2018 PDC World Cup of Darts

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2018 Betway World Cup of Darts
Tournament information
Dates31 May–3 June 2018
VenueEissporthalle
LocationFrankfurt
Country Germany
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£300,000
Winners share£60,000
High checkout170 Australia Kyle Anderson
(Second round)
Champion(s)
 Netherlands
«2017 2019»

The 2018 Betway World Cup of Darts was the eighth edition of the PDC World Cup of Darts. It took place between 31 May–3 June 2018 in at the Eissporthalle in Frankfurt, Germany.

The Dutch pairing of Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld were the reigning champions, after beating the Welsh duo Gerwyn Price and Mark Webster 3–1 in the 2017 final, and they retained their title by defeating the Scottish pair of Peter Wright and Gary Anderson 3–1 in the final, to win the Netherlands their 4th World Cup title, equalling the record of England.[1][2]

Format[edit]

The tournament will remain at 32 teams this year, with the top 8 teams being seeded and the remaining 24 teams being unseeded in the first round. Like last year, there are no groups in 2018 with the tournament being a straight knockout.

First round: Best of nine legs doubles.
Second round, quarter and semi-finals: Two best of seven legs singles matches. If the scores are tied a best of seven legs doubles match will settle the match.
Final: Three points needed to win the title. Two best of seven legs singles matches are played followed by a best of seven doubles match. If necessary, one or two best of seven legs singles matches in reverse order are played to determine the champion.

Prize money[edit]

Total prize money will stay £300,000 like last year. The prize money will be per team:

Stage Prize Money
(Total: £300,000)
Winners £60,000
Runners-up £32,000
Semi-finalists £20,000
Quarter-finalists £14,000
Last 16 £8,000
Last 32 £3,000

Teams and seedings[edit]

The Top 8 nations based on combined Order of Merit rankings on 14 May were seeded.

Results[edit]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the Betway World Cup of Darts, was made on 17 May with John McDonald, PDC Chairman, Barry Hearn and Alan Olgar.

First round
(best of 9 legs)

31 May – 1 June
[15][16]
Second round
2 June
[17]
Quarter-finals
3 June
[18]
Semi-finals
3 June
[18]
Final
3 June
[18]
               
1  Scotland 94.66 5
 United States 84.25 1
1  Scotland 91.97 2
 Brazil 75.37 0
   Denmark 65.58 1
 Brazil 70.90 5
1  Scotland 96.25 2
 Japan 91.80 0
8  Austria 88.68 4
 Japan 92.74 5
   Japan 88.12 2
 Canada 79.16 0
   Italy 71.16 1
 Canada 74.03 5
1  Scotland 95.85 2
4  Australia 94.93 1
5  Wales 85.73 5
 Thailand 79.89 3
5  Wales 85.83 2
  Switzerland 81.25 1
    Switzerland 67.58 5
 China 70.34 2
5  Wales 87.38 1
4  Australia 90.53 2
4  Australia 93.88 5
 Hong Kong 83.32 1
4  Australia 89.30 2
 Spain 84.04 1
   Russia 75.61 4
 Spain 85.11 5
1  Scotland 97.76 1
3  Netherlands 97.75 3
2  England 93.27 5
 Czech Republic 78.19 3
2  England 91.92 2
 Singapore 90.62 1
   New Zealand 78.50 3
 Singapore 86.12 5
2  England 94.26 1
7  Belgium 96.74 2
7  Belgium 86.78 5
 Ireland 87.37 4
7  Belgium 94.50 2
 Finland 81.97 0
   Greece 79.74 1
 Finland 84.80 5
7  Belgium 102.60 0
3  Netherlands 109.58 2
6  Northern Ireland 83.26 5
 Poland 86.00 4
6  Northern Ireland 88.70 1
 Germany 87.86 2
   Sweden 79.94 3
 Germany 90.83 5
 Germany 99.97 0
3  Netherlands 101.38 2
3  Netherlands 102.95 5
 Gibraltar 66.38 0
3  Netherlands 96.20 2
 South Africa 82.38 0
   Hungary 69.40 3
 South Africa 74.33 5

Second round[edit]

Two best of seven legs singles matches. If the scores were tied a best of seven legs doubles match settled the match.

 Scotland (1)  Brazil Legs Point
Peter Wright 94.82 Diogo Portela 82.14 4–1 1–0
Gary Anderson 88.41 Bruno Rangel 66.91 4–0 1–0
Total : 8–1 2–0
 Japan  Canada Legs Point
Seigo Asada 88.69 John Part 77.67 4–3 1–0
Haruki Muramatsu 87.13 Dawson Murschell 80.64 4–0 1–0
Total : 8–3 2–0
 Wales (5)   Switzerland Legs Point
Gerwyn Price 90.63 Alex Fehlmann 89.56 3–4 0–1
Jonny Clayton 82.36 Andy Bless 77.78 4–0 1–0
Price & Clayton 81.88 Fehlmann & Bless 72.40 4–1 1–0
Total : 11–5 2–1
 Australia (4)  Spain Legs Point
Simon Whitlock 86.47 Cristo Reyes 85.41 2–4 0–1
Kyle Anderson 88.13 Toni Alcinas 76.98 4–1 1–0
Whitlock & Anderson 92.56 Reyes & Alcinas 87.92 4–3 1–0
Total : 10–8 2–1
 England (2)  Singapore Legs Point
Rob Cross 103.50 Paul Lim 102.29 2–4 0–1
Dave Chisnall 89.87 Harith Lim 89.67 4–2 1–0
Cross & Chisnall 80.71 P. Lim & H. Lim 77.77 4–1 1–0
Total : 10–7 2–1
 Belgium (7)  Finland Legs Point
Kim Huybrechts 87.13 Marko Kantele 75.91 4–0 1–0
Dimitri Van den Bergh 100.40 Kim Viljanen 86.81 4–1 1–0
Total : 8–1 2–0
 Northern Ireland (6)  Germany Legs Point
Daryl Gurney 92.49 Martin Schindler 85.67 4–0 1–0
Brendan Dolan 92.67 Max Hopp 90.68 3–4 0–1
Gurney & Dolan 80.94 Schindler & Hopp 86.04 2–4 0–1
Total : 9–8 1–2
 Netherlands (3)  South Africa Legs Point
Michael van Gerwen 95.43 Liam O'Brien 82.81 4–0 1–0
Raymond van Barneveld 96.97 Devon Petersen 81.95 4–0 1–0
Total : 8–0 2–0

Quarter-finals[edit]

Two best of seven legs singles matches. If the scores are tied a best of seven legs doubles match will settle the match.

 Scotland (1)  Japan Legs Point
Peter Wright 93.94 Seigo Asada 92.75 4–0 1–0
Gary Anderson 98.56 Haruki Muramatsu 90.84 4–0 1–0
Total : 8–0 2–0
 Wales (5)  Australia (4) Legs Points
Gerwyn Price 89.35 Simon Whitlock 100.85 2–4 0–1
Jonny Clayton 83.50 Kyle Anderson 77.26 4–0 1–0
Price & Clayton 88.13 Whitlock & Anderson 88.75 1–4 0–1
Total : 7–8 1–2
 England (2)  Belgium (7) Legs Points
Rob Cross 107.48 Kim Huybrechts 98.78 4–2 1–0
Dave Chisnall 86.86 Dimitri Van den Bergh 91.25 3–4 0–1
Cross & Chisnall 87.40 Huybrechts & Van den Bergh 100.20 0–4 0–1
Total : 7–10 1–2
 Germany  Netherlands (3) Legs Points
Martin Schindler 110.00 Michael van Gerwen 109.61 1–4 0–1
Max Hopp 87.43 Raymond van Barneveld 91.09 0–4 0–1
Total : 1–8 0–2

Semi-finals[edit]

Two best of seven legs singles matches. If the scores are tied a best of seven legs doubles match will settle the match.

 Scotland (1)  Australia (4) Legs Points
Peter Wright 103.42 Simon Whitlock 100.77 4–3 1–0
Gary Anderson 90.91 Kyle Anderson 95.10 3–4 0–1
Wright & Anderson 93.23 Whitlock & Anderson 88.91 4–3 1–0
Total : 11–10 2–1
 Belgium (7)  Netherlands (3) Legs Points
Kim Huybrechts 97.65 Michael van Gerwen 105.78 2–4 0–1
Dimitri Van den Bergh 107.54 Raymond van Barneveld 113.38 2–4 0–1
Total : 4–8 0–2

Final[edit]

Three points needed to win the title. Two best of seven legs singles matches are played followed by a best of seven doubles match. If necessary, one or two best of seven legs singles matches are played to determine the champion.

 Scotland (1)  Netherlands (3) Legs Points
Peter Wright 96.79 Michael van Gerwen 97.20 2–4 0–1
Gary Anderson 97.21 Raymond van Barneveld 84.60 4–1 1–0
Wright & Anderson 98.45 van Gerwen & van Barneveld 100.69 1–4 0–1
Gary Anderson 99.06 Michael van Gerwen 111.33 0–4 0–1
Total : 7–13 1–3

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