WDF Europe Cup Men Teams 2012

The eighteenth edition of the European Cup would initially be held in Germany, but they had to give the organization back to the WDF. Belgium then wanted to take over, but they too did not get the organization up and running on time. Eventually it is decided to return to Turkey where the Cup was held two years earlier. For the first time in the history, two consecutive editions are not only held in the same country, the same place, but also in the same location; The Grand Haber hotel in Kemer. For the first time in history 30 countries are registered in the men’s competition, with three fewer teams for the ladies. Debutants are Bulgaria, Catalonia, Jersey and Luxembourg.

The first round is played in eight groups, with the top two advancing to the last 16. There are few surprises in the group stage and all major countries reach the last 16. There are no remarkable results there either, although the 2008 winners go out, but the Danish team is a different team from four years earlier. The Netherlands beats the Vikings and also beats Scotland in the quarterfinals. Defending champion Belgium also reaches the semi-finals. The Belgians win big, 9-3 against Northern Ireland. The English quartet also effortlessly qualifies for the semi-finals with a 9-3 victory over the surprising Poles. Wales is the fourth team to reach the last four. Sweden is no match for the Brits and loses 9-5.

Martin Adams, Martin Atkins, Tony O'Shea & Scott Waites ensure that England reach the final of the team tournament for the first time since 2004. In the semi-finals they dethrone Ronny Huybrechts, Geert de Vos, Davyd Venken & Donnie Michels from Belgium. England wins big with a 9-4 score. In the other semi-final, the Dutch foursome Jan Dekker, Wesley Harms, Christian Kist & Benito van de Pas play very strong and especially solid as a team. The Welsh team consisting of Martin Phillips, Wayne Warren, Jonny Clayton & David Smith-Hayes is also playing very well, but every really important leg always falls in the Dutch direction. In the end that is enough for a 9-6 victory for the Dutch.

The final is also an exciting affair. It is very close together, but the less experienced Dutch still manage to get the most important legs. Martin Adams, Martin Atkins, Tony O'Shea & Scott Waites have to bow their heads at the end of the final as the Dutch win it 9-7. Jan Dekker, Wesley Harms, Christian Kist & Benito van de Pas take the gold and that is only the second time that the Netherlands succeeds.

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Venue: Turkey Grand Haber Hotel, Kemer From: Thursday 01 November 2012 Till: Saturday 03 November 2012

Champion

Netherlands
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WDF Europe Cup Men Teams - 2012
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