Barney excited for Oceanic farwell

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Barney excited for Oceanic farwell

RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD is excited to be playing in Australia and New Zealand for one final time before retirement in a trio of World Series of Darts events.

Five-time World Champion Van Barneveld will be part of the Oceanic treble-header in Brisbane, Melbourne and Hamilton in August alongside Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright and Rob Cross.

The Dutch legend, 52, who is a former World Series finalist in both Australia and New Zealand, will retire at the conclusion of the 2019/20 World Championship and is looking forward to playing in front of his Oceanic fans one last time.

"It will be emotional playing in Australia and New Zealand for the last time in the PDC, I love the fans there and I can't wait to perform for them," said Van Barneveld.

"Of course it will be sad to say goodbye to the fans there because I love them, but I can't wait for the walk-ons and hopefully some good performances and results.

"The World Series events are so great because we're promoting our sport globally and putting on a show for our fans all around the world.

"It gives fans in Australia, New Zealand, America and Germany chance to see their favourite players live which is really important.

"They are really important for players as well because we get to travel all over the world, playing in amazing venues in front of amazing crowds."

A further three places in the Brisbane Darts Masters and Melbourne Darts Masters will be on offer in DPA Qualifiers, which will be held from July 4-7 in Warilla, alongside one spot in the NZ Darts Masters. For details, please visit dartplayersaustralia.com.

The DPNZ Qualifiers, which will offer two places in the NZ Darts Masters and one apiece in the Brisbane and Melbourne events, will be held on June 29-30 at the Hornby Working Men’s Club in Christchurch. For details, please visit dartplayers.co.nz.

Tickets for the Brisbane Darts Masters and Melbourne Darts Masters are available now through ticketek.com.au/DartsMasters.

Tickets for the NZ Darts Masters, presented by Burger King & TAB, are available through ticketek.co.nz/Darts.

2019 Brisbane Darts Masters
August 9-10, BCEC, Brisbane
PDC Representatives:
Michael van Gerwen, Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Daryl Gurney, Peter Wright, James Wade, Simon Whitlock, Raymond van Barneveld
Oceanic Representatives: Kyle Anderson, Corey Cadby, Damon Heta (DPA Number One), James Bailey (DPA Number Two), DPA Qualifiers x3 (July 4-6, Warilla), DPNZ Qualifier (June 29, Christchurch)
Tickets: ticketek.com.au/DartsMasters

2019 Melbourne Darts Masters
August 16-17, Melbourne Arena
PDC Representatives:
Michael van Gerwen, Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Daryl Gurney, Peter Wright, James Wade, Simon Whitlock, Raymond van Barneveld
Oceanic Representatives: Kyle Anderson, Corey Cadby, Damon Heta (DPA Number One), James Bailey (DPA Number Two), DPA Qualifiers x3 (July 4-6, Warilla), DPNZ Qualifier (June 30, Christchurch)
Tickets: ticketek.com.au/DartsMasters

2019 NZ Darts Masters, presented by Burger King & TAB
August 23-24, Claudelands Arena, Hamilton
PDC Representatives:
Michael van Gerwen, Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Daryl Gurney, Peter Wright, James Wade, Simon Whitlock, Raymond van Barneveld
Oceanic Representatives: Kyle Anderson, Corey Cadby, Cody Harris, Haupai Puha (DPNZ Number One), Craig Caldwell (DPNZ Number Two), DPNZ Qualifiers x2 (June 29-30, Christchurch), DPA Qualifier (July 7, Warilla)
Tickets: ticketek.co.nz/Darts