WDF Europe Cup Men Pairs 1984

On 26 and 27 October, the Dutch Darts Association organized the fourth edition of the WDF Europe Cup in collaboration with the WDF in the Ockenburg sports center in The Hague. For the first time in history, a darts event of this stature was organized in the Netherlands. All the top players from twelve European countries were present. However, the English team would reign supreme, winning all the top prizes. For the first time in history, a brother and sister participate in a WDF Europe Cup; Luc and Christa Marreel play on behalf of Belgium.

The pairs tournament brought some nice surprises in the first rounds. The Welshmen Leighton Rees & Alan Evans went out in that round against the Finnish duo Arto Lintunen & Tapani Uitos 4-3. The other Welsh couple Peter Locke & Malcolm Davies eliminated the Scottish duo Jocky Wilson & Danny Cunningham 4-3 in round two. The latter Scots had defeated the two-time WDF Europe Cup couple champions from Sweden Stefan Lord & Björn Enqvist in the first round, 4-0. The biggest surprise, however, is the defeat of the royal pairing of Eric Bristow & John Lowe who are beaten in the second round by the Northern Irish pair Ray Farrell & David Keery 4-3.

In the semi-finals, in addition to Wales (Peter Locke & Malcolm Davies) and England (Cliff Lazarenko & Dave Whitcombe), the two Finnish couples (Arto Lintunen & Tapani Uitos) and (Harri Heino & Taisto Piiroinen) also surprisingly stood out. But for both Finnish couples, the semi-final was the final destination.

The final between England and Wales became an extremely exciting one. Initially, the English seemed to be heading for a win when Cliff Lazarenko & Dave Whitcombe quickly went 2-0 up. But the Welshmen Peter Locke & Malcolm Davies came back strong with legs of 14, 15 and 18 darts and so it was 3-2 to Wales. But apparently, that took it all out of them as they lost the sixth leg. The last leg was convincing won by the English (100-140-123-98 game shot D20).

After two Swedish victories, England finally wins the pairs title again, John Lowe & Eric Bristow were the last in 1978.

Venue: Netherlands Ockenburgh, The Hague From: Friday 26 October 1984 Till: Saturday 27 October 1984

Champion

England
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
1984 WDF Europe Cup
England England

List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
2018
England England
6
6 - 3
Netherlands Netherlands
3
2016
Netherlands Netherlands
6
6 - 2
Scotland Scotland
2
2014
England England
6
6 - 5
England England
5
2012
Netherlands Netherlands
6
6 - 0
Lithuania Lithuania
0
2010
England England
6
6 - 4
England England
4
2008
England England
4
4 - 2
Finland Finland
2
2006
Scotland Scotland
4
4 - 0
Finland Finland
0
2004
Netherlands Netherlands
4
4 - 3
England England
3
2002
England England
4
4 - 0
Scotland Scotland
0
2000
Netherlands Netherlands
4
4 - 3
England England
3
1998
Wales Wales
4
4 - 1
Scotland Scotland
1
1996
England England
4
4 - 2
Netherlands Netherlands
2
1994
Wales Wales
4
4 - 3
Wales Wales
3
1992
Scotland Scotland
4
4 - 3
Finland Finland
3
1990
4
4 - 2
England England
2
1988
Sweden Sweden
4
4 - 0
Sweden Sweden
0
1986
England England
4
4 - 2
Finland Finland
2
1984
England England
4
4 - 3
Wales Wales
3
1982
Sweden Sweden
4
4 - 2
Scotland Scotland
2
1980
Sweden Sweden
4
4 - 2
Scotland Scotland
2
1978
England England
4
4 - 0
England England
0