The WDF tour made its third American stop of the year this past weekend, with Dani Warmack claiming the Washington Area Open singles titles.
It was Tennessee’s ‘Valkyrie’, Dani Warmack, who picked up her second ranking title of 2021.
Warmack started the day hot with a 3-0 win over Stitches Preciado that saw her average over 67, and she followed that up with wins over Samantha White and Holly Young to reach the semi-finals for the loss of just one leg.
In the last four, she produced another whitewash, this time against Shea Cole, to setup a final against Cleveland’s Marlise Kiel, who won the women’s pairs alongside Canada’s Trish Grzesik.
After coming through a back-and-forth opening game against Melissa Arroyo, Kiel dispatched Andrea Flaville and Michelle Graybeal, before meeting with Warmack’s mentor Sandy Haas in the last four.
Five of the six legs between Kiel and Haas went against the throw, with former national cricket champion Kiel securing the only hold of the match in the fifth leg to record a 4-2 triumph.
While a slew of missed doubles in the second leg of the final brought the averages down, the superior scoring power of Warmack was the difference-maker as she raced to an emphatic 5-1 victory.
Warmack recorded 10 ton-plus visits as well as a 140 in the six legs, producing a 17-dart best leg in leg five before sealing it with a 32 finish.
For her victory, Warmack claims the $480 top prize and a further 45 points in her bid to climb the WDF rankings. She now sits 21st overall and just 25 points behind Paula Murphy in the US regional rankings.
Andrew Sinclair - Inside the WDF @InsidetheWDF