Beau Greaves reaffirmed her incredible potential with a stunning display at the Isle of Man Darts Festival, averaging over 105 to set up a clash against Deta Hedman in the Masters final this weekend.
The 18-year-old registered four successive whitewash wins to advance to Sunday’s showpiece against ‘The Heart of Darts’, demolishing Christine Hyde, Jo Rolls and Dee Bateman, before producing a remarkable display in her semi-final success against Lorraine Hyde.
Greaves was reportedly struggling with dartitis during the latter stages of 2021, yet she was at her blistering best in the last four, averaging 105.45 and landing a ten-darter in claiming a comprehensive 4-0 victory.
Hedman – who has scooped over 220 ranking titles throughout her illustrious career – also advanced in emphatic fashion, surrendering the solitary leg in her semi-final triumph over Vicky Prium, having stormed past Kelly McKinnon, Nikki Bardsley and Jacqueline Maiden earlier in the day.
Hedman and Greaves will also lock horns in the Ladies Classic finale, having accounted for Amy Evans and Anca Zijlstra respectively on Thursday evening.
The pair are two of the most high-profile women in action this weekend, with four-time women’s world champion Lisa Ashton and Grand Slam quarter-finalist Fallon Sherrock headlining the opening events at the 2022 PDC Women’s Series, alongside former world champions Trina Gulliver MBE and Mikuru Suzuki.
In the men’s draw, WDF No 1 James Hurrell will face 15-year-old sensation Luke Littler for the right to be crowned Isle of Man Classic champion.
Hurrell followed up a whitewash win over Robert Owen by toppling Jordan Brooks in the semi-finals on Thursday night, while the prodigiously-talented Littler eased past Paul Hogan 4-1, before whitewashing Brazil’s World Cup captain Diogo Portela in the last four.
Meanwhile, the Isle of Man Masters showpiece will be contested between Hong Kong’s Kai Fan Leung and Scotland’s Ryan Hogarth. Leung defeated Aaron Turner and Scott Marsh in the latter stages, while Hogarth followed up a deciding-leg win over Hurrell with a convincing 4-1 win over Hogan.
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