PDC announces expanded Women’s Series for 2021

The PDC Women’s Series has been expanded to 12 events in 2021, offering female players more opportunities than ever before to compete in PDC events.

Places in the 2021/22 William Hill World Championship will be awarded to the top two players based on prize money won across the 12 tournaments, while two spots in the 2021 Grand Slam will also be up for grabs.

The PDC Women’s Series visits Germany for the first time as Events 1-4 take place at the H+ Hotel in Niedernhausen on August 28-29 for the opening weekend of action.

Events 5-8 will be played at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on September 25-26, before the PDC Women’s Series concludes with Events 9-12 at the Barnsley Metrodome on October 23-24.

A total of £60,000 in prize money will be on offer across the 12 events, with the final two weekends to be broadcast live online.

The two places in November’s Grand Slam will go to the leading performers in the second and third weekends respectively, based on cumulative prize money won in Events 5-8 for one place and Events 9-12 for the second place.

The 2021 PDC Women’s Series tour is an expansion of the four events held in 2020, which saw Lisa Ashton and Deta Hedman claim places at Alexandra Palace, while Ashton also qualified for the Grand Slam.

The PDC’s first female Tour Card Holder, Ashton continues to be a trailblazer within the sport, and became the first woman to average over 100 in a televised event in March.

On the news of the expanded PDC Women’s Series, Ashton said: “This is fantastic news for women’s darts.

“Playing in the Women’s Series last year it was fantastic to see so many top players competing, especially with matches streamed.

“The women’s game continues to move in the right direction, and by once again offering places in two of the PDC’s biggest televised events we as players have the chance to keep breaking new ground.”

Entry will be £25 per player per event and will be open to all female players aged 16 and above. Each event will have £5,000 in prize money on offer, including £1,000 to the winner.

Two-time BDO World Champion Mikuru Suzuki, history-maker Fallon Sherrock and Russia’s Anastasia Dobromyslova have also competed in the PDC World Championship in recent years.

PDC Chief Executive Matthew Porter said: “Today’s announcement underlines our commitment to providing opportunities to female players.

“Women’s darts continues to enjoy a higher profile than ever before, and we see an expansion of the PDC Women’s Series as the next step in the game’s progression.

“We are pleased that this year’s tour will incorporate events in Germany, reflecting the growth of women’s darts across the world.”

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PDC Women’s Series 2021 Dates and Venues

Events 1-4

August 28-29
H+ Hotel, Niedernhausen, Germany

Events 5-8

September 25-26
Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, UK

Events 9-12

October 23-24
Barnsley Metrodome, UK

Prize Fund (Per Event)

Winner: £1,000
Runner-up: £600
Semi-finalists: £400
Quarter-finalists: £250
Last 16: £100
Last 32: £50
Total: £5,000

Entries confirmed for PDC Women’s Series

More than 80 players will battle it out in the inaugural PDC Women’s Series in Barnsley from October 17-18.

The weekend’s action at the Barnsley Metrodome will commence with the Boylesports Grand Slam of Darts qualifier on Friday October 16, offering one place in November’s tournament.

Two places in the 2020/21 World Championship will then be on offer based on prize money won across the four events to be held on Saturday and Sunday.

The mini-tour will replace the two separate qualifying tournaments for the World Championship which have been staged over the past two years, offering £20,000 prize money in total across the four events.

Lisa Ashton became the first woman to win a PDC Tour Card at Qualifying School earlier this year – among 16 female players competing in the event – while Fallon Sherrock created history with her landmark run to the Last 32 of the 2019/2020 World Championship, defeating Ted Evetts and Mensur Suljovic along the way.

Anastasia Dobromyslova had joined Ashton in qualifying for the 2018/2019 World Championship, while Japan’s Mikuru Suzuki competed alongside Sherrock at Alexandra Palace last December.

Reigning Women’s World Champion Suzuki is the notable absentee due to travel issues, however a high quality field is set to assemble in Barnsley.

Four-time World Champion Ashton is joined by her daughter Lindsey, while Deta Hedman – who reached the Last 16 of a Challenge Tour event last week – also features.

Three-time World Champion Dobromyslova, former world finalists Fallon Sherrock and Lorraine Winstanley and 16-year-old sensation Beau Greaves are also in action.

One live streaming board will be in operation throughout the Women’s Series, with the weekend’s events commencing from 10.30am BST.

WATCH THE PDC WOMEN’S SERIES STREAMED LIVE HERE (18+)

BoyleSports Grand Slam of Darts – Women’s Qualifier Entries

Friday October 16

Lindsey Ashton
Lisa Ashton
Eileen Askew
Marlene Badger
Felicia Blay
Carla Boyes
Caroline Breen
Rachel Brooks
Roz Bulmer
Robyn Byrne
Denise Cassidy
Kirsty Chubb
Jo Clements
Christina Cronin
Sue Cusick
Natalie Davey
Tracey Davies
Aileen de Graaf
Anastasia Dobromyslova
Natasha Eaves
Rebecca Edwards
Casey Gallagher
Kirsty Gibbs
Natalie Gilbert
Donna Gleed
Sharon Godbeer
Beau Greaves
Corrine Hammond
Catherine Handley
Amanda Harwood
Deta Hedman
Judy Hendriksen
Courtney Hine
Stefanie Huengsberg
Kirsty Hutchinson
Lorraine Hyde
Zoe Jones
Giffy Khaosoi
Teri-Frances Kidwell
Hiu Yan Leung
Samantha Lewis
Joanne Locke
Crissy Manley
Vicky Martin
Debbie McBride
Holly Meadwell
Sarah Milkowski
Tina Neylon
Tracy North
Chloe O’Brien
Maria O’Brien
Rhian O’Sullivan
Sandra Page
Leanne Palmer
Josie Paterson
Laura Patton
Joanne Potton
Annmarie Potts
Shelly Price
Vicky Pruim
Donna-Maria Rainsley
Christine Readhead
Lerena Rietbergen
Linda Rietbergen
Jo Rolls
Jane Shearing
Katie Sheldon
Fallon Sherrock
Emma Smith
Heather Smith
Mandy Smith
Suzanne Smith
Mandy Solomons
Claire Stamper
Margaret Sutton
Vikki Tasker
Evonne Taylor
Laura Turner
Aletta Wajer
Lainey Webb
Phonsawan Whillis
Lorraine Winstanley
Katie Woodcock
Sherrie Yeomans
Anca Zijlstra

PDC Women’s Series Entries

October 17-18

Lindsey Ashton
Lisa Ashton
Eileen Askew
Marlene Badger
Felicia Blay
Carla Boyes
Caroline Breen
Rachel Brooks
Roz Bulmer
Robyn Byrne
Eleanor Cairns
Denise Cassidy
Kirsty Chubb
Jo Clements
Christina Cronin
Sue Cusick
Natalie Davey
Tracey Davies
Aileen de Graaf
Anastasia Dobromyslova
Natasha Eaves
Rebecca Edwards
Juliet Findley
Casey Gallagher
Kirsty Gibbs
Natalie Gilbert
Donna Gleed
Sharon Godbeer
Beau Greaves
Corrine Hammond
Catherine Handley
Amanda Harwood
Deta Hedman
Courtney Hine
Stefanie Huengsberg
Kirsty Hutchinson
Lorraine Hyde
Giffy Khaosoi
Trish Kidd
Teri-Frances Kidwell
Hiu Yan Leung
Samantha Lewis
Joanne Locke
Crissy Manley
Debbie McBride
Chloe Mckivett
Holly Meadwell
Sarah Milkowski
Tina Neylon
Tracy North
Chloe O’Brien
Maria O’Brien
Kerry O’Connor
Rhian O’Sullivan
Sandra Page
Leanne Palmer
Josie Paterson
Laura Patton
Louise Pearson
Annmarie Potts
Shelly Price
Vicky Pruim
Donna-Maria Rainsley
Christine Readhead
Lerena Rietbergen
Linda Rietbergen
Jo Rolls
Jane Shearing
Katie Sheldon
Fallon Sherrock
Emma Smith
Mandy Smith
Suzanne Smith
Mandy Solomons
Claire Stamper
Margaret Sutton
Vikki Tasker
Evonne Taylor
Laura Turner
Aletta Wajer
Lainey Webb
Phonsawan Whillis
Jackie Wilkinson
Lorraine Winstanley
Sherrie Yeomans
Anca Zijlstra

*Please note that players may not have entered all four events