WDF World Cup Women Singles 1983

The English dominate WDF World Cup IV, which was held in Edinburgh on 21 and 22 October. At the WDF General meeting, Peter McMenamin of Australia is elected as the new chairman to replace Bill Turner of New Zealand. For the first time there is also a separate WDF World Cup for women.

The ladies play with two per country. In addition to the Overall WDF World Cup, they also compete for medals in the singles and pairs. 21 countries compete in Scotland, including the debutants Norway and Germany. For the ladies, 19 countries participate in their first WDF World Cup

In the singles, one of the title favourites, Maureen Flowers, is eliminated 4-2 in the first round by Sandy Reitan from America. Sandy advances to the semi-finals in which she then beats the winner of the 1982 World Masters Ann-Marie Davies from Wales 4-0.

Sandra Lee from Wales is the winner of the WDF European Cup in 1982 and plays a strong tournament. She beats Rhani Gill from Canada and New Zealand ace Lillian Bird, among others, on her way to the last four. In the semi-finals, she also beats the surprising Dutch player Johanna Schipper 4-3.

In an exciting final between the USA and Wales, Sandy Reitan defeats Sandra Lee in a seventh and decisive leg 4-3. So, she crowns herself as the first WDF World Cup singles champion.

Venue: Scotland Ingliston Hall, Edinburgh From: Friday 21 October 1983 Till: Saturday 22 October 1983


Sandy Reitan
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
1983 WDF World Cup