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   Saturday, 11 January, 2003, 18:17 GMT
Barneveld into final
Raymond Barneveld
Barneveld played magnificently at the start

Embassy World Darts semi-finals:

Early result: Ritchie Davies 5-2 Gary Anderson

Latest score: Raymond Barneveld 5-2 Mervyn King

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Seventh set:

A 100 checkout puts Barneveld into the final, the Dutchman jumps for joy while his wife, in the audience, cries uncontrollably.(3-0)

A 161 finish puts Barneveled one leg from victory.(2-0)

Barneveld starts the set with a comfortable win. (1-0)


Sixth set:

The deciding leg is depressingly one-sided - King is stranded in the 200s as Barneveld wraps up the set to give him some clear breathing space.(3-2)

Barneveld blows four chances to win the set and King steals in with a double-six. (2-2)

Barneveld responds with a 102 finish. (2-1)

A 13-dart leg gives King another leg - the Englishman is comfortably the better player at this point. (1-1)

A struggling Barneveld needs just five darts to finish from 200 and is suddenly a much happier man. (1-0)


Fifth set:

A 67 finish for Kingh makes this semi-final even tighter. (2-3)

King streaks ahead in this leg after a Barneveld dart bounces off the board and finally wins the set after half a dozen goes. (2-2)

The nerves are showing from both - King has chances to win the leg before Barneveld seals it (2-1)

In a lacklustre leg, Barneveld gets the job done with his 18th dart. (1-1)

King nearly checks out on 142 and showing more confidence, he finishes the job with his next throw. (0-1)


Fourth set:

A double-one, with both players feeling the tension, gives King his first set. (1-3)

For the first time in the match, King wins back-to-back legs, checking out on 48. (1-2)

With a maximum of 180, King creates an early lead and wins the leg with a double-nine. (1-1)

A double two sees Barneveld start the fourth set in winning fashion. (1-0)


Third set:

Barneveld responds in style and appears completely in control of the match. (3-1)

King gets some confidence back, checking out on 85 to end a run which had seen Barneveld win seven straight legs. (2-1)

It is becoming very easy for the Dutchman - he checks out on 72. (2-0)

Despite throwing some excellent darts, King is foiled at the finish to lose yet another leg. (1-0)


Second set:

Showing a greater instinct for victory, Barneveld takes his fifth straight leg for a big early lead. (3-0)

A sickening blow for King, who has seven attempts to win the leg, but blows each one, allowing Dutchman Barneveld to pinch it with double-top. (2-0)

Barneveld wins his third consecutive leg. (1-0)


First set

Barneveld shows his class to take the opening set. (3-2)

Barneveld strikes back to level the first set. (2-2)

With nerves affecting both players, King goes ahead again with a double seven, having missed attempts at double 18 and double 14.(1-2)

Barneveld hits his first 180 on his way to taking the leg, finishing with double-top. (1-1)

A double five gives King the first leg. (0-1)

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