Lisa Ashton

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Lisa Ashton
Personal information
Nickname The Lancashire Rose
Born (1970-08-27) 27 August 1970 (age 46)
Home town Bolton
Darts information
Playing darts since 1999
Darts 23g John Lowe style darts
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music On a Mission by Gabriella Cilmi
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 2007–
Current world ranking (BDO Women) 1
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship (Women's) Winner: 2014, 2015
World Masters (Women's) Winner: 2011
World Darts Trophy (Women's) Winner: 2015, 2016
Zuiderduin Masters (Women's) Winner: 2008
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
BDO Gold Cup
British Pentathlon
England Matchplay
England National Ch'ships
Jersey Classic
Jersey Open
Welsh Classic
2011, 2012

2012, 2014

Lisa Ashton (born 27 August 1970) is an English female darts player and the 2014 and 2015 British Darts Organisation women's world champion.


Ashton reached the quarter finals of the 2007 Women's World Masters, beating 1996 finalist Heike Ernst of Germany in the last 16 before losing to Rilana Erades. The next year she reached the semi finals, beating Anne Kirk in the last 16 and then beat Australia's Cathy Shaw before losing to eventual winner Francis Hoenselaar. Ashton then won the 2008 Women's Zuiderduin Masters, beating Trina Gulliver in the final.[1]

Ashton qualified for the 2009 Women's World Championship and made her debut at the event. She met Gulliver once more in the quarter-finals but was beaten 2–0.

In 2010, Ashton got as far as the Semi Finals of the Winmau World Masters where she lost to Francis Hoenselaar 4–2.[2]

In 2011, Ashton defeated Trina Gulliver 4–1 to win the Winmau World Masters.[3]

Ashton reached the final of the 2013 BDO World Darts Championship after defeating both Deta Hedman and Sharon Prins 2–0. In the final Ashton lost to Anastasia Dobromyslova 2–1.

Lisa Ashton hit ten 180s on her way to winning the 2014 BDO World Darts Championship at the Lakeside Country Club which had sixteen women qualifiers for the first time in its history.[4] She defeated Number 7 seed Aileen De Graaf of the Netherlands in the first round in a match which went to a sudden death deciding leg in which pundits such as Bobby George described as the best women's darts match ever. She then defeated Tamara Schuur of the Netherlands in the Quarter Finals who surprisingly defeated nine-times World Champion Trina Gulliver in the first match of Lakeside 2014. She then beat number 3 seed Anastasia Dobromyslova of Russia in the semi-final surviving 6 match darts who beat her in the final 12 months previously 2–1. She beat world number one Deta Hedman in the final 3–2 after being 2–0 behind and seeing Deta throw for the title.[5]

She defended her world championship title in 2015 with a 3-1 win over Fallon Sherrock.[6] She then won the BDO World Trophy by defeating Anastasia Dobromyslova in the final. At the Winmau World Masters Ashton lost in the final to Aileen de Graaf after missing six match darts. At the 2016 World Championship Ashton was beaten 2-1 by Trina Gulliver in the quarter-finals. At the 2016 BDO World Trophy Ashton hit a record three-dart average for a televised women's match of 98.4.

World Professional Darts Championship[edit]



  1. ^ "2008 Zuiderduin Masters". Darts Database. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "2010 Winmau World Masters". Darts Database. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "2011 Winmau World Masters". Darts Database. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "2014 World Championship 180s". Darts Database. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "BDO World Darts: Lisa Ashton comeback seals 2014 women's title". BBC. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "BDO World Darts: Lisa Ashton wins women's Lakeside title". 10 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Lisa Ashton 2009 World Championship". Darts Database. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Lisa Ashton 2012 World Championship". Darts Database. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Lisa Ashton 2013 World Championship". Darts Database. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Lisa Ashton 2014 World Championship". Darts Database. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 

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