Darter Lisa Ashton wrote history on Sunday. The English took the PDC Tour card on Sunday, the last day of the British Q-School in Wigan.
49-year-old Ashton no longer had a ticket in her own hands on Sunday, as she was already eliminated in the second round by Justin Smith (2-5).
At the British Q-School, in addition to the two finalists of each day, the top twelve of the Q-School Order of Merit will also receive a Tour card after the final day (based on points earned).
Ashton is among the top twelve for her good performance during the first three days of Q-School. The darter from Bolton made the semi-final on Friday and got so many points.
Fallon Sherrock and Mikuru Suzuki failed to take a Tour card. The 25-year-old English and the winner of the BDO WC for the women were eliminated early on Sunday and had too few points to still be entitled to a ticket.
Sherrock, who was the first woman to win a competition at the PDC World Cup and even made it to the third round, will participate in the Premier League on a one-off basis. She is one of the challengers on the second day of play. Because of the performance at the World Cup, Sherrock was previously invited to all World Series tournaments.
Four Dutchmen take Tour card
At the European Q-School in Hildesheim, Germany, the Dutch Dirk van Duijvenbode, Wesley Harms, Derk Telnekes and Martijn Kleermaker were able to get a Tour card.
With a Tour card, players can participate in the Players Championships, the qualifiers for the Euro Tours, Grand Slam or Darts, World Series or Darts Finals and the very last World Cup qualifying tournament.