Televised Return For van Barneveld as 2021 UK Open Boards are Allocated.

Raymond van Barneveld will return to our TV screens to face Alan Soutar in one of nine main stage games on Friday afternoon, marking his first return to televised darts since his disappointing World Championship in 2019 when he retired from the sport.

Berry van Peer and Martin Schindler, both former World Youth Championship finalists, open the TV matches with two first-round clashes.

Man of the moment, Danny Baggish will face Brett Claydon. Baggish backed up his brilliant run at Ally Pally by winning his tour card at Q-School. The American can, through both stages of Q-School in the most remarkable fashion.

All the Stage Two action can be viewed on PDC TV on Friday and Saturday. Callan Rydz, Ross Smith, Jim Williams, Zoran Lerchbacher, Richie Burnett and Geert Nentjes all find themselves ob stage two.

While the first-round winners will be joined by Tour Card holders 65-96 in round two, including the match between Van Barneveld and Soutar.

The Top 32 in the world enter the event on Friday evening, including Michael van Gerwen, Gerwyn Price, Peter Wright and Gary Anderson, but in the UK Open, there is no seeding protection.

The action continues on Saturday, March 7, with the fifth and sixth round before the tournament concludes on Sunday with an open draw every round.


Televised Return For van Barneveld as 2021 UK Open Boards are Allocated
Televised Return For van Barneveld as 2021 UK Open Boards are Allocated (PDC)


2021 UK Open Stage Allocations

Friday March 5
Afternoon Session (1100 GMT Start, 1200 GMT on Main Stage)
First, Second & Third Rounds
Main Stage

Berry van Peer v Martin Schindler (R1)

Brett Claydon v Danny Baggish (R1)

Aaron Beeney v Lisa Ashton (R2)

Maik Kuivenhoven v Koltsov/Rusty-Jake Rodriguez (R2)

Alan Soutar v Raymond van Barneveld (R2)

Keane Barry v Nentjes/Burnett (R2)

Max Hopp v William O’Connor (R3)

Damon Heta v Siepmann/D Evans (R3)

Soutar/Van Barneveld v Mickey Mansell (R3)

Stage Two

Gordon Mathers v Kirk Shepherd (R1)

Boris Koltsov v Rusty-Jake Rodriguez (R1)

Zoran Lerchbacher v Jim Williams (R1)

Geert Nentjes v Richie Burnett (R1)

Martin Atkins v Bradley Brooks (R2)

Martijn Kleermaker v Wayne Jones (R2)

Peters/L Williams v Scott Mitchell (R2)

Ciaran Teehan v Claydon/Baggish (R2)

Mark McGeeney v Steve Beaton (R3)

Ross Smith v Callan Rydz (R3)

Beeney/Ashton v Darius Labanauskas (R3)

Murray/Kciuk v Kim Huybrechts (R3)

Stage Three

Rhys Griffin v Sean Fisher (R1)

Matt Jackson v Nathan Rafferty (R1)

Keelan Kay v Kevin McDine (R1)

Rowby-John Rodriguez v Brian Raman (R1)

Nick Kenny v Ryan Meikle (R2)

Jeff Smith v Van Peer/Schindler (R2)

Andy Hamilton v Edhouse/Mol (R2)

Lerchbacher/J Williams v Mathers/Shepherd (R2)

James Wilson v Keegan Brown (R3)

Atkins/Brooks v Waites/S Brown (R3)

Barry/Nentjes/Burnett v Luke Woodhouse (R3)

S Taylor/Michael/Lukeman/Verberk v Adam Hunt (R3)

Stage Four

Jitse Van der Wal v Florian Hempel (R1)

Geert De Vos v Niels Zonneveld (R1)

Martin Lukeman v Maikel Verberk (R1)

Scott Taylor v John Michael (R1)

Michael Rasztovits v Peter Jacques (R2)

Hudson/De Vreede v Jesus Noguera (R2)

Scott Waites v Steve Brown (R2)

Kay/McDine v Rowby-John Rodriguez/Raman (R2)

Ryan Joyce v Cristo Reyes (R3)

Heaver/Pronk/Lovely v Ron Meulenkamp (R3)

Murnan/Dennant/Leung v Kenny/Meikle (R3)

Lerchbacher/J Williams/Mathers/Shepherd v Madars Razma (R3)

Stage Five

Shane McGuirk v Jack Main (R1)

Jason Heaver v Lorenzo Pronk (R1)

Luc Peters v Lewis Williams (R1)

Steffen Siepmann v David Evans (R2)

De Vos/Zonneveld v Derk Telnekes (R2)

Alan Tabern v Gawlas/Vos (R2)

Murnan/Dennant v Kai Fan Leung (R2)

Steve West v Jason Lowe (R3)

Andy Boulton v Jelle Klaasen (R3)

Borland/Davis/Doets v Steve Lennon (R3)

Leitinger/Sedlacek v De Decker/Griffin/Fisher (R3)

Raztovits/Jacques v Teehan/Claydon/Baggish (R3)

Stage Six

Jim McEwan v Sebastian Bialecki (R1)

Chas Barstow v Lukas Wenig (R1)

Joe Murnan v Matthew Dennant (R1)

Jon Worsley v Andrew Gilding (R2)

McGuirk/Main v Robert Collins (R2)

Mike De Decker v Griffin/Fisher (R2)

S Taylor/Michael v Lukeman/Verberk (R2)

John Henderson v Matt Edgar (R3)

Hamilton/Edhouse/Mol v J Jones/D Taylor/Blades (R3)

J Smith/Van Peer/Schindler v Kleermaker/W Jones (R3)

J Brown/Carlin/Jackson/Rafferty v Barstow/Wenig/Thomas (R3)

Stage Seven

Joe Davis v Kevin Doets (R1)

Adam Gawlas v Gino Vos (R1)

Ritchie Edhouse v Damian Mol (R1)

Harald Leitinger v Karel Sedlacek (R2)

J Jones/D Taylor v Gary Blades (R2)

J Brown/Carlin v Jackson/Rafferty (R2)

Barstow/Wenig v Martin Thomas (R2)

Justin Pipe v Luke Humphries (R3)

Kuivenhoven/Koltsov/Rusty-Jake Rodriguez v Brendan Dolan (R3)

Hudson/De Vreede/Noguera v Tabern/Gawlas/Vos (R3)

Kay/McDine/Rowby-John Rodriguez/Raman v Josh Payne (R3)

Stage Eight

Jake Jones v Dom Taylor (R1)

Peter Hudson v Ryan De Vreede (R1)

John Brown v Gavin Carlin (R1)

Ryan Murray v Krzysztof Kciuk (R2)

William Borland v Davis/Doets (R2)

McEwan/Bialecki v Van der Wal/Hempel (R2)

Heaver/Pronk v Eddie Lovely (R2)

Ted Evetts v Darren Webster (R3)

McGuirk/Main/Collins v Ryan Searle (R3)

Peters/L Williams/Mitchell v Worsley/Gilding (R3)

McEwan/Bialecki/Van der Wal/Hempel v De Vos/Zonneveld/Telnekes (R3)