Fallon Sherrock beaten in first round at PDC Q-School by Jason Hogg, John Part also loses | Darts News

Fallon Sherrock is making an offer to earn a PDC Tour Card for the first time, but was beaten in the first round on opening day of the Q-School by Jason Hogg; Sherrock will have two more chances to qualify for the finals, which runs from January 12-15

Last updated: 01/09/22 16:21


Fallon Sherrock lost to Jason Hogg

Fallon Sherrock suffered a narrow defeat to Jason Hogg in his first game on the opening day of the PDC UK Q-School in Milton Keynes.

Qualifying School, or Q-School, includes more than 650 players bidding on the 32 available Tour Cards. Simultaneous events are organized in the UK and Germany.

Sherrock, who entered the 2020 World Championships by becoming the first woman to win a tournament match, is aiming to secure a Tour Card for the first time.

It is currently ranked 90th in the PDC Order of Merit, with only the first 64 automatic Tour cards granting access to the Players’ Championships and UK Open Qualifiers.

Sherrock fell in her opening game at Milton Keynes Q-School, losing a tight 5-4 run to Hogg.

The match went with the shot all the way, with Sherrock approaching the breaking point on her seventh leg when she was left at 40. She was also stuck at 41 after nine last-leg darts when Hogg checked. out at 67 to secure a tense victory.

Hogg averaged 93 in the win while Sherrock finished with an average of 90. Hogg made it to the round of 16 where he was beaten by Andrew Hyland.

Wayne Mardle believes Fallon Sherrock's current form isn't good enough to warrant a Premier League spot

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Wayne Mardle believes Fallon Sherrock’s current form isn’t good enough to warrant a Premier League spot

Wayne Mardle believes Fallon Sherrock’s current form isn’t good enough to warrant a Premier League spot

The first stage runs from January 9-11, so Sherrock will have two more chances to qualify for the finals, which runs from January 12-15.

Three-time world champion John Part also lost in the first round, dropping 5-3 to Jonny Kinsella.

Leighton Bennett, 16, winner of the BDO World Youth Darts Championship in 2019, lost 5-4 to Neil MacDougall.

Even if Sherrock hasn’t secured a Tour Card yet, she may still be in the running for a spot at Premier League Darts.

The top four players in the world automatically qualify for the competition, but the other six places are wildcard selections.

Steve Beaton beat Fallon Sherrock to advance to the second round of the World Darts Championship

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Steve Beaton beat Fallon Sherrock to advance to the second round of the World Darts Championship

Steve Beaton beat Fallon Sherrock to advance to the second round of the World Darts Championship

PDC President Eddie Hearn said Sherrock is being considered for a job.

“Right now, Fallon is the standard bearer of women’s darts growth and development because she has the profile to inspire a new generation of female darts players and is one of, if not, the main reason that investment has come since. PDC, ‚ÄĚHearn told Sky Sports in December.

“Suddenly we see the potential for that growth and whenever we talk about the growth of a sport, it always comes through an individual, an ambassador or a model. If you are going to achieve growth at a younger level through females with darts. , is the kind of person who will inspire him.

“When he made it to the World Cup in 2019 you wondered if it was going to be a unique event, but it proved it isn’t. For me, with an advertising hat on, it has to be considered for the Premier League.

“Fans will want it in, broadcasters will want it in, but there is a real feeling from the PDC board that the Premier League is an event that rewards players for performance and consistency over the period and now we’re starting to see that. consistency by Fallon Sherrock.

“You can’t ignore the profile and the noise it creates for darts. It has been an incredible blessing for the sport.”

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