WDF Europe Cup Men Teams 1980

Thirteen countries travelled to Ebbw Vale in Wales in October 1980 for the second European Cup. England with a strong team consisting of John Lowe, Eric Bristow, Tony Brown and Cliff Lazarenko were obviously the big favourites to extend their European title, won two years ago in Denmark.

The team event was an all-British affair. In the semi-finals team England defeated Scotland and Wales defeated, not without difficulty, the Republic of Ireland. Wales was 4-0 up, but the Irish clawed their way back and equalized at 8 all. The "captains choice" was Leighton Rees for Wales and Jim McQuillan for the Republic of Ireland. These two had to decide which team would go to the final. Jim McQuillan was sat on a double when Leighton Rees finished 102 for the match.

In the final, Wales went 2-0 up after Rees beat Lowe and Wayne Lock beat Eric Bristow. But they had to surrender their early lead because they could not hit the doubles after the first two legs. England hit back hard and moved on to win 9-3.

Venue: Wales Ebbwvale, Ebbwvale From: Friday 03 October 1980 Till: Saturday 04 October 1980

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