PDC World Cup of Darts

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PDC World Cup of Darts
Tournament information
Venue Barclaycard Arena
Location Hamburg
Country Germany
Established2010
Organisation(s) Professional Darts Corporation
FormatLegs
Prize fund£350,000
Month(s) PlayedJune
Current champion(s)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  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]

Contents

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

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

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

YearVenueWinnersPointsRunners-upPrize money (team)Sponsors
PlayersTeamTeamPlayersTotalWinnersRunners-up
2010 Flag of England.svg  England
Rainton Meadows Arena
Houghton-le-Spring
Raymond van Barneveld
Co Stompé
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 4–2Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg  Wales Mark Webster
Barrie Bates
£150,000£40,000£20,000 Cash Converters
2012 Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
Hamburg
Phil Taylor
Adrian Lewis
Flag of England.svg  England 4–31Flag of Australia.svg  Australia Simon Whitlock
Paul Nicholson
2013 [6] Phil Taylor
Adrian Lewis
Flag of England.svg  England 3–1Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Kim Huybrechts
Ronny Huybrechts
Betfair
2014 [7] Michael van Gerwen
Raymond van Barneveld
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 3–0Flag of England.svg  England Phil Taylor
Adrian Lewis
£200,000 Bwin
2015 Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Eissporthalle
Frankfurt
Phil Taylor
Adrian Lewis
Flag of England.svg  England 3–2Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Gary Anderson
Peter Wright
£250,000£50,000£26,000
2016 Phil Taylor
Adrian Lewis
Flag of England.svg  England 3–2Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Michael van Gerwen Raymond van Barneveld Betway
2017 Michael van Gerwen Raymond van Barneveld Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 3–1Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg  Wales Mark Webster
Gerwyn Price
£300,000£60,000£32,000
2018 Michael van Gerwen Raymond van Barneveld Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 3–1Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Gary Anderson
Peter Wright
2019 Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Barclaycard Arena
Hamburg
£350,000£70,000£40,000

Records and statistics

As of 3 June 2018.

Total finalist appearances

Country

CountryWonRunner-upFinalsAppearances
Flag of England.svg England 4158
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 4158
Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 0228
Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales 0228
Flag of Australia.svg Australia 0118
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 0118

Team

CountryPlayersWonRunner-upFinalsAppearances
Flag of England.svg England Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis 4156
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld 3146
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld and Co Stompé 1011
Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland Gary Anderson and Peter Wright 0224
Flag of Australia.svg Australia Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson 0115
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Kim Huybrechts and Ronny Huybrechts 0115
Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales Mark Webster and Gerwyn Price 0112
Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales Mark Webster and Barrie Bates 0111

Player

CountryPlayerWonRunner-upFinalsAppearances
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 4158
Flag of England.svg England Adrian Lewis 4156
Flag of England.svg England Phil Taylor 4156
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 3146
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Co Stompé 1011
Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales Mark Webster 0227
Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland Gary Anderson 0226
Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland Peter Wright 0224
Flag of Australia.svg Australia Simon Whitlock 0117
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Kim Huybrechts 0116
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Ronny Huybrechts 0115
Flag of Australia.svg Australia Paul Nicholson 0115
Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales Gerwyn Price 0112
Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg Wales Barrie Bates 0111

High averages

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

References

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  2. "Players Championship Finals Date Set". PDC. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
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  4. PDC launch World Cup Retrieved 15 July 2010 Skysports.com
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