Fallon Sherrock and Lisa Ashton will both be featured at this Christmas’ World Darts Championship following their performance in the PDC Women’s Series success.
Sherrock made history at Alexandra Palace two years ago when she became the first woman ever to win a match in the competition after she beat Ted Evetts in that year’s opening round.
The Queen of the Palace then followed that up by knocking out the seeded Mensur Suljovic and was widely applauded for her achievements.
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She now has a chance to repeat her success after qualifying for the 2022 World Championship from the PDC Women’s Series Order of Merit over the weekend, sealing one of the two spots on offer in this year’s event.
Darts Two Leading Ladies
Sherrock, who was the recent runner up to Michael van Gerwen in the Nordic Darts Masters, won three of the six Women’s Series events in her hometown of Milton Keynes last month. She then added two more victories during the second set of six events in Barnsley last Saturday where she averaged over 100 twice in the process.
Lisa Ashton beat Sherrock in Event Eight, which gave her a fourth Women’s Series event of the year. Coupled with her run to the final of Event Nine, where she lost to Sherrock, it helped secure her place at the Alexandra Palace event. Her appearance in the upcoming World Championships will be her third.
Ashton, 51, has herself been setting the pace and making history for female darters this year, her second as a PDC Tour Card Holder.
Another Televised First
At the UK Open, she became the first woman to average 100 in a televised match. Neither Sherrock nor Ashton can be overtaken on the PDC Women’s Series Order of Merit which guarantees their participation at the event, which will run over the festive period.
Ashton, known as The Lancashire Rose, also qualified for the Grand Slam of Darts alongside Sherrock following the completion of the PDC Women’s Series.
To secure qualification, she needed to top the Order of Merit from Events 7-12 or finish second behind Sherrock, an achievement that was unlocked with a victory over Anastasia Dobromyslova in the Event 10 final.
Sherrock and Ashton are dominating the world of women’s darts right now and have won six and five Women’s Series titles apiece. In terms of averages, Sherrock finished the series on 85.54 ahead of Ashton at 84.44 while they both recorded a pair of 100+ averages.
bet365 has priced up Sherrock at 300/1 to win the Darts World Championship outright, while her rival has been given odds of 1000/1 to do the same.
World Series of Darts Finals
The Grand Slam of Darts will take place on the 13th of November in Wolverhampton and run for nine days.
Up first is this weekend’s World Series of Darts Finals in Amsterdam. We will have darts betting tips for this televised event later in the week.
World number ten Michael ‘Bully Boy’ Smith and Kim Huybrechts will get the 2021 World Series underway on Friday the 29th of October. Taking place from October 29-31, the World Series of Darts Finals will see 24 of the world’s top stars in action at the AFAS Live.
The eight seeded players, based on World Series Order of Merit ranking, will all enter the action on Saturday, October 30 in round two, which will include Gerwyn Price, Michael van Gerwen, Fallon Sherrock and Peter Wright.