Fallon Sherrock narrow failed to create more history as she drew 6-6 with Glen Durrant at the Premier League in Nottingham.
The 25-year-old, who became the first woman to win at the World Championships in December - defeating both Ted Evetts and Mensur Suljovic - was bidding to become the first challenger to win at the tournament.
Sherrock threw for the match in the final leg but was broken by the three-time BDO champion and had to settle for a draw.
Durrant quickly settled with a 180 in the opening leg. Sherrock hit a 140 to leave double 20 after 12 darts which she took out at the second attempt to level things up.
Sherrock then threw a 168 to set up a double eight finish to level things up again. The first sign of trouble on the Sherrock throw came in leg six. The trebles had deserted her but Durrant missed six darts at doubles to break and Sherrock survived.
The trebles that deserted her in the previous leg returned in leg seven as Sherrock took out 92 - with a bull, six, double 18 finish.
Durrant missed three more attempts at doubles in the next leg as Sherrock took a 5-3 lead. But he stopped the rot to move back within one. However, doubles continued to elude him, missing three more at double 16, and Sherrock guaranteed herself at least a point.
She threw for the match but Durrant, who beat Michael Smith last week, survived and broke her throw to take a point.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Sherrock said: "I've loved every minute of it. I'm so happy that I get to play again on the big stage. It's been incredible.
"I'm speechless because everyone's come and it's amazing. I just thank everyone that's here supporting. I'm so grateful."
Discussing what comes next for her, Sherrock added: "I'm getting opportunities opening up all the time, so obviously I'm excited to see what 2020 holds for me.
"I can't wait for everything that's coming and I'm just loving this at the moment."