Defending champion Raymond van Barneveld made it two wins out of two on his return to the Grand Slam of Darts when he defeated Tony O’Shea in a last leg shoot-out on Sunday afternoon.
‘Barney’ came out on top in an exciting encounter, which saw the Dutchman put himself in pole position to qualify for the knockout stages following Saturday’s win over Ricky Evans.
Reigning Grand Slam of Darts champion Raymond van Barneveld began his title defence with a convincing victory against World Youth finalist Ricky Evans.
The Dutch ace, who ended his five-year wait for an individual major title at last year’s tournament, got straight back to winning ways in Wolverhampton with a 5-2 success on Saturday.
Dutch legend van Barneveld, who defeated compatriot Michael van Gerwen to win last year’s Grand Slam, repeated that feat in the quarter-finals in Edinburgh last weekend before narrowly missing out on a place in the final. more
Raymond van Barneveld produced a convincing display to defeat Stuart Kellett in round one of the World Grand Prix on Tuesday evening.
After edging a the first set in a deciding leg, the five-time World Champion won three straight legs to seal victory and set up a second round clash against Michael van Gerwen. more
The Dutch star warmed up for the World Grand Prix, which begins in the Irish capital on Monday, by sealing the £10,000 first prize with a 6-3 final victory over Peter Wright at the Citywest Hotel. more
Raymond van Barneveld cruised into the second round of the World Matchplay with a comfortable victory over Mensur Suljovic on Saturday evening.
The 2010 runner-up was deadly on the double as he dispatched of his Austrian opponent on the opening night at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.
van Barneveld hit nine out of 12 attempts at doubles and set his sights on a succesful week. more
Raymond van Barneveld moved into the semi-finals of the UK Open after defeating Ronnie Baxter in a dramatic final leg decider.
The two-time winner of the Bolton tournament came out on top in a thrilling last eight clash to keep alive his chances of taking home the £40,000 first prize. more
Raymond van Barneveld will face Ronnie Baxter on Sunday afternoon after defeating defending UK Open champion Robert Thornton to move into the quarter-finals at Bolton’s Reebok Arena.
The Dutch ace, a two-time winner of the tournament, averaged over 100 in a 9-7 success to ensure he would be a part of the final day of action. more
RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD 9 – 3 Joey Palfreyman
Raymond van Barneveld moved into the last 16 of the UK Open after defeating Joey Palfreyman 9-3 in Bolton
The two-time champion will now face Robert Thornton on Saturday for a place in the quarter-finals
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