WDF Europe Cup Men Teams 1986

From 24 to October 25, 1986 the fifth European Cup was held in Turku, Finland. Thirteen countries participated. The European Cup was sponsored by the oldest brewery Scandinavia Sinetrychoff the creators of 'KOFF' beer.

In the team event, Finland, England, Scotland and, surprisingly, Belgium qualified for the semi-finals. Belgium (Freddy Laebens, Felix Smout, Willy Logie and Frans Devooght) beat Northern Ireland after a slow start (0-3 behind), 9-8 in the quarterfinals.

In the semi-finals, the Belgian squad defeated the home team from Finland (Kexi Heinaharju, Tapani Uitos, Kari Saukkonen and Harri Heino) with overwhelming numbers, 9-2. In the other semi-final England (John Lowe, Eric Bristow, Dave Whitcombe and Cliff Lazarenko) beat Scotland (Jocky Wilson, Peter Masson, Robert MacKenzie and Les Muirhead) convincingly with 9-3.

In the final, the English top team beat Belgium by the same numbers. This was the first medal ever for Belgium at the European Cup.

Venue: Finland Turku, Turku From: Friday 24 October 1986 Till: Saturday 25 October 1986

Champion

England
Photographer: MasterCaller.com
1986 WDF Europe Cup
England England

List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
2016
England England
9
9 - 6
Netherlands Netherlands
6
2014
Wales Wales
9
9 - 7
England England
7
2012
Netherlands Netherlands
9
9 - 7
England England
7
2010
Belgium Belgium
9
9 - 5
Netherlands Netherlands
5
2008
Denmark Denmark
9
9 - 8
Netherlands Netherlands
8
2006
Netherlands Netherlands
9
9 - 2
Scotland Scotland
2
2004
England England
9
9 - 7
Scotland Scotland
7
2002
Scotland Scotland
9
9 - 8
Netherlands Netherlands
8
2000
England England
9
9 - 3
Netherlands Netherlands
3
1998
England England
9
9 - 5
Belgium Belgium
5
1996
England England
9
9 - 5
Wales Wales
5
1994
England England
9
9 - 7
Wales Wales
7
1992
England England
9
9 - 3
Wales Wales
3
1990
England England
9
9 - 1
Sweden Sweden
1
1988
Wales Wales
9
9 - 7
Scotland Scotland
7
1986
England England
9
9 - 3
Belgium Belgium
3
1984
England England
9
9 - 7
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
7
1982
England England
9
9 - 1
Wales Wales
1
1980
England England
9
9 - 3
Wales Wales
3
1978
Scotland Scotland
9
9 - 3
Wales Wales
3