South Africa scrape though as England cruise

On another night of seeds taking on the outsiders, the match of the night saw Devon Petersen and Carl Gabriel come from a seemingly unassailably position in the final leg to wrap up the win as Carl found tops with his last dart in hand.

The first match of the night saw Japan upset the potential bogeymen of Boris Koltsov and Evgenii Isotov, before Portugal showed their potential as they defeated the Irish pair of Willie O’Connor and Steve Lennon.

Northern Ireland’s Daryl Gurney and Brendan Dolan dispatched the Hong Kong pair. Before the Germans edged past Jeff Smith and Matt Campbell of Canada.

The near shock looked like it may affect the English duo of James Wade and Dave Chisnall, very briefly, until they took control of their matchup, going ahead 3-2 with a clinical 2 dart 64 and closing it out from there.

The final matchup of the day saw everyone’s closest couple from last year, see Dimi van den Bergh and Kim Huybrechts put on the show and fun for the fans they craved last year.

Despite a slow scoring start, they found their finishing, and kicked on to close out what looked a more comfortable win that in probably was live, as Dimi and Kim routed their talented Greek opponents 5-2. The levels became apparent in the latter stages despite the spirited attempts of all the qualifiers!

South Africa scrape though as England cruise
South Africa scrape though as England cruise (PDC)

2021 Cazoo World Cup of Darts Results

Friday September 10

8x First Round

Japan 5-1 Russia

South Africa 5-4 Spain

Portugal 5-4 Republic of Ireland

Austria 5-1 Philippines

Northern Ireland 5-4 Hong Kong

Germany 5-3 Canada

England 5-3 Brazil

Belgium 5-2 Greece


Saturday September 11

Afternoon Session (1400 local time, 1300 BST)

4x Second Round

Northern Ireland v Portugal

England v South Africa

Australia v USA

Belgium v Austria


Evening Session (2000 local time, 1900 BST)

4x Second Round

Scotland v Poland

Germany v Japan

Netherlands v Singapore

Wales v Lithuania



The Second Round will be played as two best of seven leg 501 Singles matches, with both nations nominating the order in which their players play. In the event of both nations winning one Singles match apiece, a best of seven leg 501 Doubles match will be played to decide the tie