Team Germany filed a protest regarding the eligibility of John Michael of the Greek team to participate in this World Cup.
Following the review of the protest we have discovered that he is in breach of the WDF Eligibility Rule (Bye-Law 7.05 (6)) and has therefore been disqualified with immediate effect.
Following this decision by the WDF Executive the Greek team decided to withdraw from the tournament.
Kemer, 29 October 2015
WDF Bye-Law 7.05 (6)
In the course of the twelve months prior to the scheduled date of a WDF World Cup or Area Cup a WDF Playing Member must have played at least 65% of their International Singles Events in tournaments which are recognised in the WDF World Ranking Systems as well as International singles events promoted/organized between Member Darts Bodies and also recognised by the World Darts Federation.IE: Events such as, but not limited to, the 6 Nations Cup, Baltic Cup, Celtic Cup, Nordic Cup, Mediterranean Cup, and the Spring Cup.
NOTE: This rule shall not apply to Youth players.