- Cameron Menzies and Fallon Sherrock are darts’ power couple
- They could end up facing each other in the World Darts Championship semis
- Sharrock was dubbed ‘Queen of the Palace’ for making history at the event
Christmas is the time of year where families and loved ones come together to celebrate the festive season – but in one Buckinghamshire household, their competitive spirit is about to be put to the test.
Cameron Menzies and Fallon Sherrock are the darts power couple that will both feature in this year’s World Darts Championship and should they go far enough, could end up facing each other in the competition’s semi-finals.
Sherrock became a household name back in 2019 when she became the first female player to win a match at the PDC World Championship, beating Ted Evetts 3-2 in their first-round match.
The 29-year-old would then go on to beat Mensur Suljovic 3-1 in the next round before losing to Chris Dobey but her exploits earned her the nickname ‘Queen of the Palace’ and shooting her into darts stardom.
Now Sherrock is back at the WDC again – weeks after receiving her MBE from Prince William – and is out to make more history with partner Menzies by her side.
Cameron Menzies (left) and Fallon Sherrock (right) are darts’ power couple that could end up meeting in this year’s World Darts Championship
The pair have been dating for a few years after meeting on the darts circuit beforehand
Menzies, 34, is also looking to make his own mark on the competition and will have to beat Rusty-Jake Rodriguez in his tournament opener on Friday in what is just his second PDC World Championship.
But hours before his match the Muirkirk ace, currently ranked No 63 in the world, revealed on social media that he was working a plumbing shift before taking to the oche at the Ally Pally.
‘Working before the world’s. What a joy’, Menzies wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Friday morning. The Scot is guaranteed £7,500 even if he loses, and a whopping £15,000 if he wins.
Ahead of his second appearance at the PDC World Championships, Menzies told The Scottish Sun that he and Sherrock have already made a little bet between themselves on who can go furthest at Ally Pally.
‘Fallon has done more on the big stage than me,’ Menzies told The Scottish Sun. ‘But we support each other. When you get beat you are down.
‘We both know how the other feels after matches. She lets me stare into space and leaves me alone for five minutes and then I’m fine!
Menzies revealed he was working a plumbing shift before taking to the oche at the Ally Pally
Sherrock and Menzies pictured in a rare photo together on social media
World Championship wins at Ally Pally propelled the former hairdresser into the spotlight
‘It would be good to both still be in the Worlds after Christmas. I don’t know who will be cooking the turkey.
‘Usually I’m up in Scotland with the family but this year I’ll be down in England with Fallon. Basically the first one knocked out of the Worlds has to do the turkey!’
Menzies and Sherrock have been dating for a couple of years, having initially met on the darts circuit beforehand.
Menzies revealed their pair met in an online league in Southampton before it ‘all starting off with a KFC’.
Menzies told Sky Sports in an interview last year that they inspire each other in darts and practice together all the time.
He said: ‘We enjoy our practice together and she is a very class player. She has done well for darts in general and is banging in 90 averages and 100 averages, the same as a lot of women.
‘I’m quite lucky I’ve got a very good partner who can play darts. It’s good in the house unless she beats me and I’ve got to make the food. I don’t like it when she beats me.
Prince William awarded Fallon Sherrock, 29, an MBE at Windsor Castle last month
Sherrock’s campaign will begin against the higher-ranked Jermaine Wattimena on Sunday
‘I will support her left, right and centre. I am her biggest fan.
‘I might be a bit strict, but I know how good she is. I’ve known her for a very long time and I know she is very, very good.
‘She’s taken me places I would never have experienced because of darts, so I’m a very lucky person. I’m her biggest fan and I wish her all the best.’
Menzies will be in action on Friday evening, while Sherrock will kick off her tournament against the Netherlands’ Jermaine Wattinema on Sunday.