April 2013

Raymond van Barneveld leap-frogged James Wade into second place in the McCoy’s Premier League with victory over ‘The Machine’ in Birmingham.

The Dutch star swept to a 7-2 success over the world number four at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena.

‘Barney’ is looking like a strong favourite to reach the finals night next month, after missing out on a place at London’s O2 last season. more

Raymond van Barneveld was denied his first McCoy’s Premier League victory over Phil Taylor when the pair shared a draw in Dublin on Thursday evening.

‘Barney’ performed brilliantly in a thrilling tussle with Taylor but was unable to take advantage of five match darts before ‘The Power’ stepped in to take a share of the spoils.

The point boosted van Barneveld’s play-off bid, however, as the five-time World Champion moved onto 15 points in third place despite defeat at the hands of Michael van Gerwen earlier in the evening.  more

RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD 7 – 5 Andy Hamilton

Raymond van Barneveld earned a hard fought victory against Andy Hamilton in Sheffield to move a step closer to a McCoy’s Premier League Play-Off place.

The five-time World Champion had to fend off a fight-back from ‘The Hammer’, who took five out of six legs to take a 5-4 lead.

But ‘Barney’ wrestled back control and took the last three to move onto fourteen points and cement his third place in the table. more

RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD 7 – 2 Adrian Lewis

Raymond van Barneveld claimed a comfortable victory against Adrian Lewis at The Brighton Centre on Thursday on night nine of the McCoy’s Premier League.

The five-time World Champion combined powerful scoring with clinical finishing to see off the world number three to ensure he would be at least joint top of the league at the end of the night. more