WDF World Cup Men Teams 1981

For this World Cup, most countries had to fly half way around the world to the distant New Zealand. The venue was the Trafalgar Centre in Nelson on 2 and 3 October. Yet 16 countries showed up, which may be called a success on its own. In addition, some new countries like Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. Among the 64 participants was one woman, namely Selly Tain who originated from the Solomon Islands, but played for Papua New Guinea. She can call herself the first woman ever to play in a World Cup.

In the Team "event" home nation New Zealand (A. Hill, D. Frampton, G. Allpress and B. Templeton) in the quarterfinals caused a surprise by beating Wales (L. Rees, A. Evans, C. Morgan, W. Lock) 9-7.

In the semi-finals England (J. Lowe, E. Bristow, T. Brown, C. Lazarenko) beat Sweden (S. Lord, B. Enqvist, C. Pilblad, P. Hamberg), 9-3 and Scotland (J. Wilson, R. Smith, A. Forrester, A. Ross) defeated New Zealand with the same numbers.

Scotland just fell short in the final to England and lost 9-7. Alistair Forrester however did score the best leg with a 12 darter (180, 140, 140, 41 out) in the final.

Venue: New Zealand Trafalgar Centre, Nelson From: Friday 02 October 1981 Till: Saturday 03 October 1981

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