Dazzling Darts in full swing this year
Premier League darts has been a sensation again this year, captivating its huge following with great match-ups and stunning live action.
Among those sporting stars having featured in this year's event are reigning World Champion Gary Anderson, titan Stephen Bunting, magnificent Dutchman Michael van Gerwen and constant conqueror Phil 'the Power' Taylor.
However, across the gender divide, the women have also enjoyed another entertaining season of delightful darts.
Earlier this year, during Ladies Day at the famous Lakeside arena, fans witnessed bookies pre tournament favourite Lisa Ashton rampantly retain her BDO world crown, with a terrific victory over young contender Fallon Sherrock.
Ashton, who was actually unseeded for the tournament, was tested to the limit by her sixth seed opposition. However, the defending champion took the first two sets, after Sherrock had missed an array of doubles, but was eventually pegged back a set as the tie was kept close temporarily.
Although, eventual victor Ashton then rallied to a fourth set triumph to retain her title on a brilliant evening of women's darts.
More recently, Rachel Brooks followed up her impressive Dutch Open doubles success in superb style, as she secured first prize in the Ladies Yorkshire darts championship.
Brilliant Brooks was crowned champion after getting the better of Anne Marie Potts in a 3-0 final victory, which was held at the Sand Le Mere Holiday park in east Yorkshire. With competition boasting several high-profile players, Brooks made several flawless performances, including the dispatching of Julie Thompson in the first round.
The in-form thrower hit a sublime 180 along the way, before easing through three consecutive rounds, then secured a 3-1 semi final win over Claire Stainsby. She then went on to topple Potts in the final, picking up an incredible triumph on Yorkshire soil.
The worthy champion was over the moon to record a win over such talented opposition, and in such a fiercely-contested competition.
"All the top county players from the north east and Yorkshire were at the meeting so it wasn't a bad one to win. It was a great weekend," she said.
She will now be switching attentions towards the upcoming events, and will undoubtedly be one of the top contenders, having emerged with some silverware success already, early in the year.
“There will be a lot of fantastic players in Cheshire. And with the German Open soon after, it’s important to try and give my best,” she continued.
With the German and Dutch Open soon approaching, there is sure to be plenty more enthralling women's darts this year.