Published on 25 March 2024 at 13:00

With PDC stars like Luke Humphries, Michael Van Gerwen and Luke Littler enjoying a rare weekend off from competitive darts, there's been some major results across the rest of the darting world, particularly on the World Seniors and PDC Women's circuits. 

'The Owl' Richie Howson finally ended his long pursuit for a televised trophy as a member of the World Seniors, scooping the coveted 'Champion of Champions' trophy in convincing fashion. The 58-year-old from Romford beat some of the biggest players on the tour en-route to victory: first avenging his defeat in the 2023 final against defending champion Leonard Gates, Howson then beat former BDO World Champion Martin Adams in the semi-finals of the eight man tournament to book his place in his fourth final since joining the tour. 


There, Howson met former PDC World Championship finalist Andy Hamilton in Sunday afternoon's final, and despite a late comeback from 'The Hammer' (who himself was enjoying a strong tournament campaign), Howson held on, winning 13-10 to finally claim his maiden major and become the new Champion of Champions.


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Meanwhile, the first four events of this year's Women's Series were held in Wigan this past weekend, with three different players each tasting glory.


'The Queen of the Palace' Fallon Sherrock reigned supreme across both Saturday and Sunday, beating an out-of-sorts Beau Greaves in Events 1 and 4, before rising star Noa-Lynn van Leuven produced a dominant display of darts to win the second series event.


Capping off the victories was Japanese stalwart Mikuru Suzuki, sans 'Baby Shark' walk-on music, who beat fellow veteran Deta Hedman in Event 3. After her heroics at the Grand Slam and steamrolling the competition at Lakeside, it's perhaps a major upset that Beau Greaves tasted defeat in all four events, with Sherrock now displacing her as the top seed in the women's rankings. 


Women's Series 5-8 will return on the 20th and 21st of April, once more at the Robin Park Tennis Centre, whilst we'll have to wait some time before Richie Howson and the rest of the World Seniors Circuit return for a major, when the World Senior Matchplay returns to the York Barbican in October.


Image Credit: Sven Mandel on Wikipedia


By Jaspar Shepherdson

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