Darts News and Events

Mark Webster Pushes Kevin Painter out of WDT

Mark Webster 3-2 Kevin Painter

A five set thriller darts game saw Mark Webster ending Kevin Painter’s hopes of a WDT Victory, as Webster won 3-2.


Webster reached his first major final at the International Darts League in May, and will have high hopes of repeating that feat following a close contest against Painter.

Painter had battled through the preliminary round on Friday to qualify, and continued his good form with some heavy scoring, but some crucial misses cost him dear.

He missed the bullseye for a 170 finish during a tight opening set, with his final dart bouncing out of the bull before Webster took out double ten to level at 2-2, although a 90 checkout from Painter gave him a 1-0 lead.

Webster hit back in style to win the second set 3-2, with a 124 finish accompanied by legs of 13 and 12 darts as he squared the match.

Painter raised his game to win the third without reply, taking out double top, a 114 finish and double four to go 2-1 up.

Webster won the fourth set’s opener despite a maximum from Painter, who then hit six perfect darts in leg two and eventually went out in ten on double 18.

Welshman Webster also had six perfect darts in the next by opening with back-to-back 180s, only for his chances of a nine-darter to also slip away before he finished in 11 darts.

He then wrapped up the set with a confident 110 checkout to send the match into a decider.

Painter took the first leg in 14 darts before Webster levelled and then broke the throw on double top with a 13-darter.

He then sealed the win with a 116 finish after Painter missed the bullseye once more, this time for a 164 checkout as his chances slipped away.

For more WDT darts action and other news roundups, please visit PlanetDarts.

Comments are off for this post  

Comments are closed.