WDF World Cup Men Singles 1983

The British dominated the World Cup IV, which was held in Edinburgh, Scotland from October 21 to 22. At the general meeting of the WDF Peter McMenamin from Australia was elected as the new president. He replaced Bill Turner from New Zealand. For the first time there was also a World Cup for women in 1983.

In the final of the singles Eric Bristow and Jocky Wilson faced each other again. Just before Bristow had to go on stage he found out that the zipper of his pants was broken. He exchanged pants quickly with Keith Deller and could still play. Bristow, who did not play really well in the team event, appeared to have regained his form for the final and won it 4-2. This victory gave Bristow his first World Cup singles title. Dave Whitcombe and John Lowe were the losing semi-finalists.

Venue: Scotland Ingliston Hall, Edinburgh From: Friday 21 October 1983 Till: Saturday 22 October 1983


Eric Bristow
1983 WDF World Cup