WDF World Cup Men Teams 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.

In the team event, there was already one big clash in the 2nd round between England (John Lowe, Eric Bristow, Cliff Lazarenko & Bob Anderson) and Wales (Leighton Rees, Alan Evans, Peter Locke & Malcolm Davies), which the English won 9-6. The English team raced through to the semi-finals where they defeated the Canadian team (Bob Sinnaeve, Avtar Gill, Joe Gorski & Danny MacInnis) 9-4. In the other semi-final, the surprising Belgians (Felix Smout, Bob Renard, Johnny Deley, Marcel Meskens) faced Northern Ireland (Raymond Farrell, Fred McMullan, Charlie Maxwell, Louis Doherty). Belgium had successively brushed aside Netherlands 9-4, Switzerland 9-3 and Scotland 9-6. Northern Ireland proved to strong for the Belgian team. In a thrilling duel before the TV cameras, the score was 9-7.

The final was a nail-biter, which England won in the seventeenth and decisive leg with 9-8. Nobody gave Northern Ireland much chance of beating the England squad in advance. In March they had lost 9-0 in the Nations Cup in England. The England team were poised on a swift victory and started strongly as they took a nice lead of 5-1. Ray Farrell brought the Northern Irish back into the game with a 16-darter and promptly the next five legs also went to Northern Ireland, so that now they were in the lead. England twice came back to draw, but each time the Northern Irish took the lead again. With the score 7-8 in favour of the Northern Irish, the two captains of the team John Lowe and Ray Farrell played each other. Ray got a chance to take the title, but missed out on double 16. Lowe did not let this opportunity slip away and squared the game once again. In the deciding leg both teams chose to re-send their captains on stage. A confident playing Lowe threw 140-100-140-89 and left double 16, Farrell answered with three scores of 100 and a 60 which put him on 141. John Lowe finished with his thirteenth dart and captured the title for England.

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

Champion

List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
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