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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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RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD 5-4 Tony O’Shea

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.

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RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD 5-2 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.

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Defending Grand Slam of Darts champion Raymond van Barneveld is aiming to carry his good form from last week’s Masters through to the Wolverhampton tournament, which gets underway 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 2 – 0 Stuart Kellett

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

Raymond van Barneveld bagged his first PDC ranking title of the year when he claimed victory at Sunday’s Players Championship event in Dublin.

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 10 – 4 Mensur Suljovic

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