WDF World Cup Jeugd 2011
Castlebar in Ireland is the beautiful location for the eighteenth edition of the WDF World Cup Youth. The world-famous Irish cordiality prevails and 38 countries make it a fascinating spectacle. 35 Women's team and 15 youth teams complete the line-up. The Breaffy House Resort, County Mayo, is the home of darts from September 20-24.
History is being written in Castlebar because England is the first country ever to win all three overall titles in one year. In addition, Catalonia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania get their first introduction to the unsurpassed WDF World Cup Youth feeling.
In the singles, the titles go to the Netherlands and England. The boys final is particularly spectacular. Jimmy Hendriks takes the title by beating German youngster Max Hopp 6-4 in the final. The bronze is for Jake Jones from England and Aaron Knox from Finland. It is a lot less exciting in the girls. Fallon Sherrock loses only two legs in the entire tournament. She wins the final 6-0 against Courtney Mulder from South Africa. It is also the fourth time that South Africa has won a silver medal in the girl’s singles. This year the bronze goes to Valery Shvets from Russia and Jade Whitworth from Australia.
The mixed pairs is also prey for England. In the semi-finals Fallon Sherrock & Jake Jones beat the Dutch duo Jimmy Hendriks & Annet van Elten. In the final Max Hopp & Ann-Kathrin Wigman from Germany are beaten 6-3. The other bronze is for Natasha Gregersen & Daniel Jensen from Denmark.
Overall World Cup Youth
The overall title is, alongside victories in the mixed pairs and the girl singles also for the English duo Fallon Sherrock & Jake Jones with 74 points. Max Hopp & Ann-Kathrin Wigmann take silver with 56 points and Jimmy Hendriks & Annet van Elten from the Netherlands win bronze with 42 points.
It is the first time that the English youth takes gold overall at a WDF World Cup and also the mixed pairs had never been won by England. Germany had never won an overall medal before either. Jimmy Hendriks is the third Dutch boy to take gold in the singles after Jerry Hendriks in 2003 and Jonny Nijs in 2005. Kate Dando led Fallon Sherrock in 2003 as the English winner of the girl’s singles.
1 - 74 points England
2 - 56 points Germany
3 - 42 points Netherlands
4 - 35 points Australia / Finland
6 - 33 points Russia
7 - 29 points Denmark / South Africa
9 - 12 points Northern Ireland
10 - 10 points Norway
11 - 9 points Ireland Republic
12 - 6 points Sweden
13 - 3 points India
14 - 1 point Iran / Switzerland