Fallon Sherrock is going to be back in plenty more PDC events next year having secured invitations to all the World Series of Darts tournaments over 2020.
Following her historic win in the first round of the PDC World Darts Championship earlier this month, the 25-year-old was handed a spot at the US Darts Masters at Madison Square Garden, New York.
She caused an even bigger stir by beating world number 11 Mensur Suljovic in the second round and then pushing Chris Dobey close in the last 32.
Sherrock attracted vast media attention after becoming the first woman to win a match at the PDC World Darts Championship and gained an army of new fans in the process.
Looking to grow women’s darts and capitalise on the popularity of the new Queen of the Oche, the PDC have included her in the World Series events in Denmark, Germany, New Zealand and the two in Australia next year.
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‘I’m so excited to be given this opportunity and I can’t wait to play on the World Series next year,’ said Fallon. ‘Being included in just the US Darts Masters was amazing enough but to now be able to go worldwide is something I could only dream of.
‘The last week or so has been incredible for me and the reaction I’ve received from around the world has been crazy. I’ve loved every minute of it and I couldn’t have asked for anything more.
‘I want to keep improving my game and the World Series will be another chance for me to show what I can do. I’m really grateful for the opportunity and I hope I can carry on where I left off in the World Championship.’
The events in New York and Copenhagen are on back-to-back weekends in June, while the New Zealand event is in August and the German and Aussie tournaments are yet to be confirmed.
PDC chairman Barry Hearn is thrilled with the emergence of Sherrock as a new superstar of darts and is more than happy to afford her these opportunities.
‘We remain committed to furthering opportunities for female players and Fallon’s achievements put her at the forefront of this,’ said Hearn.
‘She has acquitted herself superbly and we can’t wait for her to be a part of the World Series this year.’