe Cullen is 6-5 winner against Toon Greebe.

Wayne Mardle includes 170 finish in coming from behind to defeat Louis Blundell.

Wales^ Steve Evans edges out Mark Lawrence.

Second Round

Ronnie Baxter is first man into last 32 with 6-2 win over Dave Honey.

Adrian Lewis progresses with 6-1 win over Stuart Dutton.

Chris Thompson is 6-5 winner against John Part, and Mark Dudbridge also goes all the way before defeating Paul Nicholson.

Jelle Klaasen wins 6-3 against Kirk Shepherd.

Raymond van Barneveld moves into last 32 with 6-1 win over Andy Jenkins.

Andy Smith overcomes Darren Latham 6-2.

Vincent van der Voort sets up third round game with Lewis after whitewashing Johnson.

Tony Eccles is another 6-0 victor, against Ian Jopling.

Martyn Turner defeats Roland Scholten 6-3 and meets another Dutchman, Jelle Klaasen, in last 32.

Mark Walsh enjoys 6-1 win against Gary Scratchley.

Barrie Bates is final-leg winner against Mensur Suljovic.

Paul Knighton edges out Jason Clark, and Robert Thornton wins 6-5 against Co Stompe.

Mervyn King takes 6-2 win against Dyson Parody, and Colin Lloyd is 6-3 winner against Tony Ayres.

John MaGowan sees off David Fatum 6-0 to reach last 32.

Wayne Jones is 6-4 winner against Dennis Smith.

Wayne Mardle moves through to face Tabern with 6-1 win over Brendan Dolan.

Terry Jenkins is 6-1 winner against Chris Cooper.

Joe Cullen comes from 5-3 down to edge out Dave Smith in Yorkshire derby 6-5, and Dave Askew is deciding leg winner against Steve Hine.

Third Round

Ronnie Baxter edges past Steve Beaton to reach last 16.

Jelle Klaasen reaches fourth round with 6-2 win over Martyn Turner.

Vincent van der Voort is 6-3 winner against Adrian Lewis.

Mervyn King retires through illness against Andy Smith, who was trailing 3-1 at the time.

Barrie Bates is 6-4 winner against Chris Thompson.

Paul Knighton reaches last 16 with fine 6-1 victory against Raymond van Barneveld.

Colin Lloyd progresses with 6-4 win over Mark Dudbridge.

Steve Hine reaches last 16 with narrow win over Tony Eccles.

Mark Frost sees off Colin Monk 6-2 to win fourth round spot.

James Wade enjoys 6-0 victory against Matt Clark.

Wayne Mardle moves into last 16 with 6-3 win over Alan Tabern, while John MaGowan wins in the same manner against Steve Musson.

Wayne Jones is 6-4 winner against Mark Walsh, and Robert Thornton takes victory against Terry Jenkins by the same score.

Kevin McDine defeats Joe Cullen 6-2 to progress, and now meets Baxter.

Peter Manley is 6-3 winner against Dave Askew.

Fourth Round

Jelle Klaasen reaches quarter-finals with 6-5 win over Steve Hine.

Paul Knighton^s good run of form continues with 6-4 defeat of Barrie Bates.

James Wade sees off Colin Lloyd 6-2, and now faces Klaasen in the last eight.

Wayne Mardle romps into his first quarter-final of the year with whitewash of Mark Frost.

Robert Thornton remains on course for second successive Regional Final win after 6-4 win over Andy Smith.

Wayne Jones reaches second quarter-final of the weekend with 6-1 win over John MaGowan.

Peter Manley sets up quarter-final against Mardle thanks to 6-2 win over Vincent van der Voort.

Kevin McDine completes the last eight line-up after 6-3 win over Ronnie Baxter.


James Wade powers into last four with 6-2 defeat of Jelle Klaasen.

Peter Manley punishes a miscount from Wayne Mardle - who mistakenly took out 72 instead of 78 in the deciding leg - to reach semi-finals.

Robert Thornton sees off Wayne Jones to reach his third semi-final in a fortnight.

Kevin McDine comes from 5-2 down to defeat Paul Knighton 6-5.


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Kevin McDine reaches his first final since October 2007 with 6-3 win over Robert Thornton, taking out a bullseye finish for a 12-dart winning leg.

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