World Cup of Darts

The World Cup of Darts is back to bring some international flair to the PDC.

64 players, representing 32 nations, will meet at the Salzburgarena in the Austrian city Salzburg. They'll be contesting the PDC World Cup of Darts, the only doubles tournament in the calendar. Scotland is the defending champion, but have a new team with John Henderson and Robert Thornton as Peter Wright and Gary Anderson both pulled out.

All the useful World Cup information can be found below in our tournament centre.


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(1) England - Michael Smith & Rob Cross

(2) Wales - Gerwyn Price & Jonny Clayton

(3) Netherlands - Michael van Gerwen & Danny Noppert

(4) Northern Ireland - Daryl Gurney & Brendan Dolan

(5) Belgium - Dimitri Van den Bergh & Kim Huybrechts

(6) Germany - Max Hopp & Gabriel Clemens

(7) Republic of Ireland - William O'Connor & Steve Lennon

(8) Austria - Mensur Suljovic & Rowby-John Rodriguez

Australia - Simon Whitlock & Damon Heta

Brazil - Diogo Portela & Bruno Rangel

Canada - Jeff Smith & Matt Campbell

Czech Republic - Karel Sedlacek & Adam Gawlas

Denmark - Niels Heinsøe & Per Laursen

Finland - Marko Kantele & Veijo Viinikka

Gibraltar - Craig Galliano & Justin Hewitt

Greece - John Michael & Veniamin Symeonidis

Hong Kong - Kai Fan Leung & Royden Lam

Hungary - Patrik Kovacs & Janos Vegsö

Italy - Andrea Micheletti & Daniele Petri

Japan - Seigo Asada & Yuki Yamada

Latvia - Madars Razma & Janis Mustafejevs

Lithuania - Darius Labanauskas & Mindaugas Barauskas

New Zealand - Cody Harris & Haupai Puha

Philippines - Lourence Ilagan & Noel Malicdem

Poland - Krzysztof Ratajski & Krzysztof Kciuk

Portugal – Jose De Sousa & Jose Marques

Russia - Boris Koltsov & Aleksei Kadochnikov

Scotland - John Henderson & Robert Thornton

South Africa - Devon Petersen & Carl Gabriel

Spain - Toni Alcinas & Jesus Noguera

Sweden - Daniel Larsson & Dennis Nilsson

USA - Chuck Puleo & Danny Lauby


The World Cup's unique format includes doubles play, including an all-doubles opening round.

In the first round, the sixteen ties are played as a one-off best of nine legs tie between the pairs. The second round introduces singles play - the team captains select their running order, then two best of seven legs matches are played in the order determined by the blind selection. Matches are best of three, so if the same team wins both singles ties, the match is over. Should the scores be level, a best of seven legs doubles match decides the winner.

The quarter-finals and semi-finals are played in the same manner. There's a switch in format for the final - it becomes the best of five, with four singles games sandwiched by a doubles tie.


2010: Netherlands (Raymond van Barneveld & Co Stompé)

2012: England (Phil Taylor & Adrian Lewis)

2013: England (Phil Taylor & Adrian Lewis)

2014: Netherlands (Michael van Gerwen & Raymond van Barneveld)

2015: England (Phil Taylor & Adrian Lewis)

2016: England (Phil Taylor & Adrian Lewis)

2017: Netherlands (Michael van Gerwen & Raymond van Barneveld)

2018: Netherlands (Michael van Gerwen & Raymond van Barneveld)

2019: Scotland (Gary Anderson & Peter Wright)

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