World Women's Darts
Dobromyslova secures Lakeside spot with Irish Open win
The headline event of the INDO's Killarney Festival of darts went to Anastasia Dobromyslova as she took the Irish Open with a 5-4 ensuring herself a place in the 2022 WDF Lakeside Women's World Championship.
Dobromyslova's win denied Deta Hedman her 220th career win, as she defeated the England captain 5-4 in the final. A long win coming for Dobromyslova, who made the final stages of several tournaments this season, the win pushes her up to World Number 2 in the rankings.
Dobromyslova saw off a strong challenge from Sweden's Vicky Prium in the quarter-finals, before whitewashing the Denmark Open Champion, Anca Zijlistra 4-0 in the semi-final.
Hedman's route to the final included a quarter-final win over Lorraine Hyde; a match that also saw a last-leg decider before meeting Jo Clements in the semi-finals. winning through four legs to nil.
The WDF Silver-ranked tournament, The Irish Open saw Saturday's runner-up Deta Hedman take the spoils on her 62nd birthday.
It was Corrine Hammond who felt the sharp end of Hedman's arrows, as she lost 4-2 in the final. Hedman beat rising Irish star Robyn Byrne 4-2 in the semi-final, whilst Hammond was embroiled in a close match with Vicky Pruim, winning through 4-3.