Brilliant Berry Sees Double at WDF World Cup

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2023 WDF Dutch Open Champion Berry van Peer claimed the Men’s Singles title in Esbjerg, Denmark after beating German international Frank Bruns 7-3 in the Final.

The Dutchman was also part of the Netherlands team that won the team competition, beating England 9-7 along with Jelle Klaasen, Wesley Plaisier and Ryan de Vreede.

Berry has enjoyed a successful darting year having won on the MODUS Super Series and the WDF stage, adding further success at the World Cup which returned after a four-year absence.

Reigning Women’s World Matchplay Champion Beau Greaves struck gold in the Women’s Singles, beating fellow Team England member Deta Hedman 7-5 with an average of 86.83.

The Heart of Darts grabbed some consolation when, along with Greaves, she claimed glory in the Women’s Pairs Event, defeating Finland duo Sari Sauvola and Kirsi Viinikainen 6-1 in the Final.

The English duo along with Lorraine Winstanley and Claire Brookin falling short at the Semi Finals stage of the Women’s Team Event, losing 9-5 against Wales who averaged 9 points more.

Wales went on to lose 9-7 in the Final against Ireland in Denmark, with Robyn Byrne, Katie Sheldon, Aoife McCormack, and Caroline Breen taking home the gold medals, having defeated Sweden in the Semi Finals and Australia in the Quarters.

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It was dominance from England in the 2023 WDF World Cup Youth Competitions, taking gold medals in the Boys Singles, Girls Singles, Boys Pairs, Girls Pairs, and the Mixed Pairs, with Paige Pauling standing out with a treble of tournament victories.

The 15-year-old defeated Ireland’s Rebecca Allen 5-2 in the Final of the Girls Singles, before claiming whitewash victories in the Girls Pairs and Mixed Pairs Finals, with partners Thomas Banks and Winmau Team 360-star Hannah Meek.

England defeated Scottish duo Sophie McKinlay and Holly Frew 4-0 in the Final of the Girls Pairs Event, dropping no legs from the Quarter Finals onwards.


It was a strong showing from Hannah in Esbjerg reaching the Semi Finals of the Girls Singles Event, whilst earning a silver medal for reaching the Final of the Mixed Pairs competition with partner Jenson Walker.

Walker who claimed an ADC Championship Tour Plate competition last year in Bristol, took home gold in the Boys Singles with a last leg decider victory of Germany’s Yorick Hofkens in the Final.

Jenson and partner Thomas Banks convincingly beat German pair Hofkens and Alexander Steinmetz 5-1 in the Final of the Boys Pairs Event, with Team England winning 5 gold medals out of a possible 5.

New Zealand duo Haupai Puha and Ben Robb defeated Scotland’s Davie Kirwan and Danny Trueman 6-2 in the Final of the Men’s Pairs Event, with Hopes also reaching the Quarter Finals of the Men’s Singles Event.

Overall an exciting return for the WDF World Cup, seeing Ireland win their maiden World Cup of Darts Women’s Team Event, whilst the Netherlands claimed their first World Cup Team win since 2009 starring Berry van Peer who claimed success in the Men’s Singles Event, winning 2 Gold Medals in the 2023 tournament in Denmark.

2023 WDF World Cup Final Results:

Men’s Team Event Final:

Netherlands 9-7 England

Women’s Team Final:

Ireland 9-7 Wales

Men’s Singles Final:

Berry van Peer 7-3 Frank Bruns

Women’s Singles Final:

Beau Greaves 7-5 Deta Hedman

Men’s Pairs Final:

Ben Robb & Haupai Puha (New Zealand) 6-2 Davie Kirwan & Danny Trueman (Scotland)

Women’s Pairs Final:

Beau Greaves & Deta Hedman (England) 6-1 Sari Sauvola & Kirsi Viinikainen (Finland)

Boys Singles Final:

Jenson Walker 6-5 Yorick Hofkens

Girls Singles:

Paige Pauling 5-2 Rebecca Allen

Boys Pairs:

Thomas Banks & Jenson Walker (England) 5-1 Alexander Steinmetz & Yorick Hofkens (Germany)

Girls Pairs:

Hannah Meek & Paige Pauling (England) 4-0 Sophie McKinlay & Holly Frew (Scotland)

Mixed Pairs Final:

Thomas Banks & Paige Pauling 5-0 Jenson Walker & Hannah Meek

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