PDC World Cup of Darts
Finns to keep on flying
Finland seek revenge over Germany.
Published : 03/02/13 12:50 PM
USA and Denmark can upset the odds early
Experience the key for underdogs.
Published : 31/01/13 19:56 PM
Aussies can shock the World Cup favourites
15/2 Australia to upset the odds.
Published : 31/01/13 13:30 PM
Thornton seeks Scotland improvement
Scotland look to make ammends.
Published : 30/01/13 13:46 PM
England v Australia: Sub-plot offers value
Nicholson can finally get one up on Taylor.
Published : 05/02/12 18:53 PM
Netherlands v Australia: The Barney conundrum
A simple betting answer to Barney's complex problems.
Published : 05/02/12 10:32 AM
England v Wales: Form horse, odds-against
Burnett can lead Wales to victory.
Published : 05/02/12 09:44 AM
Wales v South Africa: End of the road for Springboks
Petersen's time will come, just not yet.
Published : 04/02/12 19:35 PM
England on the brink
Canadians in control of tie.
Published : 04/02/12 11:54 AM
Scotland v South Africa: Wright to stamp authority
Odds-on Petersen must be opposed.
Published : 03/02/12 18:26 PM
The PDC World Cup of Darts is an international tournament contested by Professional Darts Corporation players representing nations from around the world.
The top two PDC ranked players from each country are invited to represent their nation at the tournament with each tie contest consisting of a combination of doubles and singles matches.
PDC World Cup of Darts betting allows punters to bet on the overall winner of the tournament as well as winners of individual ties between nations, and individual matches between players.
For each tie bookmakers will offer a match-winner betting market and correct score betting markets. Then, for every individual match, there are the usual combination of match winner, correct score, total 180s, most 180s, highest checkout and handicap betting markets available to punters.
PDC World Cup of Darts Format
24 nations compete for the PDC World Cup of Darts with the top eight seeds receiving a bye to the second round of the competition. Nations seeded 9-24 play against one another, depending on their rankings, in the first round with the winners progressing to the second round where the ‘big boys’ await.
The first round sees the top ranked player from each team play the second ranked player from the opposing team in a best-of-seven-legs 501 match where the loser of a leg throws first in the next leg.
Things become a little more complicated in the second round. Each tie consists of a doubles match over a best-of-nine legs format with the winner awarded two points, plus two singles matches with one point awarded to the winner of each. In the event of a 2-2 tie between countries a sudden death doubles leg will determine the winner.
The four quarter-final ties are played over the same format as the second round.
The semi-finals consist of four best-of-nine-legs singles matches and a best-of-nine-legs doubles match with one point awarded to the winners of the singles matches and two for the doubles match. A sudden-death doubles leg with a bull-up will be used to split the sides in the event of a 3-3 tie.
The winner of the PDC World Cup of Darts will be determined in the same way as the semi-finals.
PDC World Cup of Darts Information
Venue: Hamburg, Germany
Sponsor: Cash Converters
Number of Teams: 24
Format: Legs – Singles and Doubles
Current Champion: England
Past Champions: Netherlands