Spring Cup (darts)

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Spring Cup
Tournament information
Location various
Established 1986
Organisation(s) European Darts Council
Month(s) Played March / April
Final Year 2012
Final champion(s)
Netherlands Netherlands (men's team)
Netherlands Netherlands (women's team)
Germany Geert de Vos (men's singles)
Netherlands Aileen de Graaf (women's singles)

The Spring Cup was an international darts competition constested by nations from continental Europe. It was run by the European Darts Council. It featured singles and team events for men and women. The tournament ran from 1986 to 2012.

History[edit]

Held annually since 1986,[1] the Spring Cup was run by the European Darts Council.[1] It was the third largest competition for European nations behind the WDF World Cup and WDF Europe Cup.[1] The competition was referred to as the 'small' Europe Cup since there were only singles and team events held for men and women.[1]

Only the nations from continental Europe were allowed to enter.[1] Established darting nations such as England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland were exlcuded so 'smaller' less established nations had a chance at success.[1] There was no competition held in 1989 or 2002, but the 2009 edition was cancelled.[1] The 2012 edition was the last.[2] After some speculation, it was announced the competition would not return in 2013 as there were not enough countries willing to enter the competition.[3]

The men's and women's singles events, held on the last day, are also individual tournaments which offer both winners entry in to the qualifying rounds for the World Masters.[4]

Competing nations[edit]

The following is a list of nations that had previously entered the Spring Cup;[5]

Winners[edit]

Hosts[1] Team Champions[1] Singles Champions[1] Ref
1986 Netherlands Men Belgium Belgium Belgium Willy Logie
Women Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Valerie Maytum
1987 Denmark Men Belgium Belgium Belgium Frans de Vooght
Women Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Mia Mevissen
1988 France Men Belgium Belgium Switzerland Gaudenzdorfer Coray
Women Germany Germany Netherlands Valerie Maytum
1990 Switzerland Men Germany Germany Germany Bert Hansen
Women Germany Germany Germany Heike Ernst
1991 Germany Men Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
Women Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Francis Hoenselaar
1992 Luxembourg Men Belgium Belgium Switzerland Walter Tschudin
Women Germany Germany Germany Heike Ernst
1993 Switzerland Men Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Bert Vlaardingerbroek
Women Germany Germany Germany Andrea Mejlsing
1994 Netherlands Men Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
Women Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Francis Hoenselaar
1995 Netherlands Men Netherlands Netherlands Belgium Bruno Raes
Women Germany Germany Germany Andrea Leipold
1996 Belgium Men Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Co Stompe
Women Netherlands Netherlands Belgium Vicky Pruim
1997 France Men Belgium Belgium Netherlands Co Stompe
Women Netherlands Netherlands Germany Bianka shrub
1998 Czech Republic Men Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Roland Scholten
Women Germany Germany Germany Bianka shrub
1999 Germany Men Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
Women Netherlands Netherlands Germany Heike Ernst
2000 Luxembourg Men Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
Women Netherlands Netherlands Germany Bianka shrub
2001 Switzerland Men Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
Women Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Francis Hoenselaar
2003 Austria Men Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands André Brantjes
Women Netherlands Netherlands Germany Heike Ernst
2004 Belgium Men Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands André Brantjes
Women Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Karin claws
2005 Germany Men Germany Germany Belgium John Snyers
Women Germany Germany Germany Heike Ernst
2006 Netherlands Men Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Mario Robbe
Women Netherlands Netherlands Belgium Sandra Pollet
2007 Belgium Men Netherlands Netherlands Belgium Geert de Vos
Women Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Rilana Erades
2008 Austria Men Netherlands Netherlands Germany Andree Welge [6]
Women Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Rilana Erades
2009 Spain Cancelled
2010 Hungary Men Belgium Belgium Belgium Ronny Huybrechts
Women Netherlands Netherlands Germany Stefanie Lück
2011 Luxembourg Men Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Christian Kist [7]
Women Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Floor van Zanten
2012 Austria[7] Men Netherlands Netherlands Belgium Geert de Vos [8][9]
Women Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Aileen de Graaf

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Spring Cup Dartn. Retrieved 17-03-2015.
  2. ^ Spring Cup XXV Swiss Darts Association. Retrieved 17-03-2015.
  3. ^ No Spring Cup NDB Darts. 15-04-2013. Retrieved 19-03-2015.
  4. ^ Dutch team for the Springcup in Austria is known Dartfreakz. 17-02-2012. Retrieved 17-03-2015.
  5. ^ Spring Cup - Contry Success Darts Database. Retrieved 17-03-2015.
  6. ^ Scring Cup 08 Darts Mad. 09-04-2008. Retrieved 17-03-2015.
  7. ^ a b Arrangement Dutch team for Spring Cup in Austria is known Dartfreakz. 09-03-2012. Retrieved 17-03-2014.
  8. ^ Netherlands extends successfully both titles Spring Cup Dartfreakz. 24-03-2012. Retrieved 17-03-2015.
  9. ^ Spring Cup "Aileen de Graaf and Geert de Vos tackle the titles" Dartfreakz. 25-03-2012. Retrieved 17-03-2015.

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