WDF Europe Cup Men Singles

Since 1978 the best players from Europe battle for the WDF Europe Cup. In 1982, the ladies get their own WDF Europe Cup. Until 2012 the two best women from each country fight for the Cup, the teams are extended to four women in 2014. Traditionally the English have been dominant in the history of darts, this tournament is no different.

The 21st edition was recently held in Budapest, Hungary in 2018. In 2020 it is not possible to play because of the Corona virus. Therefore, the next WDF Europe will be played in Spain in 2022.

John Lowe is the only player who has won the WDF Europe Cup singles three times. Two men win the tournament twice; Phil Taylor and Mark Webster. Other big names who claim the title include Raymond van Barneveld, Steve Beaton, Martin Adams and Bobby George. Remarkably, Eric Bristow never manages to win the singles tournament.

Yet there have been many surprising winners of the singles tournament; between 1998 and 2002, global sub top players like Co Stompé, Mitchell Crooks and Peter Johnstone win the title, and Gary Stone, David Concannon and Martin Heneghan, who won in 2012, 2014 & 2018, are certainly not favourites when they win. In total England takes the first ten singles titles, but since then no title has been added and they have been without gold since 1996. Wales and the Netherlands win the singles three times. Scotland and Ireland twice and Northern Ireland once.

Irishman Martin Heneghan is the defending champion, winning the Budapest tournament in 2018.

Upcoming season (2024)

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Reigning champion

Martin Heneghan
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
WDF Europe Cup Men Singles - 2018