Fallon Sherrock will feature in a pro-celebrity darts event in Germany this weekend, having opted to withdraw from the BDO World Championship earlier in the week.
Sherrock sent shock waves across the sporting world courtesy of her ground-breaking exploits at Alexandra Palace, where she became the first woman in history to win a match at the PDC World Championship.
The 25-year-old defeated Development Tour winner Ted Evetts in her opener which generated unprecedented media coverage for the sport, before she caused an even bigger sensation by dumping out 11th seed Mensur Suljovic to reach the third round, where she eventually bowed out.
However, the Milton Keynes ace is now set to team up with legendary Italian striker Luca Toni in the third staging of the Pro-Sieben Celebrity Darts World Cup, where six professionals team up with six celebrities at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn.
Sherrock will compete alongside the likes of newly crowned world champion Peter Wright, world No 1 Michael van Gerwen and 16-time world champion Phil Taylor. Grand Slam champion Gerwyn Price and home favourite Max Hopp make up the list of six professionals.
The celebrities include Luca Toni, Max Kruse, Pascal Hens, Daniel Boschmann, Frank Buschmann and Sarah Harrison, although Sherrock is expected to partner Toni, who played a prominent role in Italy’s 2006 World Cup success.
Sherrock was set to feature in the BDO World Championship this weekend, although the 2015 finalist pulled out of the competition on Tuesday after the British Darts Organisation revealed that the prize pot had been significantly reduced for the flagship competition.
BDO Chairman Des Jacklin had vowed to increase the winner’s prize fund from £12,000 to £20,000 for 2020, although due to their failure to obtain a title sponsor coupled with dismal ticket sales, a paltry £8,000 will be on offer to the winner at the Indigo O2 at London’s O2 Arena.
Sherrock was due to face Corrine Hammond in her opener on Saturday, although she is now expected to pocket far more than the £8,000 prize fund on offer at the BDO World Championship, in her appearance on German soil.
It’s been a stunning rise to prominence for Sherrock, who will feature in all six PDC World Series events in 2020. She has also been announced as one of nine ‘Challengers’ in this year’s Premier League – the 25-year-old will headline Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena on February 13th.
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