WDF Europe Cup Men Teams 1992

The eighth edition of the WDF Europe Cup was held in Kerava, Finland, from 22 to 25 October. After Turku in 1986, this is the second time that Finland has hosted a WDF Europe Cup. Fifteen countries participate. Initially, this WDF Europe Cup would be played in Granada, Spain, but the Spanish Darts Federation unfortunately had to give the organisation back to the WDF. The Finnish Darts Organization jumped in to help and to allow the tournament to continue. The question was again who could beat the favourite English team, this time the English had to do it for the first time without Eric Bristow.

The team event was played in groups for the first time. The countries were divided into four groups, and the top team in each group would advance to the semi-finals.

In group A, England with star players Phil Taylor, John Lowe, Alan Warriner and Bob Anderson effortlessly qualify for the semi-finals by beating Norway and the Republic of Ireland.

A surprise in group B. There, Scotland with Jocky Wilson, Jamie Harvey, Ronnie Sharp & Peter Johnstone lose in its opening game 9-6 against Northern Ireland. In addition, they also lose their third game 9-7 to Denmark. Because the Danes and the Northern Ireland both record two wins, a play-off match must be played between both countries. It was won by Northern Ireland 2-1.

In group C, the host country Finland is victorious. They win their group for Belgium, Sweden and Switzerland.

In group D it was Wales with Eric Burden, Peter Locke, Martin Phillips & Geoff Tucker that narrowly won their group by beating the Netherlands in the last game. Raymond van Barneveld, Paul Hoogenboom, Bert Vlaardingerbroek & Hans Zeelenberg manage to keep up to 8-8. At an 8-8 score, the tiebreak is won by Welshman Eric Burden, who beats Paul Hoogenboom 2-1.

Netherlands would make an official complaint because the tiebreak rules] of the WDF said that in such a situation only one deciding leg should be played. In the program of the European Cup, this situation was not explained clearly and the best of 3 legs was played. Paul Hoogenboom won the first leg, but Eric Burden won the two subsequent legs and the game for Wales. WDF officials decided that the decisive leg should be replayed and only one leg would determine who would be the winner. The Dutch delegation agreed with the situation and Paul Hoogenboom again came up against Eric Burden. Eric Burden finally won this leg and Wales qualified for the semi-finals.

In the semi-finals top favourite England beats the Northern Ireland quartet Mitchell Crooks, Roy Baillie, Geoff Wylie & Dermot McGuinness 9-6. The Finns Kexi Heinaharju, Aulis Nissinen, Mauri Hakala & Heikki Hermunen get a 9-2 beating from Wales in front of their own audience. In the final the English team won with clear figures; Wales was defeated 9-3. It is the second time for Phil Taylor and Bob Anderson to win the team tournament. Alan Warriner takes this title for the first time, but John Lowe wins it for the fourth time.

Venue: Finland Planet Funfun, Kerava From: Wednesday 21 October 1992 Till: Saturday 24 October 1992

Champion

England
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WDF Europe Cup Men Teams - 1992
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