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