PDC World Cup of Darts

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PDC World Cup of Darts
Tournament information
VenueBarclaycard Arena
LocationHamburg
CountryGermany
Established2010
Organisation(s)Professional Darts Corporation
FormatLegs
Prize fund£350,000
Month(s) PlayedJune
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.[1] Due to the rescheduling of the Players Championship Finals in the PDC calendar, the second edition was played in Hamburg, Germany in February 2012.[2] In 2015, the event took place the Eissporthalle Frankfurt.[3]

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.[1]

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
Players Team Team Players Total Winners Runners-up
2010  England
Rainton Meadows Arena
Houghton-le-Spring
Raymond van Barneveld
Co Stompé
 Netherlands 4–2  Wales Mark Webster
Barrie Bates
£150,000 £40,000 £20,000 Cash Converters
2012  Germany
Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
Hamburg
Phil Taylor
Adrian Lewis
 England 4–31  Australia Simon Whitlock
Paul Nicholson
2013[6] Phil Taylor
Adrian Lewis
 England 3–1  Belgium Kim Huybrechts
Ronny Huybrechts
Betfair
2014[7] Michael van Gerwen
Raymond van Barneveld
 Netherlands 3–0  England Phil Taylor
Adrian Lewis
£200,000 Bwin
2015  Germany
Eissporthalle
Frankfurt
Phil Taylor
Adrian Lewis
 England 3–2  Scotland Gary Anderson
Peter Wright
£250,000 £50,000 £26,000
2016 Phil Taylor
Adrian Lewis
 England 3–2  Netherlands Michael van Gerwen Raymond van Barneveld Betway
2017 Michael van Gerwen Raymond van Barneveld  Netherlands 3–1  Wales Mark Webster
Gerwyn Price
£300,000 £60,000 £32,000
2018 Michael van Gerwen Raymond van Barneveld  Netherlands 3–1  Scotland Gary Anderson
Peter Wright
2019  Germany
Barclaycard Arena
Hamburg
£350,000 £70,000 £40,000

Records and statistics[edit]

As of 3 June 2018.

Total finalist appearances[edit]

Country[edit]

Country 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

Team[edit]

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

Player[edit]

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

High averages[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b PDC announces 3 new tournaments Archived 2010-04-30 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 15 July 2010, PDC.tv
  2. ^ "Players Championship Finals Date Set". PDC. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  3. ^ "bwin World Cup of Darts NetZone". PDC. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  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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