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Teenage sensation Beau Greaves explains her causes for eager to defend her Lakeside crown reasonably than play at Ally Pally; Subsequent up on the Sky Sports activities Darts calendar is the seventeenth staging of the Grand Slam of Darts from 11-19 November on the Aldersley Leisure Village

Final Up to date: 08/11/23 6:14am

Beau Greaves gained the Girls’s World Matchplay and now she is going to make her debut on the Grand Slam of Darts this weekend

Beau Greaves felt as if she was “simply making the numbers up” on the PDC World Darts Championship with the teenage sensation opting to play at Lakeside this yr.

Greaves dropped just one set your complete event when claiming her first world title on the 2022 WDF event, producing a report common of 92.02 in beating Kirsty Hutchinson within the remaining.

The 19-year-old has additionally certified to play on this yr’s PDC World Championship at Alexandra Palace by advantage of successful the Girls’s World Matchplay in Blackpool this summer season. However the two tournaments held in December conflict and Greaves has opted to defend her title.

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Mark Webster believes that Greaves determination to play at Lakeside this December is a ‘gamble’

Mark Webster believes that Greaves determination to play at Lakeside this December is a ‘gamble’

After I performed at Ally Pally I felt as if I used to be simply making the numbers up. I do know I am not as a result of I earned my place there and I had each proper to be there. I simply really feel comfy enjoying the WDF and enjoying girls’ darts, so I simply discovered it out of my consolation zone. However the extra I do it hopefully the higher I will be.

Beau Greaves

“It was a kind of as a result of ever since I began enjoying darts I wished to be a World Champion and I did that and now I need to go and defend it,” Greaves advised Sky Sports activities.

“I simply get pleasure from Lakeside much more and I felt as if I wanted to be there because the defending champion. If I wasn’t then possibly I might have thought of going to the PDC Worlds but it surely was actually what I wished to play in so I ended up selecting Lakeside.”

The winner of the WDF Girls’s World Championship claims £25,000, whereas Greaves must attain the third spherical at Ally Pally to match that haul.

“Cash is cash,” she stated. “I feel proper now it is one among them the place I am not determined for cash. I need not chase it and suppose ‘the place am I going to earn extra’. I used to be simply desirous about my darts and the way I used to be going to really feel.

“I may go to Lakeside, lose first spherical and get nowhere close to what I might earn at Ally Pally. I’ve thought of all of it and on the Girls’s Collection I’ll hopefully get to Ally Pally subsequent yr, however then I might be in the identical place yearly if I do nicely. It is all about weighing up my choices on the time and making the selection actually.”

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The very best of the motion from the Girls’s World Matchplay on the Winter Gardens in Blackpool

The very best of the motion from the Girls’s World Matchplay on the Winter Gardens in Blackpool

The Doncaster teenager has beforehand acknowledged she would reasonably play towards her fellow feminine professionals reasonably than towards her male counterparts, saying it is one thing which does not “attraction” to her, whereas Fallon Sherrock thrives on the strain of enjoying the easiest gamers within the sport along with her history-making exploits a primary instance.

Greaves, nicknamed ‘Beau ‘n’ Arrow’, was a dominant winner of the PDC Girls’s Collection and in addition claimed the Girls’s World Matchplay title in Blackpool earlier this yr.

“I choose enjoying girls’ darts as a result of enjoying the boys on a regular basis is not one thing that appeals to me however on the identical time it is the place the cash is, so I’ve to suppose in the long term what is going on to be higher for me financially, however on the minute I get extra enjoyment out of enjoying girls’ darts,” she stated.

“After I performed at Ally Pally I felt as if I used to be simply making the numbers up. I do know I am not as a result of I earned my place there and I had each proper to be there. I simply really feel comfy enjoying the WDF and enjoying girls’ darts so I simply discovered it out of my consolation zone. However the extra I do it, hopefully the higher I will be.

“It is simply making an attempt to get used to the environment and as soon as you agree in, you agree in.”

“After I was youthful I used to like enjoying towards the boys, clearly not on the identical normal because the professionals however that is all I ever used to play towards.

“I acquired to a sure age the place I performed girls’ darts continuously for years and then you definately get comfy. I do know Fallon prefers to play towards the boys however I simply suppose it’s going to take me a very long time to simply get used to it.

“She will increase her sport towards the boys whereas at this minute, I can increase my sport towards the women whereas her normal drops a bit of bit. Hopefully I can begin bettering towards the boys and get some good outcomes.”

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Talking on Love The Darts, Greaves speaks about her expertise on the World Championship and the way she would do issues in a different way subsequent time

Talking on Love The Darts, Greaves speaks about her expertise on the World Championship and the way she would do issues in a different way subsequent time

Nathan Aspinall (6)

Damon Heta

Ricardo Pietreczko

Beau Greaves

Schedule of Play

Saturday November 11
Afternoon Session (1300-1700 GMT)
Group Stage x8 – Teams B-D-F-H First Matches
Damon Heta vs Ricardo Pietreczko (H)
Andrew Gilding vs Brendan Dolan (F)
Ryan Searle vs Gian van Veen (D)
Chris Dobey vs Josh Rock (B)
Danny Noppert vs Haruki Muramatsu (F)
Nathan Aspinall vs Beau Greaves (H)
Jonny Clayton vs Berry van Peer (B)
Gerwyn Worth vs Nathan Rafferty (D)

Night Session (1900-2300 GMT)
Group Stage x8 – Teams A-C-E-G First Matches
James Wade vs Krzysztof Ratajski (A)
Rob Cross vs Martijn Kleermaker (G)
Dave Chisnall vs Stephen Bunting (E)
Dirk van Duijvenbode vs Gary Anderson (C)
Luke Humphries vs Steve Lennon (C)
Peter Wright vs Stowe Buntz (E)
Michael van Gerwen vs Fallon Sherrock (G)
Michael Smith vs Nathan Girvan (A)

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