Van Barneveld after a heart-stopping duel to the quarter-finals world CHAMPIONSHIP darts
Raymond van Barneveld is Wednesday, managed the quarter-finals to reach the world CHAMPIONSHIP darts in London. The 49-year-old Hagenaar won in a heart-stopping battle of Adrian Lewis: 4-3.
Both men had in their previous two duels no set lost and showed their form.
Lewis the party started strongly and took the first set 3-0. Van Barneveld turned on, changed from rhythm and won the subsequent sets.
Nevertheless, it was ‘Barney’ not comfortable in his skin, as he time and time again his beloved double-16 was missing. Two-time world champion Lewis got slow again prevailed and took the lead 3-2 in sets.
In the seventh and final set was the first leg will be decisive: Van Barneveld set the break by finally double 16 to throw out.
From that time, the former world champion is no longer the point, and among others he was on the victory. In the fourth leg of the seventh set, he threw again double 16.
In the quarterfinals of the affects Of Barneveld is the winner of the game between his rival Phil Taylor and Belgian Kim Huybrechts.
Earlier in the evening saved also Benito van de Pas the not in the Alexandra Palace. Of the Pass, laid it off against defending champion Gary Anderson: 4-2 (3-2, 3-2, 3-1, 2-3, 0-3 and 3-1).
De Brabander started as the big underdog in the Alexandra Palace, but came in the beginning of the match surprisingly on a 2-0 lead in legs.
The second-placed Anderson pulled themselves together and put the break back. With a double break he won a moment later the set within.
From that moment, it was the Shot of the shots and in the two following sets a very high average, which is impressive.
The Pass continued to throw well, but could little to bring in against Anderson, who long uitgooide and only in the fourth set for the first time, missed out on his tenth double .
Weakness of Anderson led to the 23-year-old Dutchman set four, and five, handsome, able to tackle. In the sixth set of proposed ‘The Flying Scotsman’, however, in order to.
For a place in the semi-finals, faces Anderson on the winner of the match between Jelle Klaasen and Dave Chisnall.
Summary: Program and results world CHAMPIONSHIP darts