PDC Chief Executive Matt Porter on PDC Women's Series announcement: "It is hugely encouraging at a time when other sports are seeing opportunities for women reduced"
As well as the PDC Autumn Series, it was announced on Tuesday that the PDC Women's Series would make its debut in October.
Two places in the 2020/21 PDC World Championship will be on offer based on prize money won across the four events; which will be held on October 17-18 in Cannock.
It is the PDC ’s first foray back into a tour for Women’s Darts; after the success of Fallon Sherrock; with her ground-breaking run at the PDC World Championship dubbing her The Queen of the Palace. There will also be a Grand Slam of Darts qualifier; which will be free to enter.
PDC Chief Executive Matthew Porter spoke on the announcement saying it is one which is 'important'; during a time when women's sport is being diminished during Coronavirus:
"Women's darts at the top level has never enjoyed as high a profile and this is an important development."
"This year has seen sport worldwide affected by the coronavirus pandemic; it is hugely encouraging at a time when other sports are seeing opportunities for women reduced that we are able to bring in the PDC Women's Series ; and create a place in the 2020 Grand Slam of Darts.
"We are also retaining two places in the William Hill World Darts Championship for female players; giving them the opportunity to take part in our sport's biggest tournament once again; after the historic achievements of Fallon Sherrock last December."