WDF Europe Cup Men Pairs 1986

From 24 to October 25, 1986 the fifth European Cup was held in Turku, Finland. Thirteen countries participated. Switzerland is participating in this tournament for the first time in history. The WDF Europe Cup was sponsored by Scandinavia's oldest brewery Sinetrychoff the makers of "KOFF" beer.

There were few big surprises in the pairs tournament. Both English duos reached the semi-finals. However, the English encountered considerable opposition from the Scots along the way. Cliff Lazarenko & Dave Whitcombe won 4-3 against Jocky Wilson and Les Muirhead in the last 16. Eric Bristow & John Lowe also needed a seventh and decisive leg against Peter Masson & Robert MacKenzie in the quarterfinals.

In the semi-finals Cliff Lazarenko & Dave Whitcombe surprisingly lost to the Finnish pair Kexi Heinaharju & Tapani Uitos 4-2. Eric Bristow & John Lowe defeated the Swedish pair Stefan Lord and Christer Pilblad 4-1. With that, the dream of Lord to grab a third gold pairs title was over for another two years.

In the final, John Lowe & Eric Bristow got their second WDF Europe Cup pairs title by beating the Finns 4-2. Bristow & Lowe won before in 1978. For Finland, this meant the first final ever at a WDF Europe Cup.

Venue: Finland Turku, Turku From: Friday 24 October 1986 Till: Saturday 25 October 1986

Champion

England
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
1986 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