The Netherlands won the World Cup once again

The Netherlands defended their World Cup from 2017. Holland has now won as many World Cups as England.

The Netherlands started the day by beating Germany 2-0 in the quarter-finals, in which Scotland won 2-0 over Japan. In the semi-finals, Holland did not have major problems against Belgium, while Scotland fought a little more against Australia.

In the final, Michael van Gerwen started against Peter Wright. Michael van Gerwen could exploit the fact that Peter Wright did not hit anything and thus won the Dutchman with 4-2.

In the next single between Gary Anderson and Raymond van Barneveld, it became a 4-1 win for Gary Anderson.

In doubles, Raymond van Barneveld stepped up and showed high level, among other things with a 135-checkout.

Thus, the match would at least one more single, this time between Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen. However, the Scotsman never really got into the game and Michael van Gerwen could make the Dutch world champions once again with a 4-0 win.

 

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It’s time for World Cup – We took a talk with the Nordic players

We are ready for World Cup of Darts 2018.
It is that time of the year. The World Cup is upon us and the Nordic is being represented by Denmark, Finland and Sweden.
Number two at the PDCNB ranking, Daniel Larsson will be participating with Dennis Nilsson at the swedish team. A team in great form, but they have to beat Germany in the first round. That will undoubtedly be a tough match, especially beacuse Max Hopp and Martin Schindler will have the advantage of a home crowd.
Denmark will be represented by Per Laursen and Henrik Primdal. Henrik showed some good form in the weekend in Finland, so maybe they can beat Brasil and Diogo Portela.
The Finns will have to face Greece in their first match, a good draw for Marko Kantele and Kim Viljanen. But you never now in the World Cup, surprising elements is a big part of it.
We took some time, to hear from some of the guys about their expectations, check it below.
Marko Kantele says:
Hows the form?
Feeling good and confident
What do you expect of your first match?
A tough and steady match with a win for Finland
What is the goal for you and Kim this year?
The first goal is to win the first game and go to the second round and so on…
Who do you see as the big favourites this year?
The Netherlands
Is there a country you would like to meet in the tournament?
Wales
Daniel Larsson says:

Hows the form?
The form is good, I have been playing good for the last 12 months and getting more and more steady at higher averages.

What do you expect of your first match?
A great atmosphere as we play the home nation Germany.

What is the goal for you and Dennis this year?
We haven´t really set a goal, but we know that we can go far in the tournament if we play our top game.

Who do you see as the big favourites this year?
I would pick the Netherlands and Scotland as favourites, with Sweden as an outsider 😉

Is there a country you would like to meet in the tournament?
There are a lot of good teams in the tournament. But I think it´s going to be nice to meet Germany with a big crowd and it would be cool to meet the Netherlands as well and beat them of course 😉

Per Laursen says:

Hows the form?
Henrik´s form was really good here last weekend in Finland, my was barely good. I hope that I will be ready for Thursday. I’m confident, but Henrik seems to be in good shape.

What do you expect of your first match?
My expectations are that it is a 50/50 match. They have Diogo Portela who is a very good dart player, more or less prof now, he lives in England and gives it a shot. The other one I have no knowledge of, so I do not even know how he stands. So immediately I will say a 50/50 match.

What is the goal for you and Henrik?
It is definitely to come in and be part of the second round, so we can Scotland in two singles, if they beat USA. Our goal is certainly to come in and meet Scotland.

Who do you see as the big favourites this year?
Scotland if they survive this first round. They are not used to playing doubles, so that’s why they lost last year. If they come into their format and play two singles against us or Brazil on Saturday, then they are in their zone. They are favorites together with the Netherlands. I do not believe in England. But they will probably reach a semifinal anyway.

Is there a country you would like to meet in the tournament?
No not really. Shall we meet other teams, then we have to beat Scotland and it may be more than difficult. There are no special teams I would like to meet. We are interested in getting as far as possible.

You can see the program of the tournament below:

2018 Betway World Cup of Darts
Schedule of Play
Thursday May 31 (7pm local time, 6pm BST)

First Round
Italy v Canada
Russia v Spain
Switzerland v China
Denmark v Brazil
Wales v Thailand
Australia v Hong Kong
Scotland v United States of America
Austria v Japan

Friday June 1 (7pm local time, 6pm BST)
First Round
New Zealand v Singapore
Greece v Finland
Northern Ireland v Poland
Hungary v South Africa
Belgium v Republic of Ireland
England v Czech Republic
Sweden v Germany
Netherlands v Gibraltar

Saturday June 2
Afternoon Session (1.30pm local time, 12.30pm BST)

Second Round
Wales/Thailand v Switzerland/China
Australia/Hong Kong v Russia/Spain
Austria/Japan v Italy/Canada
Scotland/USA v Denmark/Brazil

Evening Session (7pm local time, 6pm BST)
Second Round
Belgium/Republic of Ireland v Greece/Finland
England/Czech Republic v New Zealand/Singapore
Northern Ireland/Poland v Sweden/Germany
Netherlands/Gibraltar v Hungary/South Africa

Sunday June 3
Afternoon Session (1pm local time, 12pm BST)

Quarter-Finals

Evening Session (7pm local time, 6pm BST)
Semi-Finals
Final

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2018 PDCNB Pro Tour 6, Finland

PDCNB Pro Tour 6 at Hotel Tallukka, Finland

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2018 PDCNB European qualifier 10, Finland

PDCNB European qualifier 10 at Hotel Tallukka, Finland

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2018 PDCNB Pro Tour 5, Finland

PDCNB Pro Tour 5 at Hotel Tallukka, Finland

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Darius wins qualifiers

Darius Labanauskas is ranked on top of the PDC Nordic & Baltic Order of Merit and yesterday he showed that he aims to stay there. Darius wins both European Tour qualifiers 7 & 9. Darius will represent PDCNB in Gibraltar (8/6-10/6 2018) and Hamburg (29/6-1/7 2018).

In the first qualifier  he defeated Madars Razma 6-1 in the final and in the second it was Magnus Caris who found him self beaten 6-4 by Darius.

Today Darius will defend his lead on the PDCNB OoM.

 

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2018 PDCNB European qualifier 9, Finland

PDCNB European qualifier 9 at Hotel Tallukka, Finland

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2018 PDCNB European qualifier 7, Finland

PDCNB European qualifier 7 at Hotel Tallukka, Finland

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The World Series starts today

The 2018 World Series of Darts begins today with the German Darts Masters in Gelsenkirchen.

The 16-player event will be held in one spectacular day in front of 20,000 fans at the Veltins Arena.

The first round will be split across two mini-sessions at 3pm and 5.30pm local time, with the quarter-finals kicking off a bumper evening session from 8pm.

And we already have some great matches in the first round with Dimitri van den Bergh against Martin Schindler and Michael van Gerwen will face Max Hopp.

See the full program below:


First Round
3pm Local Time

Raymond van Barneveld v Manfred Bilderl
Jamie Lewis v Nico Kurz
Mensur Suljovic v Robert Marijanovic
Gary Anderson v Gabriel Clemens
5.30pm Local time
Dimitri Van den Bergh v Martin Schindler
Michael van Gerwen v Max Hopp
Peter Wright v Dragutin Horvat
Rob Cross v Stefan Stoyke
Best of 11 legs

Quarter-Finals
8pm Local Time

Anderson/Clemens v Lewis/Kurz
Van Gerwen/Hopp v Van den Bergh/Schindler
Wright/Horvat v Van Barneveld/Bilderl
Cross/Stoyke v Suljovic/Marijanovic
Best of 15 legs

Semi-Finals
Van Gerwen/Hopp/Van den Bergh/Schindler v Anderson/Clemens/Lewis/Kurz
Wright/Horvat/Van Barneveld/Bilderl v Cross/Stoyke/Suljovic/Marijanovic
Best of 15 legs

Final
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Best of 15 legs

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We are off to Finland

It’s time for our third tournament-weekend of the year.

We are at it again, this time in Finland. Today we will have qualification for Gibraltar Darts Trophy and European Darts Matchplay.

Tomorrow we will see if Daniel Larsson can keep the firstplace at our ranking, when we have the fifth PDCNB Pro Tour and after that, we will have the qualification for the German Darts Championship.

And it all will be wrapped up, with our sixth PDCNB Pro Tour.

It will be interesting to see, if Dennis Nilsson can keep up the fantastic form, if Kim Viljanen and Marko Kantele can take advantage of the home court or maybe we will see a big surprise?

See the full program and the participants below:

  • Friday 25/5 16:00 – Europe Tour qualification (ET 7)
  • Friday 25/5 19:00 – Europe Tour qualification (ET 9)
  • Saturday 26/5 11:00 – PDCNB Pro Tour 5
  • Saturday 26/5 19:00 – Europe Tour qualification (ET 10)
  • Sunday 27/5 11:00 – PDCNB Pro Tour 6
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