March 2013

Dutch darting legend Raymond van Barneveld has no less than 15 major titles to his name, making him the greatest ever player from his homeland.

He is one of only three players to have been crowned World Champion five-times and is a firm fans favourite everywhere he plays.

Barney’s astonishing achievements, combined with his likeable persona, have been instrumental in the game of darts becoming popular in the Netherlands.  more

RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD 6 – 6 James Wade

Raymond van Barneveld shared a draw with James Wade in Cardiff in the McCoy’s Premier League on Thursday evening.

Wade took out two finishes of over 100, while van Barneveld hit five 180s in a match that had plenty of highlights but the pair could not be separated.

The result sees both players remain inside the play-off places and the Dutch five-time World Champion admitted that luck was on his side.  more

Raymond van Barneveld stayed at the summit of the McCoy’s Premier League table after sharing a 6-6 draw with Robert Thornton in Manchester on Thursday evening.

The Dutch five-time World Champion continued his fine form in the tournament and admitted that a draw was a fair result, despite leading 6-4 at one stage. more

RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD 7 – 5 Andy Hamilton

Raymond van Barneveld sealed a hard fought victory over Andy Hamilton in Nottingham as he grabbed his fourth success of the 2013 McCoy’s Premier League on Thursday evening.

‘Barney’ produced a fabulous eleven darter in the final leg to grab the win after a close battle, in which both players averaged over 100.

And the popular Dutchman feels that he can concentrate on reaching the play-offs after reaching eight points with four win in the opening five weeks, leaving him top of the table. more