Womens World Matchplay’s Imposing Field

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WOMENS PDC darts has certainly picked up momentum over the past three years. The second hosting of the Betfred Womens World Matchplay will bring together one of the strongest fields ever seen in the womens game;

The inaugural hosting in 2022 certainly was not a weak field but owing to the Womens Series being in its infancy, and a very truncated qualification period, several big names either didn’t make the cut or simply were never attempting to make that Winter Gardens stage.

The most obvious of these missing stars was Beau Greaves. The teenager had spent much of the season playing WDF events and then claiming the Lakeside World Championship. This ensured she was unable to appear at Blackpool.

Greaves Lifts The Lakeside Trophy in 2022 ( Pic WDF/Chris Sargeant)

Shortly after the Englishwoman nicknamed Beau ‘n’ Arrow began to play the PDC events in earnest and set record after record as she raced to number one No.1. This will however be her first PDC ranking women’s TV major in an atmosphere unlike others she has played previously.

Another superb addition to the field for 2023 is double world champion Mikuru Suzuki. The Japanese thrower shook up the comfortable Ladies elite when she claimed Lakeside for the first time in 2019 and defended her crown at the O2 in 2020.

Wales’ Rhian O’Sullivan also brings vast experience after reaching multiple Lakeside finals and winning on the Women’s series and WDF circuit this/last year.

Overall this years 8 have to be considered significantly stronger than that initial field both in terms of current form/standard and TV performance pedigree.

It should be thriller of an event from the first match up onwards.

Betfred Women’s World Matchplay

Schedule of Play

Sunday July 23 (1300 BST)

Quarter-Finals:

Beau Greaves v Noa-Lynn van Leuven

Robyn Byrne v Rhian O’Sullivan

Mikuru Suzuki v Aileen de Graaf,

Fallon Sherrock v Lisa Ashton


Semi-Finals:

Greaves/Van Leuven v Byrne/O’Sullivan

Suzuki /De Graaf v Sherrock/Ashton


Final: v


Prize Fund

  • Winner £10,000
  • Runner-Up £5,000
  • Semi-Finalists £2,500
  • Quarter-Finalists £1,250
  • Total £25,000

Format

Quarter-Finals:

Best of seven legs

Semi-Finals:

Best of nine legs

Final:

Best of 11 legs

—–ENDS—–

Images: PDC (unless stated)

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