Baxter triumphs in Canadian Masters
Ronnie Baxter claimed his second Players Championship title of the season and a cheque for £6,000 by winning the Canadian Masters at the Hilton London Ontario on Sunday.
The world number 16 claimed the title with a 6-2 win over Kevin Painter in the final, having already defeated Charlie Vandenakker, Dan Lauby Jr, Steve Maish, Mareno Michels and Norm Tremblay in the early rounds. Baxter then booked his place in the final with a battling 6-4 win over Michael van Gerwen in the semis.
The title was Baxter's second tournament success of the season, following on from his Players Championship triumph in Germany in late January.
Painter’s run to the final – coming less than two months after undergoing corrective laser eye surgery – saw him collect £3,000 in prize money and in doing so secure a place in October’s World Grand Prix.
Saturday’s winner John Part lost to Co Stompe in a deciding leg at the quarterfinals stage wile betting favourite Simon Whitlock lost to Painter at the same stage.
The players now return to the UK for next weekend’s Players Championship event in Derby.