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 Spain and South Africa in this article. The Spaniards are competing in the World Cup of Darts for the ninth time, while the South Africans have entered the field for the eighth time.

Spain

Cristo Reyes and Toni Alcinas are teaming up for a fifth successive time at the World Cup of Darts. Reyes made his tournament debut in 2015, while Alcinas played all editions since 2010.
Alcinas managed to reach the semi-finals with partner Carlos Rodríguez back in 2010 after causing an upset against England (with Phil Taylor and James Wade). They were beaten by the Netherlands (Raymond van Barneveld and Co Stompé), before the Dutch side claimed the title in the final against Wales. With Reyes in the Spanish team, La Roja reached the second round on three occasions.

Cristo Reyes

Nickname: The Spartan
Age: 31
World Cup participations: 5
Best performance: Second round (2015, 2017 and 2018)
First round opponent: Netherlands
PDC Ranking: 36

Toni Alcinas

Nickname: The Samurai
Age: 40
World Cup participations: 9
Best performance: Semi-Finals (2010)
First round opponent: Netherlands
PDC Ranking: 53

Team Spain at the World Cup of Darts 2019

Cristo Reyes and Toni Alcinas. Photos: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

South Africa

Devon Petersen will play with a new teammate for a fourth consecutive year. Vernon Bouwers plays alongside the crowd favourite this year, as Bouwers came through the South African qualifier. He will make his debut at this event.
Petersen makes his seventh appearance at the World Cup. His best results came in 2012 and 2014, where he reached the quarter-finals. South Africa came close to move into the semi-finals in 2012, but they missed out after Petersen made a huge miscount in the leg-decider against Wales.

Devon Petersen

Nickname: African Warrior
Age: 32
World Cup participations: 7
Best performance: Quarter-Finals (2012 en 2014)
First round opponent: Northern Ireland
PDC Ranking: 59

Vernon Bouwers

Nickname: Terminator
Age: 35
World Cup participations: 1
Best performance: Debut (2019)
First round opponent: Northern Ireland
PDC Ranking: –

Team South Africa at the World Cup of Darts 2019

Devon Petersen and Vernon Bouwer

Previously introduced teams

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Author: Pieter