PDC World Cup of Darts

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PDC World Cup of Darts
Tournament information
Venue Eissporthalle Frankfurt[1]
Location Frankfurt
Country Germany
Established 2010
Organisation(s) Professional Darts Corporation
Format Legs
Prize fund £300,000
Current champion(s)
 Netherlands

The PDC World Cup of Darts is a darts tournament organised by the Professional Darts Corporation and was one of the three new tournaments being introduced into the PDC calendar in 2010. It is broadcast live by Sky Sports.[2] Due to the rescheduling of the Players Championship Finals in the PDC calendar, the second edition was played in Hamburg, Germany in February 2012.[3] In 2015, the event took place the Eissporthalle Frankfurt.[1]

The competition succeeded the Jocky Wilson Cup; a one-off international match between England and Scotland held in Glasgow on 5 December 2009. England defeated Scotland by 6 points to 0.

Background[edit]

In October 2009, PDC chairman Barry Hearn announced his intention to buy the British Darts Organisation and inject £2 million into amateur darts, but the BDO decided not to accept the offer. In a statement, Hearn stated "The aim of our offer to the BDO was to unify the sport of darts and this remains our long-term objective despite the decision by the BDO County Associations"[4] The Jocky Wilson Cup was held in December.

But following the BDO's rejection, the PDC went on to arrange three brand new tournaments for 2010 to help the development of youth and women's darts: the PDC Under-21 World Championship, the PDC Women's World Championship, and the PDC World Cup of Darts.[2]

Format[edit]

The participating teams were the top 24 countries in the PDC Order of Merit at the end of October after the 2010 World Grand Prix. Each nation's top ranked player was then joined by the second highest player of that country. For seeding the average rank of both was used.

The top 8 nations automatically started in the second round (last 16). The other 16 nations played in the first round. Matches were best of 11 legs in doubles, and the losing team threw first in the next leg. The winners of the first round played the top eight ranked teams in the second round, also in best of 11 doubles.

The winners of the second round were drawn into two groups of four (A & B). Each team played each other once (three matches per team). Each match consisted of two singles and one doubles - all over best of five legs. 1 point was awarded for a singles win, and 2 points for a doubles win, with all points counting towards the overall league table. The top two teams in each group advanced to the semi-finals.

The semi-finals consisted of four singles games and one doubles game (if required) per match - all over best of 11 legs. Again, 1 point was awarded for a singles win, and 2 points for a doubles win. If the match score is 3-3 at the end of the games, then a sudden-death doubles leg would decide who goes through to the final.

The final was the same format as the semi-final, but each game was best of 15 legs.[5]

PDC World Cup of Darts finals[edit]

Year Venue Winners Points Runners-up Prize money (team) Sponsors
Team Players Team Players Total Winner Runners-up
2010  England
Rainton Meadows Arena
Houghton-le-Spring
 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
Co Stompé
4–2  Wales Mark Webster
Barrie Bates
£150,000 £40,000 £20,000 Cash Converters
2012  Germany
Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
Hamburg
 England Phil Taylor
Adrian Lewis
4–31  Australia Simon Whitlock
Paul Nicholson
2013[6]  England Phil Taylor
Adrian Lewis
3–1  Belgium Kim Huybrechts
Ronny Huybrechts
Betfair
2014[7]  Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Raymond van Barneveld
3–0  England Phil Taylor
Adrian Lewis
£200,000 Bwin
2015  Germany
Eissporthalle
Frankfurt
 England Phil Taylor
Adrian Lewis
3–2  Scotland Gary Anderson
Peter Wright
£250,000 £50,000 £26,000
2016  England Phil Taylor
Adrian Lewis
3–2  Netherlands Michael van Gerwen Raymond van Barneveld Betway
2017  Netherlands Michael van Gerwen Raymond van Barneveld 3–1  Wales Mark Webster
Gerwyn Price
£300,000 £60,000 £32,000
2018  Netherlands Michael van Gerwen Raymond van Barneveld 3–1  Scotland Gary Anderson
Peter Wright

Records and statistics[edit]

As of 3 June 2018.

Country appearances[edit]

Team Won Runner-up Finals Appearances
England England 4 1 5 8
Netherlands Netherlands 4 1 5 8
Scotland Scotland 0 2 2 8
Wales Wales 0 2 2 8
Australia Australia 0 1 1 8
Belgium Belgium 0 1 1 8

Player appearances[edit]

Player Won Runner-up Finals Appearances
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 4 1 5 8
England Adrian Lewis 4 1 5 6
England Phil Taylor 4 1 5 6
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 3 1 4 6
Netherlands Co Stompé 1 0 1 1
Wales Mark Webster 0 2 2 7
Scotland Gary Anderson 0 2 2 6
Scotland Peter Wright 0 2 2 4
Australia Simon Whitlock 0 1 1 7
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 0 1 1 6
Belgium Ronny Huybrechts 0 1 1 5
Australia Paul Nicholson 0 1 1 5
Wales Gerwyn Price 0 1 1 2
Wales Barrie Bates 0 1 1 1

High averages[edit]

Ten highest World Cup of Darts one-match team averages
Average Players Year, Round Opponent Result
117.88 (WR) Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
2014, Semi-final (sub match) Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan
Northern Ireland Mickey Mansell
4–0 (L)
111.33 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
2017, Second round (sub match) United States Darin Young
United States Larry Butler
4–0 (L)
109.33 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
2017, First round Czech Republic Karel Sedláček
Czech Republic František Humpula
5–1 (L)
107.77 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
2016, Quarter-final (sub match) Australia Simon Whitlock
Australia Kyle Anderson
4–3 (L)
105.47 Belgium Kim Huybrechts
Belgium Ronny Huybrechts
2013, Semi-final (sub match) Finland Jani Haavisto
Finland Jarkko Komula
4–0 (L)
105.17 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
2017, Quarter-final (sub match) Germany Max Hopp
Germany Martin Schindler
4–1 (L)
102.95 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
2018, First round Gibraltar Dyson Parody
Gibraltar Justin Broton
5–0 (L)
102.18 Australia Simon Whitlock
Australia Paul Nicholson
2012, Quarter-final (sub match) Belgium Kim Huybrechts
Belgium Kurt van de Rijck
4–2 (L)
101.08 Belgium Kim Huybrechts
Belgium Ronny Huybrechts
2013, Second round Australia Simon Whitlock
Australia Paul Nicholson
5–1 (L)
100.69 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
2018, Final (sub match) Scotland Peter Wright
Scotland Gary Anderson
4–1 (L)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "bwin World Cup of Darts NetZone". PDC. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b PDC announces 3 new tournaments Archived 2010-04-30 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 15 July 2010, PDC.tv
  3. ^ "Players Championship Finals Date Set". PDC. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  4. ^ PDC launch World Cup Retrieved 15 July 2010 Skysports.com
  5. ^ Cash Converters World Cup Format Retrieved 19 November 2010, PDC.tv
  6. ^ "Betfair World Cup of Darts Tickets". pdc.tv. Professional Darts Corporation. Archived from the original on 8 December 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Bwin World Cup of Darts Schedule". Professional Darts Corporation. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.

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