It's the final day of the UK Open, and we've got the quarter-finals this afternoon, then the semi-finals and final tonight. Eight men are left standing, and there's no fairytale story, just proof that class will shine through in darts. We have Phil Taylor through, as expected, and he's joined by Terry Jenkins, Raymond van Barneveld, Dave Chisnall, Wes Newton, Robert Thornton, Jamie Caven, and Denis Ovens.
So the lowest ranked player left is Robert Thornton, who is ranked 34th in the PDC rankings. Denis Ovens is 23rd in the world, Dave Chisnall is 22nd, Jamie Caven is 21st, while the other four players are ranked in the top ten in the PDC. So, class has shone through this year, and each player deserves their spot in the UK Open quarter-finals.
Denis Oven did us a huge turn last night, making our free tip a winner, which takes us to 3-1, with a profit of +8.75 units. So if you've followed each tip, you'll be quids in. Not bad for a free tip or two each day, is it?
Before we get onto the free tip, I want to remind you that we are running a Premium Picks service for the 2012 PDC UK Open.
Each darts tournament will be on offer for £10, so that will be the following:
UK Open 7-10 June
World Matchplay 21-29 July
World Grand Prix 8-14 October
Grand Slam of Darts 10-18 November
Players Championship Finals 30 November - 2 December
PDC World Championship 13 December - 1 January 2013
BDO World Championship (TBA)
So, for an outlay of £10 for each tournament, you can't really go wrong.
Dave Chisnall, as I mentioned yesterday, was my pick to take the title, and he's still going strong, although he's had a horrible draw the past two rounds, getting Simon Whitlock last night, and facing Barney in his quarter-final tonight. Phil Taylor is obviously - and rightly - a short-price to take the UK Open title, but there's still a lot of darts left to play.
Today's free UK Open darts betting tip:
Denis Ovens to beat Jamie Caven: 5/6 @ Stan James.
Recommend: 2 units.
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