WDF World Cup Ladies Pairs 2009

In 2009, the United States are elected host for the third time. After previous two editions in Las Vegas in 1979 and 1993, it is now Charlotte's turn in North Carolina. The Blake Hotel is the venue where will be played from September 23-25. New faces on stage for the first time in a long time. Richard Ashdown and Jacques Nieuwlaat replace Martin Fitzmaurice as host on behalf of the WDF from 2009.

It will be a very relaxed WDF World Cup in beautiful weather conditions, with 32 men's, 31 women's and 10 youth teams competing for the medals. The Cayman Islands are making their debut. Besides the Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos, Trinidad & Tobago, Bermuda, Bahamas and Barbados are also present and this ensures that this WDF World Cup also gets a real Caribbean feel to it.

The women's pairs are won by the English duo Lisa Ashton & Karen Lawman-Smith. They beat the Swedish ladies Carina Ekberg & Maud Jansson who have to settle for silver for the second time in a row. For England the eighth time that they write this event to their name. The English ladies are really tested a number of times on their road to the title. In the group stage a seventh and deciding leg is needed to beat Finland and this is also the case in the quarterfinals against the USA. Julie Gore & Rhian Edwards from Wales even win four legs against the English tandem in the semi-finals, but for the first time in history that semi-final is best of nine legs and so Ashton and Lawman-Smith survive here too. The final does yield a clear 6-2 and the gold medal.

In addition to Wales, it is Finland that also wins a bronze medal. Tarja Salminen & Kirsi Viinikainen also lose their semi-final in a ninth and deciding leg against the Swedish ladies. Carina Ekberg now has a beautiful silver collection. It is her fourth silver medal in the pairs, she is yet to win the gold.

Venue: United States Blake Hotel, Charlotte, North Carolina From: Thursday 24 September 2009 Till: Saturday 26 September 2009

Champion

England
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
2009 WDF World Cup
England England

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