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Waites Among Blue Square Qualifiers

SCOTT WAITES is among the Holsten Qualifiers for the Blue Square UK Open after coming through Saturday^s Regional Final.

Waites, currently ranked number five in the WDF/BDO system, competed in the Grand Slam of Darts last year and won the 2007 Dutch Open.

The Huddersfield-based thrower was one of the eight qualifiers from the Frontier Club in Batley at the North-East Regional Final who will now compete at Bolton in the UK Open finals, live on Sky Sports next month.

Former PDPA member Mark Robinson was denied a return to the UK Open in his final game, losing 5-1 to impressive Bradford youngster Joe Cullen.

Tamworth^s Scott Mitton denied Mark Hylton a second successive UK Open appearance with a 5-3 win in their decider.

Grimsby^s Tony Mitchell, Scarborough^s Dan Timmins, York^s Richie Corner, Swansea^s David Howells and Nuneaton^s Dave Harris will also make their UK Open debuts in Bolton.

Two players ensured a return to the Reebok Stadium by coming through the South-West Regional Final at Home Farm Holiday Park in Burnham.

Hampshire^s Sam Rooney, who reached the last 32 of last year^s UK Open, defeated Martin Richell 5-4 in his deciding game and earn his place in Bolton, and will be joined by Johnny Haines, who has come through the pub qualifiers for a third successive year.

Haines is one of three qualifiers from Swindon, alongside Paul Cook and David Woodwards, while Dorset-based duo Mark Stapleton and Gordon Fitzpatrick also qualified, the latter edging out David Wicks 5-4 in the decider.

Bristol^s Steve Hillier was a 5-2 winner over Adie Whadcoat to win his place in the UK Open, and Taunton^s Justin Pipe was a 5-1 winner against Roy Lowe.

The two Regional Finals featured over 120 players who had come through in-house knockouts.

Blue Square UK Open Holsten Qualifiers
North-East Regional Final - Frontier Club, Batley
Last 32

Mark Robinson 5-4 Anthony Broughton
Joe Cullen 5-2 Darren Twist
Anthony Hassan 5-3 Darren Horler
Tony Mitchell 5-1 Stuart Steel
Neil Cooper 5-2 Steven Middleton
Dan Timmins 5-3 Darren Field
Mark Hylton 5-1 Drew Smith
Scott Mitton 5-3 John Nesbitt
John Bowler 5-2 Kev Ryan
Dave Harris 5-1 Gerald Grieve
Richie Corner 5-0 Don Proctor
Jamie Atkins 5-3 Peter Watson
Scott Waites 5-1 Ally Wray
Darren Weaver 5-4 Prakash Jiwa
Paul Ashton 5-1 Stephen Johnson
David Howells 5-3 John Martin

Last 16
Joe Cullen 5-1 Mark Robinson
Tony Mitchell 5-1 Anthony Hassan
Dan Timmins 5-4 Neil Cooper
Scott Mitton 5-3 Mark Hylton
Dave Harris 5-0 Kev Ryan
Richie Corner 5-0 Jamie Atkins
Scott Waites 5-0 Darren Weaver
David Howells 5-3 Paul Ashton

South-West Regional Final - Home Farm Holiday Park, Burnham-on-Sea
Last 32

Paul Cook 5-1 Matthew Dalwood
Rick Oram 5-4 Bradley Gray
Mark Stapleton 5-3 Richard Etwell
Dean Gardner 5-3 Keith Luck
Gary Scratchley 5-1 Nick Popham
David Woodwards 5-1 Matthew Draper
David Wicks 5-2 Eddie Hughes
Gordon Fitzpatrick 5-2 Adrian Williams
Roy Lowe 5-3 Paul Boulton
Justin Pipe 5-0 James Andriola
Adie Whadcoat 5-2 Scott Merritt
Steve Hillier 5-2 Kirk Wheeler
Martin Richell 5-1 Steve Perry
Sam Rooney 5-1 Scott Lovell
Johnny Haines 5-2 John Day
Danny Dyer 5-2 Mark Card

Last 16
Paul Cook 5-1 Rick Oram
Mark Stapleton 5-3 Dean Gardner
David Woodwards 5-1 Gary Scratchley
Gordon Fitzpatrick 5-4 David Wicks
Justin Pipe 5-1 Roy Lowe
Steve Hillier 5-2 Adie Whatcoat
Sam Rooney 5-4 Martin Richell
Johnny Haines 5-1 Danny Dyer

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