German Darts Championship: Van Barneveld stuns Lewis
Last Updated: 02/02/14 11:58pm
Raymond van Barneveld: Won six straight legs
Raymond van Barneveld staged a superb fightback to reach the quarter-finals of the German Darts Championship with a 6-2 win over Adrian Lewis.
The Dutchman hit back from losing the opening two legs to reel off six in a row, while world champion Michael van Gerwen scraped into the last eight after edging Terry Jenkins 6-5.
Lewis made a brilliant start against Van Barneveld, taking out 76 before breaking throw with a 12-dart leg.
But Barney broke straight back and levelled with a classy 11-darter before legs of 13 and 14 darts took him 4-2 ahead.
He added two 140s and hit double seven for a three-leg cushion, and his fifth 180 set up double 10 for the win as he posted an impressive average of 102.35.
"In the first two legs Adrian was brilliant and he deserved to be 2-0 up, but the third leg was crucial and after that I played some magnificent darts," said Van Barneveld.
Barney now plays Ronnie Baxter, who reached his first European Tour quarter-final with a tense 6-5 win over fellow Englishman Mervyn King.
Van Gerwen set up a quarter-final clash with Dutch compatriot Jelle Klaasen after a titanic battle with Jenkins, who missed a dart at double 15 for a 110 checkout in the deciding leg.
Former Lakeside world champion Klaasen saw off Wes Newton 6-4, while veteran Canadian John Part was in clinical form as he cruised to a 6-2 victory over Kim Huybrechts.
Part will take on Justin Pipe, a 6-4 winner over Paul Nicholson, while in-form Gary Anderson took out a 161 finish on his way to a 6-4 victory against Wayne Jones.
The Scot will meet Ian White, who continued his impressive recent run with a 104.30 average in his 6-3 win over Robert Thornton.
Third round results:
Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Terry Jenkins
Jelle Klaasen 6-4 Wes Newton
Kim Huybrechts 2-6 John Part
Justin Pipe 6-4 Paul Nicholson
Raymond van Barneveld 6-2 Adrian Lewis
Ronnie Baxter 6-5 Mervyn King
Robert Thornton 3-6 Ian White
Wayne Jones 4-6 Gary Anderson
Second round results:
Ian White 6-5 Dean Winstanley
Gary Anderson 6-0 Glenn Spearing
Robert Thornton 6-3 Andy Hamilton
Mervyn King 6-0 Lee Palfreyman
Jamie Caven 4-6 Ronnie Baxter
Dave Chisnall 2-6 Raymond van Barneveld
Steve Beaton 4-6 Jelle Klaasen
John Part 6-2 Dick van Dijk
Brendan Dolan 2-6 Justin Pipe
Wes Newton 6-5 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Kim Huybrechts 6-3 Michael Smith
Adrian Lewis 6-3 Joey Palfreyman
Peter Wright 4-6 Wayne Jones
Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Leon De Geus
Kevin Painter 3-6 Terry Jenkins
Paul Nicholson 6-5 Stuart Kellett