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World Women's Snooker Championship

World Women's Snooker Championship[1]
Tournament information
VenueHi-End Snooker Club
LocationBangkok
CountryThailand
Established1976
Organisation(s)World Women's Snooker[2]
Total prize fund£15,000
Recent edition2019
Current champion(s)England Reanne Evans

The World Women's Snooker Championship (formerly known as the Women's World Open Championship from 1976 to 1981 and the World Ladies Snooker Championship from 1983 to 2018) is the leading tournament on the World Women's Snooker Tour. The reigning champion is Reanne Evans.

History

The tournament began as the Women's World Open Championship, which, as the most prestigious event for female players, was effectively the world championship.[3] The first tournament was held in 1976, and the event was held again in 1980 and 1981.

The competition was staged from 1983 onward as the World Ladies Snooker Championship. Over the next two decades, the tournament was dominated by Allison Fisher (7 titles), Karen Corr (3 titles), and Kelly Fisher (5 titles), all of whom eventually moved to the United States to compete on the WPBA nine-ball pool tour.

From 1998 to 2003, Embassy sponsored the tournament, with the semi-finals and final taking place at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield during the World Snooker Championship.[3] After restrictions on tobacco advertising were introduced in 2003, the tournament lost its sponsorship and was not held in 2004. The event was revived in 2005. The most successful player since that time has been Reanne Evans, who has won the title 12 times, including ten consecutive victories between 2005 and 2014.

The 2017 championship was held in Toa Payoh, Singapore, the first time since 1995 that it was held outside of the UK.[4]

In 2018, the World Ladies Billiards and Snooker Association was rebranded as World Women's Snooker, and the tournament was renamed the World Women's Snooker Championship.[5]

Finals

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Year Winner Runner-up Final score City
1976 England Vera Selby England Muriel Hazeldene 4–0 England Middlesbrough
1977 No tournament held
1978
1979
1980 Australia Lesley McIlrath Wales Agnes Davies 4–2 England Hayling Island
1981 England Vera Selby England Mandy Fisher 3–0 England Thorness Bay
1982 No tournament held
1983 England Sue Foster England Maureen Baynton 8–5 England Brean
1984 Am England Stacey Hillyard Canada Natalie Stelmach 4–1 Unknown
1984 Pro England Mandy Fisher Canada Maryann McConnell 4–2 England Birmingham
1985 England Allison Fisher England Stacey Hillyard 5–1 England Solihull
1986 England Allison Fisher Canada Sue LeMaich 5–0 England Solihull
1987 England Ann-Marie Farren England Stacey Hillyard 5–1 England Puckpool
1988 England Allison Fisher England Ann-Marie Farren 6–1 England Brixham
1989 England Allison Fisher England Ann-Marie Farren 6–5 England Brixham
1990 Northern Ireland Karen Corr England Stacey Hillyard 7–4 England London
1991 England Allison Fisher Northern Ireland Karen Corr 8–2 England London
1992 No tournament held
1993 England Allison Fisher England Stacey Hillyard 9–3 England Blackpool
1994 England Allison Fisher England Stacey Hillyard 7–3 India New Delhi
1995 Northern Ireland Karen Corr England Kim Shaw 6–3 India New Delhi
1996 No tournament held
1997 Northern Ireland Karen Corr England Kelly Fisher 6–3 Wales Llanelli
1998 England Kelly Fisher Northern Ireland Karen Corr 5–0 England Sheffield
1999 England Kelly Fisher Northern Ireland Karen Corr 4–2 England Sheffield
2000 England Kelly Fisher England Lisa Ingall 4–1 England Sheffield
2001 England Lisa Quick Scotland Lynette Horsburgh 4–2 England Sheffield
2002 England Kelly Fisher England Lisa Quick 4–1 England Sheffield
2003 England Kelly Fisher England Lisa Quick 4–1 England Sheffield
2004 No tournament held
2005 England Reanne Evans Scotland Lynette Horsburgh 6–4 England Cambridge
2006 England Reanne Evans England Emma Bonney 5–3 England Cambridge
2007 England Reanne Evans England Katie Henrick 5–3 England Cambridge
2008 England Reanne Evans England June Banks 5–2 England Cambridge
2009 England Reanne Evans England Maria Catalano 5–2 England Cambridge
2010 England Reanne Evans England Maria Catalano 5–1 England Cambridge
2011 England Reanne Evans England Emma Bonney 5–1 England Bury St Edmunds
2012 England Reanne Evans England Maria Catalano 5–3 England Cambridge
2013 England Reanne Evans England Maria Catalano 6–3 England Cambridge
2014[7] England Reanne Evans Hong Kong Ng On Yee 6–0 England Leeds
2015[8] Hong Kong Ng On Yee England Emma Bonney 6–2 England Leeds
2016 England Reanne Evans Hong Kong Ng On Yee 6–4 England Leeds
2017[9] Hong Kong Ng On Yee India Vidya Pillai 6–5 Singapore Toa Payoh
2018 Hong Kong Ng On Yee England Maria Catalano 5–0 Malta St. Paul's Bay
2019 England Reanne Evans Thailand Nutcharut Wongharuthai 6–3 Thailand Bangkok

Statistics by player

Rank Name Nationality Winner Runner-up
1 Reanne Evans  England 12 0
2 Allison Fisher  England 7 0
3 Kelly Fisher  England 5 1
4 Karen Corr  Northern Ireland 3 3
5 Ng On Yee  Hong Kong 3 2
6 Vera Selby  England 2 0
7 Stacey Hillyard  England 1 5
8 Ann-Marie Farren  England 1 2
Lisa Quick  England 1 2
10 Mandy Fisher  England 1 1
11 Lesley McIlrath  Australia 1 0
Sue Foster  England 1 0
13 Maria Catalano  England 0 5
14 Emma Bonney  England 0 3
15 Lynette Horsburgh  Scotland 0 2
16 Muriel Hazeldene  England 0 1
Agnes Davies  Wales 0 1
Maureen Baynton  England 0 1
Natalie Stelmach  Canada 0 1
Maryann McConnell  Canada 0 1
Sue LeMaich  Canada 0 1
Kim Shaw  England 0 1
Lisa Ingall  England 0 1
Katie Henrick  England 0 1
June Banks  England 0 1
Vidya Pillai  India 0 1
Nutcharut Wongharuthai  Thailand 0 1
  • Active players are shown in bold.

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 June 2019. Retrieved 23 June 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "World Women's Snooker". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 9 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Ladies' Snooker". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Archived from the original on 18 April 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  4. ^ "WLBS Announces 2016/17 Calendar". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  5. ^ "World Women's Snooker". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 9 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Ladies' Snooker". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Archived from the original on 18 April 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Perfect Ten For Evans". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Ng On Yee ends Reanne Evans' reign as world champion". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 15 September 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  9. ^ "On Yee Wins Women's World Title". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 22 March 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2017.

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