December 2013

RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD 3 – 4 Mark Webster

Raymond van Barneveld missed out on a place in the World Championship quarter-finals after being edged out by Mark Webster at Alexandra Palace on Friday.

The Dutch ace’s chances of winning a sixth World Championship were ended, for this year at least, as he lost a last leg decider to the Welshman. more

RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD 4 – 3 Jamie Caven

Raymond van Barneveld reached the last 16 of the World Darts Championship after coming out on top in a thrilling clash with Jamie Caven on Friday night.

The five-time World Champion fired in the highest three-dart-average of the tournament so far, finishing on over 99 as he progressed to round three.

But it was far from easy for ‘Barney’ against the impressive Caven, who was the width of the wire away from hitting the tournament’s third nine-darter. more

RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD 3 – 0 Jamie Lewis

Raymond van Barneveld progressed into the second round of the World Darts Championship with a straight sets victory over Jamie Lewis.

Five-time World Champion ‘Barney’ dropped just three legs against the Welsh youngster at London’s Alexandra Palace on Sunday evening. more

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 Barneveled pipped Robert Thornton at the finishing post to set up a quarter-final clash against Phil Taylor at the Players Championship Finals.

‘Barney’ had missed six match darts as an 8-6 lead slipped away from him before punishing his opponent for missing three darts to progress in a dramatic deciding leg on Saturday evening.

The Dutchman will face world number one Taylor on Sunday afternoon after ‘The Power’ saw off Peter Wright.

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