WDF World Cup Ladies Pairs 1993

The ninth WDF World Cup is played for the second time in the largest gambling city of the world; Las Vegas. In 1979 WDF World Cup II was also held there, back then with only men's teams. Just like two years ago in Zandvoort Netherlands, there were 32 countries in the men’s competition. In the ladies, 26 countries started for their sixth WDF World Cup Darts.

Traditionally, there are relatively many Caribbean countries when playing in North America. There are also three debuting countries; The Czech Republic, Hungary and South Africa have joined the WDF World Cup family. The Sahara Hotel is the place to be from 13 to 16 October, just like 14 years ago. That does not apply to a lot of trusted names. This WDF World Cup goes down in history as the first after the split, with a large number of top players having set up their own darts association, later known as the PDC.

In the ladies pairs event, the countries were divided into groups for the first time. In a round-robin they all played each other in the group. The top two pairs from each group qualified for the last 16 where the knocked-out phase started. In the last sixteen was one big surprise. Lucy Jemtai & Mary Njogu from Kenya qualified for the quarterfinals by beating Joan Flynn and Sharon O'Brien from the Republic of Ireland 4-1. 

The Kenyan ladies produced a lot of good scores but had some problems on the doubles otherwise they certainly would have been closer in the quarterfinals where the ladies from Kenya were defeated 4-1 by Sandra Greatbatch & Rhian Speed from Wales. The Finns won the Scandinavian battle 4-2 over Denmark. The Dutch duo Francis Hoenselaar & Valerie Maytum had to work hard to beat the ladies from the USA, Kathy Maloney & Stacey Bromberg. Their fanatical fans supported team USA, but the Orange ladies eventually won it. The English pair Mandy Solomons & Sue Talbot did not have it easy either against the Australian players Carol Forwood & Christine Clarke, but narrowly won 4-3. I

In the semi-finals the English ladies defeated the ladies from Wales 4-3. The Dutch tandem had experienced less difficulty in their semi-final and beat Finland’s Paivi Jussila & Sirpa Levanen 4-1. In the final, the English ladies led 2-0 after legs in 19 and 16 darts, but the next three legs went to the Netherlands in 23, 23 and 21 darts. The longer the game lasted the more the nerves set in with both pairs. Solomons and Talbot forced a deciding leg and took a comfortable lead in it, but 11 match darts were not enough to win the title. The Dutch ladies, who were also clearly nervous, eventually did find the winning double and Francis Hoenselaar & Valerie Maytum crowned themselves as WDF World Cup Pairs champions. The first ever gold for the Netherlands in the ladies pairs.

Venue: United States Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada From: Thursday 14 October 1993 Till: Saturday 16 October 1993

Champion

Netherlands
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
1993 WDF World Cup
Netherlands Netherlands

List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
2019
Japan Japan
6
6 - 1
Czech Republic Czech Republic
1
2017
Russia Russia
6
6 - 1
Ireland Republic Ireland Republic
1
2015
England England
6
6 - 4
England England
4
2013
England England
6
6 - 1
Canada Canada
1
2011
England England
6
6 - 5
Netherlands Netherlands
5
2009
England England
6
6 - 2
Sweden Sweden
2
2007
Russia Russia
4
4 - 2
Sweden Sweden
2
2005
England England
4
4 - 3
United States United States
3
2003
England England
4
4 - 2
Netherlands Netherlands
2
2001
Netherlands Netherlands
4
4 - 2
Sweden Sweden
2
1999
England England
4
4 - 1
Sweden Sweden
1
1997
United States United States
4
4 - 2
Philippines Philippines
2
1995
England England
4
4 - 0
New Zealand New Zealand
0
1993
Netherlands Netherlands
4
4 - 3
England England
3
1991
Wales Wales
4
4 - 1
New Zealand New Zealand
1
1989
England England
4
4 - 0
Australia Australia
0
1987
United States United States
4
4 - 2
Canada Canada
2
1985
England England
4
4 - 3
Scotland Scotland
3
1983
England England
4
4 - 3
Canada Canada
3