Fallon Sherrock first woman to reach Grand Slam of Darts knockout

Fallon Sherrock first woman to reach Grand Slam of Darts knockout
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Fallon Sherrock becomes the first woman ever to reach the Grand Slam of Darts knockout stages.

Sherrock made history in the final group match in Wolverhampton. She came up with an amazing 170 finish. She had been 3-1 down but gained victory over German Gabriel Clemens.

The former hairdresser aged 27, commented: “I’m so delighted. The 170 checkout as well! Wow!


“I don’t know how I kept calm up there. I thought after he got the three legs: ‘Just win, just try to win now and don’t lose a leg.’

“I don’t know how I did it. That 170 – I thought: ‘Right, this has got to go. This is your one shot.’

“I will take each game as it comes. It’s a different format to the last time I played Mensur.”

Sherrock went on to add: “Mensur is a great player. I will see what my game is like against Mensur. I am so happy to get through. Oh my God.”

Three-time world darts champion John Part congratulated Sherrock. The Canadian player said: “I can’t imagine there has ever been a greater comeback inside of a group game in the history of this event. Especially having to win four consecutive legs.

“Clemens played very well, he really did, but it wasn’t good enough. That was magic that Fallon came up with.

“It was unbelievable stuff. Magical. That was incredible.

“Wayne Mardle was watching with me on the side and he said: ‘Some things are destiny.’ I have to agree. Wow.”

He added: “What a comeback, what heart. Nothing to lose. From the point of despair at 3-1 down, then all of a sudden it happens. Mensur was a victim on her debut at Ally Pally.

“She needs to enjoy what she did tonight. I am glad she has Wednesday off because how many times will she wake up tonight and pinch herself?”

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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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