World Cup of Darts 2021: Preview, Schedule & TV Broadcast
The World Cup of Darts 2021 will be the eleventh edition of the PDC World Cup of Darts. It will take place from September 9 to 12 in Jena, Germany. Defending champions is Wales, who won against England in the final of last year’s edition. The top-seeded Team England with James Wade and Dave Chisnall, on the other hand, aims to grab the first title for the country since 2016.
World Cup of Darts teams 2021 and prize money
The seeding list is based on PDC Order of Merit. Hence, the seeded nations participate with the best two players of each country according. Dart fans can thus look forward to seeing the world’s greatest darts stars in Jena in September.
Gerwyn Price, who is leading the world rankings, will represent Wales. Together with Jonny Clayton, he will aim to defend their title. Peter Wright, second in the PDC Order of Merit, is only sixth-seeded for Scotland. Third-ranked Dutchman Michael van Gerwen, on the other hand, is seeded on three.
£350,000 are in the prize pot, with the winners taking £70,000. See the prize money table below:
Winners (1) £70,000
Runners-Up (1) £40,000
Semi-finalists (2) £24,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £16,000
Last 16 (Second round) (8) £8,000
Last 32 (First round) (16) £4,000
32 nations are participating, of which 8 are seeded. Just like in the years before, the competition is a straight knockout tournament. In the first round, the best of nine legs doubles will qualify for the next round. Subsequently and up until the finals, two best of seven legs singles matches are being played. An additional best of seven legs doubles match will be played, if the scored are tied.
In the finals, two best of seven singles matches, as well as a best of seven legs doubles match will determine the winner, who needs three points. Two more best of seven singles matches in reverse order will be held, if necessary.
World Cup of Darts 2021 Draw
Top Half (September 10)
(1st-seeded) England v Brazil
Spain v South Africa
(8) Germany v Canada
Russia v Japan
(4) Belgium v Croatia
Austria v Philippines
(5) Northern Ireland v Hong Kong
Republic of Ireland v Portugal
Bottom Half (September 9)
(2) Wales v Finland
Hungary v Lithuania
(7) Australia v Italy
USA v Sweden
(3) Netherlands v Denmark
Gibraltar v Singapore
(6) Scotland v China
Czech Republic v Poland
World Cup of Darts Winners since 2010
2020 – Wales | Gerwyn Price & Jonny Clayton
2019 – Scotland | Peter Wright & Gary Anderson
2018 – Netherlands | Michael van Gerwen & Raymond van Barneveld
2017 – Netherlands | Michael van Gerwen & Raymond van Barneveld
2016 – England | Phil Taylor & Adrian Lewis
2015 – England | Phil Taylor & Adrian Lewis
2014 – Netherlands | Michael van Gerwen & Raymond van Barneveld
2013 – England | Phil Taylor & Adrian Lewis
2012 – England | Phil Taylor & Adrian Lewis
2010 – Netherlands | Raymond van Barneveld & Co Stompe
Is Darts on TV tonight?
The World Cup of Darts 2021 will be shown in every detail on Sky Sports. The main channel will be Sky Sports Arena. Selected events will also be broadcasted on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Mix. Furthermore, all the action can be streamed via Now.
The event is accompanied by the Sky Sports Darts team featuring Nigel Pearson, Rod Studd, Stuart Pyke, as well as former players Rod Harrington, Wayne Mardle, and John Part (three times World Champion).