WDF Europe Cup Men Singles 2002

The thirteenth edition of the WDF Europe Cup was held in Mechelen, Belgium, from 17 to 19 October. The Nekker event hall is the place of action. Nineteen countries participated in the men and women, including Russia, which is present for the first time in ten years.

In the men's singles, all English men were still standing in the last eight. Martin Adams simply defeats Austrian August Jost there. His fellow countryman Dietmar Burger provides the biggest surprise by eliminating Andy Fordham. The Viking would not become the only English victim. John Walton also crashes out. He goes down 1-4 against Peter Johnstone from Scotland. The fourth Englishman does win, but without a fight. Mervyn King beats Welshman Peter Johns 4-3.

In the semi-finals, the two remaining English meet. In a seventh and deciding leg, it is King who defeats Adams and thus qualifies for the final. His opponent in that final will be the Scot Peter Johnstone who defeats Dietmar Burger 4-0.

The final is a surprisingly simple win for Johnstone who wins 4-1 to crown himself WDF Europe Cup singles champion. Something that no Scot had done before. Dietmar Burger's bronze medal is arguably the most beautiful of all medals to be awarded this year. Austria has never won a medal at a WDF Europe Cup before.

Venue: Belgium Nekker Evenementenhal, Mechelen From: Thursday 17 October 2002 Till: Saturday 19 October 2002


Peter Johnstone
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
2002 WDF Europe Cup