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The first women to take up the sport professionally, Maureen Flower's was continually challenging the status quo within darts throughout the 1970's and 1980's. 

A pioneer of the sport, Flower's began competing in the National League in 1976. 

Flower's went onto captain England's women's team and, alongside other professionals including Linda Duffy, lobbied for the inclusion of Women in the WDF Europe and World Cup, which was realised in 1983, where she won the pairs with Audrey Derham, and the overall women's cup.

Flower's won the prestigious British Open in 1982, the same year she claimed runner-up spot at the inaugural World Masters, losing to Wales' Anne-Marie Davies. 1988 saw Flower's reach the final for a second time, only to be denied victory by Mandy Solomons. 

Flower's quit the sport in 1988 and in 1996 was entered into the National Darts Hall of Fame.

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