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Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld fired the Netherlands to victory in World Cup of Darts by defeating reigning champions England in the final on Sunday.

The Dutch pair cruised to a 3-0 success in the best of five final, which began with a stunning van Gerwen whitewash against Phil Taylor before ‘Barney’ repeated the feat against Adrian Lewis. more

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Image courtesy of Lawrence Lustig/PDCBRILLIANT BARNEY’S BETWAY PREMIER LEAGUE DARTS GLORY

RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD ended nine years of disappointment as he defeated Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen in one glorious night at The O2 in London as he lifted the Betway Premier League Darts title.

The Dutch superstar won past the semi-finals of the tournament for the first time in seven attempts as he also ended his hoodoo against Taylor, who he had never defeated in the tournament in almost a decade. more

Raymond van Barneveld produced a stunning performance on the first night of the 2014 Premier League Darts as he swept aside Gary Anderson in Liverpool.

Five-time World Champion ‘Barney’ 108.52 in a 7-2 triumph of his Scottish opponent, hitting seven darts towards a potential perfect leg in the process.

“It just felt right up there tonight,” said the Dutch great. “I’m really really happy. I’m not feeling any pressure at the moment but I know I can achieve so much more in darts.

“If I can keep my game at this level then I have a good chance this season but it is only one week so I won’t be getting carried away.”

 

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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Raymond van Barneveld booked his place in the last 16 of the Players Championship with 6-5 victory against Mervyn King on Friday evening.

The Dutchman, who was knocked out of the Grand Slam of Darts by King earlier this month, gained his revenge by edging an exciting first round match in Minehead.

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Raymond van Barneveld made a shock exit from the Grand Slam of Darts after losing out to Meryvn King on Monday.

The reigning champion was eliminated from the Wolverhampton tournament despite winning two of his three group games, as his opponent went above him in the table by the margin of two legs.

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