Doncaster darts sensation Beau Greaves, 15, stars at BDO World Championship
Doncaster teenager Beau Greaves produced an accomplished display on debut at the BDO World Championship to ease through to the quarter-finals.
Greaves, who celebrates her 16th birthday this week, became the youngest ever player to compete in the women’s tournament at the O2 on Saturday night.
And, in her first game on the big stage, she showed no signs of nerves as she blew away Tori Kewish in double quick time.
Greaves, from Sprotbrough, whitewashed her Australian opponent in straight sets (2-0), hit two maximums and only dropped one leg in the process.
She is among the tournament favourites after a breakthrough 2019 saw her win four senior titles.
Greaves, nicknamed Beau and Arrow, will play her last eight tie on Thursday.
The Ridgewood School pupil has confirmed she will compete in the PDC Q School later this month, battling the likes of Mikuru Suzuki and new oche star Fallon Sherrock for a tour card.
“A first round win is good because you feel so nervous but I am just happy to get over the line. I obviously got a lot of support so I really appreciate that, it made me relax and obviously it showed in the game,” Greaves told Tungsten Tales.
“I’ve been doing the youth tour for the past five years and I just started winning in the past year so obviously that has boosted my game a lot.
“I’m just looking forward to moving up into the seniors and reach more TV,” she added. “I will be going to Q-School, I’m going to give that a go. I’ll try and have some fun and see how far I get.”
Greaves is seeded six at the Worlds after winning the National Championships, England Open, Welsh Open and Welsh Classic last year.
She won the girls’ World Masters in 2017 and 2018.
Greaves scooped the Young Sportsperson prize at the 2016 Daily Mirror Pride of Sport Awards and has been tipped to become the first female millionaire darts player.
She hit a nine-darter at Balby Bridge last year and has grown up competing against men in the Doncaster league.
Eurosport and Quest are broadcasting the BDO World Championship.