Veteran Paul Lim ‘The Singapore Slinger’ makes his return to the World Cup of darts. Paul, currently ranked fourth in the Asian Tour Ranking will team up with Harith Lim for the Singapore team.
Paul first shot to fame in 1990 by hitting the first and currently only 9-dart leg in the BDO World Championship final. In the second round of the BDO World Final Paul achieved the feet against, Irishman Jack McKenna. Paul nearly repeated the feat 27 years later in the PDC World Championship against Gary Anderson. So, what are the odds of Paul again hitting another 9-dart leg at the World Cup of Darts? Find out more at voltcasino.com and compete in some online games.
The 2019 World Cup of darts format has changed from previous years. This year it is a straight knock out from round one onward. Previous years the 32 competing were divided into eight groups of four. Each group of for would then compete in a round-robin phase with the top two teams of each group progressing to a straight knockout to the final.
The 2019 World Cup of Darts does away with the round robin phase. From round one a nation's team can now be knocked out. Each Nation has two players, and in round one, the teams play in pairs in a best of nine legs.
In round two, the quarter and semi-finals the format changes. Two best of seven legs singles. Should the matched be tired then, a doubles match will determine the winner.
To win the World Cup of Darts a nation requires three points. Two best of seven matches are played followed by a best of seven doubles match. If a nation hasn’t achieved the three points necessary to win then one or two best of seven leg singles are played in reverse player order, so they don’t play the same player in the first round of the match.
The reigning World Cup Champions are the Netherlands. They have won the World Cup title for the past two years; however, they won’t line up as the 2019 favourites. This year the Netherlands will have a change of team. World No. One Michael van Gerwen with team up with Jermaine Wattimena. Raymond van Barneveld has lost his place due to current World / PDC Order of Merit ranking.
Competing Nations: 2019 World Cup
|Japan||Netherlands||New Zealand||Nth'n Ireland||Philippines||Poland||Rep of Ireland||Russia|
Players seeding is based on the combined two players PDC ranking
|1||England||Rob Cross and Michael Smith|
|2||Scotland||Peter Wright and Gary Anderson|
|3||Wales||Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton|
|4||Netherlands||Michael van Gerwen and Jermaine Wattimena|
|5||Australia||Simon Whitlock and Kyle Anderson|
|6||Northern Ireland||Daryl Gurney and Brendan Dolan|
|7||Belgium||Kim Huybrechts and Dimitri Van den Bergh|
|8||Austria||Mensur Suljović and Zoran Lerchbacher|
Played in doubles best of nine legs.
Will be two best of seven legs singles matches. If the scores are tied a best of seven legs, a doubles match determine a match.
Three points needed to win the title. Two best of seven legs singles matches are played followed by a best of seven doubles match. If necessary, one or two best of seven leg singles matches in reverse order are played to determine the champion.
The total prize fund for this year's World cup is £350,000,
Runners up £40,000
Last 16: £8,000
Last 32: £4,000
The PDC World Cup can be viewed via Sky TV and various other television channels across the World. If your country is not broadcasting the event, then you can sign-up and watch it via PDCTV live streaming service.
* England won the title on the sudden death doubles leg.
1 point allocated to a match win either singles or doubles