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World Darts Federation

WDF World Cup Men Pairs 1997

Burswood Resort, Perth
From: Wednesday 1 October 1997
Till: Saturday 4 October 1997

After Brisbane, Queensland in 1985 the World Cup darts goes "Down Under" for the second time this time to Perth in Western Australia. The long trip to the southern hemisphere means there are a lot fewer countries than two years previously in Basel, Switzerland. But with 26 countries, the organizers cannot complain, as all the top countries are present for this event.

In the pairs event, this time it were the Danes who provided the surprise. Both pairs powered through to the quarterfinals. Stig Jorgensen and Frede Johansen lost in the quarterfinals 4-0 to Martin Phillips and Sean Palfrey from Wales. Ole Nissen and Bjarne Jensen, who had beaten Eric Burden and James Marshall the round before with 4-3, won their quarterfinal against Andreas Kröckel and Colin Rice from Germany with the same figures. The Northern Irish Geoff Wylie and John Magowan also played strongly; in the quarterfinals they had beaten the English duo Andy Fordham and Martin Adams with 4-1 and now they also beat the Scottish pair Bob Taylor and Peter Johnstone 4-1. There was one English duo (Ronnie Baxter and Steve Beaton) left in the tournament and they beat the Australian duo Wayne Weening and Graham Hunt 4-1.

In the semi-finals Wales overcame the Northern Irish 4-2 and England defeated the Danish pair, also 4-2. The final was an all-British affair, which was won after a close match by the Welsh pair of Martin Phillips and Sean Palfrey.

Played finals