WDF Europe Cup Men Teams 1986

From 24 to October 25, 1986 the fifth European Cup was held in Turku, Finland. Thirteen countries participated. Switzerland is participating in this tournament for the first time in history. The WDF Europe Cup was sponsored by Scandinavia's oldest brewery Sinetrychoff the makers of "KOFF" beer.

In the team event, Finland, England, Scotland and surprisingly Belgium qualified for the semi-finals. Belgium with Freddy Laebens, Felix Smout, Willy Logie & Frans De Vooght win after a difficult start, they are 0-3 behind, 9-8 against Northern Ireland in the quarterfinals. Scotland beats Norway 9-4 and England beats a tough Swedish squad 9-6. The Finnish quartet Kexi Heinaharju, Kari Saukkonen, Tapani Uitos & Harry Heino beat to many people’s surprise Wales. This of course brings great pleasure of the home crowd.

In the semi-finals, joy turns into grief for the Finns. The Belgians kick Finland out of the tournament with crushing numbers, it is 9-2. In the other semi-final, the highly experienced foursome from England John Lowe, Eric Bristow, Dave Whitcombe & Cliff Lazarenko also easily beat Scotland (Jocky Wilson, Peter Masson, Robert MacKenzie & Les Muirhead) 9-3.

In the final, the English top team of John Lowe, Eric Bristow, Dave Whitcombe & Cliff Lazarenko is also too strong for the Belgians. Belgium loses 3-9 but wins a medal at a men's WDF European Cup for the first time. A piece of history for Freddy Laebens, Felix Smout, Willy Logie & Frans De Vooght. England wins the men's team event for the fourth time in a row.

Venue: Finland Turku, Turku From: Friday 24 October 1986 Till: Saturday 25 October 1986

Champion

England
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
1986 WDF Europe Cup
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