UK Open 2022: When is it, where is it, who is playing and how can I watch it?

The UK Open is set to take place and below, we take a look at everything you need to know ahead of the tournament.

Raymond van Barneveld has been drawn against William Borland in the 2022 UK Open.

The two-time winner of the competition will begin his campaign in round three on Friday afternoon. His opponent is most known for his nine-dart finish at the 2021 World Darts Championship.

Ahead of the Minehead event, we look at all of the information you need to know about the UK Open, including when we can see Gerwyn Price and Peter Wright.

When is the UK Open?

The tournament begins on Friday, March 4 and will see a winner crowned on Sunday, March 6.

Where is the UK Open?

The UK Open is a ranking major darts tournament that takes place at the Butlins Minehead Resort every year.

How can I watch the UK Open?

Viewers can watch the main stage matches from 11:45 GMT on ITV 4 while DAZN will have the rights for Germany, Austria and Canada.

Viaplay have the rights in the Netherlands. PDCTV will offer streams for other territories around the world.

What is the schedule and who is playing?

Gerwyn Price

A busy opening session will feature 158 players complete in the first three rounds on Friday from 11:00 GMT.

The first round comprises the Tour Card Holders ranked 97-126 along with players from the 2021 Challenge and Development Tours and 16 Rileys Amateur Qualifiers.

Main Stage action will begin with two first round fixtures, including 2016 semi-finalist Jelle Klaasen against Mark Rice in a battle of two Rileys Qualifiers. World Youth Champion Bradley Brooks will take on Rowby-John Rodriguez in the other match.

In the second round ties, Welshman Lewy Williams takes on Germany's Martin Schindler while World Cup winner John Henderson and rising prospects Keane Barry and Keane Scutt are also in action.

Adrian Lewis - who won the event in 2014 - will also begin his campaign on the Main Stage although his opponent is yet to be confirmed.

Winners of the opening round will join Tour Card Holders ranked 65 to 96 in the second round and those who prevail will then enter round three with Tour Card Holders ranked 33 to 64.

The top 32 will make their appearance in the fourth round of the event, and it includes defending champion James Wade, world number one Gerwyn Price, world champion Peter Wright and former UK Open champions Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson.

The action continues on Saturday, March 5, with the fifth and sixth rounds split into two sessions before concluding on Sunday.

What is the UK Open prize money?

The total prize fund is £450,000 while the winner will pick up a cool £100,000.

For more information about the event, visit PDC.

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