Fallon Sherrock was knocked out of the second day of the Q-School Final Stage, losing her first game, but returns on Friday and Saturday
On Wednesday, Sherrock began the final stage by suffering a 6-1 defeat to American Danny Lauby, and after a second early loss, the ‘Queen of the Palace’ is now firmly up against it to earn a tour card.
𝗤 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝗧𝘄𝗼
On Thursday, Sherrock started well against former BDO Youth world champion Richardson, son of former PDC player James Richardson, going 2-0 ahead, but was then broken back and fell 5-3 behind before recovering to force a leg decider, which she ultimately lost to fall to a 6-5 defeat.
Last Updated: 13/01/22 3:55pm
Fallon Sherrock suffered a second consecutive early defeat in the final stage of PDC Q-School, losing 6-5 in her first match of the second day to Joshua Richardson in Milton Keynes.
Round one selected results UK:Joshua Richardson 6-5 Fallon SherrockGavin Carlin 6-2 Danny LaubyTed Evetts 6-5 Andy JenkinsDavie Kirwan 6-4 Leighton Bennett
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— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) January 13, 2022 Sherrock is bidding to become just the second woman, after Lisa Ashton in 2020, to win a PDC Tour Card and join the 128-strong Pro Tour.
One of 128 players competing for 32 places, Sherrock has yet to win a game in the final stage and will now likely have to dig deep on Day 3 or Day 4 on Friday and Saturday in further, albeit slim, opportunities. On Tuesday, Sherrock booked safe passage through to the final stage with a 5-2 victory over Wes Newton.
After a first-round defeat on Sunday, followed by a loss in her third match on Monday, Sherrock knew she needed big performances on Tuesday or she would be eliminated. The 27-year-old started with a 5-0 whitewash over Robert Whybrew, then defeated Kevin Lane 5-1, before seeing off the ‘The Warrior’ Newton, in a win which ensured she would get through via the First Stage Order of Merit. Her run was eventually ended at the last-32 stage by Scott Marsh, who prevailed in a last-leg decider.
‘The Lancashire Rose’ made a solid start to her bid to regain her PDC Tour Card as she averaged over 90 in beating Nick Fullwell and Josh McCarthy on Wednesday, but her form dipped and she eventually bowed out 6-4 to Gary Blades. The four-time women’s darts champion saw her dreams of a run at the PDC World Championship thwarted at the first-round stage by Dutchman Ron Meulenkamp last month.
After a promising start to day one of the Final Stage, winning two games, Lisa Ashton – like Sherrock – fell to defeat in her first match of the second day too, losing 6-2 to Alan Tabern. Ashton suffers early Day 2 loss too