As the one time Women's World Championship and the U 21 World Championship the PDC World Cup is a new tournament played for the first time
While at the WDF World Cup all nations which are members of the WDF can take part, the PDC World Cup can be played by all
countries which have at least one player in the PDC Order of Merit.
In 2010 it will be 24 countries which will be represented by two-player-teams - the two players who are ranked best in the
Order of Merit. Should it be only one player the second will be invited.
The eight top teams - those are the eight teams which are the teams which the lowest sum of ranking positions - are seeded
into the second round.
Teams 9 - 24 play in round one and the winning teams are drawn against the seeded teams.
Round two winners are divided into two groups and round three will be played in round robin. The round robin was only played in 2010. In 2012
the second round was changed to k.o. and the match winners progressed into the quarterfinals.
2013 - changed format
There are now three pools with teams. One team from each pool will be drawn in eight groups A - H and the first round will be played in round robin. Winner and runner-up of each group progress to the
last 16. From the last 16 onwards it will be played knockout in a predetermined order.
in the first round and in the last 16 only doubles will be played, in the first round best of seven legs, in the last 16 best of nine legs. From the quarterfinals two singles will be played(the teams decide in which order)
followed by a double if necessary, the format is best of seven throughout. The final consiste of four single matches and a double if necessary and is best of seven as well.
2014 - changed format
32 teams play in an knockout format. 16 teams are seeded and the other 16 unseeded. The unseeded teams are drawn against the seeded teams.
The first PDC World Cup was played from 3. - 5. November in the Raintown Meadows
Arena in Houghton-le-Spring (South of Newcastle-upon-Tyne). The second World Cup will be played in February 2012 in Hamburg. World Cup number three will again played in Hamburg from 1. - 3. February 2013. 2015 The World Cup takes place in Frankfurt.
The tournament is televised on sky sport.
World Cup Winners
|2010||Holland - Van Barneveld/Stompe||8:5||Wales - Webster/Bates|
|2012||England - Taylor/Lewis||4:3||Australia - Whitlock/Nicholson|
|2013||England - Taylor/Lewis||3:1||Belgium - Kim and Ronny Huybrechts|
|2014||Holland - Van Barneveld/Van Gerwen||3:0||England - Taylor/Lewis|
|2015||England - Taylor/Lewis||3:2||Scotland - Anderson/Wright|
|2016||England - Taylor/Lewis||3:2||Holland - Van Barneveld/Van Gerwen|
|Winner||Runner-Up||Semifinal||Quarterfinal||Last 16||Group Phase|
|2013||20 000 Pound Each||10 000 Pound Each||6500 Pound Each||3000 Pound Each||1500 Pound Each||1100 Pound Each|
|2014||20 000 Pound Each||10 000 Pound Each||7000 Pound Each||3500 Pound Each||2250 Pound Each||1500 Pound Each|
|2015||25 000 Pound Each||13 000 Pound Each||7500 Pound Each||3500 Pound Each||2250 Pound Each||1500 Pound Each|