The Artist at the Coral UK Open

The Artist at the Coral UK Open

Kevin on his big stage walk-on in Minehead

Kevin on his big stage walk-on in Minehead

The UK Open’s Televised Finals have a new home in 2014 at the Butlins Minehead Resort, with eight stages in action simultaneously during the early rounds of the event, which features a mixture of professional stars and amateur qualifiers.  The tournament begins on Friday March 7, with the opening day seeing the preliminary, first and second rounds take place in the afternoon session.  It’s all live on ITV4.

While there are no easy games, the draw hasn’t been kind to Kevin, and rather than a ‘green’ newcomer, The Artist will take on the very experienced Richie Burnett.  Both start in round 3 due to a successful qualifying campaign.

A small number of packages – including accommodation at the Butlins Minehead Resort and tickets for all six sessions of the tournament – remain available for sale through the Butlins Big Weekends website or by calling 0845 070 4734.

It’s an open draw, so if Kevin comes through his game against former world champ Burnett, he’ll have to wait until after the end of round 3 to find out his next opponent.

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Stage Two

Round 3:   Kevin Painter 9-5 Richie Burnett

Round 4:   Kevin Painter 9-4 Andrew Gilding

Round 5:   Kevin Painter 9-5 Dean Winstanley

Quarter Final:   Kevin Painter 6-10 Mervyn King

Kevin interviewed for Tungsten Tales after his win against Dean…

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