1982 WDF Europe Cup III - Dames
At the third WDF Europe Cup darts we see next to the men also for the first time the ladies compete at the Europe Cup. They get their own competitions separately. Where the men play with four players, the ladies play with two. As a result, there are three titles up for grabs among the ladies. Singles, pairs and the overall title.
Twelve countries will compete on October 15 and 16 at the Cliffs Pavilion at Westcliff on Sea in England in the third WDF Europe Cup darts for the men. Norway makes its debut and France does not bring a women's team, so that eleven countries compete in the first WDF Europe Cup for the ladies.
Ladies Pairs tournament
In the quarterfinals of the pairs tournament, the English ladies pair Linda Batten & Maureen Flowers play the Scottish ladies Cathie Gibson & Lynn MacKay and lose 3-0. Scotland then also wins in the semi-finals against the Finnish duo Sirpa Levanen & Paivi Lonnroth. The Swedish ladies Carina Sahlberg & Charlotte Eriksson surprisingly beat Sandra Gibb & Ann-Marie Davies from Wales 3-2 in the other semi-final.
The surprise is complete, when the Swedish combination Carina Sahlberg & Charlotte Eriksson also wins the final by beating Scottish tandem Cathie Gibson & Lynn MacKay 3-1. With this, Sweden not only wins the first pairs title ever for the ladies at a WDF Europe Cup, but Sweden takes the pairs title in both the ladies and the men.
Ladies Singles tournament
In the singles it was all about Wales. Both ladies made it to the final. The number one in the Women's International Rankings, Maureen Flowers from England lost 3-0 in the quarterfinals to the world’s number two Sandra Gibb. In the semi-finals Sandra beat Northern Ireland’s Kate Lynch with the same score line. In the other semi-final Ann Marie Davies beat Linda Batten.
In the final Sandra Gibb is stronger than her teammate Ann-Marie Davies and wins 3-1. Sandra achieves an average of 65.1 and Ann Marie of 60.9 which was quite nice, especially for that time.
Ladies Overall classification
The ladies' first ever overall title goes to Sandra Gibb & Ann-Marie Davies from Wales with 56 points, thanks in part to the gold and silver in the singles. The surprising Swedish ladies win silver overall with 43 points. This of course in addition to their golden pairs title. Scotland claims bronze with 20 points. The favourite English ladies finish somewhat disappointingly fourth with 18 points.
1 - 56 points Wales
2 - 43 points Sweden
3 - 20 points Scotland
4 - 18 points England
5 - 16 points Finland / Northern Ireland
7 - 13 points Denmark / Netherlands
9 - 12 points Belgium / Ireland Republic
11 - 11 points Norway