Rest of the World
This year’s ninth seeds welcome back Bent Nielsen from Denmark and John Pajak from Poland. Debutant Kevin Jones from Canada is tasting World Cup action for the first time and completing the line-up is RotW Captain Frans Roberts from the Netherlands. Frans makes a return to the competition following an appearance for his home nation in 2015.
It’s a tough ask for these guys, as always. Some good results during the regular season will give them hope, and with the competition format meaning groups of five teams you never know what might happen! Will it be a shock semi-final appearance for them?