PDC Women's Series - Events 1-6
With less than 24 hours until the 2021 PDC Women's Series, the line up is confirmed and 70 women will be heading to the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes this weekend. With over £30,000 prize money on offer, plus a guaranteed place in the Grand Slam for the player who tops the Order of Merit after these six events, there is plenty to play for!
Photo - Lisa Ashton winning 4th World
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Trailblazers and history-makers all feature in this ever-developing event, which has progressed considerably in a short space of time since the introduction of two PDC World Championship qualification spots for women at the Ally Pally in 2018/19.
From one-day qualifiers in 2018 and 2019, 2020 saw the PDC expand this to a series of 4 events over a single weekend, with a £5,000 prize fund on offer per event and a separate qualifier for the PDC Grand Slam.
2021 saw the dedicated Women's event increased once again. Consisting of a series of 12 events - six in Milton Keynes this weekend and a further six in Barnsley on October 23-24, with the two table toppers by the end of event 12 winning a spot at the 2022 PDC World Championships.
Players will be looking to follow in the footsteps of Anastasia Dobromyslova, Lisa Ashton, Deta Hedman, Mikuru Suzuki and Fallon Sherrock in their bid to reach the infamous Ally Pally stage, including ten-times World Champion, Trina Gulliver, Australia's Corrine Hammond and former World Master Lorraine Winstanley.
Suzuki came within a wire of winning her match against James Richardson in 2019, coming from two sets and two legs down to force a deciding leg before Sherrock made global headlines as the first woman to win a match at the PDC World Championships, beating Ted Evetts and then going on to defeat the seeded Mensur Suljovic, before losing 4-2 to Chris Dobey.
Photo - Fallon Sherrock at the 2019/20 PDC World
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You can follow all the weekends action via DartConnect and PDCTV.
List of confirmed entries for September 25-26