WDF Europe Cup Men Teams

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.

In the first year the team event is played with teams of three players, but since 1980 its teams of four players all playing in a round-robin singles event. Up to seventeen legs are played. If the score reaches 8 all, both teams nominate a player to throw the deciding leg.

Of the twenty-one editions England wins this event twelve times. Yet the English men in recent years are certainly no longer as dominant as in the 80s and 90s. Before claiming the title in 2016, their last win was in 2004. Scotland won the first edition and is also the strongest in 2002. Wales and Netherlands also win this event twice while Denmark, Belgium and Sweden are the strongest once.

In the history of the WDF Europe Cup, one player manages to hit a nine-darter. Raymond van Barneveld does it in the semi-finals of the team tournament in Mechelen in 2002. He plays the first leg of the match against Marko Pusa from Finland and finishes the 141 after two 180’s.

Sweden is the defending champion. Daniel Larsson, Oskar Lukasiak, Edwin Torbjornsson & Andreas Harrysson won in Budapest in 2018.

Upcoming season (2024)

Tournament starts in

Reigning champion

Trophy

Trophy of WDF Europe Cup Men Teams - 2018

List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
2016
England England
9
9 - 6
Netherlands Netherlands
6
2014
Wales Wales
9
9 - 7
England England
7
2012
Netherlands Netherlands
9
9 - 7
England England
7
2010
Belgium Belgium
9
9 - 5
Netherlands Netherlands
5
2008
Denmark Denmark
9
9 - 8
Netherlands Netherlands
8
2006
Netherlands Netherlands
9
9 - 2
Scotland Scotland
2
2004
England England
9
9 - 7
Scotland Scotland
7
2002
Scotland Scotland
9
9 - 8
Netherlands Netherlands
8
2000
England England
9
9 - 3
Netherlands Netherlands
3
1998
England England
9
9 - 5
Belgium Belgium
5
1996
England England
9
9 - 5
Wales Wales
5
1994
England England
9
9 - 7
Wales Wales
7
1992
England England
9
9 - 3
Wales Wales
3
1990
England England
9
9 - 1
Sweden Sweden
1
1988
Wales Wales
9
9 - 7
Scotland Scotland
7
1986
England England
9
9 - 3
Belgium Belgium
3
1984
England England
9
9 - 7
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
7
1982
England England
9
9 - 1
Wales Wales
1
1980
England England
9
9 - 3
Wales Wales
3
1978
Scotland Scotland
9
9 - 3
Wales Wales
3