Wade Picks Up North-West Win
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
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
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
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
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
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
Robert Thornton 6-4 Wayne Jones
Kevin McDine 6-5 Paul Knighton
James Wade 6-2 Jelle Klaasen
Peter Manley 6-5 Wayne Mardle
Kevin McDine 6-3 Robert Thornton
James Wade 6-4 Peter Manley
James Wade 6-3 Kevin McDine
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
James Wade seals 6-4 win over Peter Manley with an 11-darter to reach his first PDC Pro Tour final of 2009.
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.