2024 UK Open: Dimitri Van den Bergh Seals His Spot in the Final at Minehead

Former housemates Dmitri Van den Bergh and Damon Heta clashed in the first semi-final of the 2024 Ladbrokes UK Open. Despite their friendship off the oche, both players were focused on securing a spot in the final. Van den Bergh showcased his resilience and precision, ultimately prevailing with an 11-6 victory over Heta.

Louis Hobbs
Louis Hobbs

Last Updated: 2024-03-03

Wade McElwain

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Former Housemates Clash

In a thrilling showdown at Butlin’s Minehead, former housemates Dmitri Van den Bergh and Damon Heta faced off in the highly anticipated first semi-final of the 2024 Ladbrokes UK Open. Despite their friendship off the oche, both players knew they had to set aside their camaraderie and focus on securing a spot in the final.


The match began with a tense exchange of legs, with both players showcasing their skill and determination. After the initial legs went with the darts, Van den Bergh ignited a surge with a stunning 11-dart break of throw, levelling the score at 4-4. He followed up with a solid 14-dart hold to take the lead, setting the stage for a closely contested battle.


Heta managed to claw back, levelling the match at 5-5 before the second interval. However, Van den Bergh swiftly regained control with a spectacular 132 checkout in the 11th leg, showcasing his precision and composure under pressure. As the match progressed, the players exchanged holds of throw, keeping the score line tight.



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Heta’s Fight Falters

In a pivotal moment, Heta missed a crucial dart at the bull for a 170 checkout, which would have levelled the game at 7-7. Seizing the opportunity, Van den Bergh capitalised with an 87 finish to secure an 8-6 lead. From there, he continued to dominate, reeling off the next three legs without reply, ultimately clinching victory and booking his place in the final, winning the match 11-6. 

Van den Bergh Seals Final Berth

For Van den Bergh, the win marks a significant milestone as he becomes the first player to secure a spot in the final of the UK Open. With his exceptional performance and mental fortitude, he has proven himself as a formidable contender for the title.


As the Belgian celebrates his triumph, Heta reflects on a hard-fought battle and looks ahead to future opportunities to make his mark on the PDC circuit. With the stage set for an electrifying final between the Belgian and either Luke Humphries or Ricky Evans, fans eagerly await to see who will emerge victorious and claim the coveted UK Open title.

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