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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

701 - STANDARD CRICKET - STANDARD CRICKET - 701 - CHOICE (BEST OF 5 LEGs)

Alternative start rule

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

Pre-Tournament Round Robin

  • Block allocation is made for the Pre-Tournament 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 Pre-Tournament SHOOT OUT cannot play in the Pre-Tournament Round Robin and SKO Tournament.

  • The order in block allocation of Pre-Tournament Round Robin 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 Pre-Tournament Round Robin, top 2 of each Round Robin advance to the final tournament.
    The ranking for the Pre-Tournament 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.

Final Tournament (SKO Tournament)

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

  • Final is a single elimination tournament.

Pre-Tournament Round Robin and Single Knock Out Round Bloc Allocation

Uniform

  • 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 Check-In 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

Download THE WORLD official badge image data here.

Qualification

  • Players have understood and agreed to all of THE WORLD 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".

  • All players other than the below can participate in the tournament.

    Player who holds professional license of professional tours NOT organized or sponsored by THE WORLD official board manufacturer.

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

Entry method

Entry fee

  • DARTSLIVE PREMIUM MEMBER: US$ 120 per STAGE

  • DARTSLIVE NON-PREMIUM MEMBER: US$ 150 per STAGE

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.
    Contact WSDA

  • There will be no refunds of the entry fees.

Prize money

CHAMPION US$ 15,000
RUNNER-UP US$ 6,000
BEST4 US$ 2,000
BEST8 US$ 1,000
BEST16 US$ 500
BEST32 US$ 200

About SHOOT OUT prize

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

  • SHOOT OUT 10K Points Award [from 2018]
    Prize money of US$ 100 will be awarded to the player who has scored 10,000 points or above in the pre-tournament SHOOT OUT.

About BULL MASTER Award

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

About TOP LADIES Award

Prize money of US$ 500 will be awarded to the highest ranked female player in each stage of THE WORLD.
If two or more female players are tied with the same ranking, the winner is determined by the TOP LADIES match between the two players with the highest pre-tournament SHOOT OUT result.

THE WORLD BULL MASTER CHALLENGE

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.

The Payment of Prize Money

Player is required to sign the confirmation document provided by WSDA in person on the day of the tournament in order to receive the prize money.

If the player is unable to sign the document for any special reasons, please inform WSDA in person. Otherwise, the prize money will be cancelled.

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 who is ranked in the BEST32.
    The grand annual ranking will be decided based on the total points from the STAGE 1 to 5.

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

  • If the sponsoring player achieved any of the below requirements, extra 10 constructors' points will be awarded.

    If the player has achieved more than 1 requirements, 10 extra points will be added for each requirement.

    Requirements
    ・Win the SHOOT OUT Award or BULL MASTER Award
    ・Score 10,000 points or above in the pre-tournament SHOOT OUT
    ・Win the TOP LADIES Award

  • 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 5 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.

CHAMPION 50 pts
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.

Cautions

  • 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 wristband with bar-code is used for the tournament.

  • Players who lost a match will give their wirstband to the opponent.

  • Players who lost their wirstband will be assessed a reissue fee of US$ 30.

Other

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.

THE WORLD 2018 GRAND FINAL

Tournament Name

THE WORLD 2018 GRAND FINAL

Date

WILD CARD TOURNAMENT
Friday Nov 30, 2018

GRAND FINAL
Saturday December 1, 2018

Venue

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

Prize Money

Total Amount US$ 64,400

CHAMPION US$ 30,000
RUNNER-UP US$ 10,000
BEST4 US$ 5,000
BEST8 US$ 2,000
BEST12 US$ 1,000

GRAND FINAL Eligibility Requirement

  • -THE WORLD 2018 Annual Ranking Top 1-8th players.
    *Absent player's spot will go to the next ranking player.
    *If the ranking is tied, the 4 items below will be considered.
    1. Players with more winnings
    2. Players with higher ranking
    3. Players with more participations
    4. Players with highest score in SHOOT OUT Round

  • -Annual Ranking No.9-100th (tied) players will compete in the WILD CARD TOURNAMENT, which will be held on the day before the GRAND FINAL. TOP 4 players of the tournament will be able to participate in the GRAND FINAL.

  • GRAND FINAL will be played by total 12 players.

WILD CARD TOURNAMENT Eligibility Requirement

  • -Top 9-100th (tied) players in THE WORLD 2018 Annual Ranking
    *Absent player's spot will go to the next ranking player.
    *If the ranking is tied, the 4 items below will be considered.
    1. Players with more winnings
    2. Players with higher ranking
    3. Players with more participations
    4. Players with highest score in SHOOT OUT Round

Further details will be announced later.