Updated on 22/08/2017 19:22
World Darts Federation

WDF World Cup Ladies Singles 1991

Gran Dorado, Zandvoort
From: Wednesday 2 October 1991
Till: Saturday 5 October 1991

World Cup VIII was held from 2 till 5 October 1991 in the Dutch seaside town of Zandvoort. A record number of participants were present at the fifth ladies World Cup with 29 countries.

In the singles event the English ladies lost their matches early in the tournament like they did in the pairs. So it was clear early on that they would not renew their overall title.

In the first semi-final Lene Mikkelsen from Denmark lost against Australia’s Charmaine Barney 4-2. In the other semi-final, the Dutch favourite Francis Hoenselaar, who had defeated English top player Deta Hedman in the quarterfinals 4-1, played New Zealand’s Jill McDonald. To the surprise of the Dutch crowd Hoenselaar lost her semi-final 4-2 to the New Zealand ace.

So to everyone's surprise it was an all ‘Down Under’ final with Australia facing New Zealand. Both players were clearly nervous and impressed to play in front of the cameras. Jill McDonald won the first leg in 24 darts, Charmaine Barney took the second leg in 25 darts but it was Jill McDonald who took control of the match and won the final 4-1 (26, 24 and 27 darts).