WDF World Cup Men Pairs 1989

The seventh WDF World Cup Darts was played from 19 to 21 October at the Skyline Hotel in Toronto, Canada. In the men's 27 countries were present and competed for the WDF World Cup darts title. In the women's event 26 countries were present for their fourth WDF World Cup. 

Would the English ladies be able to recapture their overall title that they had lost to the Americans in Copenhagen in 1987? And would the English men be able to take the overall title for the sixth time in a row? Host nation Canada took the men's overall silver two years ago, can they do a little better on home soil? Bahamas, Brazil and Kenya are there for the first time, as are Zimbabwe.

In the pairs event there was also a first. For the first time a Belgian duo made it to the semi-finals. Stefan Eeckelaert & Leo Laurens on their way to the semi-finals beat strong pairs from Canada (Bob Sinnaeve & Albert Anstey) and Australia (Wayne Weening & Keith Sullivan). 

In the semi-final they met Tony Payne & Paul Lim (USA). On stage, the Belgians showed their pure class and defeated the Americans with 4-0 in 17, 18, 15 and 12 darts and they were awarded a standing ovation from the capacity crowd. In the other semi-final, top favourites John Lowe & Eric Bristow took on the Irish Mick Hogg & Tony O'Neill. Not for the first time during a WDF World Cup pairs tournament, a seventh and decisive leg was involved, but the English always show their class there. This time is no exception. Lowe and Bristow go to the final for the seventh time in a row.

In the final, the Belgians Stefan Eeckelaert & Leo Laurens took the initiative in the beginning, but in the end it was John Lowe & Eric Bristow who won the WDF World Cup pairs title for the sixth time with a 4-2 victory. An unprecedented dominance because they also win it for the fourth time in a row.

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Venue: Canada Skyline Hotel, Toronto, Ontario From: Thursday 19 October 1989 Till: Saturday 21 October 1989

Champion

England
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
1989 WDF World Cup
England England

List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
2019
Canada Canada
6
6 - 2
England England
2
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