QUIZ: Test your PDC World Cup of Darts knowledge

How good is your PDC World Cup of Darts knowledge? Well you’ve got the opportunity to put that to the test by taking these 15 questions about one of the most captivating events on the darting calendar.

The tournament’s unique pairs format combined with the prestige of representing your country provides no shortage of drama and we’ve witnessed shocks, controversy and magical moments since the World Cup’s inception a decade ago.

Tackle my latest quiz below and let me know how you get on by taking a screenshot and tweeting your score to @JoshsDartistry or visiting Josh’s Dartistry on Facebook. Good luck and happy quizzing!

Where was the very first PDC World Cup of Darts held in 2010?

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Rainton Meadows Arena hosted the first staging of the tournament a decade ago, although it's been held in either Hamburg or Frankfurt ever since.

Netherlands were the inaugural winners of the competition, but who was Raymond van Barneveld's partner?

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The Dutch duo of Van Barneveld and Stompe led their country to victory over Wales in 2010. However, 'The Matchstick' was replaced by Vincent van der Voort when the tournament was next staged in 2012.

Kim Huybrechts posted the highest average in World Cup history in his 2017 victory over Paul Lim, but what was the Belgian's average?

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Huybrechts' 121.97 average is the second highest in televised history, albeit over five legs. 'The Hurricane' led Belgium to the semi-finals, before they succumbed to the Netherlands.

Can you name the only man to have appeared in multiple World Cup finals without lifting the title?

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Webster and Barrie Bates were runners-up to the Netherlands in the inaugural staging in 2010, before the Dutch duo of Van Gerwen and Van Barneveld denied Webster and Gerwyn Price in 2017.

Which of these players is NOT a World Cup of Darts ever-present?

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Part led Canada in the first eight stagings of the World Cup of Darts, but 'Darth Maple' missed out for the first time in the competition's history last year, with Dawson Murschell and Jim Long leading Canada to the quarter-finals.

Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis secured England's maiden World Cup title in 2012, but who were their opponents in that final?

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The Stoke-on-Trent duo edged out the Australian pairing of Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson in a pulsating sudden-death decider, with all four players having darts for the title before Lewis sealed the deal.

Adrian Lewis holds the record for the most 180s hit in a World Cup tournament, but what was Jackpot's maximum tally in 2012?

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Lewis crashed in 17 maximums during England's 2012 World Cup triumph, usurping Raymond van Barneveld's previous record of 15 set in 2010.

Can you name the country that has suffered first round exits in all seven of their World Cup appearances?

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Italy are still yet to register a World Cup victory, but last year their pairing of Andrea Micheletti and Stefano Tomassetti posted an impressive average of 95.47 in defeat against Canada - the highest in Italian televised history.

Van Barneveld and Van Gerwen posted a world record pairs average in their semi-final success over Northern Ireland in 2014. What was the average?

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Van Barneveld and Van Gerwen achieved the feat against Mickey Mansell and Brendan Dolan, winning their four legs in 13, 14, 12 and 12 darts.

How many different players have represented England at the PDC World Cup of Darts?

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Phil Taylor, James Wade, Adrian Lewis, Dave Chisnall, Rob Cross and Michael Smith have all represented England at the World Cup, but Taylor and Lewis are the only players to have lifted the title.

Anastasia Dobromyslova was the first woman to feature in the PDC World Cup back in 2010, but who was the second?

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Zhou made history at the 2018 World Cup by becoming the first Chinese ladies player to feature in the PDC. She produced a solid display, although she and Xiaochen Zong were beaten in the first round by Switzerland.

Which player does NOT feature in the list of top five individual averages at the PDC World Cup?

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Van Gerwen's highest individual average at the PDC World Cup is 111.33, which he produced against Gary Anderson in the 2018 final, leaving him seventh on the all-time list.

William O'Connor delivered the performance of his career at last year's World Cup, averaging 115.10 against which player?

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O'Connor was in inspired form as he defeated Cross to dump out top seeds England in the last 16. Republic of Ireland then saw off defending champions Netherlands in the semi-finals, only to succumb to Scotland in the final.

Michael van Gerwen was partnered by Jermaine Wattimena in last year's competition, but where were the Dutch duo seeded?

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The Netherlands were seeded fourth, despite Van Gerwen's status as world number one. The seedings are based on the cumulative rankings of both players and Wattimena was ranked outside the world's top 20.

Scotland secured their maiden PDC World Cup crown 12 months ago, but who did they beat in the opening round?

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Wright and Anderson eased past Denmark in their opener, before breezing past Sweden in the second round. The Scots saw off Belgium in the last eight, before accounting for Japan to reach the final.

QUIZ: Test your PDC World Cup of Darts knowledge!
World Cup woes

It just wasn't your tournament. Let's hope for an improved showing in next year's competition!
Solid if unspectacular

It's certainly not the most eye-catching performance you'll see, but you didn't disgrace yourself. Solid effort!
Impressive performance!

That's a really impressive display. You've demonstrated your credentials and you could be a real contender for the title!
Champion's performance

Magnificent! You were given the big build-up and duly delivered. Take a bow!

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