WDF World Cup Women Singles 1987

From October 22 to 24, 1987, the sixth WDF World Cup was played at the Vally Sport Complex in the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Twenty-three countries participate in the competition. The New Zealand team brought no less than 200 supporters and before the competition started the “Maori” presented their famous "Haka" war dance as a warm-up.

With 23 countries making the trip to Denmark, a new record is set, the 21 women's teams are also a record. Italy, Spain and Switzerland make their debut at a WDF World Cup.

21 Countries participated in the third WDF World Cup for women in the Danish capital. The big question was whether the English ladies could keep the overall title, which they held since the 1st WDF World Cup in 1983.

In the women's singles, the English defending champion Linda Batten, six months pregnant at the time, loses in the first round to the Belgian Rita Lagace 4-3. The Belgian finishes the decisive leg from 151. However, Rita in turn loses to Valerie Maytum from the Netherlands in the third round. This former English lady from Folkstone in Kent playing for the Netherlands where she now lives reaches the semi-finals.

In it, she defeats Canadian Patricia Farrell 4-3. In the other semi-final, American Kathy Maloney beats Jayne Kempster with the same numbers. Valerie Maytum, who is in top form, then wins the final with her good scoring and finishing well deserved with 4-0. With that she gives the Netherlands their first WDF World Cup darts title ever.

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


Valerie Maytum
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
1987 WDF World Cup