WDF World Cup Men Pairs 1981

For this World Cup, most countries had to fly half way around the world to the distant New Zealand. The venue was the Trafalgar Centre in Nelson on 2 and 3 October. Yet 16 countries showed up, which may be called a success on its own. In addition, some new countries like Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. Among the 64 participants was one woman, namely Selly Tain who originated from the Solomon Islands, but played for Papua New Guinea. She can call herself the first woman ever to play in a World Cup.

England also won the Pairs "event" after the team event convincingly and kept the maximum points for the final classification. Two England pairs were in the final; John Lowe & Eric Bristow and Tony Brown & Cliff Lazarenko the later was a last "minute" replacement for Bobby George who had a ruptured spleen, which he suffered during the Unipart British Professional. Both England pairs won their semi-finals easily 4-0 against Wales (L. Rees & A. Evans) and Scotland (R. Smith & A. Forrester).

In the final, Tony Brown and Cliff Lazarenko won surprisingly with great conviction against the numbers 1 and 2 in the world and twice World Cup Pairs Champions Lowe & Bristow by 4-0.

Venue: New Zealand Trafalgar Centre, Nelson From: Friday 02 October 1981 Till: Saturday 03 October 1981

Champion

England
WDF World Cup Men Pairs
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List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
2017
Russia Russia
6
6 - 3
Canada Canada
3
2015
Netherlands Netherlands
6
6 - 3
England England
3
2013
England England
6
6 - 0
South Africa South Africa
0
2011
England England
6
6 - 4
Sweden Sweden
4
2009
Australia Australia
6
6 - 4
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
4
2007
Netherlands Netherlands
4
4 - 2
Finland Finland
2
2005
Netherlands Netherlands
4
4 - 1
Denmark Denmark
1
2003
England England
4
4 - 1
England England
1
2001
England England
4
4 - 2
Finland Finland
2
1999
Wales Wales
4
4 - 1
England England
1
1997
Wales Wales
4
4 - 3
England England
3
1995
England England
4
4 - 1
England England
1
1993
Canada Canada
4
4 - 1
1
1991
Australia Australia
4
4 - 2
Belgium Belgium
2
1989
England England
4
4 - 2
Belgium Belgium
2
1987
England England
4
4 - 1
United States United States
1
1985
England England
4
4 - 0
Australia Australia
0
1983
England England
4
4 - 2
Scotland Scotland
2
1981
England England
4
4 - 0
England England
0
1979
England England
4
4 - 1
England England
1
1977
England England
4
4 - 2
Wales Wales
2