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UK Open Winners List - Darts Legend Phil Taylor On Top

  • Phil Taylor won 5 UK Open Darts Championships
  • Michael van Gerwen and James Wade have won 3 titles
  • Raymond van Barneveld is next best with 2 UK Open titles
  • The UK Open began in 2003
  • James Wade is the defending champion after beating Luke Humphries in the 2021 final
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Phil Taylor won the inaugural UK Open Darts Championship in 2003 (Getty Images)
John Eastwood 30 Mar 2021
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UK Open Darts Championships Winners


The first UK Open was held in 2003 with Phil Taylor beating Shayne Burgess 18-8 in the final. Taylor would go on to win five UK Open's.

Michael van Gerwen and James Wade have both won two titles, Wade the defending champion after beating Luke Humphries in the 2021 final. Raymond van Barneveld is the only other player to win more than once, winning two titles.

Peter Wright, Gary Anderson, Nathan Aspinall, Adrian Lewis, Roland Scholten and Robert Thornton have all won once with Gerwyn Price a runner-up on two occasions.

Year
Champion (final average)
ScoreRunner-Up (final average)Prize Money
2022 tbc tbc tbc tbc
2021 James Wade (102.52) 11–5 Luke Humphries (97.95) £450,000
2020 Michael van Gerwen (101.42) 11–9 Gerwyn Price (99.16) £450,000
2019 Nathan Aspinall (88.72) 11–5 Rob Cross (84.79) £450,000
2018 Gary Anderson (95.71) 11–7 Corey Cadby (99.78) £350,000
2017 Peter Wright (100.55) 11–6 Gerwyn Price (97.78) £350,000
2016 Michael van Gerwen (106.68) 11–4 Peter Wright (98.33) £300,000
2015 Michael van Gerwen (98.43) 11–5 Peter Wright (99.33) £300,000
2014 Adrian Lewis (109.13) 11–1 Terry Jenkins (93.15) £250,000
2013 Phil Taylor (107.04) 11–4 Andy Hamilton (97.95) £200,000
2012 Robert Thornton (95.44) 11–5 Phil Taylor (98.58) £200,000
2011 James Wade (96.25) 11–8 Wes Newton (88.51) £200,000
2010 Phil Taylor (97.71) 11–5 Gary Anderson (92.41) £200,000
2009 Phil Taylor (100.81) 11–6 Colin Osborne (93.24) £200,000
2008 James Wade (94.65) 11–7 Gary Mawson (87.33) £178,000
2007 Raymond van Barneveld (94.99) 16–8 Vincent van der Voort (88.76) £150,000
2006 Raymond van Barneveld (91.51) 13–7 Barrie Bates (82.98) £124,000
2005 Phil Taylor (96.80) 13–7 Mark Walsh (84.52) £124,000
2004 Roland Scholten (89.49) 11–6 John Part (85.98) £124,000
2003 Phil Taylor (98.03) 18–8 Shayne Burgess (91.36) £124,000

Multiple Winners


 Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen, James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld are the only multiple winners of the UK Open. Taylor stands alone at the top with five titles.

Rank
Player
Won
Runner-Up
Finals
Appearances
1  Phil Taylor 5 1 6 14
2  Michael van Gerwen 3 0 3 14
2  James Wade 3 0 3 19
4  Raymond van Barneveld 2 0 2 14
5  Peter Wright 1 2 3 14
6  Gary Anderson 1 1 2 13
7  Nathan Aspinall 1 0 1 6
7  Adrian Lewis 1 0 1 18
7  Roland Scholten 1 0 1 11
7  Robert Thornton 1 0 1 13
11  Gerwyn Price 0 2 2 8
12  Barrie Bates 0 1 1 12
12  Shayne Burgess 0 1 1 4
12  Corey Cadby 0 1 1 1
12  Rob Cross 0 1 1 6
12  Andy Hamilton 0 1 1 16
12  Luke Humphries 0 1 1 4
12  Terry Jenkins 0 1 1 16
12  Gary Mawson 0 1 1 3
12  Wes Newton 0 1 1 14
12  Colin Osborne 0 1 1 9
12  John Part 0 1 1 14
12  Vincent van der Voort 0 1 1 15
12  Mark Walsh 0 1 1 13

History


The UK Open darts tournament began in 2003 and took place in June each year at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton, England. In 2014 the UK Open moved to Butlin's Resort in Minehead, England.

Phil Taylor beat Shayne Burgess in the 2003 final, the first of his five UK Open titles. Taylor achieved a perfect nine-dart finish four times at the UK Open (2004, 2005, 2007 & 2008). 

Mervyn King (2010), Gary Anderson (2012), Wes Newton (2013) and Michael van Gerwen (2016) are the other players to achieve a nine-dart leg.

The 2018 UK Open was played behind closed doors due to extreme weather conditions jeapordising the safety of fans.

The 2020 tournament was moved to the Marshall Arena in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UK Open Winners FAQ

When did the UK Open start?

The UK Open began in 2003.

Who won the first UK Open?

Phil Taylor won the inaugural UK Open in 2003, beating Shayne Burgess 18-8 in the final.

Who has won the most UK Open's?

Phil Taylor has won the most UK Open's with five titles.

How many UK Open's did Phil Taylor win?

Phil Taylor won five UK Open's (2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2013).

How many UK Open's has Michael van Gerwen won?

Michael van Gerwen has won three UK Open's (2015, 2016, 2020).

Who won the 2021 UK Open?

James Wade won the 2021 UK Open, beating Luke Humphries 11-5 in the final.

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