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Lewis Hits the Jackpot in Blackpool Barneveld Match!

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Adrian Lewis produced the best display of career to sensationally beat World Champion Raymond Van Barneveld in Blackpool.

The Unicorn ace hit “The Jackpot” in a dramatic quarter-final, which had everything. Lewis ended Barney’s dream of darts Grand Slam and will now face James Wade in an all-Unicorn semi-final.

It was pure theatre at The Winter Gardens!

What a performance from Lewis though, as he went toe-to-toe with Barney and it was a dream darting display, which went right to the wire and could have gone to the tie-break.

This will probably go down as the night Lewis came of age on the big stage. He has been threatening something like this in the big events and now he has delivered in style. He kept his composure under huge pressure and it was the Dutchman who was feeling the heat.

Barney even resorted to wearing specially made ear plugs to shut out the crowd noise for 10 legs but he had no answer to the 22-year-old.

?There is no doubt that this is the biggest win of my career. I just kept taking big breaths and telling myself to keep calm. I always knew I could win and even when I was four legs behind, I still had the belief. I am buzzing and can?t wait for the semi-final against James!?

Barney said afterwards: ?Adrian played a fantastic match. I hope he goes on from here. I am now looking forward to three weeks holiday!?

For the record, Lewis averaged 97 to Barney?s 94 and won the battle of the 180s 8-5.

For more details on this fantastic darts match, or details on the Taylor thrashing of Roland Scholten, please see

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