WDF World Cup Men Teams 1991

World Cup VIII was held from 2 till 5 October 1991 in the Dutch seaside town of Zandvoort. No lees than 32 countries were present at the oche in the men’s event, which was a record. Among those 32 countries were five debuting countries; Russia, Luxembourg, Greece, Austria and the African Uganda.

The England men squad had plenty of choice in players and could even leave home this fabulous foursome: World Champion Dennis Priestley, number two in the world Mike Gregory, former world champion Bob Anderson and the 1989 Winmau World Masters Peter Evison. Of course the big question was which country could prevent the English team of claiming their seventh consecutive overall title.

In the team event England (John Lowe, Eric Bristow, Phil Taylor & Alan Warriner) reached the semi-finals by beating Scotland (J. Wilson, J. Harvey, P. Masson & R. Sharp) convincingly in the quarterfinals 9-2. Their opponent in the semi-finals was America (P. Lim, L. Butler, R. Lopez & T. Payne), who beat Belgium (B. Raes, L. Laurens, F. Devooght & JM. Dejonghe) 9-4 in their quarterfinal. In a very attractive semi-final between England and USA, the English won 9-5 thus taking some revenge for their 9-0 loss to America in the semi-finals at the World Cup in 1985.

In the other semi-final, Wales (L. Rees, E. Burden, M. Phillips & C. Johns) and the Republic of Ireland (J. Mckenna, J. Dunne, O'Shea JJ & G. Porter) find themselves facing each other. Wales quickly take a comfortable 6-0 lead, but the Irish fight back to 6-4 and 7-5. Eventually the Welshmen still win 9-5.

In the final Wales took a 2-0 lead but the English fought back and the game was level at 6-6. Then Eric Bristow wins his only match against Leighton Rees in a "comedy of errors" in 24 darts. Followed by John Lowe who beats Chris Johns in 17 darts and the score 8-6. Phil Taylor can bring the final to a finish but faces a strong playing Eric Burden who beats him in 16 darts. Finally, it is Alan Warriner who wins the team event for England in 13 darts (140, 140, 100, 97, 24 game shot).

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From: Thursday 03 October 1991 Till: Saturday 05 October 1991

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