1990 WDF Europe Cup VII - Dames

Published at 22/05/2020

General
The seventh edition of the WDF Europe Cup was held from 8 to 10 November at the Corradino Sports Pavilion in Malta. Seventeen countries took part which was a new record. The big question was of course who could keep the favourite English teams of the WDF Europe Cup titles. Greece is participating in a WDF Europe Cup for the first time.

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Ladies Pairs tournament
In the pairs tournament, an English ladies duo captured the title for the third time. Sharon Colclough & Sue Edwards beat Rhian Speed & Sandra Greatbatch from Wales in the semi-finals. In the other semi-final, the Belgian duo Vicky Pruim & Rita Lagace beat the German tandem Heike Ernst & Andrea Knopp.

In the final, the Belgian pair Vicky Pruim & Rita Lagace have no chance against Sharon Colclough & Sue Edwards. The result is 4-0 to England.

Ladies Singles tournament
In the singles tournament, just like in the pairs tournament, there was an England versus Belgium final. Sue Edwards, the defending champion, won in the quarterfinals against Germany’s Andrea Knopp and in the semi-finals against the Finnish Paivi Jussila. Her opponent in the final, Vicky Pruim, had eliminated Sharon Colclough early on, then also beat Cinzia Borgia from Italy in the quarterfinals and Sandra Greatbatch from Wales in the semi-finals.

Sue Edwards would become the first lady to successfully defend the WDF Europe Cup singles title. In the final she easily wins 4-0 against the Belgian Vicky Pruim. Never before has Belgium won a silver medal in the ladies WDF Europe Cup history.

Ladies Overall classification
The overall WDF Europe Cup is won for the fourth consecutive time by England. Sharon Colclough & Sue Edwards collect 98 points. After Linda Batten in 1984 and Jayne Kempster in 1986, Sue Edwards becomes the third English lady to claim all three gold medals in one year. The silver goes to Belgium with 54 points, with Vicky Pruim taking three silver medals this year. Wales finishes third with 35 points and bronze, followed by Finland and Germany with both 25 points.

Overall ranking
1 - 98 points England
2 - 54 points Belgium
3 - 35 points Wales
4 - 25 points Finland/ Germany
6 - 18 points Italy/ Norway
8 - 15 points Greece
9 - 14 points Denmark
10 - 10 points France/ Northern Ireland/ Sweden
13 - 9 points Ireland Republic
14 - 8 points Malta/ Netherlands/ Scotland/ Switzerland