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Image courtesy of Lawrence Lustig/PDCRaymond van Barneveld missed out in a place in the final of the Grand Slam of Darts after a 16-12 defeat at the hands of his old rival Phil Taylor on Sunday afternoon.

The 2012 champion, who defeated James Wade and Mark Webster in the previous knockout rounds went down after a successful tournament, which saw him return to the world’s top 16.

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The Netherlands’ World Cup of Darts title defence ended in a semi-final defeat at the hands of Scotland in Frankfurt on Sunday evening. more

Image courtesy of Lawrence Lustig/PDCDefending World Cup champions Netherlands produced a brace of dominant displays to move into the quarter-finals at the expense of South Africa in Frankfurt on Saturday.

World number one Michael van Gerwen averaged over 103 in a 4-0 whitewash of Graham Filby, taking out a sublime 148 finish in the process. more

Image courtesy of Lawrence Lustig/PDCReigning champions The Netherlands comfortably progressed into the last 16 of the World Cup of Darts with victory against USA on Friday evening in Frankfurt.

The Dutch pair of Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld enjoyed a 5-1 triumph over the American duo of Larry Butler and Darin Young. more

Image courtesy of Lawrence Lustig/PDCRaymond van Barneveld’s valiant Premier League title defence ended after a sensational comeback from fellow Dutchman Michael van Gerwen denied him a place in the final.

World number one van Gerwen rallied back from falling 7-4 behind with an unstoppable five-leg streak to take control before closing out the win at London’s O2.

van Barneveld had produced an incredible run of form to reach the play-offs having been uncertain of survival after nine-weeks and it took an inspired display to end his campaign.

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Image Courtesy of Lawrence Lustig/PDCRAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD has issued an apology following his defeat to Mervyn King at the partypoker.com World Grand Prix on Thursday night.

 

The Dutch star suffered a 3-1 loss to King, but was visibly showing the pain of a back problem during the game’s later stages – despite winning the third set to threaten a similar comeback to the one he produced in his first round defeat of Dave Chisnall.

 

However, van Barneveld missed 30 starting doubles in the fourth set – including being whitewashed in the opening leg – as King eased into the quarter-finals at Dublin’s Citywest Hotel. 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 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