Greaves celebrates Ally Pally dream with KFC!
By Phil Lanning
BEAU GREAVES produced a remarkable 52 WINS in succession to reach the Ally Pally – a celebrated with a KFC!
The 18-year-old from Doncaster showed she was no chicken with an incredible run of eight consecutive Women’s Series to grab a place in the World Championship.
Greaves dumped out former golden girl Fallon Sherrock and now joins Lisa Ashton in the showpiece event in December.
She said: “Me and my sister just got a KFC, shower and straight to bed!
“I’ll have anything that’s cooked to be fair from KFC, I was absolutely starving. We got out the venue and chilled for a little bit. I rang my dad, talked to everyone and answered a few messages.
“It’s a massive achievement, just to win one this weekend was enough for me but I did four!
“I played really well in patches and I played really poor in patches to be fair.
“But I’ve had the games when I know I can do it, I’ve enjoyed it. I’m buzzing, I don’t really have the words for it.
“Now that people keep saying I’m going to Ally Pally I keep forgetting that I’ve won eight events. That in itself is a massive achievement.
“There was a lot more pressure on Fallon. I came into the weekend with nothing to lose.
“To miss 12 events and play only two weekends is a brilliant achievement. I also know I can do it under pressure and that’s also massive for me.
“Sort of. I think it’s like a pivotal moment when I do get there. I’ll enjoy every second of it.
“I hope all my family can be there. I never ever thought that would happen.
“I was just trying to be a ladies world champion. I did that. I just think it’s a bonus really. Obviously just do that for ladies darts is amazing.”
In the Women’s Series event seven final, Greaves recorded the high-ever average for a ladies player of 107.68. Remarkable considering she was suffering from dartitis just two years ago.
She added: “I think lockdown helped me getting my throw back. I lost my throw completely. It all went downhill.
“That’s why nowadays I talk so much about enjoyment and no pressure because if I don’t I know I could fall back into the trap and I don’t want that at all.
“I think if I enjoy myself then my darts will flow. I might have the odd dart but that’s what you have to deal with when you have dartitis.
“But I’ve worked so hard to get back to a standard where I can play well.
“This is only the beginning.”