Anastasia Dobromyslova inspired by Fallon Sherrock ahead of BDO World Championships


The PDC have made a decision to use the system again, although rebranded as "challengers", and it may allow for the inclusion of Sherrock after her history-making run at the World Championship.

Sherrock, who is the world number two in the British Darts Association's women's standings, took the tournament by storm when she became the first woman to win a match at the PDC World Championships by beating Ted Evetts in the opening round.

Barry Hearn, the PDC chairman, said: "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".

The match will be live on Sky Sports Darts.

And Sherrock told reporters: "I have helped darts in general, I think there's people now who didn't watch darts but want to watch it. This is fantastic, this whole experience has been unbelievable", she told Sky Sports in a post-match interview.

Dobey hauled himself back into contention, only to miss three successive double attempts as Sherrock sealed the set.

Organisers decided for the first time a year ago to allocate two of the 96 places in the world championship field to women.

Day 13 of darts' biggest event saw the final six ties from the last 16 take place, with Wright and Price among the players to ensure spots in today's quarter-finals.

The other qualifier, Mikuru Suzuki, lost 3-2 to James Richardson in the first round.

"While her run at the #WorldDartsChampionship is over, @Fsherrock has inspired millions", King tweeted Friday.

Even with defeat, she is £25,000 richer - far more than any payday she has earned before - although that will likely prove insignificant in light of her sponsorship potential going forward.

"I did not assume this was ever doable", she smiled.

As she prepares for the world championships once more, she knows that her toughest opponent is a familiar one - "the demons in my head", she says wryly.