Darts: New Zealand to face Singapore at PDC World Cup of Darts

The competition runs from June 1 and ends on June 4 (NZ time).
The competition runs from June 1 and ends on June 4 (NZ time). Photo credit: Photosport

New Zealand has been drawn to face Singapore at the first round of the World Cup of Darts in Germany on Friday morning (NZ time) draw.

The 2018 edition of the World Cup is the eighth staging of the annual pairs event held in Frankfurt, with £300,000 (NZ$581,169) of prize money up for grabs.

Cody Harris and Warren Parry will face Paul and Harith Lim in the first round, with the winner to face either second-seed England or the Czech Republic in the round of 16.

Current world champion Rob Cross and former Auckland Darts Masters competitor Dave Chisnall are both representing England for the first time.

Paul Lim.
Paul Lim. Photo credit: Reuters

While New Zealand has avoided one of the bigger nations in the first round, it will still be a tough encounter for the Kiwis. Singapore caused the biggest upset in World Cup history at last year's event when they beat Scotland in the first round.

Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld will once again represent current champions the Netherlands as they face Gibraltar in the first round, while top seeds Scotland (Peter Wight and Gary Anderson) will meet the USA.

For New Zealand, this will be the third time Harris has represented New Zealand, while this will be the fourth time Parry has competed at the event.

The pair competed together at the 2016 World Cup, where they lost to Gary Anderson and Robert Thornton 5-3 in the first round.

New Zealand has only made it out of the first round once, back in 2015 when they beat 11th-ranked Canada 5-4.

The competition runs from June 1 and ends on June 4 (NZ time).


For the full draw and team lists, click here