WDF World Cup Men Teams 2017

The 21st edition of the WDF World Cup was held from 3 to 7 October at the Kobe International Exhibition Hall in Japan. It is after Kuala Lumpur in 2011 the second time that the World Cup is played in Asia. A number of leading darts countries are absent from this 21st edition of this event. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, among others, cannot get it financially in order to travel to Japan.

In the team event, besides a first singles gold for Canada and a first pair of gold for Russia, there is now a first team gold for Australia. Peter Machin, Justin Thompson, Raymond Smith and Andrew Townes play a virtually flawless tournament. The most difficult match is actually in the group phase against Russia, a match that is won 9-7.

After the group stage, Canada (9-3), New Zealand (9-4) and in the semi-final Norway (9-5) are simply set aside. The USA team is waiting in the final. They had a much harder path to the final. Victories over Italy (9-4), Finland (9-8) and the surprising Swiss (again 9-8) cost a lot of energy and in hindsight perhaps too much. The final will be a relatively simple prey for the Australians with 9-3.

It is the first time that Australia has taken the team title and also the first overall title. With some of the bigger countries missing, new countries get the chance to show themselves, and Norway and Switzerland benefit the most, both of them taking their first ever team medal.

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Venue: Japan Kobe International Exhibition Hall, Kobe From: Wednesday 04 October 2017 Till: Saturday 07 October 2017

Champion

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WDF World Cup Men Teams - 2017
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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