Dec 20 2013

Ladbrokes 2014 World Championships Round 2

Ladbrokes 2014 World Championships Round 2

ladbrokes world champs logoIt’s round 2 tonight for Jabba, so make sure you tune into Sky Sports from 7pm to watch him against Raymond van Barnveld.  The two Unicorn players will be looking to find their best form and put on a fantastic show – Jamie will be hoping to have a very good Xmas this year if he wins tonight and makes it into round 3.

It’s best of 7 sets tonight, so there’s time to settle into the game.

Friday December 20 (7pm) 

Round 2:  Jamie Caven 3-4 Raymond van Barneveld

Darts fans across Twitter and Facebook all agreed this was a fantastic match, both players showing great form and fight.  Unfortunately Jabba came out the loser in the deciding set, BUT it was a great show, and Jamie will come out of that knowing he’s got the game to push the best of the world to the wire.  

First Set
0-1 – van Barneveld misses one dart at tops for a 120 finish and Caven takes out a confident 93 finish.
1-1 – The Dutch superstar levels up thanks to an accurate third dart at double top.
1-2 – Caven records a 180 before landing double five for a 15-dart-finish.
2-2 – Caven posts another maximum but van Barneveld is more consistent and wins the leg on double eight.
2-3 – One missed dart at double top is pounced on by his opponent, who converts a fantastic 136 checkout, to edge the first set.

Jabba vs Barney

Jabba vs Barney in round 2 (Pic Lustig/PDC)

Second Set
1-0 – The five-time World Champion holds throw on double ten.
2-0 – van Barneveld converts a 101 finish, to win the second leg against the darts.
2-1 – Caven hits double 16 to steal the leg after van Barneveld is guilty of wasting six chances to end the set.
2-2 – Caven lands double 20 to force a deciding leg.
3-2 – van Barneveld fails to land a treble with his first six darts to hand the initiative to Caven. However, Caven’s attempt at double top for a 2-0 lead is just high of the target and the Dutch star takes out a pressure 74 finish on double eight.

Third Set
0-1 – Caven hits consecutive 140s to take command of the leg. The Derby-based thrower wins the leg on double two.
1-1 – van Barneveld defies a 177 from his opponent as he hits double eight.
1-2 – van Barneveld is off-target on double 16 for a 132 checkout, before missing three more shots at doubles and Caven capitalises with a two-dart 88 finish.
2-2 – The Dutch superstar recovers from the mistakes of the previous leg to take out 86 in just two-darts.
3-2 – van Barneveld hits a trio of 140 scores, to leave 81, which he takes on double 16 for a clinical 12-dart-finish.

Fourth Set

Jabba vs Barney

Jabba vs Barney (Pic Lustig/PDC)

1-0 – The 2007 World Champion hits a 180 before taking out a 76 finish in just two-darts.
2-0 – van Barneveld continues the excellent form of the previous two legs as he leaves 32 after just 12-darts thrown, before hitting double 16 to break.
2-1 – Caven responds in brilliant style as he hits a third 180 before landing double 18 at the first attempt for a superb ten-dart-finish.
2-2 – Caven hits double 16 with an accurate third dart to force a deciding leg for the fourth set running.
2-3 – Caven starts the fifth leg in great fashion with a 180 and follows that with a 177. He hits the treble 20 bed on two more occasions before agonisingly missing double 12 for a nine-darter. Van Barneveld hits a 140 to leave 60, but Caven holds his nerve to hit double six with a pressure third dart.

Fifth Set
1-0 – van Barneveld opens the set with a brilliant 11-darter, which featured his fourth 180.
1-1 – Caven replies with a maximum of his own before hitting double top at the first time of asking.
2-1 – van Barneveld posts back-to-back 180s to continue the high standard before hitting double eight to complete a 15-dart-finish.
2-2 – Caven hits double top with an accurate third dart, to convert a 56 finish.
2-3 – Caven fires in a brilliant 177 to leave 36, which he takes out on double nine, to lead for the first time since the first set.

Sixth Set
1-0 – The Dutchman hits double top to record a 115 finish.
2-0 – Caven misses double 16 for a 108 finish and van Barneveld hits the same double to break throw.
3-0 – van Barneveld hits a 93 finish, for a 14-darter to send the game into a final set.

Seventh Set
1-0 – van Barneveld hits double six at the first attempt to break Caven’s throw.
2-0 – One missed dart at tops gives Caven hope, but he fails with two chances at double eight. The Dutchman returns to hit double ten and move a leg away from victory.
2-1 – Caven continues to fight and takes out a 78 finish on double top.
3-1 – Consistent scoring from van Barneveld sees him leave 24 after just 12-darts thrown, and he hits double six to end a thriller.