Raymond van Barneveld and Rob Cross have most likely booked a spot at the UK Open.

Neither had won any prize money before UK Open Qualifying 4 on Friday in Wigan. But van Barneveld took a massive step toward Minehead. Barney steamrollered Gerwyn Price 6-1 to reach the last 16. The reigning world champion soon followed in his footsteps. Cross checked out 80 to secure a thrilling 6-5 win over Dimitri van den Bergh. Jamie Lewis, the surprise World Championship semi-finalist, overcame Kim Huybrechts by the same scoreline.

Krzysztof Ratajski averaged 98 in a 6-0 whitewash win over Benito van de Pas. The Dutchman, who has started 2018 poorly, averaged a mere 77. Nathan Aspinall continued his fine run, beating Jeff Smith 6-3. Robert Thornton won a last leg decider against James Richardson in last year’s Players Championship Finals, and did so again today.

Click here for the 2018 UK Open Qualifiers calendar, how the UK Open Qualifiers work, and the prize distribution.

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Jeffrey de Zwaan6|3Matthew Edgar
Steve Beaton6|4Simon Stevenson
Nathan Aspinall6|3Jeff Smith
Jamie Lewis6|5Kim Huybrechts
Raymond van Barneveld6|1Gerwyn Price
Adrian Lewis6|3Luke Woodhouse
Nathan Rafferty6|5Cody Harris
Jason Lowe6|4Keegan Brown
Robert Thornton6|5James Richardson
Rob Cross6|5Dimitri Van den Bergh
Maik Langendorf6|3Kirk Shepherd
Krzysztof Ratajski6|0Benito van de Pas
James Wade6|3Kevin Garcia
Andrew Gilding6|2John Part
Gary Anderson6|3Richie Corner
Steve West6|3Terry Jenkins
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Author: Edward McCosh