Everything you need to know about the Ladbrokes UK Open darts
After the expert arrow-throwing in the PDC Super Series, world champions and semi-pro players alike will head to Milton Keynes for the Ladbrokes UK Open. Will defending champ Michael van Gerwen come out on top again?
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the action…
Who is in the Ladbrokes UK Open?
With a mix of PDC Tour Card Holders and PDPA Associate Member qualifiers the ‘Open’ does exactly what it says on the tin, with low-ranking semi-pros facing off against the best in the world – with no seedings and a random draw to boot.
The likes of last year’s winner Michael van Gerwen, PDC World Champ Gerwyn Price, Peter Wright, Nathan Aspinall and the red-hot winner of the Ladbrokes Masters – Jonny Clayton, will all be in attendance, with 154 players challenging for the title.
What are the Ladbrokes UK Open Odds?
If you know even the slightest thing about Darts, you know that Michael van Gerwen can never be counted out. Mighty Mike may only be World No. 2 right now, but he’s dominated the sport for years, beating Gerwyn Price in last year’s final. Our traders have called him as the 4/1 favourite to emerge victorious this weekend.
Speaking of Gerwyn Price, the World Champion is next up, at 5/1 to take the title. The Welshman has never won the Ladbrokes UK Open and will need to step up his game from an average showing in the PDC Super Series. You can read his interview with us earlier this week here.
Likewise Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright didn’t seem enjoy himself in the Super Series, but the three-time finalist and one-time UK Open winner will be looking to rebound and he can be backed at 9/1 to win outright.
If there’s one man who can be claimed to be the world’s in-form Darts player at the minute it’s Price’s Welsh World Cup-winning teammate Jonny Clayton. His Ladbrokes Masters win back in January has already earned him a place in the Premier League and he followed that up with a win on day four of the Super Series, after being runner-up on both previous days.
Our traders make ‘The Ferret’ 10/1 to continue his impressive run of form with an UK Open win.
When is the Ladbrokes UK Open?
The Open will be played from Friday 5th – Sunday 7th March, with the arrows action starting at 11:00 (UK time) with the main stage coming into play from 12:00 (UK time). All matches can be watched live on ITV4.
Where is the Ladbrokes UK Open?
The Open is usually played at the Butlins Minehead Resort, but this year will be played behind closed door at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.