WDF Europe Cup Men Teams 1978

After the success of the first World Cup in 1977 in London, it was decided to hold the first European Cup darts from 1 September to 3 September in the Danish capitol of Copenhagen. Eleven countries participate in the inaugural event including Belgium and Netherlands.

The first European Cup Darts went convincingly to top favourite England. Yet England did not win all events in the tournament.

In the team event the English favourites John Lowe, Eric Bristow, Cliff Lazarenko and Douglas McCarty lose to the Scots Rab Smith, George Nicholl, Jocky Wilson and Eric MacLean 9-8 in the semi-finals. Wales’ team of Alan Evans, Tony Ridler, Leighton Rees and John Assiratti wins its semi-final from the Republic of Ireland represented by Charles Byrne, Shay O'Brien, Jim McQuillan and Sean Morris 9-5. The Scottish foursome wins the final convincingly 9-3 to the Welshmen.

Venue: Denmark Copenhagen, Copenhagen From: Friday 01 September 1978 Till: Sunday 03 September 1978

Champion

List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
2016
Netherlands Netherlands
6
6 - 9
England England
9
2014
Wales Wales
9
9 - 7
England England
7
2012
England England
7
7 - 9
Netherlands Netherlands
9
2010
Belgium Belgium
9
9 - 5
Netherlands Netherlands
5
2008
Denmark Denmark
9
9 - 8
Netherlands Netherlands
8
2006
Netherlands Netherlands
9
9 - 2
Scotland Scotland
2
2004
England England
9
9 - 7
Scotland Scotland
7
2002
Scotland Scotland
9
9 - 8
Netherlands Netherlands
8
2000
Netherlands Netherlands
3
3 - 9
England England
9
1998
England England
9
9 - 5
Belgium Belgium
5
1996
England England
9
9 - 5
Wales Wales
5
1994
England England
9
9 - 7
Wales Wales
7
1992
England England
9
9 - 3
Wales Wales
3
1990
England England
9
9 - 1
Sweden Sweden
1
1988
Scotland Scotland
7
7 - 9
Wales Wales
9
1986
Belgium Belgium
3
3 - 9
England England
9
1984
England England
9
9 - 7
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
7
1982
England England
9
9 - 1
Wales Wales
1
1980
England England
9
9 - 3
Wales Wales
3
1978
Wales Wales
3
3 - 9
Scotland Scotland
9