PDC World Championship 2018: Day Six Report!

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German qualifier Kevin Munch caused one of the biggest shocks in World Championship history to dump out two-time world champion Adrian Lewis on an extraordinary night at the Alexandra Palace, as Raymond van Barneveld produced a classy display to kick off his campaign in style on Tuesday evening. Continue reading “PDC World Championship 2018: Day Six Report!”

Barney breezes through to World Championship second-round!

Barney GSOD semi-final
Photo: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Five-Time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld kicked off his World Championship campaign with an emphatic 3-0 victory over his compatriot and close friend Dirk van Duijvenbode at the Alexandra Palace on Sunday evening.

Ironically, it was van Barneveld who encouraged van Duijvenbode to take up darts professionally, and Raymond was key to the youngster gaining sponsorship from Unicorn. However, the master prevailed against the apprentice on this occasion.

Barney edged through in a tight opening set. There was a significant disparity in the averages, but this wasn’t reflected in the scoreline. Raymond was averaging 13 points higher than his opponent, but Van Duijvenbode took out 100, and then 110 to force a fifth and deciding leg, but van Barneveld held comfortably to clinch the set.

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