|Nickname||The Queen of the Palace|
|Born||1 July 1994|
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
|Home town||Milton Keynes|
|Playing darts since||2010|
|Darts||23g Dynasty Signature|
|Walk-on music||"Last Friday Night" by Katy Perry|
|Organisation (see split in darts)|
|PDC||2019, 2020 Q School|
|Current world ranking||(BDO) 3|
|BDO majors – best performances|
|World Ch'ship||Runner Up: 2015|
|World Masters||Runner Up: 2014|
|World Darts Trophy||Winner (1): 2018|
|Finder Masters||Winner (1): 2015|
|PDC premier events – best performances|
|World Ch'ship||Last 32: 2020|
|Premier League||Challenger: 2020|
|UK Open||Last 160: 2020|
|Other tournament wins|
Fallon Sherrock (born 1 July 1994) is an English professional darts player who plays in British Darts Organisation events. Born in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Sherrock reached the final of the 2015 BDO Women's World Darts Championship, where she was runner up to Lisa Ashton. In 2019, Sherrock became the first female to win a match, and subsequently two consecutive matches, at the PDC World Championships, first by beating Ted Evetts 3–2 in the first round, and then Mensur Suljović 3–1 in the second round, before eventually losing 4–2 to Chris Dobey in the third round.
Sherrock comes from Milton Keynes. She began playing darts at the county youth level at the age of 17; her mother Sue and her father Steve had played the game on a recreational basis. She played for the Bedford Darts Organisation, and represented the England Youth team in the girls' singles division at the 2011 WDF Europe Cup Youth tournament. Sherrock was the Girls World Masters winner in 2012, along with the Women's Jersey Open, before following it up with success in the Women's British Classic in 2013. After finishing her A-level examinations, she opted against studying forensic science at university to focus on playing darts.
She appeared at the BDO World Championship for the first time in January 2014, where she made the Quarter Final. She beat Rilana Erades in round one by 2 sets to 0, and was just eliminated in the quarter-finals by reigning champion Anastasia Dobromyslova.
Sherrock improved on her debut performance by reaching the final of the 2015 BDO Ladies World Championship after she beat Dobromyslova 2–1 in the semi-finals at Lakeside, setting a world championship record by hitting five 180s in the semi-final. Sherrock lost 3–1 to Lisa Ashton in the final, but still impressed and hit six 180s in what was her first World Championship final.
On 17 December 2019, Sherrock became the first woman to beat a man at the PDC World Championships, beating Ted Evetts 3–2 in the first round at the 2020 World Championship. She followed this up with a 3–1 win over 11th seed Mensur Suljović in the second round, before losing to 22nd seed Chris Dobey 4–2 in the third round. The event also saw her earn the nickname "Queen of the Palace" after the PDC World Championships' current venue, the Alexandra Palace.
Sherrock was also invited to participate in German channel ProSieben's pro-am doubles event Die Promi-Darts-WM (Celebrity Darts World Cup) just after the World Championships alongside Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen, Gerwyn Price, Max Hopp and just-crowned world champion Peter Wright at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn.. Sherrock partnered with former Italy striker and World Cup winner Luca Toni and went 1-3 during the event.
Sherrock competed for a tour card at the 2020 PDC Q School, but was unable to secure one. On 1 February 2020, Sherrock won the Rileys Wolverhampton qualifier for the 2020 UK Open, meaning she would make her debut there.
Sherrock has faced hateful comments online after her PDC matches of 2019, but said she learned how to use the feeling to perform better; "If I’m feeling a bit slouchy, I’ll look at some of the comments and I’ll be like: ‘OK, now I need to prove you wrong.’”
World Championship results
- 2014: Quarter-finals (lost to Anastasia Dobromyslova 1–2)
- 2015: Runner-up (lost to Lisa Ashton 1–3)
- 2016: First round (lost to Ann-Louise Peters 1–2)
- 2017: Quarter-finals (lost to Lisa Ashton 0–2)
- 2018: Quarter-finals (lost to Lisa Ashton 0–2)
- 2019: Quarter-finals (lost to Maria O'Brien 0–2)
- 2020: Withdrew
- 2020: Third round (lost to Chris Dobey 2–4)
Sherrock has a son, Rory, born in 2014. Her twin sister Felicia also plays darts and the pair represented England Youth at the WDF Europe Cup Youth in 2011. In 2017, Sherrock had treatment for a kidney problem. This caused her face to swell up, for which she received online abuse. The condition made her teetotal and she is required to drink water regularly to keep her kidneys cleansed.
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