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154-player field for 2021 UK Open confirmed

A field of 154 players will participate in the UK Open this weekend (March 5-7). The event will be played behind closed doors in Milton Keynes due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

As well as the 128 PDC Tour Card holders also some players from the Q-School, Challenge Tour and Development Tour rankings have received an invite to compete in the UK Open this year, as the Riley's amateur qualifiers were not held.

The participants enter the tournament from different stages. The various qualifiers and the players from the 97th to 128th place on the PDC Order of Merit must start from the first round. Among these players are Berry van Peer, Scott Mitchell, Danny Baggish, Jim Williams and Richie Burnett.

The second group of entrants consists of players from place 65 to 96 on the PDC Order of Merit. That means players like Jeff Smith, Scott Waites, Andy Hamilton, Lisa Ashton, Raymond van Barneveld and Keane Barry have a bye in the first round.

Players between the positions 33-64 starting from the third round, which includes Luke Humphries, Steve Beaton and Damon Heta. The top 32 on the PDC Order of Merit have a bye for the first three rounds, which means the likes of Gerwyn Price, Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright are starting their tournament in the fourth round.

The first three rounds will be played on Friday March 5, starting at 12:00 GMT. The fourth round is scheduled for Friday evening, followed by the fifth and sixth round on Saturday. The tournament continues with the quarter-finals on Sunday afternoon, while the semi-finals and final will be played on Sunday evening.

All rounds use an open draw, which means that players do not have a protected position in the draw. This means top players can meet each other early in the tournament.

The draw for the 2021 UK Open will be made on Monday evening. After withdrawals from Wesley Harms, Robert Marijanovic, Daniel Larsson, Michael Unterbuncher, Darren Penhall and Boris Kcrmar, six additional players will receive a bye in the first round.

Field 2021 UK Open

1-32 - Enter at Fourth Round stage

1 Gerwyn Price

2 Michael van Gerwen

3 Peter Wright

4 Rob Cross

5 James Wade

6 Gary Anderson

7 Dave Chisnall

8 Michael Smith

9 Dimitri Van den Bergh

10 Nathan Aspinall

11 Daryl Gurney

12 Ian White

13 Glen Durrant

14 Krzysztof Ratajski

15 Jose de Sousa

16 Joe Cullen

17 Stephen Bunting

18 Jonny Clayton

19 Simon Whitlock

20 Mensur Suljovic

21 Mervyn King

22 Danny Noppert

23 Jeffrey de Zwaan

24 Adrian Lewis

25 Chris Dobey

26 Vincent van der Voort

27 Jermaine Wattimena

28 Jamie Hughes

29 Gabriel Clemens

30 Dirk van Duijvenbode

31 Ricky Evans

32 Devon Petersen

33-64 - Enter at Third Round stage

33 Steve Beaton

34 Brendan Dolan

35 William O'Connor

36 Keegan Brown

37 Ryan Searle

38 Kim Huybrechts

39 Max Hopp

40 Darius Labanauskas

41 Luke Humphries

42 John Henderson

43 Ross Smith

44 Ryan Joyce

45 Darren Webster

46 Steve West

47 Justin Pipe

48 Damon Heta

49 Luke Woodhouse

50 Ron Meulenkamp

51 Steve Lennon

52 Andy Boulton

53 Madars Razma

54 Jelle Klaasen

55 Mickey Mansell

56 Adam Hunt

57 Callan Rydz

58 Matthew Edgar

59 Ted Evetts

60 Josh Payne

61 Jason Lowe

62 James Wilson

63 Mark McGeeney

64 Cristo Reyes

65-96 - Enter at Second Round stage

65 Maik Kuivenhoven

66 Jeff Smith

67 Scott Waites

68 Ryan Murray

69 Martijn Kleermaker

70 Wayne Jones

71 Karel Sedlacek

72 Derk Telnekes

73 Nick Kenny

74 Andy Hamilton

75 Mike De Decker

76 Ryan Meikle

77 Lisa Ashton

78 Bradley Brooks

79 William Borland

80 Ciaran Teehan

81 Alan Tabern

82 Kai Fan Leung

83 Jesus Noguera

84 Raymond van Barneveld

85 Krzysztof Kciuk

86 Steve Brown

87 Peter Jacques

88 Martin Atkins

89 Steffen Siepmann

90 Gary Blades

91 Alan Soutar

92 Harald Leitinger

93 Eddie Lovely

94 Keane Barry

95 Jon Worsley

96 Aaron Beeney

97-128 - Enter at First Round stage

97 John Brown

98 Gordon Mathers

99 John Michael

100 Jake Jones

101 Kirk Shepherd

102 Martin Schindler

103 Lewis Williams

104 Jack Main

105 Berry van Peer

106 Scott Mitchell

107 Ritchie Edhouse

108 Geert Nentjes

109 Geert De Vos

110 Martin Lukeman

111 Danny Baggish

112 Joe Murnan

113 Peter Hudson

114 Zoran Lerchbacher

115 Adam Gawlas

116 Boris Koltsov

117 Brett Claydon

118 Andrew Gilding

119 David Evans

120 Florian Hempel

121 Jason Heaver

122 Niels Zonneveld

Associate Member Qualifiers - Enter at First Round stage

Damian Mol

Kevin Doets

Dom Taylor

Joe Davis

Keelan Kay

Brian Raman

Rhys Griffin

Sebastian Bialecki

Matthew Dennant

Jim Williams

Robert Collins

Maikel Verberk

Jitse Van der Wal

Nathan Rafferty

Richie Burnett

Scott Taylor

Chas Barstow

Gavin Carlin

Martin Thomas

Kevin McDine

Jim McEwan

Shane McGuirk

Matt Jackson

Sean Fisher

Rusty-Jake Rodriguez

Luc Peters

Rowby-John Rodriguez

Lorenzo Pronk

Gino Vos

Michael Rasztovits

Ryan De Vreede

Lukas Wenig

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