WDF Europe Cup Men Teams 2004

In 2004, the WDF Europe Cup returns to Finland for the third time. After Turku in 1986 and Kerava in 1992, Tampere is now the place of action. The fourteenth edition of the WDF Europe Cup was held at the Scandic Hotel Rosendahl from 13 to 16 October. With 21 participating countries for men and 20 for women, it can safely be called a successful edition. Estonia makes its debut at this tournament.

In 2004 there are also four groups in the group stage of the team tournament. The most surprising thing about this group stage is that both Ireland and Northern Ireland are knocked out. In the quarterfinals, there are really only strong teams left. Raymond van Barneveld could have claimed all gold medals for himself this year, but that doesn’t happen. The Netherlands loses big to Wales in the quarterfinals. England simply beats Norway 9-3 and Finland wins the Scandinavian matchup with Sweden 9-4. The most exciting quarterfinal is between Scotland and Belgium. They level at 8-8 and in the seventeenth and deciding leg it is Scotland that takes the victory.

In the semi-finals, the Scottish quartet Gary Anderson, Paul Hanvidge, Mike Veitch & Paul McGimpsey will play against the foursome Ritchie Davies, Martin Phillips, Wayne Warren & Peter Johns from Wales. It is the Scots that qualify for the final through a 9-6 victory. In the other semi-final, Mervyn King, Martin Adams, Ted Hankey & John Walton play against the Finns Ulf Ceder, Marko Kantele, Jarkko Komula & Kim Viljanen on behalf of England. It is the English who end up winning that one, they beat the Finns 9-3.

The final between the defending champions from Scotland and the rock-solid English quartet promises to be a real battle. For Scotland, there is also something more at stake, not only the gold medal in the team event, but in the event of a win there is also bronze overall. Yet it is England that will win the team tournament for the 11th time. It's not an easy victory but Mervyn King, Martin Adams, Ted Hankey & John Walton still beat Gary Anderson, Paul Hanvidge, Mike Veitch & Paul McGimpsey with 9 7.

Venue: Finland Scandic Hotel Rosendahl, Tampere From: Thursday 14 October 2004 Till: Saturday 16 October 2004

Champion

England
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
2004 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