Game format

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

Tournament Rules

DARTSLIVE2 and DARTSLIVE3 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

Pre-Tournament Round Robin

Pre-Tournament Round Robin Bloc allocation is based on the result of the SHOOT OUT (2 times) that is held before the tournament.

Players need to play minimum of 2 SHOOT OUT games. Players are also allowed to play more than 2 times, and the organizer will take 2 of the highest SHOOT OUT scores achieved out of all SHOOT OUT games played.

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.

  • Highest score in SHOOT OUT
  • 2nd highest score of SHOOT OUT
  • If 2. was the same, then player who achieved the said score earlier

Based on the result of the Pre-Tournament Round Robin, top 2 of each Round Robin advance to the final tournament.
*For THE WORLD DOUBLES, Round Robin allocations will be random draw.

The ranking for the Pre-Tournament Round Robin will be determined based on the following factors and result.

  • No. of winnings (No. of winning matches)
  • No. of LEGs won
  • No. of LEGs lost
  • 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 players of each Pre-Tournament 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.

*Basic number of players per round robin blocs are 4 players, however, depending on the total participating number of players, total number of round robin bloc players might differ.


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.

THE WORLD オフィシャルワッペン

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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".

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.

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Logo regulation

WSDA has the right to judge the appropriateness of logo uses.

All logos and names (such as tags) on the outfit including uniforms, arm supports and arm sleeves other than shoes and glasses must be limited to Sponsor Logos

The following types of ad placements are unacceptable:

  • Names and logos of any dart machine and dart board manufacturers other than the official dart machine manufacturers
  • Anything with copyright violation
  • Anything antisocial
  • Anything considered to be offensive to public order and morals
  • Anything WSDA judged as inappropriate for the tournament

Please make sure to consult with WSDA prior to the event if you need more information for uniform logo.

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The logo rules do not apply during the Pre-Tournament SHOOT OUT. Rules ONLY apply during the Pre-Tournament Round Robins and SKO Tournament.

Things which are allowed to put on the uniform

  • Personal Name, Player Name
  • Images, illustration and symbol without copyright violation and promotion purpose
  • Team names or alike
  • Sponsor logos (Except 1 to 5 mentioned above)

Entry method







Entry Fee Refund Policy

Refund when the entry is canceled

In case of the following, amount deducting the transaction fee will be refunded.

Days until the STAGE

  • 30 days or more before the STAGE: 50% of the entry fee
  • Less than 30days until the STAGE: No refund

In special cases below, full amount of the entry fee deducting the transaction fee will be refund.

  • ・Player is unable to travel to the venue due to natural disaster.
  • ・Player is unable to participate in the tournament due to accident or injury.

For both cases, player is required to submit a proof of delay or cancellation of the public transportation or a doctor's note.

Transaction Fee: invoice issuing fee and refund transaction fee

  • ・If the entry fee is paid by a credit card, amount deducting the refund transaction fee will be refunded.
  • ・If the entry fee is paid by a PayPal invoice, amount deducting the invoice issuing fee and refund transaction fee will be refunded.

Prize Money


  • CHAMPION US$ 10,000
  • RUNNER-UP US$ 4,000
  • BEST4 US$ 1,500
  • BEST8 US$ 700
  • BEST16 US$ 300

*BEST 16 prize will be cut if the total participating player counts are below 64.


  • CHAMPION US$ 4,000
  • RUNNER-UP US$ 2,000
  • BEST4 US$ 1,000
  • BEST8 US$ 400
  • BEST16 US$ 200

*BEST 16 prize will be cut if the total participating team counts are below 64 teams.

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.

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 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 THE WORLD Sponsor 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)

Tournament Cancellation

WSDA holds the rights to cancel the STAGE due to weather or other circumstances beyond the control of the event organizer or in the case of Force Majeure.*

*Force Majeure Includes and is not limited to the event organizer being unable to perform its obligations or organize or hold the event due to fire, flood, earthquake, or other severe natural disaster or act of God; or due to protest, riot, civil disobedience, uprising, march, revolt, assembly, demonstration, occupation, commotion, mass gathering, war, insurrection, sabotage, epidemic, or terrorist attack or the likelihood of such event or act.

Resulting in the Event being cancelled, full refund will be made for already paid Entry Fee on a later date. The event organizer shall have no other responsibilities and/or liabilities.


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.