Darts: The Power rushes into Barney test
Sunday 31 December 2006
Raymond "Barney" van Barneveld and Phil "The Power" Taylor set up tomorrow's dream final in the PDC World Darts Championship by crushing their semi-final opponents 6-0.
Van Barneveld whitewashed Andy Jenkins in the first semi-final, but Taylor was not to be outdone, handing out the same treatment to Andy Hamilton.
Taylor is a 13-time world champion, while his Dutch opponent has won the rival BDO World Championship four times.
Hamilton won just five legs against Taylor, with his only real chance of winning a set coming in the sixth when the match was all but lost. Yet he fluffed his chance with three shots at double 16 and Taylor closed out.
Van Barneveld was just as dominant, only allowing Jenkins an opportunity in the third set. But Jenkins also failed to take his chance.
Van Barneveld had said after his victory, "I'm on a mission here and I hope to play Phil in the final", while Taylor later added: "I think you're going to get a cracking final."
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