WDF World Cup Men Singles 1989

The seventh World Cup Darts was played from 19 to 21 October at the Skyline Hotel in Toronto, Canada. In the men's 27 countries were present and competed for the World Cup darts title.

In the singles event there immediately was an upset in the first round. Jocky Wilson (Sco) lost 4-1 to Jack McKenna (Rep Ire). The 47-year-old Irishman continued strongly in the tournament and reached the semi-finals where he defeated home player Bob Sinnaeve 4-2.

In the final, the Irishman struck triple World Cup singles champion Eric Bristow. "The Crafty Cockney" only encountered opposition on his way to the final from the Dutchman Jilles Vermaat. Bristow narrowly defeated him 4-3. In his semi-final he beat the American Tony Payne 4-2. Bristow won the first leg in the final, in the second leg McKenna opened with a 180, but Bristow also took this leg. Bristow then really took on steam. He won the third leg with a 126 outshot and a bull finish in the fourth leg delivered him his fourth consecutive World Cup Singles title.

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Venue: Canada Skyline Hotel, Toronto, Ontario From: Thursday 19 October 1989 Till: Saturday 21 October 1989

Champion

Eric Bristow
1989 WDF World Cup