Game format

Regarding the game format, please make sure to refer to the rules provided at the start of the tournament.

Tournament Rules

DARTSLIVE2 is to be used as the official machine of the tournament.

Game Format


Alternative start rule

Round limit
701: 15 Round limit
STANDARD CRICKET: 20 Round limit

[Tournament] Round Robin

  • Block allocation is made for the Round Robin based on the result of the SHOOT OUT (2 times) and the BULL MASTER (2 times) that are held one day before the tournament.

    Player who did not participate in the SHOOT OUT cannot play in the Round Robin and SKO Tournament.

  • The order in the block allocation will be determined based on the followings.

  • (1) Highest score in SHOOT OUT

    (2) Highest score in BULL MASTER

  • Based on the result of the Round Robin, top 2 of each Round Robin advance to the final tournament.
    The ranking for the Round Robin will be determined based on the following factors and result.

    (1) No. of winnings (No. of winning matches)

    (2) No. of LEGs won

    (3) No. of LEGs lost

    (4) The result of the direct confrontation

    If 3 or more players are tied on (1)-(4), each player will do SHOOT OUT. The winner of the SHOOT OUT will proceed to the final tournament.

  • WSDA holds the right to determine the results for those players who are absent in the SHOOT OUT.

[Tournament] Final Tournament (SKO Tournament)

  • Top 2 of each Round Robin will advance to the designated spots in the final tournament.

  • Final is a single elimination tournament.


  • Uniform includes all shirts, pants, trousers and shoes.

  • Shirt needs to have a collar and sleeves. No damage is allowed.

  • Players will receive THE WORLD official badge at the entry desk on their first day of participation in this event. The badge must be affixed in the position as specified in the RULES. (see Image 1)

  • Pants needs to be ankle-length, and dress pants are recommended. Black or white jeans or chinos are also allowed. Make sure your choice of clothing is clean and presentable. WSDA holds the right to decide the appropriateness, and to disqualify the player with inappropriate uniform. If you are uncertain about the pants design, please bring a pair of dress pants to the venue.

  • Players are allowed to wear leather shoes or sports shoes. (Wearing sandals, slippers, long boots and open toe shoes at the event is not allowed)

  • Wearing a headwear such as hat or cap during the event is NOT permitted. However, if a player needs to wear a headwear for religious and/or other reasons, please obtain a prior approval from WSDA.
  • No earphones during any match.
  • WSDA has the right to judge the appropriateness of players' uniforms according to the RULES. If a player's uniform is judged inappropriate for the event, the said player is unable to participate in the tournament.
Dress Code


  • Players have understood and agreed to all of THE WORLD 2017 Player Rules (hereinafter referred to as "RULES") and WSDA official rule book.

  • Players must wear uniforms specified in the RULES to participate in this tournament.

  • [Minors under the age of 18] Players who are under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian who can present valid photo IDs on the tournament day for verification by "WSDA".

  • [Japanese nationals] Players must be either amateurs or professional license holders of the "SOFT DARTS PROFESSIONAL TOUR JAPAN" and have no other professional license of any other.

    Only for STAGE 4 JAPAN, players are allowed to join regardless of Nationality or Professional licenses (For French residential or French nationality players, please consult with FDA).

  • [French nationals reside in France] Players must be registered members of the FDA.

In accordance with the purport of the event, we may decline the participation of the people who are related to dart machine makers other than the tournament operator.For further inquiries, please contact WSDA prior to the tournament.
For inquiries

Entry method

Entry fee



Entry method and payment procedure

  • Please fill the entry form and click the send button on THE WORLD official website.

  • After sending the entry form, you will receive an automated reply from WSDA, please check the content.

  • You will receive a billing mail for your entry fee within a few days. Please follow the procedure of the billing form linked in the mail to complete the payment by your credit card.

  • Your entry will be completed when you receive the completion notice.

    Please contact WSDA for any payment method other than credit card. Except in special circumstances, entries and payment can be made only on the entry form page in THE WORLD official website.
    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us before making your payment.
    For inquiries

  • There will be no refunds of the entry fees.

Prize money

BEST4 US$ 2,000
BEST8 US$ 1,000
BEST16 US$ 500
BEST32 US$ 200

For STAGE 4 JAPAN, additional US$5,000 will be awarded to the CHAMPION with the prize money.

About SHOOT OUT prize

  • SHOOT OUT prize
    Prize money of US$500 will be awarded in each stage of SHOOT OUT to the player who scored the highest.
    *If two or more players are tied with the same score, the winner is higher ranking of Pre-tournament SHOOT OUT.

  • Annual SHOOT OUT Award [from 2017]
    Prize money of US$1,000 will be awarded to the player who scored the highest in SHOOT OUT throughout the season.
    *If two or more players are tied at the same score at the end of the season, the one who achieved the score first will win the prize.


  • BULL MASTER Award [Reintroduced in 2017]
    Prize money of US$500 will be awarded to the player who scored the highest in each stage of BULL MASTER.
    *If two or more players are tied with the same score, the winner is higher ranking of Pre-tournament SHOOT OUT.

  • Annual BULL MASTER Award [from 2017]
    Prize money of US$1,000 will be awarded to the player who scored the highest in BULL MASTER throughout the season.
    *If two or more players are tied at the same score at the end of the season, the one who achieved the score first will win the prize.

About TOP LADIES Award [from 2017]

Prize money of US$500 will be awarded to the female player who scored the highest in each stage of THE WORLD.
If 2 or more female players are tied with the same score, the winner is determined based on the followings:
(1) Highest score in SHOOT OUT
(2) Highest score in BULL MASTER


The player will receive US$100 per BULL for every consecutive BULL after the 58th that is the current highest record in BULL MASTER.
e.g.: 60 consecutive BULL: US$5,800 + US$200 for the new additional BULLS = US$6,000 for the achievement of the new record.

Constructors' point

  • Constructors' points will be awarded to the barrel and the flight makers that register for this tournament.

  • Constructors' points will be awarded based on the rankings of their supporting players. The grand annual ranking will be decided based on the total points from the STAGE 1 to 6.

    Barrel maker and Flight maker: Total points of the sponsoring players in the top 4 of each STAGE.

  • Addition of constructors' points will be made only for the players who notify the event operator of their points at least 5 business days prior.

  • Privileges/Prizes are prepared for barrel makers and flight makers that rank high in the annual ranking.

If the total CONSTRUCTORS RANKING is same, a constructor with the most winnings will be ranked No. 1.
(If the number of winnings is the same, the number of the 2nd places then the number of 3rd places will be taken into consideration).

Point system

Points from STAGE 1 to STAGE 6 will accumulate according to our point system.
Points will be awarded based on the achievement in each STAGE. Points will be distributed as in the table below.

RUNNER-UP 42 pts
BEST4 35 pts
BEST8 29 pts
BEST16 24 pts
BEST32 20 pts
BEST64 17 pts
BEST128 15 pts
BEST256 or below 10 pts

If the Annual Player RANKING is same, the following players will be ranked higher.

(1) Players with more winnings

(2) Players with higher ranking

(3) Players with more participations

(4) Players with highest score in SHOOT OUT

Tournament Eligibility Suspension/Revocation

  • Players who do not participate in the event after completing the tournament sign-up has to pay a penalty equivalent to the entry fee on their next participation in this event.

Players who engage in any of the following acts without due reasons will be suspended for one year from taking part in THE WORLD.

  • Abandoning matches and walking off from the venue without any notification after the commencement of the tournament.

  • Playing darts while intoxicated, intentionally delaying the game and engaging in any other acts that are disturbing to the operations of the event.

  • Committing any other acts against public order and morals and/or acts that lack the sense of sportsmanship.

Players who engage in the acts listed below will be subject to the revocation of their participation in THE WORLD and other events hosted by WSDA permanently and/or their entitlement to the prize money.

  • Using false ID (including passport and any other ID) or ID of a person other than the player himself/herself.

  • Playing dishonestly and fraudulently to each other. Playing fixed games.

  • Becoming liable to criminal charges during the tournament participation periods.

  • Using abusive language during matches, slandering and defaming others, committing violent acts and/or making false reports during the tournament.

  • If a violation of the RULES is not corrected within a reasonable period of time stated in the violation notice.

Obligation players must follow

Players' Obligations:

  • Players grant WSDA the right to use their names, stage names, profiles, portraits, pictures, movies and any other audiovisual items.
    WSDA has the right to ask THE WORLD players to attend the photo sessions and interviews, and the players agree to accept such requests.

WSDA reserves the right not to offer prize money or the right to reject the participation if players do not follow the tournament rules and/or not conduct required acts.


  • WSDA has the right to remove or refuse any players who are found to be impediments to the event or event progress from participating in the tournament.

  • WSDA reserves the right to reject the entry of any player who has caused or may cause unjust harm to WSDA, THE WORLD sponsors or the related parties.

  • Taking pictures is not permitted during the tournament. In case pictures or videos are taken during the tournament, the event operator will confiscate such pictures and videos and prohibit publishing them.

  • Players who are participating in this event grant absolute right to WSDA to use pictures and video images filmed during the event for advertising and commercial purposes without limitations on time period, place and/or methods.

  • WSDA authorizes individuals to download the pictures and video images filmed during the event by WSDA for personal use only.
    Non-commercial and commercial use of these images are prohibited.

  • Manufacturers and organizations that are not official sponsors of the event must not use THE WORLD trademark and the titles awarded at the event for their advertisement purposes without WSDA's approval.

  • Those players who compete in this tournament are deemed to have agreed to the aforementioned WSDA's rights.

  • Valid photo identification showing your name and date of birth (e.g. Passport) is required for registration and payment of prize money. (You may use your "THE WORLD DARTSLIVE CARD" for registration from your second participation on)

  • A card with bar-code is used for the tournament.
    Players who lost a match will give their bar-code card to the opponent.
    Players who lost their bar-code card will be assessed a reissue fee of US$30.


The event guidelines will be updated whenever necessary and the contents in these guidelines constitute the RULES and will be used as the official rules of this tournament.


  • With their national pride at stake, the teams representing each country will compete in this tournament to be named as the team of the world's top soft tip darts nation.
    To be the winner, not only individual strength but also comprehensive strength of the team is required.
    Which country will be the SOFT DARTS WORLD CUP champion?

Tournament Name



Saturday December 2, 2017


KITEC, Star Hall
Adress:1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon

Prize Money

Total Amount US$ 40,000

RUNNER-UP US$ 10,000
BEST4 US$ 5,000


  • For the countries and regions without DARTSLIVE, TOP4 male players and TOP2 female players of THE WORLD 2017 ranking can participate in the tournament.

    Even if those eligible players decide not to participate in the tournament, their participation right can't be transferred to any lower ranked players.

    The countries and regions with DARTSLIVE will make an announcement on the qualification separately.

Our official website will have more information such as the game format, participating players, countries and regions shortly.

This is a separate tournament from THE WORLD.


The berth in SUPER DARTS 2018 will be given to the following players.

  • THE WORLD 2017 season Annual Ranking 1st to 4th place.

SUPER DARTS official website