WDF World Cup Men Singles 1987

From 22 to 24 October 1987, the sixth World Cup was played in the Vally Sports Complex in the Danish capital Copenhagen. Twenty-three countries participated in the men’s event. No less than 200 supporters joined the New Zealand team and before the competition started they showed the traditional "Maori" war dance as a warm up.

The favourite in the singles was obviously Eric Bristow, who had won the last two editions of the World Cup. Still, there was some doubt about his form as he lately experienced a light form of "dartitis”. However, the draw was not against him and Bristow qualified easily for the semi-finals where he met the strong playing Danny MacInnis from Canada. Bristow won after having fought hard for every point with 4-2.

In the final Bristow met another Canadian, Bob Sinnaeve, who knocked out Paul Lim from Singapore 4-3 in his semi-final. Bristow won the first leg in 16 darts. Despite a 26 score Bob Sinnaeve still won the second leg in 12 darts with a 155 outshot. Hereafter Eric Bristow was really gaining momentum and he found the triple 20 better. He took the next three legs in 15, 15 and 14 darts and won his third consecutive World Cup Singles title.

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Venue: Denmark Valby Hallen, Copenhagen From: Thursday 22 October 1987 Till: Saturday 24 October 1987


Eric Bristow
1987 WDF World Cup