Taylor Powers To Victory
PHIL TAYLOR claimed yet another title with a 6-0 victory over Andy Hamilton in Sunday's Blue Square UK Open South-West Regional Final.
Taylor picked up a 12th tournament win of 2009 with the success, having sat out Saturday's Players Championship before returning to win a third successive Regional Final.
The result also means Taylor has now reached the final in 16 consecutive events, in a run stretching back to October last year - with Hamilton his latest victim in the decider.
Taylor seized an immediate advantage by winning the opening leg of the final against the darts with a 71 checkout.
He then hit 180s in winning back-to-back 11-dart legs, then moved 5-0 up with two legs of 13 darts.
Taylor wrapped up the win with a fourth 180 of the final, taking out 47 for a 12-darter to leave him with an average of 120.24.
Taylor failed to lose more than two legs in any of his games on the day, following up a whitewash of Gary Scratchley in his opening game with 6-2 defeats of Colin Osborne, Matt Clark, Steve Hine and Dutch pair Jelle Klaasen and Vincent van der Voort in reaching the final.
Hamilton's display saw him reach his first final since last August, producing some battling displays.
He won three games 6-4 and was pushed to a deciding 11th leg against Denis Ovens, Michael van Gerwen and Wayne Jones.
Michael Barnard, who lost to Hamilton in the last eight, was appearing in his first quarter-final since February 2006, while Jamie Caven enjoyed his best run since January.
Van der Voort followed up his appearance in the final of Saturday's Players Championship with a run to the semi-finals of Sunday's event.
Blue Square UK Open South-West Regional Final
Sean Palfrey 6-0 Ricky Williams
Gary Scratchley 6-4 Anastasia Dobromyslova
James Barton 6-1 Mark Jones
Tom Martin 6-1 Dave Ahmet
Jim Withers 6-3 Gary Miles
Aaron Turner 6-4 Pete Allen
Arron Monk 6-5 Kieran Leal
Chris Allen 6-3 David Platt
Danny King 6-5 Jonathan Overton
Steve Musson 6-5 Gary Blades
Mark Tiller 6-1 Jim Leighton
Dyson Parody 6-5 Ian Perkins
Kevin Harris 6-2 Chris Loudon
Louis Blundell 6-0 Steve Randall
Ian Lilley 6-4 Robert Alford
Lee White 6-4 Matt Gallett
Par Riihonen 6-4 Robbie Newland
Danny Pinhorne 6-1 Jimmy Dunlop
Steve Hine 6-4 Chris Daglish
Roland Scholten 6-2 Kevin Hill
Dave Smith 6-2 Alex Roy
Sean Palfrey 6-2 Alan Caves
Matt Clark 6-3 Dave Ladley
Kirk Shepherd 6-4 Ian Lever
Colin Osborne 6-0 John Jenkinson
Phil Taylor 6-0 Gary Scratchley
Darren Johnson 6-1 Jon Archer
Dave Askew 6-3 Paul Knighton
Ian Jopling 6-3 Tony Ayres
Steve Grubb 6-4 James Barton
Peter Manley 6-3 Norman Fletcher
Robert Thornton 6-5 Steve Lane
Jelle Klaasen 6-3 Stuart Dutton
Wayne Atwood 6-4 Tom Martin
Mark Walsh 6-3 Simon Cunningham
Alan Tabern 6-1 Dennis Zijderhand
Toon Greebe 6-0 Andy Relf
Vincent van der Voort 6-2 Jim Withers
Stephen Hardy 6-3 John Kuczynski
Steve Maish 6-2 Geoff Wylie
Justin Pipe 6-3 Dave Honey
Dennis Priestley 6-4 Aaron Turner
Wes Newton 6-0 Steve Perry
James Wade 6-3 Darren Latham
Colin Lloyd 6-0 Shaun Dring
Mark Frost 6-4 Arron Monk
Mark Dudbridge 6-1 Stuart Holden
Andy Smith 6-0 Mickey Booth
Colin Monk 6-5 Chris Allen
Andy Jenkins 6-1 Danny King
Jason Clark 6-3 Geoff Whitworth
Michael Barnard 6-2 Lee Williams
Kevin Painter 6-2 Steve Musson
Mick McGowan 6-2 Mark Tiller
Terry Jenkins 6-2 Stuart Bousfield
Brendan Dolan 6-1 Dylan Duo
Adrian Gray 6-1 Ian Critchett
Nick Fullwell 6-1 Dyson Parody
Ronnie Baxter 6-4 Ken Dobson
Adrian Lewis 6-2 Andy Fordham
Andy Hamilton 6-4 Chris Cooper
Denis Ovens 6-1 Kevin Harris
John MaGowan 6-2 Russell Mason
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Bryan de Hoog
Steve Beaton 6-1 Robert Heard
Larry Butler 6-0 Louis Blundell
Jan van der Rassel 6-1 Mark Webster
Barrie Bates 6-2 Michael Smith
Kevin Dowling 6-1 Ian Eames
Mervyn King 6-4 Ian Lilley
Richie Burnett 6-2 Lionel Sams
Jamie Caven 6-2 Mark Jodrill
Gary Welding 6-3 John Quantock
Co Stompe 6-1 Lee White
Peter Wright 6-2 Steve Brown
Dennis Smith 6-1 Jimmy O'Regan
Martyn Turner 6-4 Ben Burton
Wayne Jones 6-0 Par Riihonen
Tony Eccles 6-0 Sean White
Sean Dowling 6-2 Kevin McDine
Gary Anderson 6-1 Steve Perkins
John Part 6-0 Danny Pinhorne
Steve Hine 6-2 Roland Scholten
Sean Palfrey 6-5 Dave Smith
Matt Clark 6-4 Kirk Shepherd
Phil Taylor 6-2 Colin Osborne
Darren Johnson 6-3 Dave Askew
Ian Jopling 6-2 Steve Grubb
Robert Thornton 6-3 Peter Manley
Jelle Klaasen 6-2 Wayne Atwood
Alan Tabern 6-5 Mark Walsh
Vincent van der Voort 6-1 Toon Greebe
Steve Maish 6-1 Stephen Hardy
Dennis Priestley 6-3 Justin Pipe
James Wade 6-4 Wes Newton
Colin Lloyd 6-3 Mark Frost
Mark Dudbridge 6-4 Andy Smith
Andy Jenkins 6-5 Colin Monk
Michael Barnard 6-0 Jason Clark
Mick McGowan 6-5 Kevin Painter
Terry Jenkins 6-3 Brendan Dolan
Adrian Gray 6-5 Nick Fullwell
Ronnie Baxter 6-3 Adrian Lewis
Andy Hamilton 6-5 Denis Ovens
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 John MaGowan
Steve Beaton 6-3 Larry Butler
Jan van der Rassel 6-3 Barrie Bates
Mervyn King 6-3 Kevin Dowling
Jamie Caven 6-4 Richie Burnett
Co Stompe 6-2 Gary Welding
Peter Wright 6-0 Dennis Smith
Wayne Jones 6-4 Martyn Turner
Tony Eccles 6-2 Sean Dowling
Gary Anderson 6-3 John Part
Steve Hine 6-2 Sean Palfrey
Phil Taylor 6-2 Matt Clark
Darren Johnson 6-5 Ian Jopling
Jelle Klaasen 6-5 Robert Thornton
Vincent van der Voort 6-5 Alan Tabern
Dennis Priestley 6-0 Steve Maish
Colin Lloyd 6-2 James Wade
Andy Jenkins 6-2 Mark Dudbridge
Michael Barnard 6-5 Mick McGowan
Adrian Gray 6-3 Terry Jenkins
Andy Hamilton 6-4 Ronnie Baxter
Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Steve Beaton
Mervyn King 6-5 Jan van der Rassel
Jamie Caven 6-1 Co Stompe
Wayne Jones 6-4 Peter Wright
Gary Anderson 6-5 Tony Eccles
Phil Taylor 6-2 Steve Hine
Jelle Klaasen 6-4 Darren Johnson
Vincent van der Voort 6-5 Dennis Priestley
Andy Jenkins 6-4 Colin Lloyd
Michael Barnard 6-5 Adrian Gray
Andy Hamilton 6-5 Michael van Gerwen
Jamie Caven 6-5 Mervyn King
Wayne Jones 6-5 Gary Anderson
Phil Taylor 6-2 Jelle Klaasen
Vincent van der Voort 6-3 Andy Jenkins
Andy Hamilton 6-4 Michael Barnard
Wayne Jones 6-4 Jamie Caven
Phil Taylor 6-2 Vincent van der Voort
Andy Hamilton 6-5 Wayne Jones
Phil Taylor 6-0 Andy Hamilton
Louis Blundell whitewashes Wales' Steve Randall.
Sean Palfrey is another 6-0 winner, against Ricky Williams.
James Barton, Danny Pinhorne and Tom Martin all take 6-1 victories, against Mark Jones, Jimmy Dunlop and Dave Ahmet.
Gary Scratchley sets up first round contest with world number one Phil Taylor after 6-4 win over Anastasia Dobromyslova.
Gibraltar's Dyson Parody is 6-5 winner against Ian Perkins.
Lee White, Jim Withers, Ian Lilley and Kevin Harris also enjoy victories.
Par Riihonen and Aaron Turner take 6-4 wins from games with Robbie Newland and Pete Allen.
Arron Monk and Steve Musson progress with deciding-leg wins.
Mark Tiller is 6-1 winner against Jim Leighton.
Danny King edges out Jonathan Overton in 11 legs.
Tony Eccles bounces back from first round exit in Saturday's Players Championship with whitewash win over Sean White.
Darren Johnson is 6-1 winner against Jon Archer.
Peter Manley wins 6-3 against Norman Fletcher.
John MaGowan takes 6-2 victory against Russell Mason.
Two PDC newcomers, Mark Webster and Stuart Bousfield, are knocked out with defeats to Jan van der Rassel and Terry Jenkins respectively.
Ronnie Baxter wins 6-4 against Ken Dobson.
Wes Newton whitewashes Steve Perry, and Mark Walsh is 6-3 winner against Simon Cunningham.
Saturday's Players Championship winner Michael van Gerwen enjoys 6-1 victory against fellow Dutchman Bryan de Hoog.
Richie Burnett and Peter Wright take 6-2 victories against Lionel Sams and Steve Brown.
Matt Clark defeats Dave Ladley 6-3, and Steve Hine is 6-4 winner against Chris Daglish.
Stephen Hardy is 6-3 winner against American John Kuczynski.
Sean Dowling overcomes Kevin McDine 6-2.
Jason Clark is 6-3 winner against Geoff Whitworth, and Brendan Dolan takes 6-1 victory against Dylan Duo.
Roland Scholten and Dave Askew take wins against north-east pair Kevin Hill and Paul Knighton.
Barrie Bates overcomes youngster Michael Smith 6-2.
Adrian Lewis wins 6-2 against former Lakeside Champion Andy Fordham.
James Wade is 6-3 winner against Darren Latham.
Robert Thornton is pushed all the way to a deciding leg by Steve Lane before setting up second round tie with Peter Manley.
Toon Greebe whitewashes Andy Relf, and Steve Maish is 6-2 winner against Geoff Wylie.
Dennis Smith enjoys 6-1 win against Jimmy O'Regan.
Steve Beaton and Mark Dudbridge take 6-1 wins, over Robert Heard and Stuart Holden respectively.
Kirk Shepherd is 6-4 winner against Ian Lever.
Gary Anderson and Kevin Dowling are 6-1 winners, against Steve Perkins and Ian Eames.
American Larry Butler whitewashes Louis Blundell.
Adrian Gray overcomes Ian Critchett with 6-1 victory, and Michael Barnard is 6-2 winner against Lee Williams.
John Part enjoys whitewash win over Danny Pinhorne.
Gary Welding defeats John Quantock for second successive.
Dave Smith knocks out Alex Roy 6-2.
Colin Osborne and Jelle Klaasen also progress to last 64, seeing off John Jenkinson and Stuart Dutton.
Andy Smith picks up victory with 6-0 defeat of Mickey Booth.
Mark Frost is 6-4 winner against Arron Monk.
Kevin Painter wins 6-2 against Steve Musson.
Vincent van der Voort defeats Jim Withers 6-2.
Justin Pipe earns 6-3 win over Dave Honey.
Co Stompe progresses with 6-1 win over Lee White.
Phil Taylor whitewashes Gary Scratchley in his opening clash.
Denis Ovens is 6-1 winner against Kevin Harris.
Wayne Jones whitewashes Par Riihonen.
Two-time World Champion Dennis Priestley picks up win over Aaron Turner.
Andy Jenkins wins 6-1 against Danny King.
Michael van Gerwen is 6-1 winner against John MaGowan to push through to last 32.
Tony Eccles moves into round three with 6-2 win over Sean Dowling.
Alan Tabern edges out Mark Walsh 6-5 in a tight battle.
Jan van der Rassel defeats Barrie Bates 6-3.
Steve Hine is 6-2 winner against Roland Scholten.
James Wade moves into last 32 with 6-4 win over Wes Newton.
Steve Beaton is 6-3 winner in clash with Larry Butler and now meets van Gerwen.
Robert Thornton overcomes Peter Manley 6-3.
Jamie Caven enjoys 6-4 win against Richie Burnett.
Gary Anderson progresses with 6-3 victory over Canadian ace John Part.
Colin Lloyd overcomes Mark Frost.
Ronnie Baxter takes 6-3 victory over Adrian Lewis.
Matt Clark takes 6-4 win over Kirk Shepherd, and Mervyn King is 6-3 winner against Kevin Dowling.
Jelle Klaasen wins 6-2 against Wayne Atwood and now faces Robert Thornton in round two.
Sean Palfrey edges 11-leg clash with Dave Smith.
Co Stompe takes 6-2 win against Gary Welding.
Peter Wright whitewashes Dennis Smith.
Steve Maish wins Essex derby with Stephen Hardy 6-1.
Adrian Gray edges out Nick Fullwell in a deciding leg and now takes on Terry Jenkins.
Phil Taylor defeats Colin Osborne for third time in two weekends.
Michael Barnard whitewashes Jason Clark.
Mark Dudbridge is 6-4 winner against Andy Smith.
Dennis Priestley progresses to last 32 game with Steve Maish after 6-3 win over Justin Pipe.
Andy Jenkins narrowly defeats Hampshire rival Colin Monk 6-5 and now takes on Mark Dudbridge.
Michael van Gerwen reaches last 16 with 6-3 defeat of Steve Beaton.
Vincent van der Voort, who lost to van Gerwen in Saturday's Players Championship final, moves through with deciding leg win over Alan Tabern.
Colin Lloyd overcomes world number two James Wade 6-2.
Mervyn King and Gary Anderson both come through 11-leg clashes to reach last 16.
Jamie Caven is 6-1 winner against Co Stompe.
Steve Hine sees off Sean Palfrey 6-2.
Jelle Klaasen reaches round four with 6-5 victory against Robert Thornton.
Darren Johnson is another narrow winner, defeating Ian Jopling 6-5.
Adrian Gray reaches last 16 with 6-3 win over world number five Terry Jenkins, coming from 3-1 down to win five successive legs.
Wayne Jones overcomes Peter Wright 6-4.
Phil Taylor is 6-2 winner against Matt Clark and now takes on Steve Hine.
Andy Hamilton comes from behind to defeat Ronnie Baxter 6-4.
Dennis Priestley sets up clash with Vincent van der Voort with whitewash of Steve Maish.
Andy Jenkins is 6-2 winner against Mark Dudbridge, and now faces Colin Lloyd.
Michael Barnard edges out Mick McGowan in a deciding leg in his best run since qualifying for the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship last December.
Jamie Caven is 6-5 winner against Mervyn King to reach his first quarter-final since January.
Jelle Klaasen takes 6-4 victory against Darren Johnson.
Phil Taylor sets up quarter-final against Klaasen with 6-2 victory over Steve Hine.
Wayne Jones knocks out Gary Anderson in a deciding leg to progress to last eight.
Andy Jenkins is 6-4 winner against Colin Lloyd.
Andy Hamilton ends Michael van Gerwen's bid for back-to-back victories with deciding-leg win.
Vincent van der Voort is another narrow winner, being taken all the way by Dennis Priestley.
Michael Barnard comes from 5-2 down to defeat Adrian Gray in a decider, reaching his first quarter-final since February 2006.
Phil Taylor defeats Jelle Klaasen 6-2 to remain on course for third successive Regional Final win.
Wayne Jones reaches semi-finals with 6-4 win over Jamie Caven.
Vincent van der Voort ends Andy Jenkins' good run with 6-3 victory to set up semi-final against Taylor.
Andy Hamilton holds off Michael Barnard's fightback from 4-0 down to seal semi-final place with 6-4 win, his first appearance in the last four since Leiden in November.
Phil Taylor defeats Vincent van der Voort 6-2 to reach a 16th successive tournament final in a run stretching back to last October.
Andy Hamilton comes from 5-3 down to seal a 6-5 win over Wayne Jones - pulling out an 11-dart leg in the decider to set up an all-Stoke final, and his first final since Atlanta last August.