Darts News: Making it to the PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace is, in Beau Greaves’ words, both a “dream come true” and a “bonus,” as he says, “If I play very well, I know I can defeat anyone.”
Greaves, known by the moniker “Beau ‘n’ Arrow,” won her eighth straight title in Wigan on Sunday, extending her winning streak on the PDC Women’s Series to 52 matches.
The 18-year-old, who was absent from the first 12 races of the year, kept up her unstoppable form to guarantee an Ally Pally debut in December.
She won Events 19 and 20 to join Order of Merit leader Lisa Ashton in qualifying.
Greaves declared “It’s a tremendous accomplishment. It’s kind of like realising a dream. I believe it to be a turning point, but when I do get at Alexandra Palace, I will undoubtedly enjoy every second of it.
“Really, I just consider it a plus. It goes without saying that doing that for women’s darts is incredible. Really, I’m at a loss for words.
“I couldn’t believe it since I never, ever imagined doing that in reality. That I will be among the select few who will get to visit Ally Pally and play there seems a little strange.”
Since she was ten years old, Greaves, of Doncaster, has defeated men in darts leagues. Now that she is the current WDF Lakeside Women’s World Champion, Greaves will have the opportunity to compete against players like Michael van Gerwen, Gerwyn Price, and title-holder Peter Wright on the biggest stage of them all.
Greaves said when asked what her ideal drawing would be: “I’m at a loss for words. In all honesty, I could’ care less. For me, getting there and performing well is sufficient. All depends, isn’t that right? I wouldn’t know who to sketch or anything like that, but let’s see.”
Later, she added: “Because getting there is only a small bonus, I have no fear of anyone. I’ve had my ups and downs, but for me, getting there at the age of 18 is huge. I’ll practise at home and carry out my regular activities. The most important thing is to simply look forward to performing there rather than worrying about or dreading it. I’m excited to perform on stage there and I want to go.”
Greaves set a new benchmark for female players by winning Event 19 with the greatest average ever recorded by a female competitor, defeating Sherrock in a thrilling final.
The adolescent sensation finished a dramatic 5-3 triumph with an average of 107.86, featuring a 148 checkout and an 11-darter.