The five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld, left on Monday evening surprisingly at the Darts world Championships in London. The Dutch lost against the world Cup debutant Darius Labanauskas from Lithuania. The celebrated Alexandra Palace, the biggest success of his career to date.

Labanauskas started strong in the match and secured the first set against a sluggish-looking van Barneveld. After that Barney has been “” is stronger and equalised to 1:1. Passage three, however, went back to Darius, “Lucky D” Labanauskas, because van Barneveld missed several opportunities to Break. The Dutchman equalised to 2:2 in the passages, but in the deciding set and van Barneveld met despite various opportunities, not a single double field (the Match can be read here in minutes Protocol).

“Barney” is currently classified at rank 17 in the world rankings, Labanauskas on rank 108.

Raymond van Barneveld

The Dutchman is already the second favorite, has to prematurely travel home: on the eve of the world had lost a rank list of third-Peter Wright from Scotland as a surprise. “Snakebite” Wright for his outrageous hairstyles and colorful clothes known, lost to the Spaniard Toni Alcina’s in round two with a 1:3.

From a German perspective, Max Hopp, who meet in round three on the top Favourite Michael van Gerwen from the Netherlands, and Gabriel Clemens are represented in the tournament.

On Monday evening from arbitration, the Russian Anastasia Dobromyslova from the tournament, they lost to the Englishman Ryan Joyce clear with 0:3. Dobromyslova, the last two women who were competing at the world Cup. In the previous week, the Englishwoman Lisa Ashtion had lost their opening game.

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