Barney beats Taylor in entertaining steel-tip showdown

Raymond van Barneveld completed a lockdown double over his old adversary Phil Taylor after recording an 11-8 win over the 16-time world champion in a steel-tip showdown on Thursday evening.

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Phil Taylor to join Sky Sports punditry team for World Matchplay!

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Phil Taylor will return to the Winter Gardens in Blackpool later this month as part of the Sky Sports punditry team for the BetVictor World Matchplay.

‘The Power’ enjoyed unparalleled success at this tournament over the years and secured his 16th World Matchplay title twelve months ago- the final major televised title of his illustrious career spanning three decades. Continue reading “Phil Taylor to join Sky Sports punditry team for World Matchplay!”

World Championship Verdict: The end of an era, or the start of a new dawn?

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Phil Taylor toed the oche for the final time in his career at the Alexandra Palace on Monday evening, competing in his 21st World Championship final. Tournament favourite Michael van Gerwen had been beaten in the semi-finals and Taylor was odds-on with the bookmakers to win an astonishing 17th World Championship title. Continue reading “World Championship Verdict: The end of an era, or the start of a new dawn?”

Grand Slam of Darts: Day One Report!

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Former champions Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld kicked off their Grand Slam campaigns with comprehensive 5-1 victories, as BDO world champion Glen Durrant produced the performance of the opening day to stun second seed Peter Wright in a dramatic double-session at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall.

Michael van Gerwen began the defence of his Grand Slam title with a comprehensive 5-1 win over BDO veteran Ross Montgomery. The scoreline didn’t tell the whole story however. The Scottish debutant had darts at double in four of the six legs and averaged 97.24, but some clinical finishing from the world number one proved decisive. Continue reading “Grand Slam of Darts: Day One Report!”

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