Lisa Ashton wins PDC Tour Card at Qualifying School
Women's world no 1 Ashton to compete on PDC Tour for next two years; Fallon Sherrock fails to win tour card in Wigan
Last Updated: 20/01/20 8:08am
Lisa Ashton made history by becoming the first woman to win a PDC Tour Card at Qualifying School in Wigan on Sunday.
The 49-year-old, who is the women's world No 1, claimed the 12th and final spot via the Order of Merit.
Ashton's success means she has won the opportunity to compete on the PDC Tour for the next two years.
'The Lancashire Rose' is a four-time women's world champion and competed at the PDC world championship in 2019, only to suffer a first-round defeat to Jan Dekker.
She will now have the opportunity to compete on the full PDC circuit, having triumphed on the final day of qualifying school.
"I am so, so happy to finally get my Tour Card," said Ashton, who missed out by one point at 2019 Q School.
"I was sat there all day with people trying to work out if I had qualified so I just said 'tell me at the end, I can't deal with the stress!
"So when I found out I'd done it, that was a great moment.
"I want to play all the tournaments I can. I'm going to have a damn good go at whoever I play, they need to be ready.
"To come through a field of over 500 men, I couldn't be any happier.
"But I know I've got more in the tank and now I'm going to take my dreams wherever I can."
Fallon Sherrock, who made history by becoming the first women to win a match at the PDC World Championship before Christmas, failed to win a tour card.
Sherrock has already been awarded a 'challenger' place to appear on the second night of the Premier League in Nottingham on February 13.
Coverage of the Premier League gets underway on Thursday, February 6 in Aberdeen at 7pm on Sky Sports Action with newly-crowned world champion Peter Wright going up against Michael van Gerwen. Gary Anderson and 'Challenger' John Henderson also take to the stage.