WDF World Cup Ladies Singles 1987

From 22 to 24 October 1987, the sixth World Cup was played in the Vally Sports Complex in the Danish capital Copenhagen. Twenty-three countries participated in the men’s event. No less than 200 supporters joined the New Zealand team and before the competition started they showed the traditional "Maori" war dance as a warm up.

21 Countries participated in the third World Cup for women in the Danish capital. The big question was whether the English ladies could keep the overall title, which they held since the 1st World Cup in 1983.

In the singles defending champion Linda Batten from England lost in the first round to Belgian ace Rita Lagace 4-3, who finished the deciding leg from 151. Rita lost in the third round to Valerie Maytum from The Netherlands. The former English lady from Folkestone in Kent, playing for The Netherlands reached the semi-finals. In it she defeated Canadian Patricia Farrell 4-3. In the other semi-final, Kathy Maloney from the USA beat England’s Jayne Kempster with the same score. The in-form Valerie Maytum won the final due to her superior scoring and finishes with 4-0 and gave The Netherlands it’s first World Cup darts title.

Venue: Denmark Valby Hallen, Copenhagen From: Thursday 22 October 1987 Till: Saturday 24 October 1987


Valerie Maytum
Photographer: Darts World
1987 WDF World Cup