PDC World Cup
In 2010, the PDC for the first time in its existence organizes a big tournament for nations teams. The World Cup Darts is held in Hougton-le-Spring, England. In 2011 there is no room left on the calendar for the World Cup, but from 2012 the tournament returns annually and is played in Germany. Three years in Hamburg and from 2015 onwards in Frankfurt.
In the first three editions 24 countries participate, all represented by their top two players. From 2014, 32 countries battle for the title. The Netherlands team of Raymond van Barneveld and Co Stompé win the first ever PDC World Cup of Darts. In 2012 and 2013 England take revenge when Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis bring the cup back to England. In 2014 the title goes back to Holland. This time Raymond van Barneveld pairs up with Michael van Gerwen. A year later the Cup returns to England with Lewis and Taylor winning it for the third time. In 2016 they retain their title once more. In 2017 it’s Van Gerwen and Van Barneveld who reclaim the title and retain in a year later making it four wins for both England and The Netherlands.