WDF Europe Cup Men Teams 2006

Ennis in Ireland is the beautiful setting for the fifteenth edition of the WDF Europe Cup darts. Played at the Lynch West County Hotel from September 21-23. It is the second time that Ireland organizes the WDF Europe Cup. Bundoran was host in 1996. Nineteen countries send their best men and women to Ireland to compete. It would be a historic edition for the men because the English quartet falls of the podium in the overall standings for the first time in history. Turkey joined the WDF Europe Cup family for the first time in 2006.

In 2006, four groups were again made, of which the best two countries advance to the quarterfinals. The biggest surprise is the elimination of Wales in the group phase, they do not get further than fourth place in an otherwise strong group, which also includes the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and the Czech Republic. Other than that there are few surprises in the group phase.

In the quarterfinals, England beats Sweden 9-4, Scotland defeats the Danes 9-6 and the Netherlands wins with the same score line against Norway. The most exciting match is between Northern Ireland and Finland, where a seventeenth and deciding leg must make the decision. It is the Northern Irish who triumph and send the Finns home.

The Dutch quartet Vincent van der Voort, Co Stompé, Jelle Klaasen & Niels de Ruiter compete against Brian Cathcart, John Elder, Paul Watton & Michael Blair from Northern Ireland. The Dutch are still a size too big for the Northern Irish and win 9-5. In the other semi-final it is incredibly exciting. Steve Farmer, Martin Adams, Shaun Greatbatch & Tony O'Shea from England take on Gary Anderson, Paul Hanvidge, Mike Veitch & Paul McGimpsey from Scotland. It is 8-8 and in a seventeenth leg it is Scotland that eventually goes to the final.

In the final, not only the gold in the team tournament is on the line, but the overall WDF Europe Cup is also at stake. The winner of this competition may lift that cup above their head. The final is not very exciting, the Netherlands takes the lead early on and they will never relinquish it. A resounding 9-2 is the end result. And so, the Dutch foursome, Vincent van der Voort, Co Stompé, Jelle Klaasen & Niels de Ruiter, this year for the first time in years without Raymond van Barneveld, take gold in the team event.

Venue: Ireland Republic Lynch West County Hotel , Ennis From: Thursday 21 September 2006 Till: Saturday 23 September 2006

Champion

Netherlands
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
2006 WDF Europe Cup
Netherlands Netherlands

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