Women’s darts sensation Fallon Sherrock has been rewarded for her ground-breaking World Championship win with a place in the 2020…
Women’s darts sensation Fallon Sherrock has been rewarded for her ground-breaking World Championship win with a place in the 2020 US Darts Masters in New York.
Sherrock defeated Ted Evetts to become the first female ever to win a match in a PDC World Championship, a story which has receieved worldwide coverage and has already proved an iconic moment in the history of women’s sport.
The 25-year-old has been thrust into the limelight and is now set to take America by storm at the at New York’s Madison Square Garden next June.
She will now join the likes of current World Champion Michael van Gerwen in the World Series event from June 5-6 alongside a host of other PDC stars and eight north American qualifiers.
Sherrock said: “I can’t believe it – this is amazing news for me. It’s been a crazy couple of days and I’m not sure everything has sunk in yet.
“It’s all really exciting and to get to play in the World Series in New York will be a fantastic experience for me. This shows that if me and other women show what we can do and win matches, we’ll be rewarded with more opportunities like this. I can’t wait.”
PDC Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We live in a big world and Fallon’s victory has become mainstream news, rather than sports news. It’s astonished me.
“The first woman to do something is always news because it’s a breakthrough moment for the sport. You couldn’t write that type of drama. I think it is a game-changing moment.
“Fallon will get the dream ticket in terms of an invitation to the World Series of Darts in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York.
“That’s going to be massive news around the world, particularly in America, and the message is clear to other women; if you’re good enough, opportunities exist or will be created.
“She’s going to have dream scenario there and who knows where it builds from there.”
“Darts is hugely popular across America and we’ve already seen incredible interest in our first visit to New York, and to have Fallon on stage at Madison Square will be a huge opportunity for her to show her undoubted talent to a new audience.”