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Raymond van Barneveld moved into the last 32 of the UK Open with victory over youngster Michael Smith in a thrilling battle in Bolton on Friday evening.

‘Barney’, who has won the tournament twice, missed double twelve for a nine-darter as he edged past the Word Youth Champion 9-8. more

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Raymond van Barneveld put on a show in the inaugural Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters but was denied glory by the formidable Michael van Gerwen in Friday’s all-Dutch final.

van Barneveld defeated Adrian Lewis and James Wade before losing out to ‘Mighty Mike’ at the Dubai Tennis Stadium. more

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Raymond van Barneveld know he will have to be at his best if he is to reach his first Premier League final on Thursday.

The popular Dutchman meets world number one Phil Taylor at London’s O2 after finishing the league season with two victories in Newcastle.

‘Barney’ ended his campaign in second place behind compatriot Michael van Gerwen and is hoping to extend his fantastic form into finals night. more

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Raymond van Barneveld secured his place in the semi-finals of the McCoy’s Premier League with a week to spare after defeating Adrian Lewis in Liverpool on Thursday evening.

‘Barney’ averaged over 102 and produced some fabulous finishing to earn a 7-4 success, a win which not only confirmed the Dutchman’s Play-Off position but also kept him in contention to pip Michael van Gerwen into for first place.

The five-time World Champion, who won the Grand Slam of Darts in November, set his sights on reaching the final at London’s O2 a week on Thursday. more

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

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