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The UK Open begins on Sky on Thursday night. This tournament is famously dubbed the FA Cup of darts and luck of the draw is an awful big part of the event. The top 32 in the UK Open order of merit don't come into the tournament until Friday's third round stage but there are a number of big names in the pre-determined early rounds draw which is Thursday night including a certain Philip Douglas Taylor so the tournament will be flat out from the start. Prelim, rounds 1 and 2 draw here: http://www.pdc.tv/speedy-services-uk-open/article/1qpdmj43pgbur13t52lmyeh0oz/title/speedy-services-uk-open-schedule

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Re: UK Open 6-9 June Tournament preview: 1pt ew W.Newton to win UK Open 40/1 Boylesports (1/5 1-4) One man who seems to go well every year at the Reebok is Wes Newton. In the last four years, so the time he’s been a serious darts player, he has results of last 16 where he was beaten by Taylor, quarter final, runner up and quarter final in this event so the air clearly suits him at the home of Bolton Wanderers. Obviously it isn’t far from his Fleetwood home so maybe that has something to do with it. I’d say Wesley is playing the best darts he ever has coming into this tournament and he showed that when he won a European Tour event recently. His Premier League experience has made him big time now and at 40/1 with a bit of luck in the draw he can win his first PDC major this weekend. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/uk-open-betting-wes-newton-can-go-one-better-than-2011-at-the-reebok-20130606

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Re: UK Open 6-9 June Few outrights for me. Won't do massive write-ups as the draw affects so much in this tournament that it's a bit of a lottery anyway. Coral are paying out for reaching the semis so all of these have been taken with that firm. James Wade to beat UK Open- 20/1- (1.5/10 E/W) One man who has gone well in this tournament in the past is James Wade, and he's won this tournament twice before. Doubles are key is this tournament, especially in the early rounds given the short format and you'll struggle to find someone more reliable on their doubles than Wade. His scoring has been better this season as well and at a decent price, I'm happy to back Wade going well this year. Dave Chisnall to win UK Open- 33/1- (1/10 E/W) Chisnall's form in truth hasn't been great, in fact it's been poor but this format might just suit him. Momentum plays quite a big part in this tournament and if Chizzy gets through his first couple of matches, he could really shine through. There were signs in Austria that he wasn't far from hitting some form before he was narrowly edged out by Mervyn King but with Chisnall's scoring power as devastating as it is at times, I'll back him to go well this weekend. Mervyn King to win UK Open- 50/1- (1/10 E/W) King has never made it past the round of 16 in Bolton but his run over in Austria, where he made the final should give him confidence ahead of it. He's run into MVG a few times this year and lost them all which is no disgrace as we all know and without MVG, King would have a couple of titles to his name this season. If he gets the right draw, King could be a real threat over the weekend with his scoring and solid finishing so the high price looks a little unjust on the King. Dean Winstanley to win UK Open- 66/1- (1/10 E/W) Price looks quite high on Deano here. Although he hasn't done anything all year on the tour, this tournament seemed to really spark Robern Thornton into life and establish him as a real force on the tour and Winstanley will be hoping the same thing happens to him. He did manage to beat Barney last month and made the quarters of a floor event so his form has slightly improved but the big thing here is his scoring. If he gets going from the outset, very few can cope with his scoring and I think this format might just suit Deano to a tee. Terry Jenkins to win UK Open- 80/1- (1/10 E/W) Jenkins is one of my favourite players on the tour but his form has been shocking this season so why am I backing him? Well even though he has never won a major, he is still consistent in them and very rarely fails to get to the last 16 or further. He made the quarters here 12 months ago and that was with an extremely tough draw where he beat Winstanley and MVG before Taylor beat him. Jenkins just seems to up his game in front of the cameras traditionally and given the right draw, like so many, Jenkins could surprise a couple of people here. Joe Cullen to win UK Open- 125/1- (0.5/10 E/W) Backing a couple of youngsters at huge prices and the first of those is Joe Cullen. Cullen comes into Bolton off the back of making the quarters in Austria where he beat Kim Huybrechts and Barney and averaged over the 100 mark in that tournament which shows what he can do. Ironically Cullen seems to play his best darts against the better players so the fear perhaps is that he gets a little complacent in the early rounds, but with those performances over in Austria, Cullen will hopefully show what he can do this weekend. Michael Smith to win UK Open- 200/1- (0.5/10 E/W) Not sure what this price is all about really. Michael Smith is the reigning world youth champion but this season, he has already made the final of a floor tournament, as well as a semi appearance as well, losing out to Michael van Gerwen on both occasions. This season he has beaten some top players though in Robert Thornton, Chisnall and Kim Huybrechts and the youngster can absolutely pepper the lipstick and hits 9 darters for fun on the tour. Of course he'd need a good draw, but if he does get the right draw, he could go well over at the Reebok.

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Re: UK Open 6-9 June In this format, I wouldn't go anywhere near the odds offered on him, even if pound for pound he's the best darts player around. Because of the draw system, he could end up with facing Taylor-Barneveld-Wade-Whitlock en route to the final. Think this is the only tournament really where a real outside can win because of the system (Thornton benefited greatly last year).

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Re: UK Open 6-9 June Two more outrights for me. 1pt ew J.Caven to win UK Open 66/1 Coral (1/4 1-4) One man who is going very well right now is Jamie Caven and he isn’t adverse to a strong showing in Bolton. He has made the quarter final here in 2009 and 2012 and is playing better going into this tournament than he ever has so with that in mind you’ve got to think he has every chance of a very strong showing this weekend should the draw be kind to him. Caven has won a couple of tournaments in the last two weeks so his confidence will be sky high and he’s a big price at 66/1. 0.5pts ew S.Beaton to win UK Open 175/1 Boylesports (1/5 1-4) Steve Beaton is a former semi finalist in this tournament. He isn’t as consistent as he once was but generally in his career when he has found some form he carries it on for a little while and he has got some form having made the semi final in Vienna last weekend. Beaton has made a couple of quarter finals this season so he’s in decent form and when he plays well he can still beat anyone. At a much bigger price he’s worth a tiny each way dabble. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/uk-open-betting-jamie-caven-and-steve-beaton-could-deliver-good-runs-at-big-prices-in-bolton-20130606

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Re: UK Open 6-9 June Final two outrights for me. 1pt ew S.Bunting to win UK Open 50/1 Boylesports (1/5 1-4) We'll find out how good Stephen Bunting is in this tournament but my impression is that he is very good. He looks to have a nice path through the opening night of action and if and when he gets into the last 64 he'll be a danger for anyone if he hits his doubles because he scores as heavily as anyone on either code. I guess there will be more pressure on the Bullet here as everyone will be looking at him in a BDO flag carrying capacity but he's just got to forget all that and play his game. If he does play his game and he gets a bit of luck with the draw this could be a very lucrative weekend for the BDO number one. 1pt ew P.Wright to win UK Open 80/1 Boylesports (1/5 1-4) Peter Wright is a very good player and he will win a big tournament one of these days. Whether it is this one or one of the European Tour events we wait and see but at this price he is certainly worth backing. Wright is capable of averages above the 100 mark and he scores very strongly when he is on song. If he hits his doubles like he can do and he gets a bit of luck with the draw then he could take some stopping in the latter stages. Wright was the semi finalist in a European Tour event not so long ago and he beat Thornton and Hamilton that weekend so he can best the top guys and looks overpriced at 80/1.

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Re: UK Open 6-9 June [TABLE=class: couponTable]

[TR] [TH=class: firstColumn]Saturday 8 June 2013[/TH] [TH]Player 1 [/TH] [TH]Player 2[/TH] [TH=class: bppWidth]BPP[/TH] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Baxter, R v Palfreyman, L (13:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.33 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 4 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]100.00 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Chisnall, D v Wade, J (13:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.75 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.59 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]99.26 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Dolan, B v Padgett, M (13:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.33 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 4.33 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]98.08 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Temple, T v Bowles, J (13:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.16 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.9 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]98.93 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Klaasen, J v Kellett, S (14:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.93 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.02 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]101.32 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Palfreyman, J v Van Barneveld, R (14:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 7.5 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.14 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]100.84 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Taylor, P v Gray, A (14:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.06 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 17 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]100.22 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Thornton, R v Shepherd, K (14:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.22 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 5.5 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]100.00 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Anderson, G v Painter, K (15:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.52 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.84 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]101.00 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Bunting, S v Wright, P (15:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.81 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.25 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]99.69 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Jenkins, T v Huybrechts, K (15:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.72 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.61 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]98.67 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] McDine, K v Henderson, J (15:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.98 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]100.51 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Newton, W v Lewis, A (16:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.2 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.83 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]100.00 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Part, J v Hamilton, A (16:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.66 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.61 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]99.50 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Van Gerwen, M v Mansell, M (16:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.06 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 17 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]100.22 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] West, S v Burnett, R (16:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.92 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.53 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]99.46 %[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
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Re: UK Open 6-9 June Two for me this afternoon. 4pts J.Henderson to beat K.McDine Evs BetVictor Not sure that John Henderson has done too much wrong that he should be the outsider against Kevin McDine. Henderson fell away from the top level for a while after a nasty injury put him back for a sustained period of time but he is back now and appears to be playing some nice stuff. He had a high average in a quality win against Scott Rand last night which will have given him plenty of confidence and we all know how heavily the Rocking Horse Scot scores when he gets going. Henderson has qualified for most of the European Tour events which shows he's coming back into form. Kevin McDine has had a couple of decent weekends but even at his best he was never the most consistent. He is making his way back up the rankings and a big run this weekend could do him the world of good going forward but he is never the most consistent scorer, albeit when he does score well he scores very well, and he has some problems on doubles from time to time. For me Henderson is the better of the two players, as highlighted in his 4-1 H2H record between the two and I think Henderson can extend that record here. 4pts T.Jenkins to beat K.Huybrechts 6/4 Stan James Terry Jenkins looks a big price to me in this match. Kim Huybrechts is a quality player, we all know that, but he didn't play very well last night when he averaged in the mid-80's. It may be that the big stage will bring out his best darts but I was a little concerned he brought up missing a load of match doubles last year in his interview after the game. Mental things like that can resurface should the occasion arise again. Terry Jenkins probably isn't the player he was but he still plays the big tournaments well and he will dig in here. If he scores heavily, like he quite often does, then he'll push Huybrechts all the way and if there is a problem with Huybrechts hitting winning doubles still it could be exposed. If Jenkins plays somewhere near his best then no matter how well Kim plays 6/4 on Jenkins is insulting so the Bull is worth a go at a clear value price to me.

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Re: UK Open 6-9 June [TABLE=class: couponTable]

[TR] [TH=class: firstColumn]Saturday 8 June 2013[/TH] [TH]Player 1 [/TH] [TH]Player 2[/TH] [TH=class: bppWidth]BPP[/TH] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Van Barneveld, R v Thornton, R (19:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.57 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.75 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]100.00 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] West, S v Wright, P (19:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 3.75 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.36 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]100.00 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Hamilton, A v Temple, T (20:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.29 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 4.33 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]100.60 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Taylor, P v Dolan, B (20:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.12 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 8 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]101.39 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Baxter, R v Klaasen, J (21:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.04 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]99.02 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Van Gerwen, M v Jenkins, T (21:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.2 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 5.5 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]101.52 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Henderson, J v Wade, J (22:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 5.5 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.2 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]101.52 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Lewis, A v Painter, K (22:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.5 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.75 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]103.03 %[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
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Re: UK Open 6-9 June Four for me tonight. 5pts P.Wright (-2.5 legs) to beat S.West 4/5 Skybet Peter Wright averaged 20pts higher than Steve West this afternoon and while that was one playing at his best and one not at his best even if Wright played normal and West played his best it is hard to see how Wright still doesn't average say 10pts higher. Of course averages don't mean everything but it is hard to win, or even stay in, a match of this length when there is such a disparity in the averages. So Peter Wright is going to need a real shocker for West to be in this game and what we've seen this weekend I just don't see it coming. If you used basic form book logic Wright has just demolished Steven Bunting who is the BDO number one and West played for years on the BDO scene and was never anywhere near that standard. West's had a good week but he's in with the big boys now and will get found out. 4pts J.Klaasen to beat R.Baxter Evs BetVictor Jelle Klaasen is playing some lovely arrers at the minute as I mentioned last weekend and in that tournament in Vienna last week he beat James Wade averaging 105 for large parts of that match and we've seen how Wade has played this weekend. Eventually he lost to Steve Beaton in the quarter finals having missed a sackload of doubles and that is the game here. If Klaasen hits his doubles I'm confident he will win this match because he is scoring a lot heavier than Baxter. Bacter himself isn't always the best on the doubles and while he came through comfortably this afternoon he only averaged 92 so wasn't at peak form. Klaasen is playing some good stuff and can win this one I think. 4pts M.van Gerwen vs T.Jenkins - Over 13.5 legs 4/5 Skybet No idea what this line is all about. Michael van Gerwen is playing some lovely stuff at the minute but even at his best he'd have his work cut out to win this 9-4 or easier. Terry Jenkins played well against Kim Huybrechts this afternoon. He averaged a shade under a ton against a good opponent. Michael van Gerwen hasn't been at his best at all this weekend but the fear factor others have against him now has seen him through. However Jenkins doesn't fear anybody so if MVG doesn't up his game then he could even be beaten in this match but Jenkins gives his all against everyone and he has the quality to win five legs in this match if not the nine he needs to win. 5pts J.Wade (-3.5 legs) to beat J.Henderson 10/11 Coral James Wade is cruising through this tournament at the minute with averages around the 100 or well above it and if he plays to that level here he will blitz Henderson away. The lord himself may not even know how John Henderson is still in this tournament. Kevin McDine missed an insane number of doubles to knock him out this afternoon and Henderson was able to fall over the line with an 85 average. Henderson needs to put 10-12pts on that average at least to compete in this match let alone win it and I don't think he's got the game to do that. Wade is the superior player in every facet that counts and I'd be surprised if Henderson wins more than five legs in this one.

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Re: UK Open 6-9 June [TABLE=class: couponTable]

[TR] [TH][/TH] [TH=class: firstColumn]Sunday 9 June 2013[/TH] [TH]Player 1 [/TH] [TH]Player 2[/TH] [TH=class: bppWidth]BPP[/TH] [TH] [/TH] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Van Barneveld, R v Baxter, R (13:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.25 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 4.33 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]103.08 %[/TD] [TD=class: tvListings][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Hamilton, A v Wade, J (14:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 3.2 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.44 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]100.48 %[/TD] [TD=class: tvListings][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Taylor, P v Van Gerwen, M (15:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.3 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.68 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]103.00 %[/TD] [TD=class: tvListings][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Wright, P v Lewis, A (16:00 BST) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 3 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.53 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]98.55 %[/TD] [TD=class: tvListings][/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
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Re: UK Open 6-9 June Quarter final previews: 3pts R.Barneveld (-3.5 legs) to beat R.Baxter Evs Coral Barneveld has won 20 of the 22 meetings between these two and I don’t see him not winning this match. I think he is playing so solidly at the minute that I expect him to win this with a bit in hand too. I don’t think Baxter scores consistently enough leg on leg to deal with Barneveld in this form and he misses one or two too many doubles too so I would expect Barney to win this quite well. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/barneveld-vs-baxter-betting-raymond-barneveld-can-continue-his-dominance-over-baxter-in-bolton-20130609 3pts A.Hamilton to beat J.Wade 12/5 Skybet At these prices I like Andy Hamilton in this match. He has won six and drawn the other one of their last seven matches and that is no fluke of a run. It wasn’t when Wade was playing badly either as two of the wins were in the Premier League earlier in the year and Wade played some of his best ever darts in that. Something about playing Wade brings the best from Hamilton and if we see that best here he’ll win this. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/hamilton-vs-wade-betting-andy-hamilton-can-improve-his-recent-good-run-against-wade-in-bolton-20130609 4pts P.Taylor to beat M.van Gerwen 5/4 Bet365 This could be an absolute classic. These two are transforming the sport at the minute. Taylor has seen everyone off in the past but now he’s met his match and that makes every battle between the two so keenly anticipated. On form this weekend I have to side with Taylor. Of course it would be no surprise if Van Gerwen turns up properly here and if he does he’ll have every chance but even then he’s a bit on the short side. On the form of the weekend so far the great one is a great bet at 5/4. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/taylor-vs-van-gerwen-betting-phil-taylor-looks-good-value-to-gain-revenge-on-mighty-mike-20130609 5pts P.Wright vs A.Lewis - Over 8.5 180's 8/11 Skybet If it wasn’t for Taylor vs Van Gerwen this would be the pick of the quarter finals. Both men look in brilliant form and if they bring their form of Saturday to the oche for this match then this will have fireworks aplenty. I think it will be a close match and for that reason over 8.5 180’s looks a no brainer. Lewis scores them heavily and Wright is banging them in for fun too these days so I expect at least 9 here. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/wright-vs-lewis-betting-expect-to-see-a-lot-of-180-s-in-the-last-of-the-quarter-finals-in-bolton-20130609

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Re: UK Open 6-9 June One for the semi finals. Hoping Peter Wright can do the impossible in the other one. 3pts A.Hamilton to beat R.Barneveld 2/1 Bet365 Andy Hamilton looked pretty good this afternoon and what was most impressive was how he held his nerve late on in the match when the pressure really intensified as there is still a slight suspicion he can be found wanting in that area in the really big matches against the big players. So that stands him in good stead this evening where he takes on a Barneveld who is still here but I'm not exactly sure how because he hasn't looked comfortable all weekend. He looked shattered after his quarter final against Ronnie Baxter who bottled the chance to beat him and if Hamilton gets the same opportunity I'm not so sure he will bottle it. Barneveld's finishing has declined steadily in this tournament and that has to be a concern as he is unlikely to significantly outscore Hamilton in this match. I just get the feel Barney is running close to an empty tank and I believe he's worth taking on here.

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