WDF Europe Cup Women Singles 1994

The ninth edition of the WDF Europe Cup was played in the Swedish capital Stockholm from October 13-15. For the first time, the milestone of twenty registered countries was reached in the men’s competition. Russia, Latvia and the Czech Republic are the newcomers. There were 18 countries competing in the ladies, only Belgium and Cyprus did not bring their ladies to Sweden. It is also the first WDF Europe Cup after the split, where many of the top players start their own organisation, which will later become the PDC. The British teams in particular should be affected by this on paper.

In the ladies' singles tournament, both defending champion Heike Ernst from Germany and runner-up from two years ago, Sandra Greatbatch from Wales, reach the semi-finals. Both ladies would not reach their second successive final; Heike Ernst loses 4-3 to Deta Hedman from England who makes her debut on this stage this year. Sandra Greatbatch loses with the same numbers to the Dutch ace Francis Hoenselaar.

For the first time ever we now had a Dutch player in the final of the WDF Europe Cup singles. In the final, Hoenselaar just falls short against Deta Hedman who wins 4-2. Hedman is therefore the fifth lady to win the title on behalf of England.

Venue: Sweden Solnahallen, Stockholm From: Thursday 13 October 1994 Till: Saturday 15 October 1994


Deta Hedman
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
1994 WDF Europe Cup