Player Championship ProTour Events 1&2
After the UK Open it’s now time for heads down and back to work on the floor for Kevin, as he joins the other 127 tour card holders on the PDC ProTour in Barnsley, for two floor tournament events.
This is where the main work is put in for the year, the many floor events behind closed doors across England. There’s no easy games, with every player earning the tour card to be there. Kevin is seeded 19th for the first event.
In game one on Saturday, The Artist is drawn against the young speed sensation Ricky Evans, so tough from the off…
Players Championship 1
Barnsley Metrodome, March 15 2014
Round 1: Kevin Painter 6-3 Ricky Evans
Round 2: Kevin Painter 6-5 Dennis Smith
Round 3: Kevin Painter 2-6 Adrian Lewis
Kev loses to an on fire Lewis who hit a 9 darter the round before.
Players Championship 2
Barnsley Metrodome, March 16 2014
Round 1: Kevin Painter 6-3 Jason Hogg
Round 2: Kevin Painter 6-4 Kevin McDine
Round 3: Kevin Painter 6-1 Kirk Shepherd
Round 4: Gary Anderson 6-5 Kevin Painter
£1,000 won on day 2, so a solid start to the player championships campaign.