Race for 2024 Women's World Matchplay to begin later this month

Beau Greaves (PDC)

The race to qualify for the 2024 Betfred Women's World Matchplay will begin later this month, as the PDC Women's Series season resumes in Milton Keynes.

The Marshall Arena will play host to the year's fourth weekend of Women's Series action on July 29-30, with Events 13-16 taking place just six days after the Betfred Women's World Matchplay at Blackpool's Winter Gardens.

The second edition of the Betfred Women’s World Matchplay will see eight players competing in a knockout tournament on the afternoon of Sunday July 23, as Fallon Sherrock bids to retain her title at the Empress Ballroom.

The winner of the Women's World Matchplay will qualify for November's Grand Slam of Darts and the 2023/24 Paddy Power World Darts Championship, while the top two players from the final PDC Women's Series Order of Merit will also qualify for Alexandra Palace.

Beau Greaves - a winner of 15 of the last 20 Women's Series events - is expected to headline the action in Milton Keynes, along with Japanese sensation Mikuru Suzuki, history-maker Sherrock and four-time Women’s World Champion Lisa Ashton.

The top eight players on the rolling 12-month Women's World Matchplay Order of Merit will qualify for next year's Women's World Matchplay, which will be televised on Sky Sports and through the PDC's global broadcast partners.

The race to qualify for that tournament begins in Milton Keynes next weekend, with a total of 12 PDC Women’s Series events remaining in 2023 across three weekends.

Entries for the PDC Women's Series, costing £25 per event, are still available through the PDC Entry System. Entries close at 1400 BST on Thursday July 27.

New players must register their details at this link. Following your registration, you will receive an email to confirm that you are available to enter tournaments, and at this stage you can login to make your entry to the relevant events. This verification may take up to 48 hours.

The PDC Women's Series will be streamed through PDCTV with live coverage throughout each event on July 29-30, with play getting underway from approximately 1000 BST on each day.