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Fallon Sherrock bidding to win a PDC Tour card for the first time and become the second woman to do so; On the first day of the Finals Wednesday, Sherrock missed his first chance to win a tour card, losing his first game to Danny Lauby; The Q School event runs from January 12 to 15

Last updated: 01/13/22 13:21

Fallon Sherrock was eliminated from Day 2 of the Q-School Finals, losing her first game, but returns on Friday and Saturday

Fallon Sherrock suffered a second straight loss early in the PDC Q-School Finals, losing 6-5 in his Day 2 opener against Joshua Richardson in Milton Keynes.

Sherrock entered the finals on Wednesday with a 6-1 loss to American Danny Lauby, and after an early second loss, the “Queen of the Palace” is now firmly against him to win a tour card.

On Thursday Sherrock got off to a good start against former BDO Youth World Champion Richardson, son of ex-PDC player James Richardson, with a 2-0 lead but was later pushed back and fell 5-3 behind before step back to force a leg decision. In the end, she lost 6-5 though.

Sherrock is keen to become the second woman, after Lisa Ashton in 2020, to win a PDC Tour card and join the 128-person Pro Tour.

One of 128 players vying for 32 places, Sherrock is yet to win a game in the finals and will now likely have to dig deep on Day 3 or Day 4 Friday and Saturday in other, albeit slim, opportunities. .

On Tuesday, Sherrock saved himself a safe passage into the Finals with a 5-2 win over Wes Newton.

After a loss in the first round on Sunday, followed by a loss in her third game on Monday, Sherrock knew she needed a big performance on Tuesday or she would be eliminated.

The 27-year-old started with a 5-0 slash over Robert Whybrew, then beat Kevin Lane 5-1, before defeating “The Warrior” Newton in a victory that ensured her passing through order. first stage of Merit. His run was finally interrupted in the last stage of the 32 by Scott Marsh, who won in a decisive match.

Ashton also suffers a loss early in Day 2

After a promising start to Day 1 of the Finals, winning two matches, Lisa Ashton – like Sherrock – was also beaten in her first match of Day 2, losing 6-2 to Alan Tabern.

‘The Lancashire Rose’ got off to a good start in her attempt to reclaim her PDC tour card as she averaged over 90 beating Nick Fullwell and Josh McCarthy on Wednesday, but her form plummeted and she slipped finally inclined 6-4 against Gary Blades.

The four-time women’s darts champion saw her dream of racing in the PDC World Championship thwarted in the first round by Dutchman Ron Meulenkamp last month.

The Q school explained

More than 650 players are participating in the PDC 2022 Qualifying Schools from January 9 to 15, with 32 Tour Cards on offer for players to secure a spot on the PDC Tour for 2022 and 2023.

The competitions are split between Milton Keynes and Niedernhausen in Germany.

The first stage took place from January 9 to 11, with 128 players advancing to the finals.

Eight players per day qualified automatically, with all other places allocated to first-stage Order of Merit players in each region.

A total of 32 PDC Tour Cards will be offered in the Finals from January 12-15, with each of the daily winners in the UK and Europe receiving an automatic Tour Card. Wednesday, James wilson got an immediate return to the ProTour, beating Sherrock partner Cameron Menzies 6-1 to comfortably secure his return to the pro tour.

The remaining 24 Tour Cards will be awarded to UK and EU Q School Finals Orders of Merit players, and prorated to the total number of participants in each region.

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