Taylor and Barney each won their semi finals 6-0, dropping just nine legs between them. Enough said. They are head and shoulders above the rest at the moment and clash head on in the final that all the neutrals wanted. It will be the most eagerly anticipated final of recent years and I now wish I’d taken the 5-1 on offer for Barney at the start of the tournament. I’d have at least doubled my money.

Day Ten Results – Semi Finals – Saturday 30 December
Evening Session
Raymond van Barneveld 6-0 Andy Jenkins
Phil Taylor 6-0 Andy Hamilton