WATCH: Phil Taylor v Raymond van Barneveld in epic Darts from Home match

An old rivalry is being reignited tonight.



Darts legends Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld are renewing their famous rivalry – after we set up a Darts From Home match between the pair.

The whole world has been lamenting the loss of top-level sport to keep us entertained in these strange times, and you don’t get much more top-level than Taylor and Barney when it comes to darts.

These two have won 21 world titles between them, and met in two World Championship finals, winning one apiece. You could almost say this is the final decider. But don’t worry, you don’t have to.

The match has been filmed on mounted iPhones sent to both players.

And you watch all the action via the stream below from 7pm tonight.

This is the first time Taylor or van Barneveld have played each other – or, indeed, anyone – digitally.

Using an interactive Target Nexus dartboard, they’ll be tossing the Tungsten remotely – with the board allowing the two to see, speak to, and play each other from their own homes, meaning the match can happen in complete isolation during lockdown.

Big finishes are practically guaranteed – with the entire bullseye (including outer and as well as inner bull) worth 50 in soft-tip darts, meaning this match could have one of the highest averages in darting history.


We’ll be making a £1,000 donation to the NHS charity Heroes for every 180 hit in the match.

We’re expecting a bit of a step up in class from our previous exhibition match last week between former England footballers Wayne Bridge and Jamie Redknapp. Whatever happened to winner stays on, eh?


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