PDC Women's Series set to take place in October, World Championship and Grand Slam of Darts spots up for grabs

The PDC have began to announce the rest of the 2020 season and alongside the PDC Autumn Series which was announced on Monday, we will have the first iteration of the PDC Women's Series 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.

Lisa Ashton also became the first PDC Tour Card holder through Q-School; there have also been success stories for the likes of Anastasia Dobromyslova and Mikuru Suzuki as of late.

It will replace the previous World Championship qualifying tournaments; which have been staged over the past two years.

Ahead of these four events as well there will be a separate free to enter Grand Slam of Darts Qualifier; which will be staged on Friday October 16; offering one place in November's tournament.

Entry to the Women's Series itself will cost £25 per player per event; with tournaments open to all female players aged 16 and above.

"Women's darts at the top level has never enjoyed as high a profile and this is an important development," said PDC Chief Executive Matthew Porter.

"This year has seen sport worldwide affected by the coronavirus pandemic and 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."

2020 PDC Women's Series Schedule

Friday October 16 - Grand Slam of Darts Qualifier
Saturday October 17 - PDC Women's Series Events One & Two
Sunday October 18 - PDC Women's Series Events Three & Four

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