Ally Pally Classics: Simon Whitlock edges past Raymond van Barneveld in semi-final thriller

By Alex Moss
12 DECEMBER 2016 • 9:15AM 

The latest entry into our Ally Pally Classics series sees us move forward to the 2010 PDC World Championship.

Seven years after his last, and only, appearance in the PDC’s World Championship, Simon Whitlock returned to the field for the 2010 championship.

Having qualified as one of the International Qualifiers, the Australian was unseeded for the tournament and had to get past the third, sixth and 11th seeds on his way to reaching the semi-finals.

Whitlock’s lowest average so far in the tournament had been 99.24, while his semi-final opponent Raymond van Barneveld, despite only dropping one set at that point, had yet to hit top gear.

The two players could hardly be separated on the Alexandra Palace stage, as the match went all the way to an 11th and final set.

Please note: The other parts of the video are available on YouTube

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