English professional darts player Fallon Sherrock today became the first ever woman to beat a man at the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) World Championships. The 25 year-old drew Ted Evetts in the first round, coming out on top with a 3–2 win. This was followed up with a convincing 3-1 win over World 11th Seed Mensur Suljovic in the second round.
2019: Quarter final (lost to Maria O’Brien 0–2)
2018: Quarter final (lost to Lisa Ashton 0–2)
2017: Quarter final (lost to Lisa Ashton 0–2)
2016: First round (lost to Ann-Louise Peters 1–2)
2015: Runner up (lost to Lisa Ashton 1–3)
2014: Quarter final (lost to Anastasia Dobromyslova 1–2)
2020: First Round; (Beat Ted Evetts 3–2), Second Round; (Beat Mensur Suljovic 3–1), Third Round; (Vs Chris Dobey)
Sherrock started playing darts aged 17 after packing in her career as a hairdresser. With some good results over the years, Sherrock has been a stand-out player in 2019 and cemented her status at the PDC World Championships.
Thanks to Fallon Sherrock, darts is no longer a man’s world.
Great job. Nice to see this for the promotion of the game of darts – hopefully Sherrock’s media coverage will attract more women in the sport.