TAYLOR & BARNEY SET UP BERLIN BELTER AS RIVALS SHOW TOP FORM

PHIL TAYLOR and Raymond van Barneveld will clash in the quarter-finals of the German Darts Championship on Sunday evening, while Simon Whitlock, Dave Chisnall and Wes Newton also remained in the hunt for the £15,000 European Tour title with brilliant third round victories in Berlin.

Taylor kicked off the action in the last 16 with a brilliant whitewash of Colin Lloyd at the Tempodrom, averaging 107.24 to move into the quarter-finals.

The world number one will now meet great rival Raymond van Barneveld in the first of three possible games on Sunday evening if he is to take victory in Berlin, with the Dutch ace seeing off Mark Webster 6-3.

Welshman Webster was level after six legs, but van Barneveld took the next three to book his last eight berth.

“Everything has to be right in your game when you play against Phil, but I’m excited,” said van Barneveld. “I’m happy with how I scored and my doubles were okay against Mark, but I need to be better tonight.”

In-form Dave Chisnall hit six 180s in a brilliant 6-5 win over Terry Jenkins, who came from 4-2 down to lead 5-4 in a thriller only to see the St Helens ace hit a 13-darter to win the deciding leg.

Chisnall now plays Mervyn King in the quarter-finals, following his victory in the all-Norfolk battle with World Youth Champion James Hubbard, who led 4-2 but could not stem a barrage as King took the game’s final four legs.

Wes Newton impressed with a 6-1 win over Michael Mansell, averaging 103.44 in the process of setting up a clash with Justin Pipe, who won the inaugural European Tour event in Austria in April and was a 6-4 winner against Co Stompe.

“Wes is a great player and I know what I’ll have to do to beat him,” said Pipe. “I’ll dig deep and hopefully I can beat him, and anything’s possible tonight – in Austria my run was really hard too so there’s nothing to say I can’t go all the way again.”

Simon Whitlock meets Kim Huybrechts in the other quarter-final, with the Australian in brilliant form as he hit five 180s and averaged 106.83 in his 6-2 win over Kevin Painter before the Belgian saw off Ronnie Baxter 6-4.

The champion of the £82,100 event will be crowned on Sunday night, with the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final taking place in one session at the Tempodrom in Berlin.

German Darts Championship
European Tour Event Two
Third Round


Phil Taylor 6-0 Colin Lloyd
Raymond van Barneveld 6-3 Mark Webster
Wes Newton 6-1 Michael Mansell
Co Stompe 4-6 Justin Pipe
James Hubbard 4-6 Mervyn King
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Terry Jenkins
Simon Whitlock 6-2 Kevin Painter
Kim Huybrechts 6-4 Ronnie Baxter

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Quarter-Finals

Phil Taylor v Raymond van Barneveld
Wes Newton v Justin Pipe
Mervyn King v Dave Chisnall
Simon Whitlock v Kim Huybrechts

Semi-Finals
Taylor/van Barneveld v Newton/Pipe
King/Chisnall v Whitlock/Huybrechts

Final

All games the best of 11 legs.

THIRD ROUND MATCH INFORMATION
Phil Taylor v Colin Lloyd
1-0 – Taylor misses the bull for a 170 finish, but Lloyd misses a dart at tops to allow him back to hit double 15.
2-0 – Lloyd kicks off with a 180 but is punished for three misses to finish 36 as Taylor posts double two to break.
3-0 – Taylor finishes 125 with a showpiece shot on the bull and outer bull for a 12-darter – with Lloyd waiting on 81 after scoring 100, 180 and 140.
4-0 – Taylor takes out a 14-darter to break throw again – pushing his average above 110.
5-0 – Taylor misses three darts at double seven but is handed a reprieve as Lloyd misses the bull for a 135 checkout, and he pins the double to move five legs clear.
6-0 – Taylor scores 140 and 171 to leave 36 after 12 darts and lands double 18 at the first time of asking to seal a whitewash win – ending with a 107.24 average.
Phil Taylor: “Colin scored really well there but he missed a couple of doubles early on and let me in. It’s a good start to the day!”

Raymond van Barneveld v Mark Webster
1-0 – van Barneveld secures an immediate break of throw on double 12.
2-0 – van Barneveld takes out 44 to double his lead.
2-1 – Webster finishes 92 on the bullseye to get off the mark.
3-1 – van Barneveld misses double 18 for a 156 finish but is then unable to complete the checkout in his next two visits before finally posting double nine.
3-2 – van Barneveld hits three 140s but is unable to take out 81, and Webster follows a 180 by taking out 78.
3-3 – The Dutchman misses five darts to extend his lead and Webster steps in to finish double ten to level.
4-3 – Webster opens with a 180 but misses tops and van Barneveld breaks with a 68 finish.
5-3 – van Barneveld kicks off with a 180 and lands double 12 for a 13-darter to move to the brink of victory.
6-3 – van Barneveld initially misses his chance to take victory, but Webster hits double 15 when throwing for double ten to allow the Dutchman back, and he makes no mistake on double ten.
Raymond van Barneveld: “The game is won on doubles and they’re important – as it showed when Mark hit the double 15 at the end, which is hard for him. I was happy with how I scored and I’ll go and prepare to play Phil Taylor now in the quarter-finals. Everything has to be right when you play against him but I am excited.”

Wes Newton v Michael Mansell
1-0 – Mansell hits a 180 to leave tops after 12 darts, but Newton finishes 62 for a 14-darter to lead.
2-0 – Mansell is unable to take his chance to level, and Newton breaks throw on 24 to double his advantage.
3-0 – Newton follows a 180 by taking out 102 to move three legs clear.
3-1 – Mansell hits tops for a 13-darter to get off the mark.
4-1 – Newton kicks off the fifth leg with a 180 and finishes 76 for a 14-darter.
5-1 – Newton scores 140, 131 and 180 before completing a superb 11-dart leg to break and move a leg away from the victory.
6-1 – Newton takes out 60 to seal the win.
Wes Newton: “Michael’s a quality player but he wasn’t at his best there, but I played the best darts and won. It’s a good start and I’ll take the positives from that performance.”

Co Stompe v Justin Pipe
0-1 – Pipe follows up a 180 by taking out 136 to win the opening leg in 12 darts.
1-1 – Pipe misses three darts at 40 to break throw, and Stompe levels on double ten.
1-2 – Pipe finishes 81 to regain the lead.
1-3 – Pipe breaks throw on double ten.
1-4 – The Austrian Open winner takes another step towards the quarter-finals by taking out 16 on double two.
2-4 – Stompe hits a 180 to leave 35 as he cuts the gap to two legs.
3-4 – Pipe misses three darts to win the leg and Stompe finishes 87 in two darts to break
3-5 – Pipe takes out 80 to break back and move to the brink of victory.
4-5 – Pipe kicks off with a 180 but misses a dart at tops for the match and Stompe finishes 76 on the same bed to hit back.
4-6 – Double eight from Pipe sees him secure passage into the last eight.
Justin Pipe: “Wes is a great player and I know what I’ll have to do to beat him. I’ll dig deep and hopefully I can beat him, and anything’s possible tonight – in Austria my run was really hard too so there’s nothing to say I can’t go all the way – I’ll just take each game as it comes and focus on playing Wes.”

James Hubbard v Mervyn King
0-1 – King finishes 18 to win the opening leg against the darts.
1-1 – Hubbard lands a 180, and when King misses three darts to take the leg he finishes 100 to break back.
1-2 – King takes out 88 on the bull to break throw again in 12 darts, with Hubbard waiting on 81.
2-2 – Both players hit 180s, with Hubbard securing another leg against the darts with a fine 123 checkout.
3-2 – Hubbard holds his nerve to finish 20 with his third dart to lead for the first time.
4-2 – Hubbard kicks off with 140 and 180 and takes out 96 for a superb 11-darter to secure his third break of the game and a two-leg lead.
4-3 – King replies with a 180 to open the leg and lands a 140 before hitting double 16 for a 13-darter to break back.
4-4 – King misses two darts for the leg, but Hubbard misses tops to finish 70 and King returns to hit double eight and level.
4-5 – King takes out 72 to break throw again and regain the advantage.
4-6 – King finishes 56 on double four to seal victory.
Mervyn King: “Leg eight was the key – when I was behind I knew I had to hold my own, break him and hold again and he let me in, and I took full advantage. I’m happy to get through but disappointed for James because we practice and travel together. He’s a player to watch in years to come. He has so much talent and you’ll see much more of him in the future.”

Dave Chisnall v Terry Jenkins
1-0 – Jenkins hits a 180 but is unable to take out 136 to break, and Chisnall finishes 32 to win the opener.
1-1 – Chisnall kicks off with a 180 and follows that with a 140, but Jenkins finishes tops for a 13-darter to level.
2-1 – Chisnall hits a 180 and takes out 100 for an 11-darter to win another high-scoring leg.
3-1 – Chisnall opens with a third maximum of the game, and takes out 80 to break throw.
3-2 – Chisnall posts his fourth maximum and Jenkins replies with his second 180. Jenkins misses the bull to take out 121 but three misses from Chisnall allows him back to break throw.
4-2 – Chisnall scores 140, 137 and 140 to be first to a finish, but misses three darts to win the leg – only for Jenkins to miss tops to level and give him a reprieve on double five.
4-3 – The St Helens man hits his fifth 180 of the game, but Jenkins follows two 140s by landing double top for a 13-darter.
4-4 – Jenkins opens with a 180 and takes out 96 for a 14-dart leg to level an enthralling contest.
4-5 – Jenkins hits 140 and 171 before posting double 14 for another 13-darter to move a leg away from the win.
5-5 – Chisnall replies with 140 and 180 before taking out 96 for another 11-darter to force a decider.
6-5 – Chisnall posts scores of 137, 134 and 140 and snatches victory on double 16 for a 13-darter.
Dave Chisnall: “It was a great game and Terry played really well. I got to the semi-finals in Austria in the last European Tour event so it would be great if I can go even further tonight.”

Simon Whitlock v Kevin Painter
1-0 – Whitlock opens with 140 and 180 before taking out 84 for a 12-darter.
1-1 – Both players kick off the second leg with 180s, but Whitlock is unable to finish 86 and Painter takes out 49 for a 14-darter.
2-1 – Painter scores 140, 137, 134 but when he fails to finish 90 Whitlock takes out 55 to hold throw.
3-1 – Whitlock finishes 42 to break throw in 15 darts.
4-1 – Whitlock is first to a finish but misses two darts at tops, only for Painter to fail to finish 80 and allow him back to edge a tense leg.
5-1 – Whitlock opens with a 180, then scores 99 before adding another maximum and taking out 42 for a 12-darter.
5-2 – Painter kicks off with a 180 and follows that with a 177 – and although he cannot finish the nine-darter he does take out 88 for a superb 12-darter to keep the game alive.
6-2 – Whitlock lands a maximum, and when Painter fails to finish 100 he lands double 16 for the game.

Kim Huybrechts v Ronnie Baxter
0-1 – Huybrechts hits a 180 but Baxter takes out 12 to hold throw.
1-1 – The Belgian finishes 92 to level.
2-1 – The players trade 180s before Huybrechts lands tops for a 13-dart finish to break.
3-1 – Huybrechts takes out 14 to move two legs clear.
4-1 – Huybrechts finishes 54 to win a fourth successive leg.
4-2 – Baxter takes out 32 to hit back in the sixth leg.
5-2 – Huybrechts kicks off with a 180 and finishes 64 to move a leg away from victory.
5-3 – The duo trade 180s again, and when Huybrechts fails to finish 97 Baxter steps in to take out 72 to keep the game alive.
5-4 – Baxter scores 140, 140 and 180 before completing a brilliant 11-darter to keep himself in the contest.
6-4 – Huybrechts finishes 38 on double 16 to move into the quarter-finals.

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