Lisa Ashton

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Lisa Ashton
Personal information
NicknameThe Lancashire Rose
Born(1970-08-27) 27 August 1970 (age 43)
England
Home townBolton
England
Darts information
Playing darts since1999
Darts-
LateralityRight-handed
Walk-on musicGirls by Sugababes
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO2007-
Current world ranking(BDO Women) 14
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship(Women's) Winner 2014
World Masters(Women's) Winner 2011
World Darts Trophy(Women's) Last 16: 2014
Zuiderduin Masters(Women's) Winner 2008
 
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Lisa Ashton
Personal information
NicknameThe Lancashire Rose
Born(1970-08-27) 27 August 1970 (age 43)
England
Home townBolton
England
Darts information
Playing darts since1999
Darts-
LateralityRight-handed
Walk-on musicGirls by Sugababes
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO2007-
Current world ranking(BDO Women) 14
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship(Women's) Winner 2014
World Masters(Women's) Winner 2011
World Darts Trophy(Women's) Last 16: 2014
Zuiderduin Masters(Women's) Winner 2008

Lisa Ashton (born 27 August 1970) is an English female darts player and the current British Darts Organisation women's world champion.

Ashton reached the quarter finals of the 2007 Women's World Masters, beating 1996 finalist Heike Ernst of Germany 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.

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 2011, Ashton defeated Trina Gulliver 4-1 to win the Winmau World Masters.

Ashton reached the final of the 2013 BDO World Darts Championship where she lost to Anastasia Dobromyslova 2–1.

Lisa Ashton won the 2014 BDO World Darts Championship at the Lakeside Country Club which had 16 women qualifiers for the first time in its history. She defeated Number 7 seed Aileen De Graaf of the Netherlands in the first round in a match which went to a sudden death deciding leg in which pundits such as Bobby George described as the best womens darts match ever. She then defeated Tamara Schuur of the Netherlands in the Quarter Finals who surprisingly defeated 9 times World Champion Trina Gulliver in the first match of Lakeside 2014. She then beat number 3 seed Anastasia Dobromyslova of Russia in the semi final surviving 6 match darts who beat her in the final 12 months previously 2-1. She met world number one Deta Hedman in the final 3-2 after being 2-0 behind and seeing Deta throw for the title in a match which was shown live on BBC Two in front of 2 million viewers.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BDO World Darts: Lisa Ashton comeback seals 2014 women's title". BBC. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 

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