The Artist on Tour; UK Open Qualifiers 4-6

The Artist on Tour; UK Open Qualifiers 4-6

Coral uk open

Coral UK open qualifiers start today

Kevin Painter returned to Wigan for the second and final round of UK Open Qualifiers.  Kev has already earned more than enough money to qualify for the ITV4 televised finals (£2,250), but every £ won also counts towards the main rankings, as well as the pro tour order of merit, which decides seedings for the floor events.

The final three Coral UK Open Qualifiers for professional players will be held from Friday February 21- Sunday February 23, featuring over 200 players battling for places in next month’s Televised Finals in Minehead.

The weekend will see three tournaments, each worth £50,000, held at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan, with PDC Tour Card Holders joined by PDPA Associate Members in the field for each.

Following Sunday’s Qualifier Six, the leading 96 players (plus ties) from the Coral UK Open Order of Merit will qualify alongside the 32 Rileys Qualifiers to compete in the Coral UK Open Televised Finals at the Butlins Minehead Resort from March 7-9.

Games are as usual best of 11, and played across 32 boards.

Qualifier 4 – Friday

Round 1:  Kevin Painter Bye
Round 2:  Kevin Painter 6-4 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Round 3:  Josh Payne 6-3 Kevin Painter

£250 won – Kev will be looking to do better on Saturday

Qualifier 5 – Saturday

Round 1:   Kevin Painter Bye
Round 2:   Kevin Painter 6-5 John Bowles
Round 3:   Rocco Maes 6-4 Kevin Painter

Kev is very disappointed with today’s performance.. more fight needed tomorrow!

Final Qualifier 6 – Sunday

Round 1:   Kevin Painter Bye
Round 2:   Kevin Painter 6-2 Kevin Dowling
Round 3:   Kevin Painter 6-2 Antonio Alcinas
Round 4:   Kevin Painter 6-5 Karl Merchant
Round 5:   Kevin Painter 6-5 Mark Webster
1/4 Final:   Kevin Painter 2-6 Wes Newton

A much better day today for The Artist, winning £1,500 to make it £2,000 for the three days of qualifying.  Tune into ITV4 to watch Kevin in the finals in less than two weeks!

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