1987 WDF World Cup VI - Dames

Published at 11/05/2020

From October 22 to 24, 1987, the sixth WDF World Cup was played at the Vally Sport Complex in the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Twenty-three countries participate in the competition. The New Zealand team brought no less than 200 supporters and before the competition started the “Maori” presented their famous "Haka" war dance as a warm-up.


With 23 countries making the trip to Denmark, a new record is set, the 21 women's teams are also a record. Italy, Spain and Switzerland make their debut at a WDF World Cup.

Ladies Pairs tournament
21 Countries participated in the third WDF World Cup for women in the Danish capital. The big question was whether the English ladies could keep the overall title, which they held since the 1st WDF World Cup in 1983.

In the pairs tournament, the English ladies duo Linda Batten & Jayne Kempster quickly went out in the quarterfinals against the strong duo Kathy Maloney & Kathy Karpowich from the USA. They Americans reached the final via the Japanese couple Aoi Okada & Toshiko Ono. In it they play against the other North American team, Rani Gill & Patricia Farrell from Canada.

The Canadians beat Eila Nikander & Eila Rasanen from Finland in the semi-finals and have also thrown Australia out of the tournament before that. In the final, Kathy Maloney & Kathy Karpowich are too strong for their North American colleagues. They win 4-2 and take this title to the USA for the first time.

Ladies Singles tournament
In the women's singles, the English defending champion Linda Batten, six months pregnant at the time, loses in the first round to the Belgian Rita Lagace 4-3. The Belgian finishes the decisive leg from 151. However, Rita in turn loses to Valerie Maytum from the Netherlands in the third round. This former English lady from Folkstone in Kent playing for the Netherlands where she now lives reaches the semi-finals.

In it, she defeats Canadian Patricia Farrell 4-3. In the other semi-final, American Kathy Maloney beats Jayne Kempster with the same numbers. Valerie Maytum, who is in top form, then wins the final with her good scoring and finishing well deserved with 4-0. With that she gives the Netherlands their first WDF World Cup darts title ever.

Ladies Overall classification
The overall title goes to the USA for the first time, Kathy Maloney and Kathy Karpowich take the gold with 74 points. Silver goes to Mia Mevissen & Valerie Maytum from the Netherlands with 57 points. The bronze is for the Canadian ladies Rhani Gill & Patricia Farrell with 44 points and only a fourth place for the English ladies with "just" 24 points. Japan completes the top five with 22 points.

Overall ranking
1 - 74 points USA
2 - 57 points Netherlands
3 - 44 points Canada
4 - 24 points England
5 - 22 points Japan
6 - 20 points Finland
7 - 15 points Hong Kong
8 - 14 points Sweden
9 - 13 points New Zealand/ Singapore/ Australia/ Scotland
13 - 10 points Switzerland
14 - 9 points Denmark
15 - 8 points Norway
16 - 7 points Belgium/ France/ Germany/ Italy/ Wales
21 - 4 points Northern Ireland