The JBD team of Laura Turner and Aurora Fochesato played in the PDC Womans Series over the weekend at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.
Aurora did not get off to the greatest start on Saturday, losing in the first round of both events. In Sundays first event, Aurora again went out on the first round. However in Series Event 8, the 17 year old Italian showed what she is capable of by beating Jacqueline Maiden in the first round, former world champion Trina Gulliver MBE in the second round, before losing to in form Robyn Byrne at the last 32 stage. The young Venetian will have bigger and better weekends than this, but it is still a learning process at the moment and she has a lot of talent and time to fulfill her promise.
Laura Turner had an amazing weekend in Milton Keynes. Due to the train strike Laura only arrived early on Saturday morning and got straight down to business. In the first event of the day she reached the last 32 stage before succumbing to Whillis Phonsawan. Then on Sunday Laura strung together 6 great wins, which included beating number 1 ranked Beau Greaves in the quarter finals, before losing to Robyn Byrne in the Series Event 7 final. Crucially the run of wins also moved Laura's order of merit ranking up to number 12. With one weekend left in the Womans Series before the cut off for the World Matchplay, Laura is in with a fighting chance of making the final 8 players competing in the final in Blackpool in July.