WDF Europe Cup Ladies Singles 2006

Ennis in Ireland is the beautiful setting for the fifteenth edition of the WDF Europe Cup darts. Played at the Lynch West County Hotel from September 21-23. It is the second time that Ireland organizes the WDF Europe Cup. Bundoran was host in 1996. Nineteen countries send their best men and women to Ireland to compete. It would be a historic edition for the men because the English quartet falls of the podium in the overall standings for the first time in history. Turkey joined the WDF Europe Cup family for the first time in 2006.

For the first time since 1988, two ladies from the same country face each other in the final of the WDF Europe Cup singles. Back then it was also both ladies from England. Now in 2006 they are Clare Bywaters and Trina Gulliver.

Bywaters, who won the singles before in 2002, beats Zuzana Stepanova from the Czech Republic, Sabrina Spörle from Germany, Denise Cassidy from her Ireland in the quarterfinals and Scottish ace Anne Kirk in the semi-finals on the way to the final.

Gulliver, who won the singles before in 2000, in turn wins against a list of difficult opponents and big names. First the Russian Anastasia Dobromyslova, then Maud Jansson from Sweden, in the quarterfinals the defending champion from the Netherlands; Francis Hoenselaar and Julie Gore from Wales in the semi-finals.

In the final, The Golden Girl, Trina Gulliver beats her fellow countrywoman Clare Bywaters 4-2. Gulliver becomes only the second lady in history, after Sue Edwards to win the WDF Europe Cup singles tournament twice.

Venue: Ireland Republic Lynch West County Hotel , Ennis From: Thursday 21 September 2006 Till: Saturday 23 September 2006


Trina Gulliver-MBE
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
2006 WDF Europe Cup