The World Cup of Darts 2019 will take place from 6-9 June in Hamburg. Dartsnews introduces the competing nations ahead of the start of the event.

We are paying attention to the Philippines and Poland in this article. The Philippines are competing in the World Cup of Darts for the fourth time, while Poland have entered the field for the eighth time.

Philippines

Lourence Ilagan and Noel Malicdem will play together for the first time at the World Cup of Darts. Ilagan appeared two times before at this nation tournament, while Malicdem is set to make his debut.
Because of their strong displays at the World Championship, the Filipino’s were labeled as one of the darkhorses. However they are facing number one seed England in the first round. The Philippines only survived the first round once at the World Cup of Darts, when Gilbert Ulang and Alex Tagarao represented their country in 2016. Ilagan lost in the first round when he made his appearance in 2013 and 2015.

Lourence Ilagan

Nickname: The Gunner
Age: 41
World Cup participations: 3
Best performance: First round (2013 and 2015)
First round opponent: England
PDC Ranking: –

Noel Malicdem

Nickname: Gentle Giant
Age: 42
World Cup participations: 1
Best performance: Debut (2019)
First round opponent: England
PDC Ranking: –

Lourence Ilagan and Noel Malicdem represent Philippines at the World Cup of Darts 2019

Lourence Ilagan and Noel Malicdem. Photos: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Poland

Krzysztof Ratajski and Tytus Kanik form the Polish side for a third consecutive year at the World Cup of Darts. Ratajski will make his sixth appearance at this event, while Kanik appears for a fourth time. Both Polish players have a PDC Tour Card at the moment.
Only Ratajski managed to come through the first round, as The Polish Eagle’ reached the second round in 2013 alongside Krzysztof Kciuk. Poland was eliminated in the first round during the last four editions of this tournament.

Krzysztof Ratajski

Nickname: The Polish Eagle
Age: 42
World Cup participations: 6
Best performance: Second round (2013)
First round opponent: Czech Republic
PDC Ranking: 44

Tytus Kanik

Nickname: Tyto
Age: 35
World Cup participations: 4
Best performance: First round (2015, 2017 and 2018)
First round opponent: Czech Republic
PDC Ranking: –

Krzysztof Ratajski and Tytus Kanik represent Poland at the World Cup of Darts 2019

Krzysztof Ratajski and Tytus Kanik. Photos: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Previously introduced teams

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