WDF Europe Cup Men Overall 1988

From 6 to 8 October 1988, the British Darts Organisation hosted the WDF Europe Cup VI, which took place in the English port city of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Initially, this event would take place in the West German town of Heidelberg but the withdrawal of the main sponsor at the last moment forced the World Darts Federation to find another host. Denmark volunteered to organise the tournament but the BDO eventually got the organisation. 

Thus, was the European Cup VI played in the Seashore Holiday Centre in Great Yarmouth. It is the second time, after 1982, England hosts a WDF Europe Cup, this time with fifteen countries on the starting list, including for the first time Italy and Malta.

More than ever it turned out that a super team like England can be beat. Ultimately, the English foursome John Lowe, Eric Bristow, Bob Anderson & Mike Gregory with 106 points still win the overall title. Thanks to Mike Gregory who took the decisive points in the singles. Sweden stranded at 2 points and for the third time in history has to settle for silver with a total of 104 points. Scotland takes bronze with 91 points. Wales finished fourth with 76 points and gold in the team tournament.

Overall ranking
1 - 106 points England
2 - 104 points Sweden
3 - 91 points Scotland
4 - 76 points Wales
5 - 33 points Finland/ Northern Ireland
7 - 27 points Belgium
8 - 26 points Switzerland
9 - 23 points Netherlands
10 - 20 points Denmark/ Malta
12 - 16 points Ireland Republic/ Norway
14 - 14 points Italy
15 - 13 points Germany

Venue: England Seashore Holiday Centre, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk From: Thursday 06 October 1988 Till: Saturday 08 October 1988

Reigning champion


Trophy of WDF Europe Cup Men Overall - 1988

List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up