Grand Slam of Darts: Raymond van Barneveld and Gerwyn Price will meet in Wolverhampton | Darts News


Raymond van Barneveld will face Gerwyn Price in a repeat of their Group A epic earlier in the event, which saw the top seed succumb in a decider despite averaging 106 watch every dart live on Sky Sports every day until the final on Sunday November 20

Last update: 11/16/22 11:54 p.m.

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All the best finishes from Wednesday night’s action at the Wolverhampton Grand Slam of Darts

All the best finishes from Wednesday night’s action at the Wolverhampton Grand Slam of Darts

Raymond van Barneveld set up another showdown with Gerwyn Price at the Grand Slam of Darts as they both progressed to the quarter-finals after a dramatic night of tungsten action at Wolverhampton.

Van Barneveld earned a place in his first Grand Slam quarter-final since 2016, after producing a superb fightback to deny Simon Whitlock in a sensational veterans battle, while Price kept his remarkable record of never being beaten at Aldersley Leisure Village as World No. 1 won four rounds on the spin to deny Danny Noppert.

Wednesday 17 November – Results

Last 16 (Best of 19 innings) Raymond van Barneveld 10-8 Simon Whitlock
Michael Smith 10-8 Rob Cross
Danny Nopert 8-10 Gerwyn Award
Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-10 Joe Cullen

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The 55-year-old Dutchman rolled back the years to reach his first televised quarter-final since returning to the sport last year, defying a 101 average from Whitlock to win 10-8.

Whitlock started magnificently to lead 5-2 with an average of 109, but Van Barneveld rallied to restore parity at five apiece – punishing the Australian’s crucial missed doubles in legs eight and ten.

Barney produced a magnificent crate of 71 on target

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Barney produced a magnificent crate of 71 on target

Barney produced a magnificent crate of 71 on target

The five-time world champion continued his charge with a 12-dart to lead 6-5, but Whitlock responded superbly, converting a 112-finish brace to level at eight apiece, then Van Barneveld regained the lead in a penultimate leg edgy that saw both players squander opportunities, before converting a classy 81 finish on the bull to spark jubilant celebrations.

Raymond van Barneveld rolled back the years to reach his first televised quarter-final since returning to the sport last year

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Raymond van Barneveld rolled back the years to reach his first televised quarter-final since returning to the sport last year

Raymond van Barneveld rolled back the years to reach his first televised quarter-final since returning to the sport last year

“How good was Simon tonight?” To his credit, he was fantastic, but I’m so happy with this win,” said 2012 champion Van Barneveld, who averaged 97, landed six 180s and converted 55% of his attempts in doubles. .

“I played very well. I’m sure everyone watching at home would have loved to go to one last game, but luckily for me that cross came in at the end.”

Gerwyn Price says he needs to play better on Friday night to avoid another lesson from the Dutch master

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Gerwyn Price says he needs to play better on Friday night to avoid another lesson from the Dutch master

Gerwyn Price says he needs to play better on Friday night to avoid another lesson from the Dutch master

Meanwhile, three-time champion Price overcame Noppert after winning six of the last seven sets following an inspired display of doubling, which saw him convert ten of his 13 attempts to triumph with an average of 100.

Noppert reeled off three straight innings in the first mini-session to establish a slim 3-2 lead, despite a spectacular 150 outing from the Welshman in the first inning while Price couldn’t break through on the pitch from the Dutchman until leg 12, when he followed up a timely 13-dart break with a crucial 74 check to reduce the backlog to 7-6.

Price hit a monster 150 checkout to win the first leg over Danny Noppert

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Price hit a monster 150 checkout to win the first leg over Danny Noppert

Price hit a monster 150 checkout to win the first leg over Danny Noppert

However, ‘The Iceman’ produced a sensational four-dart spell to complete the comeback, restoring parity with a majestic 164 leg finish in leg 16, before sealing the deal with leg 13 and 15 darts.

“Raymond has been playing at the highest level for 30 years, he knows how to win, so I have to improve on Friday night or Raymond is going to teach me another lesson,” said Price, who is aiming for a fourth consecutive Grand Prix. Slam title at this place.

Price hit a pretty incredible 164 checkout to keep him in the contest against Noppert

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Price hit a pretty incredible 164 checkout to keep him in the contest against Noppert

Price hit a pretty incredible 164 checkout to keep him in the contest against Noppert

Somewhere else, Michael Smith and Joe Cullen will also fight for a spot on Sunday’s finals day, knocking out Rob Cross and Dirk van Duijvenbode respectively in a night of high quality action.

Smith survived a late onslaught from Cross to claim a hard-fought 10-8 win and advance to a fourth consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final, while Masters champion Cullen stormed into his first Grand Slam quarter-final. Slam with a resounding 10-4 success. against Van Duijvenbode, as he continued his bid for a second TV crown of 2022.

“I can’t wait to play Michael again on Friday. It’s almost a new tournament now, and I think I have as good a chance as anyone. I’m here to win,” said ‘The Rockstar ‘.

The best of Night Five action from the Grand Slam of Darts

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The best of Night Five action from the Grand Slam of Darts

The best of Night Five action from the Grand Slam of Darts

Thursday, November 17 – Calendar (7 p.m.)

Last 16 (Best of 19 innings) Nathan Aspinal versus Jermaine Wattimena
Jonny Clayton versus Alan Soutar
Michel van Gerwen versus Josh Rock
Luke Humphries versus Ross Smith

Second-round action wraps up Thursday night, as three-time champion Michael van Gerwen takes on Northern Irish star Josh Rock in the main act of the evening.

Luke Humphries meets European champion Ross Smith, Jonny Clayton plays Scottish debutant Alan Soutar, while World Grand Prix runner-up Nathan Aspinall takes on Jermaine Wattimena.

Watch the Grand Slam of Darts at Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton until the final on November 20 – with every session live on Sky Sports and don’t forget the World Championship is also coming to Sky Sports from December 15 to January 3 .




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