Women's Premier League Victory for Dobromyslova
This week saw the conclusion of the Top Gun Promotions online Women’s Premier League, Contenders and Challengers Championships, with three-time World Champion Anastasia Dobromyslova taking top honours on finals night.
Dobromyslova was one of 22 women in the Premier League, and after eight weeks play, ‘From Russia with Love’ topped the table, with Warwickshire’s Natalie Gilbert in second place, and rising teen-sensation, Russia’s Ksenia Klochek in third.
Finals night saw the top ten positioned players battle it out, with Dobromyslova overcoming challenges from Welsh International Tracey Davies and Ireland’s Robyn Byrne before facing Klochek in the final, seeing out the the evening with a 5-2 win.
Roz Bulmer claimed the Contenders crown with a 4-0 win over Scottish International Chloe O’Brien in the final. Bulmer, the 2018 Women’s World Trophy semi-finalist headed the Contender table, closely followed by Julie Thompson in second and O’Brien in third.
It was Hilary Kirkbride who won through to take the Challengers title with a 4-1 win over Jayne Andrews. Kirkbride finished second in the league, which was topped by Linda Reed, with Hampshire’s Abi Jurd finishing in third position.
This coming Thursday will see the top 10 players from the Championship and Division One Leagues play off for their respective titles.
From humble beginnings at the start of the first UK lockdown, Top Gun Promotions under the supervision of Director Claire Stamper has seen the dedicated Women’s League go from strength to strength.
Starting with a sole league of 16 women predominantly based in the North East as a substitute for their local SuperLeague, the interest has steadily increased and they now boast over 100 players competing in five divisions, catering for all ages and abilities.
Players from as far afield as Australia have taken up the opportunity to keep actively playing at a time where venues are closed, events cancelled and international travel isn’t safe or viable.
Stamper has had to bring in additional help such is the leagues success, by way of Lewis Venes, to keep up with the fixtures, graphics and the multiple streaming matches, and is already planning a fourth tournament, starting on Thursday March 25th, running for six weeks plus finals night for those who qualify.
Cover Photo - PDC