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Taylor and Barney Set Up Mouth-Watering Quarter-Final Clash

Dart's greatest rivalry resumes this evening in the German capital (credit: Lawrence Lustig/ PDC)
Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld will renew their rivalry at the German Darts Championship in Berlin this evening after easing through potentially tricky third round matches this afternoon.

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Taylor opened up the day's play against former world number one Colin Lloyd and the 15-time World Champion made light work of the in-form Essex thrower with a 6-0 whitewash.

The Power ended on a 107 average and his glittering display included a 135 checkout with a 25 and two bullseyes leaving Jaws helpless in averaging 101 and failing to register a leg.

Barneveld kept his part of the bargain with a 6-3 victory over former Lakeside champion Mark Webster in the match that followed, with the popular Dutchman producing a solid display to continue his fine form on the tour.

"The game is won on doubles and they're important as it showed when Mark hit the double 15 at the end, which is hard for him," said Barneveld. 

"I was happy with how I scored and I'll go and prepare to play Phil Taylor now in the quarter-finals. Everything has to be right when you play against him but I am excited," he added.

Wes Newton enhanced his reputation as one of the game's most clinical all round players as he thrashed Ireland's Michael Mansell 6-1 with a 103 average.

The Fleetwood ace fired in an 11-darter en route to a comfortable victory, setting up a last eight tie with another form horse in Justin Pipe after the Austrian open winner edged out Co Stompe.

Mervyn King came out on top in the all-Norfolk clash with youngster James Hubbard; the King's superior big stage experience paid off as he took the last two legs for victory with the score poised at 4-4.

He will now face the dependable Dave Chisnall after he ended the hopes of a gritty Terry Jenkins in a last leg decider.

In a high quality battle which saw both average in excess of 100, Chizzy's clinical power scoring proved the difference as he posted scores of 137, 134 and 140 in the final leg, snatching victory on double 16 for a 13-darter.

Simon Whitlock defeated fellow Premier League player Kevin Painter with a terrific 6-2 victory, with the Australian ace registering a near 107 average in a performance which included five 180s.

Standing in the way of The Wizard and a place in the Semi-Finals is Belgium’s rising star Kim Huybrechts, as he saw off the resurgent Ronnie Baxter by six legs to four to round off the Last 16.

The Quarter-Finals will begin at 6pm GMT at the Tempodrom (7pm local time) and will be proceeded by the Semi-Finals and final later this evening, with the champion being crowned by the end of the night.  

Last 16 results (afternoon session)

Phil Taylor 6-0 Colin Lloyd
Raymond van Barneveld 6-3 Mark Webster
Wes Newton 6-1 Michael Mansell
Co Stompe 4-6 Justin Pipe
James Hubbard 4-6 Mervyn King
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Terry Jenkins
Simon Whitlock 6-2 Kevin Painter
Kim Huybrechts 6-4 Ronnie Baxter

Quarter-Final order of play 

6pm onwards
Phil Taylor v Raymond van Barneveld
Wes Newton v Justin Pipe
Mervyn King v Dave Chisnall
Simon Whitlock v Kim Huybrechts

Followed by Semi-Finals and Final (all best of 11 legs)

Match odds with SportingBet

Phil Taylor 1/3 v Raymond van Barneveld 9/4
Wes Newton 5/6 v Justin Pipe 5/6
Mervyn King 6/5 v Dave Chisnall 8/13
Simon Whitlock 1/2 v Kim Huybrechts 6/4

Latest Outright Odds with SportingBet 

Phil Taylor 4/6
Dave Chisnall 7/1
Simon Whitlock 7/1
Justin Pipe 14/1
Wesley Newton 14/1
Mervyn King 16/1
Raymond van Barneveld 16/1
Kim Huybrechts 20/1
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