WDF Europe Cup Women Pairs 1988

From 6 to 8 October 1988, the British Darts Organisation hosted the WDF Europe Cup VI, which took place in the English port city of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Initially, this event would take place in the West German town of Heidelberg but the withdrawal of the main sponsor at the last moment forced the World Darts Federation to find another host. Denmark volunteered to organise the tournament but the BDO eventually got the organisation. 

Thus, was the European Cup VI played in the Seashore Holiday Centre in Great Yarmouth. It is the second time, after 1982, England hosts a WDF Europe Cup, this time with fifteen countries on the starting list, including for the first time Italy and Malta.

Just like in the men's pairs, the ladies duo from England Sue Edwards & Jayne Kempster also lose, early in the tournament. In the quarterfinals they get beat by the Swedish duo Cecillia Peterson & Hanele Varis 4-2. Thus, breaking the tournament wide open for all the other countries. 

The Swedish ladies lose 4-0 in their semi-final to Linda Rogers & Ann Thomas from Wales. In the other semi-final, Scottish duo Cathie McCullogh & Janette Youngson beat Brenda O'Leary & Maureen Owens from Ireland.

Wales is then far too strong for Scotland in the final. Linda Rogers & Ann Thomas beat Cathie McCullogh & Janette Youngson 4-1. It is Wales' first gold ever in the ladies pairs at a WDF Europe Cup. The Irish bronze is the first ever women's medal for this country.

Venue: England Seashore Holiday Centre, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk From: Thursday 06 October 1988 Till: Saturday 08 October 1988

Champion

Wales
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
1988 WDF Europe Cup
Wales Wales

List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
2018
England England
6
6 - 5
England England
5
2016
Wales Wales
6
6 - 5
England England
5
2014
Germany Germany
6
6 - 5
Netherlands Netherlands
5
2012
Netherlands Netherlands
6
6 - 3
Wales Wales
3
2010
Wales Wales
6
6 - 2
Ireland Republic Ireland Republic
2
2008
Sweden Sweden
4
4 - 1
Wales Wales
1
2006
England England
4
4 - 3
Scotland Scotland
3
2004
England England
4
4 - 2
Netherlands Netherlands
2
2002
Netherlands Netherlands
4
4 - 3
Sweden Sweden
3
2000
Netherlands Netherlands
4
4 - 3
England England
3
1998
England England
4
4 - 2
Sweden Sweden
2
1996
England England
4
4 - 0
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
0
1994
England England
4
4 - 2
Netherlands Netherlands
2
1992
Wales Wales
4
4 - 2
England England
2
1990
England England
4
4 - 0
Belgium Belgium
0
1988
Wales Wales
4
4 - 1
Scotland Scotland
1
1986
England England
4
4 - 2
Sweden Sweden
2
1984
England England
3
3 - 0
Finland Finland
0
1982
Sweden Sweden
3
3 - 1
Scotland Scotland
1