World Darts Championship: ‘Torchbearer’ Fallon Sherrock deserves a spot at Alexandra Palace, says Devon Petersen | darts news

“If you look at women’s darts, Fallon has been the torch bearer the longest. If there was an official women’s rankings she would be number 1 as she won match play” – Devon Petersen supports Fallon Sherrock who has a spot at received the World Cup live on Sky Sports

Last updated: 11/23/22 5:19 PM

In the latest episode of Love The Darts, Devon Petersen and Michael Bridge discuss whether Fallon Sherrock deserves her spot at the 2023 World Championship

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In the latest episode of Love The Darts, Devon Petersen and Michael Bridge discuss whether Fallon Sherrock deserves her spot at the 2023 World Championship

In the latest episode of Love The Darts, Devon Petersen and Michael Bridge discuss whether Fallon Sherrock deserves her spot at the 2023 World Championship

Fallon Sherrock is the “torch bearer” for women in darts and deserves her spot at the 2023 World Darts Championship, Devon Petersen told the Love the Darts podcast.

Sherrock missed out on one of the two Women’s Series qualifying spots, with Beau Graves and Lisa Ashton claiming those spots, but has now been awarded a spot by the PDC after winning the first Women’s World Matchplay in July.

Sherrock made history at the 2019 World Championship with wins over Ted Evetts and Mensur Suljovic, while also playing in the 2022 edition, losing to Steve Beaton in the first round.

Michael Smith says Sherrock will bring

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Michael Smith says Sherrock will bring “excitement” to the World Darts Championship

Michael Smith says Sherrock will bring “excitement” to the World Darts Championship

The 28-year-old, who also reached the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam of Darts in 2021, will now be in action at Alexandra Palace next month. live on Sky Sports.

Petersen said: “If you look at women’s darts, Fallon was the longest torchbearer. If there were an official women’s ranking, she would be world No. 1 as she won the match play.

“People say it’s gifted, if it was any other sport, world No. 1 is voted.

“She’s number 1 in the women’s world – not in the women’s series [Sherrock is third on the Order of Merit] but if there was an official ranking.

Sherrock was awarded a seat at Alexandra Palace after winning the inaugural Women's World Matchplay

Sherrock was awarded a seat at Alexandra Palace after winning the inaugural Women’s World Matchplay

“Sherrock gives people unforgettable moments”

“She gets skewed all the time on social media, which is unfair to her, she’s just the player, she doesn’t make the decisions.

“She just shows up and gives people unforgettable moments. Everyone does it with Fallon from a first-person perspective. Fallon is as gentle as a kitten, gentle.”

After earning a spot at the World Championships, Sherrock said: “It’s great to be able to return to Ally Pally now.

“The PDC has done amazing things for women’s darts in recent years and this has given us players a platform to play at the highest level.”

“There’s a lot more to come from Barneveld”

Raymond van Barneveld will also be at the World Championships next month, his confidence boosted by his semi-final appearance in the Grand Slam of Darts in Wolverhampton.

Petersen believes Raymond van Barneveld can return to his best form after the Dutchman's impressive performance at the Grand Slam of Darts

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Petersen believes Raymond van Barneveld can return to his best form after the Dutchman’s impressive performance at the Grand Slam of Darts

Petersen believes Raymond van Barneveld can return to his best form after the Dutchman’s impressive performance at the Grand Slam of Darts

The Dutchman twice beat world No. 1 and 2021 World Champion Gerwyn Price during that run.

Petersen told the Love the Darts podcast: “Raymond has to fall in love with darts and the equipment he uses.

“In the last four or five years he hasn’t fallen in love with his darts, he’s switched from one brand to another. Now he has a dart that suits him perfectly and that belief is coming back. I think this is just that Beginning.

“Raymond mentioned in one of his tweets that he hit Price. That’s in his head now, he still feels capable. Because he believes and loves his gear so much, I believe there is a lot more to come.”

Watch the PDC World Darts Championship 2023 live on Sky Sports from December 15th to January 3rd.



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