Van Barneveld and Askew claim Group Six titles as Week Two of Modus Darts’ extravaganza concludes

Raymond van Barneveld topped the table for the first time as Group Six of Modus’ A Night At The Darts took place on Saturday, while Jason Askew won Week Two of the Icons of Darts Live League.

Van Barneveld, who recently defeated his arch-rival Phil Taylor in a clash which raised a remarkable £14,000 for NHS health workers, returned to form on Saturday with a scintillating string of showings.

The five-time world champion began his bid with a 5-1 win over 19-year-old Wessel Nijman, before enduring a narrow 5-4 loss to David Evans.

However, his first defeat of the night failed to hinder him from claiming Group Six success, subsequently returning to winning ways with an emphatic whitewash win over former world champion Scott Mitchell.

A blistering 108.91 average was recorded by the doyen of Dutch darts as he pinned five of his six attempts on the outer ring, before sealing the deal with another whitewash win – this time over three-time world champion Martin Adams.

Meanwhile, van Barneveld’s compatriot Nijman topped the overall A Night At The Darts Week One standings.

After winning three of the six groups throughout the course of the week, the 19-year-old overcame two world champions in Mitchell and Adams to seal top spot.

Nijman’s triumph comes following his agonising disappointment a week ago as he squandered a match dart against Evans which would have handed himself the Icons of Darts Live League Week One crown.

Elsewhere, earlier on Saturday afternoon, Askew picked up his second Icons of Darts Live League group title en route to topping the overall Week Two standings.

The recent UK Open qualifier began his campaign with a disappointing defeat at the hands of Paul Nicholson, before bouncing back with five maximums and a 100 average in overcoming Arron Monk.

He then narrowly denied youngster Jarred Cole prior to throwing a staggering eight 180s in his concluding win over Andy Jenkins.

Askew extended his lead at the top of the overall standings to eight points at the culmination of his maiden week involved in the streamed Modus Darts initiative.

The Modus Icons of Darts Live League and A Night The Darts will restart on Monday, with those competing to be confirmed in due course.


Group Six
Saturday, April 18

Paul Nicholson 5-3 Jason Askew
Andy Jenkins 5-2 Jarred Cole
Jason Askew 5-2 Arron Monk
Jarred Cole 5-1 Paul Nicholson
Andy Jenkins 5-4 Arron Monk
Jason Askew 5-4 Jarred Cole
Paul Nicholson 5-4 Andy Jenkins
Arron Monk 5-3 Jarred Cole
Jason Askew 5-3 Andy Jenkins
Arron Monk 5-3 Paul Nicholson


Group Six
Saturday, April 18

Raymond van Barneveld 5-1 Wessel Nijman
Martin Adams 5-4 David Evans
Wessel Nijman 5-4 Scott Mitchell
David Evans 5-4 Raymond van Barneveld
Scott Mitchell 5-2 Martin Adams
David Evans 5-1 Wessel Nijman
Raymond van Barneveld 5-0 Scott Mitchell
Wessel Nijman 5-1 Martin Adams
David Evans 5-4 Scott Mitchell
Raymond van Barneveld 5-0 Martin Adams

(Photography: Evert Zomer NL)

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