Fantastic Four do battle for 2016 William Hill World Darts Title
Four world champions are left in the 2016 William Hill World Darts Championship after an exciting New Year’s Day at the Alexandra Palace. Raymond van Barneveld, a five-time world champion 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007, takes on the 2011 and 2012 champion Adrian ‘Jackpot’ Lewis in the first of Saturday’s semi-finals.
Gary Anderson, the defending champion against Jelle Klassen, the 2006 BDO World Champion, is the second semi-final in what promises to be a tantalising night on the oche.
William Hill, the sponsors of the World Darts Championship, make Gary Anderson their 11/10 favourite (from 9/4) to lift the Sid Waddell trophy on Sunday. The defending champion strolled into the semi-finals with a comfortable 5-1 victory over James Wade in the quarter-finals.
His opponent Jelle Klaasen, who beat Phil Taylor in the last 16, had to come from behind to beat Alan ‘Chuck’ Norris. The Dutchman is now rated an 8/1 shot to land a maiden PDC world title.
Adrian Lewis was an impressive 5-2 winner over ‘Snakebite’ Peter Wright. ‘Jackpot’ is now a 9/4 shot to collect his third world title. His semi-final opponent RVB is rated a 5/1 shot for his sixth world title – after he came from 3-0 down to beat Michael Smith 5-4.
William Hill World Darts Championship:
11/10 Gary Anderson
9/4 Adrian Lewis
5/1 Raymond van Barneveld
8/1 Jelle Klaasen
William Hill World Darts Championship semi-final odds
11/8 Raymond van Barneveld v Adrian Lewis 4/7
2/7 Gary Anderson v Jelle Klaasen 11/4