2018 Betway World Cup of Darts
Schedule of Play
Thursday May 31
Canada 5-1 Italy
Spain 5-4 Russia
Switzerland 5-2 China
Brazil 5-1 Denmark
Wales 5-3 Thailand
Australia 5-1 Hong Kong
Scotland 5-1 United States of America
Japan 5-4 Austria
Friday June 1
Singapore 5-3 New Zealand
Finland 5-1 Greece
Northern Ireland 5-4 Poland
South Africa 5-3 Hungary
Belgium 5-4 Republic of Ireland
England 5-3 Czech Republic
Germany 5-3 Sweden
Netherlands 5-0 Gibraltar
2018 Betway World Cup of Darts
Saturday June 2
Wales v Switzerland
Singles One: Gerwyn Price 3-4 Alexander Fehlmann
Singles Two: Jonny Clayton 4-0 Andreas Bless
Doubles: Wales 4-1 Switzerland
Final Result: Wales 2-1 Switzerland
Australia v Spain
Singles One: Simon Whitlock 2-4 Cristo Reyes
Singles Two: Kyle Anderson 4-1 Toni Alcinas
Doubles: Australia 4-3 Spain
Final Result: Australia 2-1 Spain
Japan v Canada
Singles One: Seigo Asada 4-3 John Part
Singles Two: Haruki Muramatsu 4-0 Dawson Murschell
Doubles: Japan v Canada - Not needed
Final Result: Japan 2-0 Canada
Scotland v Brazil
Singles One: Peter Wright 4-1 Diogo Portela
Singles Two: Gary Anderson 4-0 Bruno Rangel
Doubles: Scotland v Brazil - Not needed
Final Result: Scotland 2-0 Brazil
Evening Session (7pm local time, 6pm BST)
Belgium v Finland
Singles One: Kim Huybrechts 4-0 Marko Kantele
Singles Two: Dimitri Van den Bergh 4-1 Kim Viljanen
Doubles: Belgium v Finland - Not needed
Final Result: Belgium 2-0 Finland
England v Singapore
Singles One: Rob Cross 2-4 Paul Lim
Singles Two: Dave Chisnall 4-2 Harith Lim
Doubles: England 4-1 Singapore
Final Result: England 2-1 Singapore
Germany v Northern Ireland
Singles One: Martin Schindler 0-4 Daryl Gurney
Singles Two: Max Hopp 4-3 Brendan Dolan
Doubles: Germany 4-2 Northern Ireland
Final Result: Germany 2-1 Northern Ireland
Netherlands v South Africa
Singles One: Michael van Gerwen 4-0 Liam O'Brien
Singles Two: Raymond van Barneveld 4-0 Devon Petersen
Doubles: Netherlands v South Africa - Not needed
Final Result: Netherlands 2-0 South Africa
2018 Betway World Cup of Darts
Sunday June 3
Afternoon Session (1pm local time, 12pm BST)
Scotland v Japan
Singles One: Peter Wright 4-0 Seigo Asada
Singles Two: Gary Anderson 4-0 Haruki Muramatsu
Doubles: Scotland v Japan - Not needed
Final Result: Scotland 2-0 Japan
Australia v Wales
Singles One: Simon Whitlock 4-2 Gerwyn Price
Singles Two: Kyle Anderson 0-4 Jonny Clayton
Doubles: Australia 4-1 Wales
Final Result: Australia 2-1 Wales
England v Belgium
Singles One: Kim Huybrechts 2-4 Rob Cross
Singles Two: Dimitri Van den Bergh 4-3 Dave Chisnall
Doubles: Belgium 4-0 England
Final Result: Belgium 2-1 England
Netherlands v Germany
Singles One: Michael van Gerwen 4-1 Martin Schindler
Singles Two: Raymond van Barneveld 4-0 Max Hopp
Doubles: Netherlands v Germany - Not needed
Final Result: Netherlands 2-0 Germany
Evening Session (7pm local time, 6pm BST)
Scotland v Australia
Singles One: Peter Wright 4-3 Simon Whitlock
Singles Two: Gary Anderson 3-4 Kyle Anderson
Doubles: Scotland 4-3 Australia
Final Result: Scotland 2-1 Australia
Netherlands v Belgium
Singles One: Michael van Gerwen 4-2 Kim Huybrechts
Singles Two: Raymond van Barneveld 4-2 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Doubles: Netherlands v Belgium - Not needed
Final Result: Netherlands 2-0 Belgium
Netherlands v Scotland
Singles One: Michael van Gerwen 4-2 Peter Wright
Singles Two: Raymond van Barneveld 1-4 Gary Anderson
Doubles: Netherlands 4-1 Scotland
Singles Three: Michael van Gerwen 4-0 Gary Anderson
Singles Four: Peter Wright v Raymond van Barneveld - Not needed
Final Result: Netherlands 3-1 Scotland
(1) Scotland v United States of America
Denmark v Brazil
(8) Austria v Japan
Italy v Canada
(5) Wales v Thailand
Switzerland v China
(4) Australia v Hong Kong
Russia v Spain
(2) England v Czech Republic
New Zealand v Singapore
(7) Belgium v Republic of Ireland
Greece v Finland
(6) Northern Ireland v Poland
Sweden v Germany
(3) Netherlands v Gibraltar
Hungary v South Africa
The draw was broadcast on Facebook Live through the OfficialPDC Facebook page.
1 Scotland - Peter Wright & Gary Anderson
2 England - Rob Cross & Dave Chisnall
3 Netherlands - Michael van Gerwen & Raymond van Barneveld
4 Australia - Simon Whitlock & Kyle Anderson
5 Wales - Gerwyn Price & Jonny Clayton
6 Northern Ireland - Daryl Gurney & Brendan Dolan
7 Belgium - Kim Huybrechts & Dimitri Van den Bergh
8 Austria - Mensur Suljovic & Zoran Lerchbacher
Brazil - Diogo Portela & Bruno Rangel
Canada - John Part & Dawson Murschell
China - Momo Zhou & Xiaochen Zong
Czech Republic - Roman Benecky & Karel Sedlacek
Denmark - Per Laursen & Henrik Primdal
Finland - Kim Viljanen & Marko Kantele
Germany - Max Hopp & Martin Schindler
Gibraltar - Dyson Parody & Justin Broton
Greece - John Michael & Veniamin Symeonidis
Hong Kong - Royden Lam & Ho Yin Shek
Hungary - Tamas Alexits & Nandor Bezzeg
Italy - Michel Furlani & Alessio Medaina
Japan - Seigo Asada & Haruki Muramatsu
New Zealand - Cody Harris & Warren Parry
Poland - Krzysztof Ratajski & Tytus Kanik
Republic of Ireland - Steve Lennon & William O'Connor
Russia - Boris Koltsov & Aleksandr Oreshkin
Singapore - Paul Lim & Harith Lim
South Africa - Devon Petersen & Liam O'Brien
Spain - Cristo Reyes & Toni Alcinas
Sweden - Daniel Larsson & Dennis Nilsson
Switzerland – Alexander Fehlmann & Andreas Bless
Thailand - Thanawat Gaweenuntavong & Attapol Eupakaree
United States of America - Larry Butler & Darin Young
Winners (Per Player) £30,000
Runner-Up (Per Player) £16,000
Semi-Finalists (Per Player) £10,000
Quarter-Finalists (Per Player) £7,000
Second Round Losers (Per Player) £4,000
First Round Losers (Per Player) £1,500
THE Netherlands won the Betway World Cup of Darts for a record-equalling fourth time as Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld defeated Scotland’s Gary Anderson and Peter Wright 3-1 in Sunday's final in Frankfurt.
The Dutch duo retained their crown in emphatic style, easing past Gibraltar and South Africa without losing a leg in the opening two rounds to make it through to the last day of action at the Eissporthalle.
Their title bid continued with a 2-0 quarter-final win over hosts Germany, before defeating Belgium 2-0 in the last four and then overcoming Scotland in the first ever final between the two nations.
“I think we played a phenomenal game through the whole tournament,” said Van Gerwen.
“Any tournament you compete in you want to win, but playing alongside Raymond for our country makes it extra special.
“We did the right things at the right moments and that’s what made us champions.”
Van Gerwen got the Netherlands off to a flying start in the opening game of the final, hitting finishes of 143 and 112 in his 4-2 win over Peter Wright to give the Dutchmen an early advantage.
Anderson wasted no time in levelling the tie, firing in five maximums en route to an emphatic 4-1 defeat of Van Barneveld to make it all-square going into the doubles.
The Dutch duo blew the Scots away 4-1 in the Doubles with another impressive display, featuring a magnificent 135 checkout from Van Barneveld, to put the Netherlands within a point of glory.
Van Gerwen sealed the title for the Netherlands with a 4-0 whitewash of Anderson, with the world number one posting a 111.33 average to retain the World Cup.
“Playing alongside the best player in the world is always a pleasure,” said World Cup ever-present Van Barneveld.
“It was a tough game against Gary, he played amazing and hit five 180s and I didn’t have much time to recover for the doubles.
“I managed to get it together and we played a great doubles match to really get hold of the match, and then Michael finished the job for us. It feels amazing to win this title again.”
Scotland’s run to the final was their best finish in the tournament since 2015, as they saw off the United States of America, Brazil, Japan and Australia to reach their second ever final.
“It was a shame we came up short in the final, but I think we can be proud of how we played in the tournament,” said Anderson.
“Maybe next year we can go one better, but fair play to Michael and Raymond they deserved the win this time.”
The Scottish pair suffered a shock first round exit at the hands of Singapore in last year’s event, but bounced back with a strong display this year.
“I loved playing in front of this amazing crowd,” said Wright.
“It’s been fantastic playing alongside Gary, we’ve really enjoyed it. The trophy should’ve been ours but we’ll have to make sure we come back stronger next year and not make the same mistakes.”
Belgium’s Kim Huybrechts and debutant Dimitri Van den Bergh lit up the stage in Frankfurt as they recorded a dramatic win over the Republic of Ireland in round one, before seeing off Finland and England to reach the semi-finals for a second consecutive year.
“It’s been an amazing experience,” said Van den Bergh.
“Kim and myself gave it 100% all the way through, so I can’t be too disappointed that we didn’t make the final.
“It’s been another fantastic run in a big tournament for me, all my hours of practice are starting to pay off on TV but there is much more to come from me.”
Fellow semi-finalists Australia, made up of Simon Whitlock and Kyle Anderson, produced strong performances throughout the tournament, defeating Hong Kong, Spain and Wales on their way to the final four.
Hosts Germany also enjoyed success in this year’s event, as Max Hopp and Martin Schindler beat Sweden in their opening game, and followed it up with a dramatic win over Northern Ireland to reach the last eight.
“I’m very proud that we reached the quarter-finals again and I had a lot of fun on the stage and gained more experience,” said Schindler
“The support of the German crowd was awesome. Playing in front of your home crowd is a huge advantage and we are very thankful for every German fan that came to the venue.
“Darts in Germany is growing and growing. I am happy to be part of it.”
Japan’s Seigo Asada and Haruki Muramatsu were the surprise package in the tournament, reaching their first quarter-final in five years, while last year’s finalists Wales also saw their bid for a first World Cup title end at the last eight stage.
Four-time winners England fielded a new-look pairing of Dave Chisnall and World Champion Rob Cross, but saw their bid for a fifth title halted by Belgium in the quarter-finals.