Raymond van Barneveld, 56, who reversed a retirement choice on the finish of final 12 months, produced a 156 checkout to degree at 4-4 earlier than successful the final two legs for certainly one of his greatest wins lately
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Raymond Van Barneveld upset world champion Michael Smith
Raymond van Barneveld rolled again the years to beat world champion Michael Smith and seal his place within the final eight of the World Sequence of Darts finals in Amsterdam.
The 56-year-old, who reversed a retirement choice on the finish of final 12 months, produced a 156 checkout to degree at 4-4 earlier than successful the final two legs for certainly one of his greatest wins lately.
Fellow Dutchman Michael van Gerwen survived a scare earlier than seeing off Eire’s William O’Connor to affix Van Barneveld the quarter-finals.
Van Gerwen misplaced the primary three legs of the match earlier than recovering to reel off six of the following seven, together with an outstanding 161 checkout to interrupt throw within the penultimate leg of the match.
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Keegan Brown delivered a 164 end to finish a shock 6-4 win over defending champion Gerwyn Value, whereas a mean of 106.74 noticed Luke Humphries declare a dominant 6-3 win over Krzysztof Ratajski.
Rob Cross and Nathan Aspinall additionally claimed 6-3 wins over Jonny Clayton and Danny Noppert respectively, whereas below-par Peter Wright needed to come from behind to chisel a 6-4 win over Haupai Puha.
Fifth seed Dimitri Van den Bergh accomplished the quarter-final line-up as he cruised to a 6-1 win over Ricky Evans.
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