WDF Europe Cup Men Singles 1994

The ninth edition of the WDF Europe Cup was played in the Swedish capital Stockholm from October 13-15. For the first time, the milestone of twenty registered countries was reached in the men’s competition. Russia, Latvia and the Czech Republic are the newcomers. There were 18 countries competing in the ladies, only Belgium and Cyprus did not bring their ladies to Sweden. It is also the first WDF Europe Cup after the split, where many of the top players start their own organisation, which will later become the PDC. The British teams in particular should be affected by this on paper.

The singles tournament was another British affair. No less than three Englishmen; Steve Beaton, Martin Adams and Ronnie Baxter and the Scot Bob Taylor reached the semi-finals. Beaton won 4-1 against the Dane Per Skau in the quarterfinals. The new English captain Martin Adams defeated Scotland’s Stephen Parkes 4-0. Both Ronnie Baxter and Bob Taylor needed a seventh and deciding leg to win their quarterfinals against a Dutchman. Baxter did this against Raymond van Barneveld and Taylor against his fellow countryman Roland Scholten.

Both semi-finals became prey for the English players 4-3. In the first, Steve Beaton beat Ronnie Baxter and in the other Martin Adams beat Bob Taylor. With this result the English ensured that they won the WDF Europe Cup singles for the ninth consecutive time. It was Steve Beaton who would win the final 4-3 against Martin Adams. Beaton is the sixth Englishman to win the title.

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Venue: Sweden Solnahallen, Stockholm From: Thursday 13 October 1994 Till: Saturday 15 October 1994

Champion

Steve Beaton
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
WDF Europe Cup Men Singles - 1994