Brilliant Beau does the double at the Women’s Series
In impressive fashion, teenage phenom Beau Greaves won her first two PDC Women’s Series championships on Saturday to kick off the fourth double-header weekend of the year.
With Hildesheim’s Halle 39 hosting four events over the holiday weekend, the fight to qualify for the Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts, Cazoo World Darts Championship, and 2023 Betfred Women’s World Matchplay continues.
Greaves, who is competing in the Women’s Series for the first time since 2020, had a perfect day on Saturday, winning 12 straight games to win both events and take home £2,000 in prize money.
Following routs of Leonie Kammann and Lerena Rietbergen in Event 13, the WDF Ladies Champion dropped just six legs in as many matches while defeating Lorraine Winstanley, a Women’s Series event winner earlier this year, 4-2.
She then defeated Noa-Lynn van Leuven and Iselin Hauen to advance to the final, where she continued her outstanding play by defeating Mikuru Suzuki 5-1 to win the match and the title.
Later on Saturday, Suzuki of Japan again advanced to the Event 14 final but was defeated once more by Greaves, who this time overcame a leg deficit to win 5-2 and strike a magnificent ten-darter in the process.
Greaves defeated Laura Turner in the semifinals after sweeping Anca Zijlstra, Teri-Frances Kidwell, and Evelien Van Tol earlier in Event 14. Her 94.21 average in the final outperformed her 93.63 average in her quarter-final victory over Stefanie Rennoch.
Suzuki defeated Women’s Series Order of Merit leader Lisa Ashton in the semifinals on her way to the Event 14 final; however, Ashton was unable to capture her eighth championship of the year in time to celebrate her 52nd birthday.
Katie Sheldon, who just qualified for the Women’s World Matchplay, advanced to the Event 13 semifinals alongside Iselin Hauen of Norway.
2022 PDC Women’s Series
Saturday August 27, Halle 39, Hildesheim
Katie Sheldon 4-1 Priscilla Steenbergen
Mikuru Suzuki 4-3 Aileen de Graaf
Iselin Hauen 4-2 Rhian Griffiths
Beau Greaves 4-2 Noa-Lynn van Leuven
Mikuru Suzuki 5-2 Katie Sheldon
Beau Greaves 5-1 Iselin Hauen
Beau Greaves 5-1 Mikuru Suzuki
Laura Turner 4-3 Noa-Lynn van Leuven
Beau Greaves 4-3 Stefanie Rennoch
Mikuru Suzuki 4-3 Priscilla Steenbergen
Lisa Ashton 4-2 Yukie Sakaguchi