WDF World Cup Men Singles 2003

In 2003 the WDF World Cup returns to Europe. Epinal in France is the host. The turnout is excellent with 37 men's teams, 31 women's teams and a record number of 14 youth teams. From the Caribbean, Turks and Caicos makes its debut at a WDF World Cup this year. It was played from September 24 to 27 in the Parc Des Expositions.

From the Caribbean, Turks and Caicos make their debut at this year's WDF World Cup. Also Latvia and Russia are returning after an eight-year absence. It will be a messy edition, but a very exciting one, especially in the men’s competition.

For the third time in his career, Raymond van Barneveld wins the WDF World Cup singles title. He beats Ritchie Davies from Wales in the final in a repeat of the January Embassy World Championship final. He does this in a seventh and deciding leg.

On his way to the final, Barney defeats Vernon Daniels from Bermuda, Mario Vandenbogaarde from Belgium, Jyhan Artut from Germany, Norm Tremblay from Canada, Paul Hanvidge from Scotland, Tony O’Shea from England and Jarkko Komula from Finland. He only loses five legs en route to the final. The Dutchman's opponent in the final also has an impressive run. Davies beats Charles Losper, John Kuczynski, Ravi Sandiran, Gary Anderson, Marko Kantele and Martin Adams.

Davies becomes the fifth Welshman in the final of the singles tournament, Leighton Rees remains the only one with gold for the time being.

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Venue: France Parc des Expostions, Epinal From: Thursday 25 September 2003 Till: Saturday 27 September 2003

Champion

Raymond van Barneveld
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
WDF World Cup Men Singles Darts - 2003