WDF Europe Cup Men Singles 1990

The seventh edition of the WDF Europe Cup was held from 8 to 10 November at the Corradino Sports Pavilion in Malta. Seventeen countries took part which was a new record. The big question was of course who could keep the favourite English teams of the WDF Europe Cup titles. Greece is participating in a WDF Europe Cup for the first time.

In the singles tournament, the English encountered a bit more resistance than in the other parts. Wales is doing particularly well. John Lowe and Bob Anderson lose early on. Eric Bristow goes out in the quarterfinals against Welshman Eric Burden. The only Englishman who does reach the semi-finals is world champion Phil Taylor. He beats Raymond van Barneveld from the Netherlands in the quarterfinals, their first ever encounter in a big ranking tournament. Martin Phillips from Wales also joins the top four by eliminating David McFadden from Scotland. Chris Johns, also from Wales, is the last semi-finalist. He beats Eric Clarys from Belgium.

In the semi-finals Eric Burden beats his compatriot Martin Phillips 4-2. In the other semi-final, Taylor has no mercy with Johns, who does not win a leg. An exciting match follows in the final. Eric Burden offers more than a good match, but ultimately has to bow in a seventh and decisive leg to Phil Taylor. The Englishman thus ensures that the singles title has still always gone to an Englishman, he is the fifth to write the title to his name.

Venue: Malta Corradino Sports Pavilion, Paola From: Thursday 08 November 1990 Till: Saturday 10 November 1990


Phil Taylor
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
1990 WDF Europe Cup