Raymond van Barneveld booked a place in the semi-finals of the Brisbane Darts Masters. The 51-year-old Dutchman defeated Gary Anderson 10-8.

After six legs, it was not likely that Van Barneveld would be the winner of this encouter. Anderson took a 5-1 lead, exactly the same score as during their tie at the World Matchplay. Then it was ‘Barney’ who led 5-1, but ended up losing to the Scotsman.

A few poor legs from ‘The Flying Scotsman’ ensured that Van Barneveld was able to make 5-5. The five-time world champion started to play better and took over the lead via double 8 and a 15-dart leg for 7-5.

Anderson reduced the deficit with a 12-dart leg for 6-7, however ‘Barney’ retained his lead with a 12-dart leg of his own.

The Dutchman broke his opponent via double 8 and came with a 15-darter at 7-5. At 9-8, Van Barneveld had a bad start of the eighteenth leg with 59 and 50 scores, but recovered perfectly with 140 and 180. He left 72 after twelve darts and hit double 6 with his second matchdart.

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Saturday August 18

Gary Anderson (96.14) 8-10 (93.85) Raymond van Barneveld
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12:10 Michael van Gerwen v Kyle Anderson
13:10 Peter Wright v Raymond Smith
Best of 19 legs

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Author: Pieter