WDF Europe Cup Men Teams 2014

After two editions in Turkey, the European Cup will stay in Eastern Europe for 2014. Again, a young organization gets the responsibility for the nineteenth WDF Europe Cup; Romania. From 23 to 27 September, the Intercontinental Hotel in Bucharest is the royal setting for this Cup. 

For the first time there are four ladies per team, until 2014 there were always two. This means that an extra day of play is added to the schedule. From now on, the teams will play over four days and the opening ceremony is the day before. Men from 30 countries come to the Romanian capital and 25 countries also bring their ladies. It was a very cosy and friendly European Cup. No debutants at this Cup, but Cyprus does return for the first time since 2000.

Despite the fact that the defending WDF Europe Cup champions, the Netherlands are not really in the best form this year, they still reach the semi-finals by first beating Sweden 9-8 and then also Finland 9-6 in the quarterfinals. Wales also qualifies for the last four with a big 9-3 victory over Scotland. Northern Ireland beats the Greek quartet with the same numbers. The semi-final line-up is completed by England that cruises past Germany 9-5.

In the semi-finals it is then done with the Dutch foursome Wesley Harms, Remco van Eijden, Jeffrey de Graaf & Danny Noppert. They had gone past the edge of knockout several times and now Martin Phillips, Wayne Warren, Jonny Clayton & David Smith-Hayes from Wales are too strong with 9-4. In the other semi-final, Glen Durrant, Scott Mitchell, Scott Waites & James Wilson for England beat Colin McGarry, Kevin Burness, Barry Copeland & Gary Elliott from Northern Ireland. The result is 9-5.

Before the final, England is already certain of the overall victory at the WDF Europe Cup. Wales can still take the silver overall with a win in the team event. What follows is a great ending to the biggest WDF Europe Cup ever. Martin Phillips, Wayne Warren, Jonny Clayton & David Smith-Hayes from Wales win 9-7 against England's Glen Durrant, Scott Mitchell, Scott Waites & James Wilson. Wales wins this event only for the second time in history, after their victory in 1988.

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Venue: Romania Intercontinental Hotel Bucharest, Bucharest From: Wednesday 24 September 2014 Till: Saturday 27 September 2014

Champion

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2014 WDF Europe Cup
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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