WDF Europe Cup Men Teams 1984

On 26 and 27 October, the Dutch Darts Association organized the fourth edition of the WDF Europe Cup in collaboration with the WDF in the Ockenburg sports center in The Hague. For the first time in history, a darts event of this stature was organized in the Netherlands. All the top players from twelve European countries were present. However, the English team would reign supreme, winning all the top prizes. For the first time in history, a brother and sister participate in a WDF Europe Cup; Luc and Christa Marreel play on behalf of Belgium.

In the team tournament, host country The Netherlands with Rick Daniels, Pieter Kessels, Ellis Elsevijf & Graeme Stoddart reached the semi-finals by beating Germany 9-5 in the quarterfinals. This was not without difficulty because they first trailed 4-0 before Pieter Kessels won the first leg for the Netherlands with a 15-darter. After that, the Dutch quartet was unstoppable.

In the semi-finals, the Netherlands lost to the Northern Ireland team of Fred McMullan, Ray Farrell, Steve Brennan & David Keery, 9-3. The other semi-final between England's John Lowe, Eric Bristow, Dave Whitcombe & Cliff Lazarenko and Scotland with Jocky Wilson, Peter Masson, Danny Cunningham & Harry Patterson was a real thriller. Initially, the English pros seemed to have no problem with the Scots, but with an 8-3 lead for England, the Scots woke up and won five legs in a row and the English 'Big Ben' staggered for a moment. It was John Lowe who defeated the Scottish captain Peter Masson in the deciding leg and gave England the victory 9-8. This semi-final was perhaps the highlight of the tournament as all legs were completed within 20 darts.

The final was equally sensational. England took a 5-0 lead but was again surprised. Northern Ireland won five legs in a row thanks to two strong legs by David Keery and Steve Brennan with 13 darts. In the end it was still the English squad who won the game 9-7. Although not always with ease, England eventually managed to claim first place in the team tournament again. They are already doing this for the third time in a row.

Venue: Netherlands Ockenburgh, The Hague From: Friday 26 October 1984 Till: Saturday 27 October 1984

Champion

England
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
WDF Europe Cup Men Teams - 1984
England England

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