DARTS: Women to go for world title
Wednesday 08 February 1995
The leading eight women in the BDO international rankings will be invited to compete in the international play-offs in December.
"This decision recognises the strength of women's darts worldwide," the BDO general secretary, Olly Croft, said. "The decision to allow women is official recognition not only of women's darts - 25 per cent of all players in this country are female - but also of the higher standards that are being achieved by female players all over the world, especially in this country."
The top two women in the world are both British - Deta Hedman from Essex and Mandy Solomons of London - but it will be long odds against them getting through to the televised stage next year because of the strength in depth of the men's game.
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