Darting domination: how does Beau Greaves compare?

Published on 2 August 2023 at 20:00

The sky appears to be the limit for the young talent from Doncaster, who is taking the women's game by storm.

Beau Greaves continued her dominance of the PDC Women's Series with victory in the Women's Matchplay last week in Blackpool. The 19 year old won the final 6-1 against Mikuru Suzuki, who must be sick of the sight of her by now.

The Matchplay is added to the list of Greaves' ever-growing tournament victories on the women's circuit, which include victories in last year's World Championship and World Masters. However, her silverware alone hasn't been why she's grabbed the headlines.

Before losing to Suzuki in February earlier this year, 'Beau and Arrow' won an astounding 70 matches in a row in the Women's Series, winning 10 events in the process. These incredible consistency levels have sparked comparisons with the very best.


The previous record held for consecutive wins in PDC matched was held by, yes, you guessed it, Phil Taylor. 'The Power' won 60 consecutive matches without loss in 2008, helping him win the World Matchplay and Las Vegas Desert Classic as well as multiple floor events.

Similarly, Michael Van Gerwen won 30 games in a row from 2016 to 2017. Whilst this isn't as many as Taylor, it's equally impressive as it was against tougher opponents and mainly on the big stage.

However, when both these players achieved these feats, they were seasoned pros with World Championships to their name, which makes it even more impressive that Greaves has achieved it so early in her career.

With the increasing popularity of the women's game, it begs the question, will Greaves be able to keep this up? But she has proven from a young age on the Women's Series she has the talent to do so. 

I think the next step for Greaves is to do it at the World Championship. While being just as, if not more talented than Fallon Sherrock, Greaves is arguably less well-known as her female counterpart because of Sherrock's success at the World's. A few good runs at the Ally Pally, as well as maintaining her Women's Series form and this young prospect could turn into a legend.


The late great Sid Waddell once said, "when Alexander of Macedonia was 33, he cried salt tears because there were no more worlds to conquer... and Eric Bristow's only 27!", while describing the potential of the Crafty Cockney. Well, Beau Greaves is only 19.


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