Kevin Painter claimed a nervy win over Vincent van der Voort in his return to the European Tour at the Dutch Darts Championship.
Painter went 3-1 up but missed doubles hampered him with Van der Voort going on to miss two match darts.
‘The Artist’ claimed the win though with a 92 finish as he reaches Day 2.
Also reaching day 2 is Ross Smith. ‘Smudger’ saw off Rusty Jake Rodriguez after coming from 2-0 down reeling off six consecutive legs.
Smith has looked impressive in his return to the PDC Tour and this has continued in Maastricht.
Finally also impressive was Arron Monk who himself came from 2-0 down. He only allowed Thornton another leg as he claimed a comprehensive 6-3 victory.
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Evening session schedule
Jeffrey de Zwaan (90.88) 2-6 (89.79) Wayne Jones
Jeffrey de Graaf (91.25) 6-5 (92.93) Paul Nicholson
Dawson Murschell (82.03) 4 (11) 6 (88.95) Ritchie Edhouse
Kevin Painter (89.21) 6-5 (87.17) Vincent van der Voort
Ross Smith (96.91) 6-2 (88.4) Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Robert Thornton (87.75) 3-6 (92.12) Arron Monk
21:15 Kyle Anderson v Christian Bunse
21:45 James Wilson v Cristo Reyes
Tags: Arron Monk, Dutch Darts Championship 2018, Kevin Painter, Ross Smith
WINNER | @OfficialKP180 makes it ten wins on the spin against Vincent van der Voort.
Kevin Painter 6-5 Vincent van der Voort
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) September 7, 2018
Author: Samuel Gill