WDF World Cup Men Pairs 1977

Eighteen countries participated in the first World Cup Darts held in London from 2 to 4 December at the Wembley Conference Centre, often with the Olympic spirit to win the WORLD CUP DARTS. The organization was in the hands of the British Darts Organisation (BDO) under the supervision of the World Darts Federation (WDF), formed in 1976 and consisting of 15 countries.

The host country was regarded as a favourite with reigning Winmau World Master John Lowe in their team. Each team consisted of four players. Wales was seen as the main opponent since they had Alan Evans, the 1975 World Master in their team. Also Leighton Rees, losing finalist of the News of the World tournament in 1976 played for Wales. Scotland with Rab Smith and the USA with Nicky Virachkul were considered outsiders. The youngest player was, only 16 years old, Belgian Arnold Vandepoele. The oldest, Joe Goldwin 52 years, came from Gibraltar.

The first World Cup was played over three events; teams of three players (until 1979 when it was played in teams of four), pairs and singles. For each component points and medals were awarded. The total points determined who ultimately would go home with the World Cup.

In the pairs where each country was represented by two teams it was again England and Wales, who set the tone. In the semi-final Wales (David "Rocky" Jones and Phil Obbard) beatNew Zealand (John Wilkie and Ian Hastie) 4-3. England (John Lowe and Eric Bristow) defeated the other pair from Wales (Alan Evans and Leighton Rees) 4-2. In the final, Wales went up 1-0 and 2-1, but the English drew level each time and went ahead 3-2. Lowe and Bristow did finish the job with a 12 darter (85-180-83-153 finish) and won the title 4-2.

Venue: England Wembley Conference Centre, London From: Friday 02 December 1977 Till: Sunday 04 December 1977

Champion

England
WDF World Cup Men Pairs
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List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
2017
Canada Canada
3
3 - 6
Russia Russia
6
2015
Netherlands Netherlands
6
6 - 3
England England
3
2013
England England
6
6 - 0
South Africa South Africa
0
2011
England England
6
6 - 4
Sweden Sweden
4
2009
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
4
4 - 6
Australia Australia
6
2007
Netherlands Netherlands
4
4 - 2
Finland Finland
2
2005
Netherlands Netherlands
4
4 - 1
Denmark Denmark
1
2003
England England
4
4 - 1
England England
1
2001
Finland Finland
2
2 - 4
England England
4
1999
England England
1
1 - 4
Wales Wales
4
1997
Wales Wales
4
4 - 3
England England
3
1995
England England
1
1 - 4
England England
4
1993
1
1 - 4
Canada Canada
4
1991
Belgium Belgium
2
2 - 4
Australia Australia
4
1989
Belgium Belgium
2
2 - 4
England England
4
1987
England England
4
4 - 1
United States United States
1
1985
England England
4
4 - 0
Australia Australia
0
1983
England England
4
4 - 2
Scotland Scotland
2
1981
England England
0
0 - 4
England England
4
1979
England England
4
4 - 1
England England
1
1977
England England
4
4 - 2
Wales Wales
2