WDF World Cup Men Teams 1979

For the second WDF World Cup the teams had to travel to the gambling capital of the world Las Vegas, USA. The tournament was played at the Sahara Hotel on November 2 and 3. Sixteen countries took part in the World Cup, which was a great success since the teams had to make this long trip. England, represented by John Lowe, Eric Bristow, Tony Brown and Bill Lennard were the big favourites for the tournament, and some 400 supporters had come with them.

In the team event Wales, Australia, England and host nation USA reached the last four. In the semi-finals the Wales team easily defeated Australia 9-3. The other semi-final promised to be a thriller. Team USA (N. Virachkul, C. Daniels, J. Umberger and L. Heard), encouraged by the 2000-strong crowd, took the led at 6-3, but the English fought back to 7-7. Tony Brown and Bill Lennard grabbed the last two points for England thus reaching the final.

In the final against Wales England started strongly. The English went up 3-0 but then Wales (L. Rees, D "Rocky" Jones, Thomas A. and C. Morgan) came back. The Welsh team took the lead with 6-4 and 7-5, but all four players from the English team won their next game and took the match 9-7 and their first title.

Venue: United States Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada From: Friday 02 November 1979 Till: Saturday 03 November 1979

Champion

List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
2017
United States United States
3
3 - 9
Australia Australia
9
2015
Ireland Republic Ireland Republic
4
4 - 9
England England
9
2013
United States United States
7
7 - 9
Scotland Scotland
9
2011
England England
9
9 - 8
Finland Finland
8
2009
Canada Canada
5
5 - 9
Netherlands Netherlands
9
2007
England England
9
9 - 8
Netherlands Netherlands
8
2005
Australia Australia
8
8 - 9
Finland Finland
9
2003
Netherlands Netherlands
7
7 - 9
United States United States
9
2001
England England
9
9 - 7
Finland Finland
7
1999
Wales Wales
7
7 - 9
England England
9
1997
Wales Wales
9
9 - 6
England England
6
1995
Wales Wales
4
4 - 9
England England
9
1993
England England
9
9 - 3
Wales Wales
3
1991
England England
9
9 - 7
Wales Wales
7
1989
Australia Australia
7
7 - 9
Canada Canada
9
1987
England England
9
9 - 8
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
8
1985
Australia Australia
6
6 - 9
United States United States
9
1983
Scotland Scotland
8
8 - 9
England England
9
1981
England England
9
9 - 7
Scotland Scotland
7
1979
Wales Wales
7
7 - 9
England England
9
1977
England England
4
4 - 5
Wales Wales
5