Lisa Ashton

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Lisa Ashton
Personal information
Nickname"The Lancashire Rose"
Born (1970-08-27) 27 August 1970 (age 50)
Bolton, England
Home townBolton, England
Darts information
Playing darts since1992
Darts24G Red Dragon Lisa Ashton
LateralityRight-handed
Walk-on music"On a Mission" by Gabriella Cilmi
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO2007–2020
PDC2020–
Current world ranking78 Steady (27 April 2021)[1]
BDO majors – best performances
World Ch'shipWinner (4): 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
World MastersWinner (3): 2011, 2018, 2019
World Darts TrophyWinner (3): 2015, 2016, 2019
Finder MastersWinner (2): 2008, 2018
PDC premier events – best performances
World Ch'shipLast 96: 2019, 2021
Grand SlamGroup Stage: 2019, 2020
UK OpenLast 96: 2021
Other tournament wins
WDF World Cup Singles2015
Dutch Open2016
BDO Gold Cup2013
British Pentathlon2008
England Matchplay2013
England National Ch'ships2011, 2012
Jersey Classic2012, 2014
Jersey Open2014
PDC Women's Series2020 (x2)
Welsh Classic2010

Lisa Ashton (born 27 August 1970) is an English darts player who plays in Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) events. She is a four-time British Darts Organisation (BDO) women's world champion.

Career[edit]

Ashton reached the quarter-finals of the 2007 Women's World Masters, beating 1996 finalist Heike Jenkins (Ernst) 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.[2]

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.[3]

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

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

Ashton hit ten 180s on her way to winning the 2014 BDO World Darts Championship at the Lakeside Country Club, which had 16 women qualifiers for the first time in its history.[5]

She defeated Aileen de Graaf in the first round, which went to a sudden death deciding leg. She then defeated Tamara Schuur in the Quarter Finals. She then beat Anastasia Dobromyslova, in the semi-final, surviving 6 match darts, before eventually going on to beat Deta Hedman in the final, 3–2.[6]

She successfully defended her title in 2015 with a 3–1 win over Fallon Sherrock.[7]

Ashton then won the BDO World Trophy, by defeating Anastasia Dobromyslova in the final.

At the Winmau World Masters, she lost in the final to Aileen de Graaf after missing six match darts.

At the 2016 BDO World Darts Championship, Ashton was beaten 2–1 by Trina Gulliver in the quarter-finals.

At the 2016 BDO World Trophy, she hit a record three-dart average for a televised women's match of 98.85.[8]

In the 2017 BDO World Darts Championship, both Ashton and Corrine Hammond reached the final without losing a set. Ashton won the final 3–0.

Ashton won the 2018 BDO World Darts Championship after she beat Dobromyslova 3–1 in the final. This was her fourth World Championship title in five years.

Ashton entered the 2019 PDC Qualifying School. She missed out on getting a tour card by one point.[9]

After losing out in the final of the 2020 BDO World Darts Championship to defending champion Mikuru Suzuki, Ashton became the first woman to win a PDC Tour card through Q School,[10] by finishing in twelfth place on the UK Q School Order of Merit.

On 5 March 2021, she became the first female to win a match at the UK Open since 2005, defeating Aaron Beeney 6–2 in Round 2 of the 2021 UK Open, and, also setting a new world record, for the highest average of 100.3, on TV, by a female player in her victory over Beeney.[11]

World Championship results[edit]

BDO (women's)[edit]

  • 2009: Quarter-final (lost to Trina Gulliver 0–2)
  • 2012: Quarter-final (lost to Trina Gulliver 0–2)
  • 2013: Runner-up (lost to Anastasia Dobromyslova 1–2)
  • 2014: Winner (beat Deta Hedman 3–2)
  • 2015: Winner (beat Fallon Sherrock 3–1)
  • 2016: Quarter-final (lost to Trina Gulliver 1–2)
  • 2017: Winner (beat Corrine Hammond 3–0)
  • 2018: Winner (beat Anastasia Dobromyslova 3–1)
  • 2019: First round (lost to Mikuru Suzuki 0–2)
  • 2020: Runner-up (lost to Mikuru Suzuki 0–3)

PDC[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PDC Order of Merit". PDC. 27 April 2021. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  2. ^ "2008 Zuiderduin Masters". Darts Database. Retrieved 24 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "2010 Winmau World Masters". Darts Database. Retrieved 24 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "2011 Winmau World Masters". Darts Database. Retrieved 24 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "2014 World Championship 180s". Darts Database. Retrieved 24 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "BDO World Darts: Lisa Ashton comeback seals 2014 women's title". BBC. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "BDO World Darts: Lisa Ashton wins women's Lakeside title". BBC.co.uk. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Lisa Ashton record 3 dart average". Darts Database. Retrieved 7 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Glen Durrant among PDC Tour Card winners through Q School Order of Merit". 20 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Lisa Ashton becomes first woman to win PDC Tour card through Q School". 19 January 2020 – via www.bbc.com.
  11. ^ "Lisa Ashton sets women's scoring record in UK Open win". BBC Sport. 5 March 2021. Retrieved 7 March 2021.

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