Beau Greaves says rejecting Ally Pally was good decision while she saves money

Beau Greaves has begun her crusade for a second ladies' world title insisting she has no regrets about snubbing the chance to ruffle the brotherhood's feathers at Ally Pally.

The first lady of darts turned down her invite to the Professional Darts Corporation World Championship to focus on the defending her women's crown at the alternative WDF tournament at the Lakeside. After an impressive performance at last month's Grand Slam, where she beat Ricardo Pietreczko convincingly and was pipped in the deciding leg by Nathan Aspinall and Damon Heta, 19-year-old Beau 'n' Arrow would have been the draw men dreaded at Chucking'em Palace.

‌But while Greaves can bank £25,000 if she wins another Lakeside title, she would have to reach at least the third round at Ally Pally to earn more. PDC rules prevent her from playing in both versions of the world championship, and the Doncaster teenager said: "It's a shame but I knew the decision was coming and I couldn't do both.

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"I have always wanted to be a multiple world champion, and maybe I might have thought differently if I had already won it a few times – then I might have chosen Ally Pally. I really enjoy playing Lakeside, I love it there. To me, Ally Pally and that environment isn’t ladies darts – I know there are two ladies in the main draw, I am 19 years old and I don’t really have the financial pressures on me.

‌"I don’t have to run a house, I don’t have a mortgage, I live at home, I pay a bit of board to my mum and that’s it. I know I made the right decision because when I watched the draw for the PDC one, I didn’t want to be in it, I didn’t think I should be in there.

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"For now I am trying to save up all the money I have earned, sort my tax out, make sure that is covered, and I am trying to pay off my car. I got a car this year – a Volkswagen Polo, a nice little runner. It does make you grow up, it gives you responsibility, because I was used to my dad driving me everywhere.

‌"It is nice to have that freedom to do what I want – if I don’t fancy staying at the venue, I can leave, I can do what I want."

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‌Greaves is widely regarded by the top male players as the most talented woman in world darts. Aspinall, especially, was fulsome in his praise after his narrow 5-4 win against Greaves at the Grand Slam and she said: “To be fair, they were all really nice to me. They were all lovely.

‌"They were all there to do a job but they were all so down to earth, I cannot really fault them. Nathan was really nice to me afterwards, Ricardo was lovely, Heta was all right. I don’t want them to suck up to me. But I just felt a bit more as if I fitted in a bit better (at the Grand Slam). At Ally Pally, I felt a bit out of it in a weird way."

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