Teenage sensation Beau Greaves shouldn’t be on the lookout for comparisons with Fallon Sherrock as she prepares to make her maiden look at Alexandra Palace;watch the 2023 PDC World Darts Championship – reside on Sky Sports activities – from December 15
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Darts’ hottest property Beau Greaves says she shouldn’t be on the lookout for comparisons with Fallon Sherrock as she prepares for her maiden look on the World Championship.
The 18-year-old from Doncaster earned her place within the showpiece match on the Alexandra Palace after she received eight tournaments in a row on the PDC Girls’s Sequence.
She prolonged her successful streak to an unbelievable 52 video games since then and a number of other of the highest male gamers, together with defending champion Peter Wright, have stated they don’t wish to face her, with Eire’s Willie O’Connor first within the firing line in subsequent Friday’s first spherical.
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Greaves earned her spot within the match after beating Sherrock to complete above her opponent within the order of advantage.
Sherrock has subsequently been awarded a spot for her victory on the inaugural Girls’s Masters in July, whereas Lisa Ashton has additionally certified, which means there can be three girls within the first-round draw.
Sherrock is the trailblazer for ladies on the World Championship following her landmark run to the third spherical in 2020, however Greaves shouldn’t be on the lookout for comparisons.
“What Fallon did was good, you may’t take that away from her,” she stated. “She did good darts and clearly the alternatives anybody would take.
“For me I’ve by no means appeared as much as her as a job mannequin as a result of I knew her earlier than she did that. I do not wish to be in comparison with Fallon in stuff like that, what she did was superb, however I wish to do my very own factor and simply type of maintain to myself and maintain having fun with it.
“I’ve by no means actually had a job mannequin. It is just me throwing the darts and we are going to see what occurs. Typically I nonetheless neglect that I’m nonetheless a teen, I’m solely 18 and I neglect that when I’m doing all these items.
“I’m actually grateful for it and the life I’ve had up till now has been superb and I would not change it for the world. I’m simply going to maintain doing what I’m doing.”
“I’ve by no means appeared as much as her as a job mannequin as a result of I knew her earlier than she did that. I do not wish to be in comparison with Fallon, what she did was superb, however I wish to do my very own factor and simply type of maintain to myself and maintain having fun with it”
Beau Greaves on Fallon Sherrock
Whereas Greaves, whose profession was hit with dartitis lately, says she has new heights to achieve, she views her look and the well-known venue as a bonus.
“I by no means considered it as a dream, I used to be extra for simply enjoying the women darts and I used to be content material with that,” she stated. “It type of occurred, I did not plan it or count on it.
“My mindset hasn’t modified in any respect, I’m simply so comfortable simply to play anyplace, I get pleasure from enjoying.
“I’m making an attempt not to consider it an excessive amount of, I do not wish to overthink it and find yourself dreading it. I’m not one to usually sit up for that type of stuff however I do know I’ll have loads of help.
“For me it was only a bonus and I’m over the moon to get the prospect.
“I do know the gang could possibly be on my aspect, I’m not too bothered about inflicting shocks, so long as I wish to be up there and I get pleasure from being up there than that’s simply sufficient for me.
“I’m nonetheless coming again this 12 months, I’ve had such a great 12 months and the Ally Pally was a bonus for me and in my thoughts that’s simply what it’s.
“I really feel like I should not be there nearly. It would not matter if I do not win, I can say I’ve performed there. I’m simply going to do my finest and hopefully it really works.
“However I do know I can play effectively and I really feel like nobody has ever seen me play how I can actually play. I really feel like I’ve bought gears and I can flip it on once I must.”
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As superb because it is likely to be travelling round Europe and successful darts tournaments, Greaves shouldn’t be allowed to get carried away.
Nonetheless dwelling along with her mother and father and siblings in Doncaster, Greaves nonetheless experiences the identical points each teenager does.
“Typically you might be on a correct excessive and also you come again and mum is having a go at me about one thing,” she stated. “It’s such a distinction while you come again from a darting weekend, I’ve by no means been handled any totally different and I would not need that anyway.
“It’s good to return again from the darts and never follow for a day or two and simply return to no matter I usually do by way of the week.”
Watch the 2023 PDC World Darts Championship – reside on Sky Sports activities – from December 15 to January 3.