The Masters; The Artist in Edinburgh on ITV4
An exclusive club of players take part in the newest PDC televised tournament starting tonight, and Kevin Painter kicks it off in Edinburgh, live on ITV4. Only the top 16 players in the world are taking part – so it really is the best of the best.
Short format games in round 1, first to six legs, so it’s quick fire stuff. Get on ITV4 and enjoy this weekend (1st – 3rd Nov)
The Coral Masters will be held throughout the weekend at the Royal Highland Centre, with Friday’s first round followed by the quarter-finals on Saturday, with the destiny of the £50,000 first prize decided on Sunday night with the semi-finals and final.
Kevin starts the tournament against James Wade – so a really tough start, but with only the top 16, there’s not going to be an easy game, more so than ever!
The Coral Masters
Friday November 1 (6.45pm-11.30pm)
Round 1: Kevin Painter 5-6 James Wade
A very close game.. Kevin breaks first, but Wade breaks back, and then at 5-5 with throw, Wade starts with a 180, and the 135 reply from Kevin isn’t quite enough to help win the leg. Kev admits that he didn’t find his rhythm in the game, and never got firing on all cylinders.
Kevin next plays in the Grand Slam of Darts, which is on Sky Sports next Saturday! Make sure you tune in.
|James Wade||6-5||Kevin Painter|
|1||Breaks of Throw||1|
|6/17 – 35%||Finishing||5/9 – 56%|