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The World Darts Federation (WDF) is the official
world sport governing body and (along with the PDC) tournament organiser for the game
of darts. It was formed in 1974, by representatives
of the original fourteen founding members . Membership is open to the national organizing
body for darts in all nations. The WDF encourages the promotion of the sport
of darts among and between those bodies, in an effort to gain international recognition
for darts as a major sport. The WDF is a full member of SportAccord, which
is the governing body for international sports federations. The WDF stages a world championship (called
the WDF World Cup), as well as continental championships such as the WDF Americas Cup,
the WDF Asia-Pacific Cup and the WDF Europe Cup. The country that is first in the overall leader
board (overall best result in the two events, singles, pairs, teams) becomes the world champion. Winners of any of the events can also call
themselves the official World Champion. Winners of continental championships can call
themselves the official champion of their own areas. One of its member organisations is the BDO,
the unofficial darts governing body in Britain. The BDO stages the Lakeside World Professional
Darts Championship every January, which is a recognized WDF Major tournament.==Members==
70 national members: One of the member organisations is the British
Darts Organisation (BDO), which is the official darts body for Britain, the leading darts
country. It is one of two rival British darts organisations,
the other being the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), which runs its own world championship. The WDF Rankings, as defined by the World
Darts Federation, are the “objective merit-based method used for determining qualification
for entry and seeding in all of its tournaments for both male and female singles, pairs and
team, except as modified for the …… The rankings period is “the previous past 12 months,
except for: tournaments that are only entered into the system on the second Monday following
the tournament’s week. Once entered, all tournaments, except for
the ….., remain in the system for 52 consecutive weeks.==Tournament levels and points allocation
==A player’s WDF Ranking is based on the total
points they have accrued over the previous 12 month period that run from December to
December according to the tournament schedule from the following 85 tournaments: The five World Darts Federation Major tournaments. The thirteen World Darts Federation Category
One tournaments. The twenty seven World Darts Federation Category
Two tournaments. The thirty eight World Darts Federation Category
Three tournaments. The four Major international events WDF World
Cup (singles, pairs, team), WDF Americas Cup (singles, pairs, team), WDF Europe Cup(singles,
pairs, team) and WDF Asia-Pacific Cup(singles, pairs, team).==Ranking method==
Since the formation of the WDF rankings in 1974 the method used to calculate a player’s
ranking points has changed several times. Notes: The WDF international tournaments have
six categories for both men and women (singles, pairs and teams)===Current points distribution===
Points are currently awarded as follows:==Current WDF World Rankings==
The rankings are based on a cumulative points system similar to ATP Rankings in tennis they
are done on a rolling one year basis. When a tournament is played, the previous
year’s results are removed from the rankings. This list is used to determine seeds for some
of the WDF Opens. The World Darts Federation also have a ranking
system designed to provide a measure of the global activities of darts players in every
WDF recognised darts event. It used to be very similar to the BDO system
but was revised in January 2007 to include categories by country and by events, and the
distribution of ranking points reflect the levels of prize money on offer and the numbers
of entries in a tournament. Therefore, the WDF World Rankings give a better
reflection on BDO player world ranking. The leading players gain points in different
levels of categorized events and prize money and at the end of the season the leading players
receive monetary bonus rewards from the WDF.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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