WDF Europe Cup Women Singles 1984

On 26 and 27 October, the Dutch Darts Association organized the fourth edition of the WDF Europe Cup in collaboration with the WDF in the Ockenburg sports center in The Hague. For the first time in history, a darts event of this stature was organized in the Netherlands. All the top players from twelve European countries were present. However, the English team would reign supreme, winning all the top prizes. For the first time in history, a brother and sister participate in a WDF Europe Cup; Luc and Christa Marreel play on behalf of Belgium.

In the singles, defending champion Sandra Gibb from Wales already lost 3-2 to Swedish Carina Sahlberg in the first round. The other top player from Wales Ann-Marie Davies also lost 3-2 to Catherine Neirinck in the same round. With that, the defending champions quickly side-lined themselves to successfully defend their overall title.

Both English ladies, Linda Batten and Sharon Kemp do reach the semi-finals. Linda beats Cathie Gibson from Scotland 3-2 and Sharon defeats Catherine Neirinck from Belgium 3-0 in those semis.

So, the final was an English get-together. Linda Batten and Sharon Kemp found it difficult to achieve a high level against each other. The four legs played were won in 26, 26, 27 and 26 darts. Linda Batten won three of those four legs and was crowned queen of this event. Catherine Neirinck's bronze medal is Belgium's first ever medal at a WDF Europe Cup.

Venue: Netherlands Ockenburgh, The Hague From: Friday 26 October 1984 Till: Saturday 27 October 1984


Linda Batten
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
1984 WDF Europe Cup