Scutt Heads Trio of UK Open Qualifiers

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NINE of the available sixteen Rileys Sports Bar spots at thw UK Open have now neen won as Connor Scutt, Michael Taylor and Jason Hogg became the latest trio to secure qualification for next month’s event.

Scutt, Taylor and Hogg will be among the 160 player field taking part from March 1-3 at Butlin’s Minehead Resort.

Scutt – a Players Championship runner-up in October – relinquished his PDC Tour Card in January, despite reaching the second round of the 2023/24 World Darts Championship.

However, the 27-year-old will make an immediate return to the big stage next month, after storming through a 129-player field in the Rileys Harlow Qualifier for the loss of just four legs.

Scutt will be joined in Minehead by newcomer Taylor, who overcame Winmau Challenge Tour star Lewis Pride 5-3 to triumph in Saturday’s Rileys Chorlton Qualifier.

Elsewhere, former World Championship qualifier Hogg will make his first PDC televised appearance since 2015 after claiming the spoils in the Rileys Aberdeen event.

The Scot won through a 93-player field to confirm his UK Open return – a decade on from his last appearance – defeating Andrew Davidson 5-2 in Sunday’s decider.

The Rileys Amateur Qualifiers continue on February 10-11, with further knockouts set to take place at Rileys clubs in South Benfleet, Liverpool and London Victoria.

Entries will cost £10 and are available through the Rileys website – with entry open to all players over the age of 16 who do not hold a PDC Tour Card.

Online entries will close at 1700 GMT on the day before a qualifying event takes place.

Please note that some venues cannot permit entries for under-18s. Please see the Rileys website for full details.

2024 Rileys Amateur Qualifiers

Dates & Venues
Saturday January 20
Rileys Chester – David Sumner

Sunday January 21
Rileys Coventry – Johnny Haines

Saturday January 27
Rileys Norwich – Ashley Coleman
Rileys Solihull – Jenson Walker

Sunday January 28
Rileys Victoria (London) – Harry Lane
Rileys Liverpool – Harry Gregory

Saturday February 3
Rileys Harlow – Connor Scutt
Rileys Chorlton – Michael Taylor

Sunday February 4
Rileys Aberdeen – Jason Hogg

Saturday February 10
Rileys South Benfleet
Rileys Liverpool

Sunday February 11
Rileys Victoria (London)

Saturday February 17
Rileys Chorlton
Rileys Norwich

Sunday February 18
Rileys Liverpool
Rileys Coventry


Images: PDC


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