Kevin Painter

Kevin Painter

The Artist
ENGLAND
  • World ranking 53
  • Televised titles 1
  • Non-Televised PDC Titles 5
  • 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
2018 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Last 64 Runner Up - 2004
2018 UK OPEN - Semi Final - 2009
2018 WORLD MATCHPLAY - Quarter Final - 2010
2018 WORLD GRAND PRIX - Quarter Final - 2001, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2014
2018 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP - Last 16 - 2012, 2013
2018 GRAND SLAM OF DARTS - Quarter Final - 2007, 2009, 2012
2017 PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS Last 64 Winner - 2011
  Most Recent Best Performance
2018 THE MASTERS - Last 16 - 2013
2018 PREMIER LEAGUE - 7th - 2012
2018 GERMAN MASTERS - -
2018 WORLD CUP OF DARTS  - -
2018 U.S. MASTERS - -
2018 SHANGHAI MASTERS - -
2018 AUCKLAND MASTERS - -
2018 MELBOURNE MASTERS - -
2018 BRISBANE MASTERS - -
2018 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS - -
2018 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 (ET) -  
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 -  
DUTCH DARTS MASTERS -  
GERMAN DARTS GRAND PRIX -  
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS -  
INTERNATIONAL DARTS OPEN -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 19 Last 64 lost to Kim Huybrechts 6-1
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 20 Last 128 lost to Andrew Gilding 6-2
WORLD GRAND PRIX -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 21 Last 32 lost to Jermaine Wattimena 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 22 Last 128 lost to Paul Rowley 6-5
EUROPEAN DARTS TROPHY Last 48 lost to Andy Boulton 6-5
GERMAN DARTS MASTERS (WS) -  
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP -  
WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS -  
GRAND SLAM OF DARTS -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS Last 64 lost to James Wade 6-4
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Last 64 lost to Mensur Suljovic 4-0
THE MASTERS -  
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 1 Last 256 lost to Kirk Shepherd 6-1
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 2 Last 256 lost to Steve Lennon 6-0
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 3 Last 128 lost to Charlie Jackson 6-3
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 4 Last 128 lost to Robert Thornton 6-5
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 5 Preliminary Round lost to Robert Rickwood 6-4
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 6 Last 128 lost to Kevin Burness 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1 Last 64 lost to Cristo Reyes 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2 Last 128 lost to Jelle Klaasen 6-5
UK OPEN -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 3 Last 32 lost to Joe Cullen 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 4 Last 64 lost to Gabriel Clemens 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 5 Last 128 lost to Mark Wilson 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 6 Last 128 lost to James Wade 6-5
EUROPEAN DARTS OPEN -  
GERMAN DARTS GRAND PRIX -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 7 Last 64 lost to Robert Thornton 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 8 Last 128 lost to Robert Thornton 6-0
GERMAN DARTS OPEN -  
AUSTRIAN DARTS OPEN -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 9 Last 128 lost to Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 10 Last 128 lost to Peter Jacques 6-3
EUROPEAN DARTS GRAND PRIX -  
DUTCH DARTS MASTERS -  
PREMIER LEAGUE -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 11 Last 64 lost to James Wilson 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 12 Last 64 lost to Mervyn King 6-5
GERMAN DARTS MASTERS -  
WORLD CUP OF DARTS -  
GIBRALTAR DARTS TROPHY -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 13 Last 32 lost to Joe Cullen 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 14 Last 128 lost to Ian White 6-0
DANISH DARTS OPEN -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 15 Last 128 lost to John Henderson 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 16 Last 64 lost to Rob Cross 6-5
EUROPEAN DARTS MATCHPLAY -  
U.S. DARTS MASTERS -  
SHANGHAI DARTS MASTERS -  
WORLD MATCHPLAY -  
AUCKLAND DARTS MASTERS -  
MELBOURNE DARTS MASTERS -  
BRISBANE DARTS MASTERS -  
GERMAN DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 17 Last 32 lost to Martin Schindler 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 18 Last 128 lost to Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-2
DUTCH DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP Last 32 lost to Peter Wright 6-2
INTERNATIONAL DARTS OPEN -  
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 19 Last 128 lost to Rob Cross 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 20 Last 64 lost to Rob Cross 6-5
WORLD GRAND PRIX -  
EUROPEAN DARTS TROPHY -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 21 Last 128 lost to Cameron Menzies 6-0
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 22 Last 16 lost to Mensur Suljovic 6-1
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP -  
WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS -  
GRAND SLAM OF DARTS -