Fallon Sherrock awarded New York appearance after creating history at Alexandra Palace
Former BDO World Championship finalist Fallon Sherrock will feature in the 2020 US Darts Masters at the Hulu Theatre, New York in July.
Sherrock, 25, created a piece of history on Tuesday evening in becoming the first female player to win through the World Darts Championship first round, defeating Ted Evetts in a thriller.
The Milton Keynes-based sensation will lineup alongside the likes of world number one Michael van Gerwen among the PDC’s representatives as the World Series of Darts extravaganza heads to New York for the first time.
Eight north American qualifiers will also compete in the North American tournament in early June, with Sherrock set to make history again when she becomes the first female competitor on the World Series stage.
“We live in a big world and Fallon’s victory has become mainstream news, rather than sports news,” Barry Hearn told pdc.tv. “It’s astonished me.
“The first woman to do something is always news because it’s a breakthrough moment for the sport. You couldn’t write that type of drama. I think it is a game-changing moment.
“Fallon will get the dream ticket in terms of an invitation to the World Series of Darts in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York.
“That’s going to be massive news around the world, particularly in America, and the message is clear to other women; if you’re good enough, opportunities exist or will be created.
“She’s going to have dream scenario there and who knows where it builds from there.”
Hearn added: “The aim of the World Series is to grow professional darts worldwide and Fallon’s inclusion will be another massive step for the sport on the global stage.
“Darts is hugely popular across America and we’ve already seen incredible interest in our first visit to New York, and to have Fallon on stage at Madison Square will be a huge opportunity for her to show her undoubted talent to a new audience.”
The 2020 US Darts Masters be held from July 5-6 in New York.
Photography: Lawrence Lustig/PDC