Lorraine Winstanley

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Lorraine Winstanley
Personal information
Born (1975-10-28) 28 October 1975 (age 43)
Home townBuxton, Derbyshire
Darts information
Playing darts since1996
DartsTarget Darts
Walk-on music"Happy" by Pharrell Williams
Organisation (see split in darts)
Current world ranking(BDO Women) 3
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'shipRunner Up: 2019
World MastersWinner (1): 2017
World Darts TrophyRunner Up: 2018
Finder MastersLast 6 Group: 2012
Other tournament wins
BDO Gold Cup
British Open
Romanian Open
Scottish Open
Swedish Open
Welsh Masters
2010, 2011
2013, 2014

Lorraine Winstanley (née Farlam, born 28 October 1975 in Buxton, Derbyshire) is an English female professional darts player.


She won the 2011 Romanian International Darts Open beating Jane Shearing 5-1 in the final.[1]

Winstanley qualified for the 2011 BDO World Darts Championship, where she lost 0–2 to Irina Armstrong in the quarter-finals. The following year, she went one step further by making it through to the semi-finals where she was narrowly defeated by Deta Hedman in a tie-break final leg decider.

Winstanley qualified again for the World Championships in 2013 and made it as far as the quarter-finals where she was beaten 2–0 by Anastasia Dobromyslova. Lorraine captured her first major at the 2017 world masters.

Announced on 14th January she confirmed her intention to compete in Q School for 2019 to ear a tour card and compete for the Professional Darts Corporation. She was one of only a few of the big names remaining in the ladies game not to have announced her intention to gain a tour card; but she will now join the likes of Deta Hedman, Anastasia Dobromyslova, Fallon Sherrock, Lisa Ashton and Corrine Hammond in Wigan.

World Championship results[edit]


Personal life[edit]

Winstanley is not a full-time professional darts player, and works as a beauty therapist.[2] She is married to fellow darts player Dean Winstanley and has 2 children, Josie and Jess, from a previous relationship.


  1. ^ Dodds, Jonathan (15 October 2011). "Buxton darts ace secures Lakeside berth". Buxton Advertiser. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  2. ^ Profile for Lorraine Farlam Archived 10 August 2011 at WebCite

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