The whole of North America is extremely ‘excited’ ahead of the 2019 BetVictor PDC World Cup of Darts which gets underway on Thursday June 6 in Hamburg, Germany.
The draw for the prestigious 32-team tournament was made on Thursday in Leeds, and from a North American standpoint, the draw is ‘inviting’ to say the very least.
Team USA will kick off their 2019 PDC World Cup of Darts campaign on Friday June 7 as they take on China. As for team Canada, they’ll face Italy in the very next match on Friday evening in Hamburg.
As for representation, the prospect of two debutants in the PDC World Cup for both team USA and team Canada is extremely exciting. Chuck Puleo, who originates from Boston, but resides in Arizona, it’s going to be a mouth-watering prospect. Of course, Puleo made his debut at the PDC William Hill World Darts Championship back in December as he topped the CDC order of merit, just edging out his ‘team-mate’ Darin Young.
For Young, he becomes just one of nine participants to play in every single PDC World Cup since it’s inception. Young will be very much used to playing alongside Larry Butler, but in Chuck Puleo, there’s a great blend of experience and high scoring power which makes team USA very dangerous, especially in a short format.
As for team Canada, Jim Long, who hails from London, Ontario, will make his debut at the PDC World Cup, and after a strong run at the PDC World Darts Championship in December, Long will most certainly offer a lot alongside the young talent that is Dawson Murschell who now resides in the UK as a PDC Tour-Card holder.
Earlier this week, I managed to sit down with Jim Long, Chuck Puleo and Darin Young just moments after the draw was made ahead of the 2019 BetVictor World Cup of Darts.