WDF World Cup Men Teams 1985

Australian Peter McMenamin, the new chairman of the WDF, welcomed top players from 17 nations in his country from 17 to 19October 1985. The tournament was held in Brisbane, Queensland.

In the men's team event the semi-finals produced a major upset. England (John Lowe, Eric Bristow, Cliff Lazarenko and Dave Lee) was beaten by as much as 0-9 by team USA (Rick Ney, John Kramer, Dan Valletto and Tony Payne). Before that the Americans had already proved their talents in their victories against Wales 9-6 and Sweden 9-5.

In the final team USA played the host country Australia (Terry O'Dea, Russell Stewart, Frank Palko and Horrie Seden) who, in their semi-final lead Scotland (Jocky Wilson, Danny Cunningham, Robert McKenzie and Jim McGuigan) 7-2 only to see the Scots come back strongly to 7-7. But eventually Australia won 9-7.

The final between Australia and the USA was very close until 6-6 but eventually the Americans took the title home 9-6. With this victory team USA shut the critics mouth, who before the tournament had stated that Nicky Virachkul and Jerry Umberger had to be in the team and that this team was doomed to failure. Rick Ney had not been proven anything yet that year, Dan Valletto was with his 50 years too old and on John Kramer and Tony Payne the opinions were divided. Afterwards, John Kramer had the best statement of them all: "We came, we saw, we kicked ass".

Venue: Australia Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland From: Thursday 17 October 1985 Till: Saturday 19 October 1985

Champion

United States
Photographer: WDF World Cup Program
1985 WDF World Cup
United States United States

List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
2019
Wales Wales
9
9 - 7
Hong Kong Hong Kong
7
2017
Australia Australia
9
9 - 3
United States United States
3
2015
England England
9
9 - 4
Ireland Republic Ireland Republic
4
2013
Scotland Scotland
9
9 - 7
United States United States
7
2011
England England
9
9 - 8
Finland Finland
8
2009
Netherlands Netherlands
9
9 - 5
Canada Canada
5
2007
England England
9
9 - 8
Netherlands Netherlands
8
2005
Finland Finland
9
9 - 8
Australia Australia
8
2003
United States United States
9
9 - 7
Netherlands Netherlands
7
2001
England England
9
9 - 7
Finland Finland
7
1999
England England
9
9 - 7
Wales Wales
7
1997
Wales Wales
9
9 - 6
England England
6
1995
England England
9
9 - 4
Wales Wales
4
1993
England England
9
9 - 3
Wales Wales
3
1991
England England
9
9 - 7
Wales Wales
7
1989
Canada Canada
9
9 - 7
Australia Australia
7
1987
England England
9
9 - 8
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
8
1985
United States United States
9
9 - 6
Australia Australia
6
1983
England England
9
9 - 8
Scotland Scotland
8
1981
England England
9
9 - 7
Scotland Scotland
7
1979
England England
9
9 - 7
Wales Wales
7
1977
Wales Wales
5
5 - 4
England England
4