Lisa Ashton claimed her PDC Tour Card recently at Q-School and will now compete on the PDC ProTour for the first time in a few weeks after making history.

Ashton spoke in the aftermath and admitted that she plays better when she face the men and that she is looking forward to the challenge that presents itself when she joins the PDC Tour.

‘I know I have to do the hard work now and push my level even higher against these men and see how far I can go,’ said Ashton to The Telegraph.

“No disrespect to any of the ladies, but we do play better against the men. I think it’s because we know we have to because they are stronger – they are hitting higher scores, so it’s pushing us.”

‘Every step is a new challenge. That’s what I like about it. I’m not there just to make up the numbers. Let them worry about me and not me worry about them.’

Potential Ladies Tour

A lot of talk has ensued about a potential ladies tour and despite coming through Q-School against the men, Ashton added that she hopes that now there can be one and that they have shown that they can compete.

‘The ladies are coming through, so hopefully with Fallon and me and others having a go, hopefully Barry Hearn might do a little ladies tour,’ continued the six-time World Championship finalist.

‘The opportunity is there. Fallon has shown she can play and she’s opened doors to ladies darts to show that we are ready to compete.’

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Author: Samuel Gill