WDF Europe Cup Men Singles 1978

After the success of the first World Cup in 1977 in London, it was decided to hold the first European Cup darts from 1 September to 3 September in the Danish capitol of Copenhagen. Eleven countries participate in the inaugural event including Belgium and Netherlands.

In the singles, some big title contenders disappear early on. Losses for reigning Winmau World Masters and British Open winner Eric Bristow in the last 16 against none other than Leighton Rees. Rees then loses in the quarterfinals to the Scot Jocky Wilson. Alan Evans also loses at the last 16 stage to Swedens Stefan Lord who is the News of the World Champion that year. In the semi-finals we got an English matchup between John Lowe and Douglas McCarthy. Lowe wins it comfortably 4-0. In the other semi-final, Tony Ridler who beat Cliff Lazarenko on his way to the final four meets Jocky Wilson. It was the Scot who wins by 4 legs to 2. In the final John Lowe beats Jocky Wilson 4-1.

Venue: Denmark Copenhagen, Copenhagen From: Friday 01 September 1978 Till: Sunday 03 September 1978


John Lowe
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
1978 WDF Europe Cup