UK Darts Issue 9 - December 2013 - Page 30

PDC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL 2007 If you are new to darts you will often hear we aim to remind you all why that is by reliving some older fans talking about the great games and of dart’s greatest ever matches. players from the past. With the 2014 Ladbrokes World Darts Championships Whether this be Eric Bristow, John Lowe, Bob Anderson or more recently Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis or Barney. Surely you say to yourself modern darts has a better standard than that! Well in some cases you would be Photo: PDC right, there is no doubt averages are on the up, even as you read this Phil Taylor is preparing to take on the challenge of winning a seventeenth World Title, and who know he may well break his own records for averages along the way! There is a reason why the old games and greats are still spoken about however and in this new feature about to get underway there seemed no better place to start than with a match that is still regarded by many experts as the greatest of all time, yes we are talking about the 2007 World Championship Final between Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld. Photo: PDC In the last ever World Championship match to be played at Purfleet’s Circus Tavern, 4-time BDO Champion Raymond van Barneveld and defending title-holder Phil Taylor treated fans to perhaps the most entertaining night in darts history. With Barney making the switch to PDC after winning A Look Back At The Greatest Matches O