WDF World Cup Men Pairs 2005

After Brisbane in 1985 and Perth in 1997, Australia hosts a WDF World Cup for the third time in 2005. From September 28 to October 1, the Challenge Stadium in Perth is where there will be played. It is the fifteenth edition of the WDF World Cup for men, the twelfth for women and the fourth for youth.

In the men’s competition 31 countries compete for the title, 26 in the ladies 26 and for youth there are nine. At least a record for the Australian Cups. India makes its debut this WDF World Cup.

In the 2005 pairs tournament, eight different countries eventually reach the quarterfinals. Australian duo Tony David & Graham Hunt defeat Mervyn King & Martin Adams from England in a 4-3 thriller. Malaysians Selbaraju Subramaniam & Anandan Tandrian also need a seventh and deciding leg to put the Russians Lev Kuzmichev & Vladimir Lavrientiev aside. The Malaysian pair had already eliminated Gary Anderson & Mike Veitch from Scotland and the Australian tandem Simon Whitlock & Anthony Fleet.

Margins are bigger in the other two quarterfinals. Raymond van Barneveld & Vincent van der Voort beat Paul Hanvidge & Paul McGimpsey from Scotland 4-1. Brian Sørensen & Per Laursen beat Aodhagan O'Neill & Luke Nolan from Ireland with the same numbers. In the semi-finals, the Netherlands beats the Australian pair 4-1 and Denmark beats Malaysia 4-3.

In the final it is the slightly more experienced Dutchmen Raymond van Barneveld & Vincent van der Voort who beat the Danish duo Brian Sørensen & Per Laursen 4-1. It is the first time in history that a Dutch duo takes the gold at a WDF World Cup. The Danes also make history with a first final finish ever.

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Venue: Australia HBF (Challenge) Stadium, Perth From: Thursday 29 September 2005 Till: Saturday 01 October 2005

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Netherlands
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2005 WDF World Cup
Netherlands Netherlands

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