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Fallon Sherrock handed World Series of Darts wildcard for 2020

Jamie Shaw in New Zealand Darts Masters 30 Dec 2020
Women’s darting trailblazer Sherrock is set to take the World Series by storm (Photo by Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Fallon Sherrock has been handed a place in every World Series of Darts event for 2020 following her historic exploits in the World Darts Championship.

Following her ground-breaking victory over Ted Evetts at Alexandra Palace before Christmas, the 25-year-old had been included in the field for the 2020 U.S Darts Masters as the World Series visits New York’s Madison Square Garden for the first time.

She subsequently overcame world number 11 Mensur Suljovic before bowing out to Chris Dobey 4-2 in the Last 32, having led 2-1 during another impressive performance.

Sherrock, a non Tour Card holder who will compete at Q School in January, has now been included for the remaining five World Series events next season, to be held in Copenhagen, Germany, New Zealand and the double-header in Australia.

“I’m so excited to be given this opportunity and I can’t wait to play on the World Series next year,” said Sherrock.

“Being included in just the US Darts Masters was amazing enough but to now be able to go worldwide is something I could only dream of.

“The last week or so has been incredible for me and the reaction I’ve received from around the world has been crazy. I’ve loved every minute of it and I couldn’t have asked for anything more.

“I want to keep improving my game and the World Series will be another chance for me to show what I can do. I’m really grateful for the opportunity and I hope I can carry on where I left off in the World Championship.”

PDC Chairman Barry Hearn added: “Fallon has represented women’s darts magnificently at the World Championship and we’re delighted to give her a global stage to compete on now in the World Series of Darts.

“We remain committed to furthering opportunities for female players and Fallon’s achievements put her at the forefront of this. She has acquitted herself superbly and we can’t wait for her to be a part of the World Series this year.”

The 2020 World Series of Darts will begin with the U.S Masters from June 5-6 as the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden hosts the sport’s top players, with eight PDC stars set to face off against eight North American qualifiers.

The inaugural Nordic Darts Masters will then be held at Forum Copenhagen on June 12-13 as Denmark hosts a World Series event for the first time.

The New Zealand Masters will return to Hamilton’s Claudelands Arena on August 21-22, with details of a double-header in Australia and the German  Masters to be confirmed in due course.