Raymond van Barneveld had a befitting goodbye to the Dutch public on Saturday evening in a packed AFAS Live.
Thousands of fans had turned up in orange to say goodbye to the legendary player. In addition to Van Barneveld, they also saw players Barney had played in his World Championship finals and some of his main rivals over the years, including Phil Taylor, Martin Adams and Ritchie Burnett.
They paired with a Dutch person. For example, kick boxer Rico Verhoeven formed a team with Burnett and Van Barneveld teamed with football star Robin van Persie.
These two teams are also those who reached the final. Burnett / Verhoeven won in the Group A defeating Phil Taylor / Elise van der Horst and Wayne Mardle / Rafael van der Vaart.
Van Barneveld and Van Persie defeated Bobby George / Bobbi Eden and Martin Adams / Soundos in their group.