WDF World Cup

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WDF World Cup
Tournament information
LocationVarious
CountryVarious
Established1977
Organisation(s) WDF category Major
Month(s) PlayedOctober
Current champion(s)
Singles
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jeff Smith (men's singles)
Flag of Sweden.svg Vicky Pruim (women's singles)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Justin van Tergouw (boys' singles)
Flag of Iran.svg Deniz Hashtbaran (girls' singles)
Pairs
Flag of Russia.svg Boris Koltsov & Aleksandr Oreshkin (men's pairs)
Flag of Russia.svg Anastasia Dobromyslova & Marina Kononova (women's pairs)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Justin van Tergouw & Wessel Nijman (boys' pairs)
Flag of Iran.svg Deniz Hashtbaran & Mahshad Avazzadeh (girls' pairs)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Justin van Tergouw & Layla Brussel (youth mixed)
Team
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia (men's team)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands (women's team)
Overall
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia (men's overall)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands (women's overall)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands (youth overall)

The WDF World Cup is a Major darts tournament organized by the World Darts Federation and has been held biennially since 1977. The tournament has featured men's events since the beginning, while women's events were added in 1983 and youth events in 1999. The 2017 World Cup was held in Kobe, Japan. The event used to be broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom, but coverage of the tournament ceased after the 1987 World Cup.

World Darts Federation

The World Darts Federation (WDF) is the official world sport governing body and tournament organiser for the game of darts. It was formed in 1974, by representatives of the original fourteen founding members. Membership is open to the national organizing body for darts in all nations. The WDF encourages the promotion of the sport of darts among and between those bodies, in an effort to gain international recognition for darts as a major sport. The WDF is a full member of SportAccord, which is the governing body for international sports federations.

Kobe Designated city in Kansai, Japan

Kobe is the sixth-largest city in Japan and the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture. It is located on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, on the north shore of Osaka Bay and about 30 km (19 mi) west of Osaka. With a population around 1.5 million, the city is part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kyoto.

Japan Constitutional monarchy in East Asia

Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.

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Tournament structure

Men's national teams participating in the WDF World Cup consist of four players per country, competing as singles, pairs and in a four-player team event. Starting in 2015, women's teams will also consist of four players each and compete in these three types of events, having previously comprised only two players for singles and pairs competitions. Youth teams have been expanded as well and will now include two male and two female players under the age of 18 who compete in their respective singles and pairs competitions as well as a mixed pairs event.

Points are scored depending on placement in the various events, with the national teams achieving the highest points totals being crowned WDF World Cup Champions in the three categories of men, women and youth.

List of tournaments

YearVenueMen's World CupWomen's World CupYouth World Cup
1977 Flag of England.svg London OverallFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Singles Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Leighton Rees
Pairs Flag of England.svg Eric Bristow & John Lowe
Team Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Leighton Rees, Alan Evans, David Jones, Phil Obbard
1979 Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas OverallFlag of England.svg  England
Singles Flag of the United States.svg Nicky Virachkul
Pairs Flag of England.svg Eric Bristow & John Lowe
Team Flag of England.svg Eric Bristow, John Lowe, Tony Brown, Bill Lennard
1981 Flag of New Zealand.svg Nelson OverallFlag of England.svg  England
Singles Flag of England.svg John Lowe
Pairs Flag of England.svg Cliff Lazarenko & Tony Brown
Team Flag of England.svg Eric Bristow, John Lowe, Tony Brown, Cliff Lazarenko
1983 Flag of Scotland.svg Edinburgh OverallFlag of England.svg  England OverallFlag of England.svg  England
Singles Flag of England.svg Eric Bristow Singles Flag of the United States.svg Sandy Reitan
Pairs Flag of England.svg Eric Bristow & John Lowe Pairs Flag of England.svg Maureen Flowers & Audrey Derham
Team Flag of England.svg Eric Bristow, John Lowe, Keith Deller, Dave Whitcombe TeamNot Held
1985 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brisbane OverallFlag of England.svg  England OverallFlag of England.svg  England
Singles Flag of England.svg Eric Bristow Singles Flag of England.svg Linda Batten
Pairs Flag of England.svg Eric Bristow & John Lowe Pairs Flag of England.svg Linda Batten & Sharon Kemp
Team Flag of the United States.svg Tony Payne, Rick Ney, John Kramer, Dan Valletto TeamNot Held
1987 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen OverallFlag of England.svg  England OverallFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Singles Flag of England.svg Eric Bristow Singles Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valery Maytum
Pairs Flag of England.svg Eric Bristow & John Lowe Pairs Flag of the United States.svg Kathy Karpowich & Kathy Maloney
Team Flag of England.svg Eric Bristow, John Lowe, Cliff Lazarenko, Bob Anderson TeamNot Held
1989 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Toronto OverallFlag of England.svg  England OverallFlag of England.svg  England
Singles Flag of England.svg Eric Bristow Singles Flag of the United States.svg Eva Grigsby
Pairs Flag of England.svg Eric Bristow & John Lowe Pairs Flag of England.svg Sharon Colclough & Sue Edwards
Team Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Bob Sinnaeve, Rick Bisaro, Tony Holyoake, Albert Anstey TeamNot Held
1991 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Zandvoort OverallFlag of England.svg  England OverallFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Singles Flag of England.svg John Lowe Singles Flag of New Zealand.svg Jill MacDonald
Pairs Flag of Australia (converted).svg Keith Sullivan & Wayne Weening Pairs Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Sandra Greatbatch & Rhian Speed
Team Flag of England.svg Eric Bristow, John Lowe, Phil Taylor, Alan Warriner TeamNot Held
1993 Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas OverallFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales OverallFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Singles Flag of the Netherlands.svg Roland Scholten Singles Flag of the United States.svg Kathy Maloney
Pairs Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg John Part & Carl Mercer Pairs Flag of the Netherlands.svg Valery Maytum & Francis Hoenselaar
Team Flag of England.svg Steve Beaton, Ronnie Baxter, Kevin Kenny, Dave Askew TeamNot Held
1995 Flag of Switzerland.svg Basel OverallFlag of England.svg  England OverallFlag of England.svg  England
Singles Flag of England.svg Martin Adams Singles Flag of England.svg Mandy Solomons
Pairs Flag of England.svg Martin Adams & Andy Fordham Pairs Flag of England.svg Deta Hedman & Mandy Solomons
Team Flag of England.svg Steve Beaton, Ronnie Baxter, Martin Adams, Andy Fordham TeamNot Held
1997 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Perth OverallFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales OverallFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Singles Flag of the Netherlands.svg Raymond van Barneveld Singles Flag of New Zealand.svg Noeline Gear
Pairs Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Sean Palfrey & Martin Phillips Pairs Flag of the United States.svg Stacy Bromberg & Lori Verrier
Team Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Eric Burden, Marshall James, Sean Palfrey, Martin Phillips TeamNot Held
1999 Flag of South Africa.svg Durban OverallFlag of England.svg  England OverallFlag of England.svg  England OverallFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Singles Flag of the Netherlands.svg Raymond van Barneveld Singles Flag of England.svg Trina Gulliver Boys Flag of Finland.svg Kim Viljanen
Pairs Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ritchie Davies & Richie Herbert Pairs Flag of England.svg Trina Gulliver & Apylee Jones Girls Flag of Australia (converted).svg Harrena Williamson
Team Flag of England.svg Ronnie Baxter, Martin Adams, Andy Fordham, Mervyn King TeamNot HeldMixed Flag of Australia (converted).svg Beau Anderson & Harrena Williamson
2001 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur OverallFlag of England.svg  England OverallFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands OverallFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Singles Flag of England.svg Martin Adams Singles Flag of the Netherlands.svg Francis Hoenselaar Boys Flag of England.svg Stephen Bunting
Pairs Flag of England.svg Andy Fordham & John Walton Pairs Flag of the Netherlands.svg Francis Hoenselaar & Mieke de Boer Girls Flag of Australia (converted).svg Venus Johnson
Team Flag of England.svg Martin Adams, Andy Fordham, Mervyn King, John Walton TeamNot HeldMixed Flag of Sweden.svg Markus Korhonen & Johanna Ehn
2003 Flag of France.svg Epinal OverallFlag of England.svg  England OverallFlag of England.svg  England OverallFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Singles Flag of the Netherlands.svg Raymond van Barneveld Singles Flag of England.svg Trina Gulliver Boys Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jerry Hendriks
Pairs Flag of England.svg Martin Adams & Mervyn King Pairs Flag of England.svg Trina Gulliver & Clare Bywaters Girls Flag of England.svg Kate Dando
Team Flag of the United States.svg Ray Carver, John Kuczynski, Bill Davis, George Walls TeamNot HeldMixed Flag of Australia (converted).svg Kyle Anderson & Kathleen Logue
2005 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Perth OverallFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands OverallFlag of England.svg  England OverallFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Singles Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dick van Dijk Singles Flag of England.svg Clare Bywaters Boys Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jonny Nijs
Pairs Flag of the Netherlands.svg Raymond van Barneveld & Vincent van der Voort Pairs Flag of England.svg Trina Gulliver & Clare Bywaters Girls Flag of the Netherlands.svg Carla Molema
Team Flag of Finland.svg Jarkko Komula, Ulf Ceder, Marko Pusa, Kim Viljanen TeamNot HeldMixed Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jonny Nijs & Carla Molema
2007 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rosmalen OverallFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands OverallFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales OverallFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Singles Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Mark Webster Singles Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Jan Robbins Boys Flag of Hungary.svg Tibor Tax
Pairs Flag of the Netherlands.svg Mario Robbe & Joey ten Berge Pairs Flag of Russia.svg Anastasia Dobromyslova & Irina Armstrong Girls Flag of Sweden.svg Linda Odén
Team Flag of England.svg Martin Adams, Steve Farmer, Tony O'Shea, John Walton TeamNot HeldMixed Flag of the Netherlands.svg Maarten Pape & Thea Kaaijk
2009 Flag of the United States.svg Charlotte OverallFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands OverallFlag of England.svg  England OverallFlag of Finland.svg  Finland
Singles Flag of England.svg Tony O'Shea Singles Flag of the United States.svg Stacy Bromberg Boys Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Jamie Lewis
Pairs Flag of Australia (converted).svg Anthony Fleet & Geoff Kime Pairs Flag of England.svg Lisa Ashton & Karen Lawman Girls Flag of Finland.svg Aliisa Koskivirta
Team Flag of the Netherlands.svg Joey ten Berge, Willy van de Wiel, Frans Harmsen, Daniel Brouwer TeamNot HeldMixed Flag of Finland.svg Tuomas Tikka & Aliisa Koskivirta
2011 Flag of Ireland.svg Castlebar OverallFlag of England.svg  England OverallFlag of England.svg  England OverallFlag of England.svg  England
Singles Flag of England.svg Scott Waites Singles Flag of England.svg Trina Gulliver Boys Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jimmy Hendriks
Pairs Flag of England.svg Martin Adams & Tony O'Shea Pairs Flag of England.svg Trina Gulliver & Deta Hedman Girls Flag of England.svg Fallon Sherrock
Team Flag of England.svg Scott Waites, Tony O'Shea, Martin Atkins, Martin Adams TeamNot HeldMixed Flag of England.svg Jake Jones & Fallon Sherrock
2013 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg St. John's OverallFlag of England.svg  England OverallFlag of England.svg  England OverallFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Singles Flag of the Netherlands.svg Wesley Harms Singles Flag of England.svg Deta Hedman Boys Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jamie Rundle
Pairs Flag of England.svg Stephen Bunting & Tony O'Shea Pairs Flag of England.svg Trina Gulliver & Deta Hedman Girls Flag of England.svg Casey Gallagher
Team Flag of Scotland.svg Ross Montgomery, Craig Baxter, Gary Stone, Alan Soutar TeamNot HeldMixed Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Dawson Murschell & Alicia Looker
2015 [1] Flag of Turkey.svg Antalya OverallFlag of England.svg  England OverallFlag of England.svg  England OverallFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Singles Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Jim Williams Singles Flag of England.svg Lisa Ashton Boys Singles Flag of the Netherlands.svg Maikel Verberk
Pairs Flag of the Netherlands.svg Wesley Harms & Richard Veenstra Pairs Flag of England.svg Lisa Ashton & Claire Brookin Boys Pairs Flag of the Netherlands.svg Maikel Verberk & Justin van Tergouw
Team Flag of England.svg Glen Durrant, Scott Mitchell, Jamie Hughes, Mark McGeeney Team Flag of England.svg Deta Hedman, Lisa Ashton, Fallon Sherrock, Claire Brookin Girls Singles Flag of South Africa.svg Tayla Carolissen
Girls Pairs Flag of Germany.svg Christina Schuler & Nina Puls
Mixed Flag of the Netherlands.svg Maikel Verberk & Kyana Frauenfelder
2017 Flag of Japan.svg Kobe Overall Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia Overall Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Overall Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Singles Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jeff Smith Singles Flag of Sweden.svg Vicky Pruim Boys Singles Flag of the Netherlands.svg Justin van Tergouw
Pairs Flag of Russia.svg Boris Koltsov & Aleksandr Oreshkin Pairs Flag of Russia.svg Anastasia Dobromyslova & Marina Kononova Boys Pairs Flag of the Netherlands.svg Justin van Tergouw & Wessel Nijman
Team Flag of Australia (converted).svg Peter Machin, Justin Thompson, Andrew Townes, Raymond Smith Team Flag of the Netherlands.svg Aileen de Graaf, Sharon Prins, Anca Zijlstra, Vanessa Zuidema Girls Singles Flag of Iran.svg Deniz Hashtbaran
Girls Pairs Flag of Iran.svg Deniz Hashtbaran & Mahshad Avazzadeh
Mixed Flag of the Netherlands.svg Justin van Tergouw & Layla Brussel

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References

  1. "WDF World Cup 2015". 31 October 2015.