WDF World Cup Men Overall 1981

For this WDF World Cup, most countries had to fly halfway around the world to distant New Zealand. The venue was the Trafalgar Centre in Nelson and the tournament was played on 2 and 3 October. Still 16 countries showed up, which may be called a success on its own. 

Amongst them, some notable countries such as Papua New Guinea and the Philippines, which made their debut, together with Singapore. Among the 64 participants, only one woman participated. Selly Tain, born on the Solomon Islands but playing for Papua New Guinea She is the first woman to ever play at a WDF World Cup.

The general classification went masterfully to the English team Eric Bristow, Tony Brown, Cliff Lazarenko & John Lowe with 132 points. The Scots were the runners-up with 45 points. The hosts from New Zealand came in third with 41 points. Fourth place went to the cool Swedes with 31 points. The USA closed the top five with 29 points.

Overall ranking
1 - 132 points England
2 - 45 points Scotland
3 - 41 points New Zealand
4 - 31 points Sweden
5 - 29 points United States
6 - 26 points Australia / Wales
8 - 20 points Singapore
9 - 19 points Denmark / Netherlands
11 - 18 points Canada
12 - 17 points Northern Ireland / Papua New Guinea / Philippines
15 - 16 points Hong Kong / Japan

Locatie: Nieuw Zeeland Trafalgar Centre, Nelson Van: vrijdag 02 oktober 1981 Tot: zaterdag 03 oktober 1981

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