Scotland secures the World Cup of Darts for the second time
Peter Wright and John Henderson defeated Austria’s Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez 3-1 in Jena, Germany
by Isti Miskolczy
Photo courtesy of Kais Bodensieck/PDC Europe
Two years after the success of Peter Wright and Gary Anderson, Scotland has won the PDC World Cup of Darts for the second time on the night of the 12th of September.
This year the ‘Snakebite’ teamed up with ‘Highlander’ John Henderson (born in Aberdeen) in Jena, Germany to successfully claim what became the first major PDC title for Henderson. World Darts Champion of 2020, ‘Snakebite’ Peter Wright has claimed this title for the second time in his career.
Scotland won the final 3 to 1 by reaching 3 points first – with each point gained by reaching 4 legs first against their opponents. At first, Austria was leading 1-0 upon Suljovic winning the first game over Wright, whose famous hairstyle depicted the colours of the Scottish flag yet again. However, the next three games have each been won by Scotland, who thus set the final result of 3-1.
Each Scottish players were in tears on stage after winning the tournament with Henderson saying that winning this title “means everything” to him. "It's a team game but he's a legend. I've got to thank Peter for everything he's done this week and all the advice” – the Highlander added.
“We had the hardest draw, but John helped to carry me through” – Peter Wright also told. Indeed, Scotland had to defend the reigning world champion Gerwyn Price and the reigning Darts Premier League champion Jonny Clayton in the semi-finals and three-time world champion Michael Van Gerwen and Dirk van Duijvenbode in the quarter-finals.
Austrian Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez reached the final by overcoming Brendan Dolan and Daryl Gurney of Northern Ireland in the quarter, and James Wade and Dave Chisnall of England in the semi-final.
With this result, the Scottish players received a winner’s share of 70,000 pounds.
The fabulous performance of all four darts players will enable them to take part in the Grand Slam of Darts starting in two months in Wolverhampton.