Kevin joined the other elite PDC players this weekend in Gibraltar, at the second PDC European darts tour event of the year. These events have huge £25,000 winning prizes, and a total of £115,000 prize money on offer, so they are VERY important for the rankings.
As a qualifier, Kevin joins the tournament in the first round on the Friday, in the always tricky games before the top 16 ranked players join in.
Saturday March 21
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm GMT)
First Round: Kevin Painter 6-3 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Kev beats the talented Rodriguez, who has already had quite a bit of TV experience – so a potential banana skin well handled. At least £1,500 won…
Last 16: Kevin Painter 5-6 Michael van Gerwen
Kev battles back to take the game to a deciding leg, but just misses out to the world number 1.