Kevin Painter

Kevin Painter

The Artist
ENGLAND
  • World ranking 43
  • Televised titles 1
  • Non-Televised PDC Titles 4
  • Televised nine dart finishes 0

KEVIN has enjoyed over 20 years at the top level during a fine career, which was crowned in 2011 when he claimed glory on the big stage for the first time by winning the Players Championship Finals title.

A two-time Lakeside Championship quarter-finalist and former British Open and Swedish Open winner, Painter joined the PDC circuit in 2001 and showed his quality by becoming the first player to defeat Phil Taylor in the World Grand Prix later that year.

Success followed as Painter won the 2002 Bob Anderson Classic event and the 2003 World Championship semi-finals before he won through to the final at the Circus Tavern 12 months later.

Painter's 2004 World Championship final with Taylor will go down as one of the sport's greatest matches, with the Essex-born ace opening up a 4-1 lead before his rival fought back to claim victory in a dramatic sudden-death leg.

Painter went on to win the UK Open South-West Regional Final and Sheppey Classic in 2004 and was runner-up again to Taylor in the China Telecom Global Cup event in Shantou, and he added another ranking title at the UK Open North-East Regional Final in 2006.

Painter was also a semi-finalist in the 2008 World Championship and 2009 UK Open before he finally tasted victory in a televised tournament in December 2011, defeating Mark Webster 13-9 to take glory at the Players Championship Finals - dropping to his knees to celebrate an emotional achievement.

Selection for the 2012 Premier League followed, while Painter was a quarter-finalist in both the UK Open and World Grand Prix in 2014, while he is also an ever-present in the UK Open since the tournament was introduced back in 2003.

Players Championship Finals 2011
UK Open Qualifier 2004, 2006
Bob Anderson Classic 2004
Sheppey Darts Classic 2004
Eastbourne Pro 2002
  Most Recent Best Performance
2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Last 32 Runner Up - 2004
2017 UK OPEN Last 64 Semi Final - 2009
2017 WORLD MATCHPLAY - Quarter Final - 2010
2016 WORLD GRAND PRIX - Quarter Final - 2001, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2014
2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP - Last 16 - 2012, 2013
2016 GRAND SLAM OF DARTS - Quarter Final - 2007, 2009, 2012
2016 PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS Last 64 Winner - 2011
  Most Recent Best Performance
2017 THE MASTERS - Last 16 - 2013
2017 PREMIER LEAGUE - 7th - 2012
2017 DUBAI MASTERS - -
2017 WORLD CUP OF DARTS - -
2017 SHANGHAI MASTERS - -
2017 U.S. MASTERS - -
2017 AUCKLAND MASTERS - -
2017 MELBOURNE MASTERS - -
2017 PERTH MASTERS - -
2016 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS - -
2016 WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS - -
TOURNAMENT WIN Players Championship Finals (December 2011) beat Mark Webster 13-9
FINAL Players Championship 17 (August 2017) lost to Kyle Anderson 6-2
SEMI FINAL Players Championship 17 (August 2017) beat Jermaine Wattimena 6-4
QUARTER FINAL Players Championship 17 (August 2017) beat Gerwyn Price 6-5
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Last 32 lost to Phil Taylor 4-0
THE MASTERS -  
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 1 Last 32 lost to Kirk Shepherd 6-4
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 2 Last 256 lost to Mick Todd 6-3
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 3 Last 32 lost to Mervyn King 6-1
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 4 Semi Final lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-2
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 5 Last 64 lost to Brendan Dolan 6-5
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 6 Last 64 lost to Peter Wright 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1 Last 128 lost to Keegan Brown 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2 Last 32 lost to David Pallett 6-5
UK OPEN Last 64 lost to Chris Dobey 10-8
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 3 Last 128 lost to Joe Cullen 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 4 Last 64 lost to James Wilson 6-3
GERMAN DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP Last 16 lost to Gerwyn Price 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 5 Last 64 lost to Kyle Anderson 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 6 Last 64 lost to Mervyn King 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 7 Last 32 lost to Steve Lennon 6-1
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 8 Last 128 lost to James Richardson 6-5
GERMAN DARTS MASTERS -  
GERMAN DARTS OPEN -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 9 Last 64 lost to Jonny Clayton 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 10 Last 64 lost to Adam Hunt 6-2
EUROPEAN DARTS GRAND PRIX -  
GIBRALTAR DARTS TROPHY -  
PREMIER LEAGUE -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 11 Last 128 lost to Jamie Lewis 6-1
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 12 Last 128 lost to Wes Newton 6-4
DUBAI DARTS MASTERS -  
WORLD CUP OF DARTS -  
EUROPEAN DARTS MATCHPLAY -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 13 Last 128 lost to Mervyn King 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 14 Last 64 lost to Daryl Gurney 6-5
AUSTRIAN DARTS OPEN -  
EUROPEAN DARTS OPEN -  
SHANGHAI DARTS MASTERS -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 15 Last 64 lost to Steve Lennon 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 16 Last 128 lost to Ian White 6-3
U.S. DARTS MASTERS -  
WORLD MATCHPLAY -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 17 Runner Up lost to Kyle Anderson 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 18 Last 128 lost to Brendan Dolan 6-2
AUCKLAND DARTS MASTERS -  
MELBOURNE DARTS MASTERS -  
PERTH DARTS MASTERS -