Women's World Snooker Championship

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Women's World Snooker Championship [1]
Tournament information
VenueDolmen Hotel
Location St. Paul's Bay
Country Malta
Established1976
Organisation(s) World Women's Snooker [2]
Total prize fund 6,000 (winner)
Recent edition2018
Current champion(s) Hong Kong Ng On Yee

The Women's World Snooker Championship is the leading professional snooker tournament in women's snooker.

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History

The first championship was held in 1976. From 1998 to 2003 the championship was sponsored by Embassy, with the final taking place at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield during the main world championship, but following the restrictions on tobacco advertising in 2003, WPBSA ceased support for the tournament in 2004 and the event was not held due to WPBSA's financial difficulties. The event was revived in 2005 under the WLBSA. The most successful player in the tournament's history is Reanne Evans, who has won the title eleven times.

The 2017 championship was held in Toa Payoh, Singapore; the first time since 1995 that it had been held outside of the UK. [3]

Finals

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YearWinnerRunner-upFinal scoreCity
1976 England Vera Selby England Muriel Hazeldene4–0 England Middlesbrough
1977No tournament held
1978
1979
1980 Australia Lesley McIlrath Wales Agnes Davies4–2 England Hayling Island
1981 England Vera Selby England Mandy Fisher3–0 England Thorness Bay
1982No tournament held
1983 England Sue Foster England Maureen Baynton8–5 England Brean
1984 Am England Stacey Hillyard Canada Natalie Stelmach4–1Unknown
1984 Pro England Mandy Fisher Canada Maryann McConnell4–2 England Birmingham
1985 England Allison Fisher England Stacey Hillyard5–1 England Solihull
1986 England Allison Fisher Canada Sue LeMaich5–0 England Solihull
1987 England Ann-Marie Farren England Stacey Hillyard5–1 England Puckpool
1988 England Allison Fisher England Ann-Marie Farren6–1 England Brixham
1989 England Allison Fisher England Ann-Marie Farren6–5 England Brixham
1990 Northern Ireland Karen Corr England Stacey Hillyard7–4 England London
1991 England Allison Fisher Northern Ireland Karen Corr 8–2 England London
1992No tournament held
1993 England Allison Fisher England Stacey Hillyard9–3 England Blackpool
1994 England Allison Fisher England Stacey Hillyard7–3 India New Delhi
1995 Northern Ireland Karen Corr England Kim Shaw6–3 India New Delhi
1996No 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 Ignall4–1 England Sheffield
2001 England Lisa Quick Scotland Lynette Horsburgh 4–2 England Sheffield
2002 England Kelly Fisher England Lisa Quick4–1 England Sheffield
2003 England Kelly Fisher England Lisa Quick4–1 England Sheffield
2004No 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 Henrick5–3 England Cambridge
2008 England Reanne Evans England June Banks5–2 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 [5] England Reanne Evans Hong Kong Ng On Yee 6–0 England Leeds
2015 [6] 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 [7] 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

Statistics by player

RankNameNationalityWinnerRunner-up
1 Reanne Evans   England 110
2 Allison Fisher   England 70
3 Kelly Fisher   England 51
4 Karen Corr   Northern Ireland 33
5 Ng On Yee   Hong Kong 32
6 Vera Selby   England 20
7 Stacey Hillyard   England 15
8 Ann-Marie Farren   England 12
Lisa Quick   England 12
10 Mandy Fisher   England 11
11 Lesley McIlrath   Australia 10
Sue Foster   England 10
13 Maria Catalano   England 05
14 Emma Bonney   England 03
15 Lynette Horsburgh   Scotland 02
16 Muriel Hazelden   England 01
Agnes Davies   Wales 01
Maureen Baynton   England 01
Natalie Stelmach   Canada 01
Maryann McConnell   Canada 01
Sue LeMaich   Canada 01
Kim Shaw   England 01
Lisa Ignall   England 01
Katie Henrick   England 01
June Banks   England 01
Vidya Pillai   India 01

References

  1. http://www.wlbsl.com/eden-world-women-s-snooker-champion
  2. http://www.wlbsl.com/
  3. "WLBS Announces 2016/17 Calendar". World Snooker . Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  4. "Ladies' Snooker". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Archived from the original on 18 April 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  5. "Perfect Ten For Evans". World Snooker . Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  6. "Ng On Yee ends Reanne Evans' reign as world champion". BBC Sport . Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  7. "On Yee Wins Women's World Title". World Snooker. Retrieved 21 March 2017.