The Six Nations Cup in the beginning was a BDO tournament and was played for the first time in 2002. Originally a men's tournament only in 2010 a ladies tournament
It seems that by now the national English organisation - the England Darts Organisation (EDO) took over and organises the tournament less dependent
from the BDO. The EDO as well nominates the English players taking part.
The tournament is always played at the last weekend in February. Taking part are teams from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the
Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands.
Each team consists of six men and four woman, five men and three women are the active players the other two are substitutes.
Played is alternate in all countries taking part while the national darts organisation of the respective country is the organiser.
The tournament is played in three stages.
Stage one is played in two unseeded groups with three teams.
In stage two the semi-finals and the match for the fifth place are played. In the semi-finals the group winners play the runner-up of the other
group while the two bottoms of the group tables play for the fifth place.
Stage three is the final where the winners of the semi-finals meet.
In all phases the matches are round robin, each player of a team plays every player of the opponents. In phase one the men play at least 15 legs
and the women all 9 legs.
In phases two and three the winner of a match is the team that has won 13 legs first.
The till now only Nine-Darts - one of the rare Nine-Darter in international torunaments - was thrown by John Walton in 2010.
Six Nations Cup
|Host Country ||Winner Men||Winner Ladies|
|2002||Northern Ireland ||Scotland||-|
|2009||Northern Ireland ||England||-|
|2010|| Republic Ireland||England||England|