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2022 World Cup of Darts Preview & Betting Guide

Published: Aug 24, 10:42am Last Updated: Oct 13, 5:33pm Darts 0 Comments 140 Views

2022 World Cup of Darts Information

Who will win the World Cup of Darts 2022?

The expert darts tipsters on OLBG will have 2022 World Cup of Darts tips covered for you, not only will they be tipping on the winner of the tournament but they will also be tipping on the match outcomes for each round too, head over to the darts betting tips to see who they are tipping.

Who are the Favourites to win the World Cup of Darts?

The form of Gerwyn Price will give the Welsh a chance of winning back-to-back titles, England looks much stronger this year compared to last year when losing finalist but being ranked number one, Peter Wright and Gary Anderson representing Scotland have to be considered one of, if not the favourites to win the title.

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Is the World Cup of Darts on TV?

The World Cup of Darts will be screened live on Sky Sports for those of whom the platform is available, international broadcasters will include RTL7 and DAZN, for the rest of the world, the event will be available on PDCTV.

Who is playing for England in the World Cup of Darts?

Michael Smith and Rob Cross represented England last year and were losing finalists, this year England will be represented by James Wade and Dave Chisnall, Wade last played in the tournament in 2010 when going out in the second round to Spain when teaming up with Phil Taylor, Chisnall will be appearing in his third tournament, he teamed up with Adrian Lewis in 2017 when beaten in the semi-finals by the Netherlands and then again in 2018 when teaming up with Rob Cross, they went out to Belgium in the quarter-finals.

How do you bet on Darts?

If you are new to betting on darts then it can seem daunting with the number of different tournaments, formats, markets etc but do not be alarmed because we have put together a darts betting guide that has all of the relevant information you need to start betting on darts and then once you have an understanding of the sport head over to our best bookie for darts article to see which bookie to use.

2022 World Cup of Darts Preview

The 2022 World Cup of Darts will be sponsored by and given an official name of the 2022 Cazoo World Cup of Darts with Cazoo taking over sponsorship from BetVictor. This is the twelfth edition of the tournament and is scheduled to be held in Germany for the ninth time, the second time to be held in Jena at the Sparkassen-Arena which is home to the local basketball team. For World Cup of Darts predictions from profitable tipsters head over to the best darts tipsters page, on here only those who have been profitable over the past twelve months and have open tips are shown.

The tournament will take place over four days with players first taking to the oche in early September 2022 on a Thursday through to the final which will take place on the following Sunday. A total of thirty-two nations will start the World Cup of Darts, the top eight on the PDC Order of merit will be the seeded teams, the rest will be unseeded.

The first round will feature sixteen knockout matches, these matches will be played as a best of nine legs double matches. The second round will see the players play single matches which will be a best of seven legs, if the scores after both players have played are level then the nations will play a best of seven doubles match to settle the winner. Both the quarter-finals and the semi-finals will follow the same format as the second matches with singles and then doubles if scores are tied.

In the final, a nation needs to win three points to be crowned champions, they will first of all play two best of seven singles matches which will be followed by a best of seven doubles match. If one team has won all three of those, they will be crowned champions by a 3-0 scoreline, however, if needed, then they will revert back to a best of seven singles matches until one nation has won three points and will then be crowned champions.

2022 World Cup of Darts Schedule

The World Cup of Darts takes place over four days where the thirty-two nations will battle it out to become the champions. Thursday will see the first eight knockout matches of round one and the first round will be completed on the next day with the other eight matches, it will be an evening session on both days.

On Saturday, there will be two sessions, four second-round matches in the afternoon and then the remaining four matches in the evening session. The Sunday will be when the champions are decided, the afternoon session will feature the Quarter-Final matches and then the Semi-Finals and the final itself will take place in the evening session.

2023 World Cup of Darts Schedule

  • Day One - 8x First Round
  • Day Two - 8x First Round
  • Day Three, Session One - 4x Second Round
  • Day Three, Session Two - 4x Second Round
  • Day Four, Session One - Quarter-Finals
  • Day Four, Session Two - Semi-Finals & Final

World Cup of Darts Previous Winners

The early years were pretty dominated by two nations, after winning the inaugural event in 2010, the Netherlands also went on to win in 2014, 2017 and 2018. In the years that they did not win, 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016 it was England who went on to success meaning both nations have won the tournament a total of four times, the Netherlands were also runners-up in 2016 whilst England were runners-up in both 2014 and 2020.

However, neither nation has won either of the last three tournaments, in 2019 Scotland won their first-ever World Cup of Darts beating Ireland 3-1 in the final, England went out in the second round and the Netherlands in the semi-finals. In 2020 it was Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton who led Wales to their first success in which was their third final appearance with a 3-0 win over England, the Netherlands went out at the quarter-final stage to Germany.

The 2021 tournament saw Scotland win their second title by defeating Austria 3-1 in the final, it was Austria's first-ever appearance in the final in their eleventh tournament, favourites Wales and England both fell in the semi-final stage while the Netherlands went out in the quarter-finals.

Year Winners Score Runners-Up
2021 Scotland 3-1 Austria
2020 Wales 3–0 England
2019 Scotland 3–1 Ireland
2018 Netherlands 3–1 Scotland
2017 Netherlands 3–1 Wales
2016 England 3–2 Netherlands
2015 England 3–2 Scotland
2014 Netherlands 3–0 England
2013 England 3–1 Belgium
2012 England 4–3 Australia
2010 Netherlands 4–2 Wales

2022 World Cup of Darts Seeded Nations

There will be a total of thirty-two teams at the 2022 World Cup of Dart, the top eight will be seeded, the other twenty-four will be unseeded. There were five players who played in the 2021 tournament which made them the only five players to have appeared in all eleven tournaments, Toni Alcinas (Spain), Brendan Dolan (Northern Ireland), William O'Connor (Ireland), Mensur Suljović (Austria) & Simon Whitlock (Australia), will these guys be making an appearance in the 2022 tournament to maintain their 100% appearance record?

Provisional Seeded Nations

For the seeded nations, the players will be selected by their PDC Order of Merit meaning the top two rated players where possible will make up the top eight seeded nations, here are the top eight seeds along with their Win-Loss record and the players representing them in 2022.

  1. Scotland (24-10)
  2. England (36-7)
  3. Wales (27-11)
  4. Netherlands (38-7)
  5. Belgium (25-12)
  6. Northern Ireland (14-11)
  7. Australia (22-11)
  8. Germany (15-11)

2022 World Cup of Darts European Nations

The unseeded nations have their players assigned by qualifying tournaments that take place prior to the World Cup of Darts, these are subject to change depending on availability.

These were the unseeded nations from Europe in the 2021 tournament, Austria's route to the final and their runner-up finish moved their overall performance in the tournament to a winning record!

Nation (Win-Loss) Player One Player Two
Austria (17-14) Players TBC
Czech Republic (0-7) Players TBC
Denmark (3-11) Players TBC
Finland (4-12) Players TBC
Gibraltar (1-12) Players TBC
Greece (2-6) Players TBC
Hungary (2-11) Players TBC
Ireland (10-12) Players TBC
Italy (0-10) Players TBC
Lithuania (2-3) Players TBC
Poland (5-11) Players TBC
Portugal (2-2) Players TBC
Russia (3-9) Players TBC
Spain (9-13) Players TBC
Sweden (5-12) Players TBC

2022 World Cup of Darts Rest of the World Nations

Of the rest of the world nations, not a single one has a winning record, Singapore comes closest with their seven wins and seven losses, the other eight nations all have a losing record. Below were the unseeded nations from the rest of the world in the 2021 tournament

Nation (Win-Loss) Player One Player Two
Brazil (2-5) Players TBC
Canada (12-14) Players TBC
China (1-7) Players TBC
Hong Kong (3-8) Players TBC
Japan (10-12) Players TBC
Philippines (1-6) Players TBC
Singapore (7-7) Players TBC
South Africa (10-11) Players TBC
United States (8-12) Players TBC

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