December 8, 2023

Dutch men win team title at WDF World Cup; Women’s final win goes to Ireland

After Perry van Beer’s gold medal in the individual event, the Dutch men’s team took the overall victory at the WDF World Cup in Esbjerg, Denmark. Apart from Van Beer, the squad also features Wesley Blasier, Ryan de Vreed and Jelle Klaassen.

In this group competition, a team of four competes against a team from another country. A team member from one country takes turns playing against a team member from the other country.

In the final, the Netherlands faced an England team consisting of Scott Mitchell, James Hurrell, Reece Colley and Jamie Atkins. England led 3–1 early on, but Plaisier and Van Beer equalized at 3–3. Mitchell won the seventh leg against de Vreit. Van Beer and De Vreed gave the Netherlands a 7-4 lead. England then managed to reduce the deficit to 8-7, but then Blaisier secured the decisive point for the Dutch.

In the women’s category, the team title surprisingly went to Ireland. Katie Sheldon, Robyn Byrne, Aoife McCormack and Caroline Breen beat Wales’ Leanne Topper, Rhian O’Sullivan, Alannah Waters-Evans and Eve Watson 9-7 in the final. The Welsh had previously caused an upset by beating England (Beau Greaves, Detta Hedman, Claire Brooking and Lorraine Winstanley).

Results WDF World Cup (Teams)


quarter final

Netherlands 9-2 Scotland

Sweden 9-8 Wales

Australia 9-7 Czech Republic

England 9-3 Denmark


Netherlands 9-6 Sweden

England 9-5 Australia


Netherlands 9-7 England


quarter final

England 9-3 USA

Wales 9-4 Scotland

Ireland 9-6 Australia

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Sweden 9-5 Finland


Wales 9-5 England

Ireland 9-6 Sweden


Ireland 9-7 Wales

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