WDF Europe Cup Men Teams 1978

After the success of the first WDF World Cup in 1977 in London, it was decided to hold the first WDF Europe Cup darts a year later from 1 to 3 September in Copenhagen, Denmark. Eleven countries took part in this, including Belgium and the Netherlands. In 1978, there were only men's teams competing for four titles. Singles, pairs, teams and of course the overall title.

The first year was played with eleven teams in a knockout format, so there is little possibility to get comfortable in the game. In the team event, England’s top favourites John Lowe, Eric Bristow, Cliff Lazarenko and Doug McCarthy loose 9-8 in the semi-finals to the Scots Rab Smith, George Nicholl, Jocky Wilson and Eric MacLean. Wales with Alan Evans, Tony Ridler, Leighton Rees and John Assiratti win their semi-final over the Republic of Ireland represented by Charles Byrne, Shay O'Brien, Jim McQuillan and Sean Morris with 9-5.

England still wins the bronze medal beating the Irish 9-5. The Scots convincingly beat the Welshmen 9-3 and so they take the first ever gold in the team event at a WDF Europe Cup.

Venue: Denmark Copenhagen, Copenhagen From: Friday 01 September 1978 Till: Sunday 03 September 1978

Champion

Scotland
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
WDF Europe Cup Men Teams - 1978
Scotland Scotland

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