Lisa Ashton

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

Lisa Ashton
Personal information
NicknameThe Lancashire Rose
Born (1970-08-27) 27 August 1970 (age 49)
Bolton, England
Home townBolton
England
Darts information
Playing darts since1992
Darts24G Red Dragon Lisa Ashton
LateralityRight-handed
Walk-on musicOn a Mission by Gabriella Cilmi
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO1992-2020
PDC1995-2019,2020–
Current world ranking129
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
Grand SlamGroup Stage: 2019
UK OpenLast 160: 2020
Other tournament wins
TournamentYears
WDF World Cup Singles
Dutch Open
BDO Gold Cup
British Pentathlon
England Matchplay
England National Ch'ships
Jersey Classic
Jersey Open
Welsh Classic
2015

2016
2013
2008
2013
2011, 2012

2012, 2014
2014
2010

CareerEdit

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.[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, 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.[4].

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.[5]

She successfully defended her 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 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.[7]

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.[8]

After losing out in the final of the 2020 BDO World Darts Championship to defending champion Mikuru Suzuki, Ashton created darts history, by becoming the first woman to win a PDC Tour card through Q School at Wigan, by finishing in twelfth place on the UK Q School Order of Merit.

World Professional Darts ChampionshipEdit

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)

PDCEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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". BBC.co.uk. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Lisa Ashton record 3 dart average". Darts Database. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Glen Durrant among PDC Tour Card winners through Q School Order of Merit". 20 January 2019.

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