Women's World Snooker Championship

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World Women’s Snooker Championship [1]
Tournament information
VenueHi-End Snooker Club
Location Bangkok
Country Thailand
Established1976
Organisation(s) World Women's Snooker [2]
Total prize fund£ 15,000
Recent edition2018
Current champion(s) Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans

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

Snooker Cue sport

Snooker is a cue sport which originated among British Army officers stationed in India in the later half of the 19th century. It is played on a rectangular table covered with a green cloth, or baize, with pockets at each of the four corners and in the middle of each long side. Using a cue and 21 coloured balls, players must strike the white ball to pot the remaining balls in the correct sequence, accumulating points for each pot. An individual game, or frame, is won by the player scoring the most points. A match is won when a player wins a predetermined number of frames.

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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.

Embassy (cigarette) brand of cigarettes from Imperial Tobacco

Embassy is a British brand of cigarettes, currently owned and manufactured by Imperial Tobacco.

Crucible Theatre theatre and event venue in Sheffield, England

The Crucible Theatre is a theatre in the city centre of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England which opened in 1971, As well as theatrical performances, it is more famous for hosting the most prestigious event in professional Snooker. It has hosted the World Snooker Championship since 1977. The theatre was refurbished between 2007 and late 2009 and officially reopened 18 February 2010.

Sheffield City and Metropolitan borough in England

Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. With some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire, the city has grown from its largely industrial roots to encompass a wider economic base. The population of the City of Sheffield is 577,800 (mid-2017 est.) and it is one of the eight largest regional English cities that make up the Core Cities Group. Sheffield is the third-largest English district by population. The metropolitan population of Sheffield is 1,569,000.

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

Toa Payoh Planning Area and HDB Town in Central Region ----, Singapore

Toa Payoh is a planning area and matured residential town located in the northern part of the Central Region of Singapore. Toa Payoh planning area borders Bishan and Serangoon to the north, the Central Water Catchment to the northwest, Kallang to the south, Geylang to the southeast, Novena to the west and Hougang to the east. Toa Payoh New Town is situated in the eastern portion of the Toa Payoh planning area. The latter occupies a much larger area, encompassing estates such as Potong Pasir and Bidadari.

Singapore Republic in Southeast Asia

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is an island city-state in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23%. The nation is known for its transition from a developing to a developed country in a single generation under the leadership of its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Finals

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YearWinnerRunner-upFinal scoreCity
1976 Flag of England.svg Vera Selby Flag of England.svg Muriel Hazeldene4–0 Flag of England.svg Middlesbrough
1977No tournament held
1978
1979
1980 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lesley McIlrath Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Agnes Davies4–2 Flag of England.svg Hayling Island
1981 Flag of England.svg Vera Selby Flag of England.svg Mandy Fisher3–0 Flag of England.svg Thorness Bay
1982No tournament held
1983 Flag of England.svg Sue Foster Flag of England.svg Maureen Baynton8–5 Flag of England.svg Brean
1984 Am Flag of England.svg Stacey Hillyard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Natalie Stelmach4–1Unknown
1984 Pro Flag of England.svg Mandy Fisher Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Maryann McConnell4–2 Flag of England.svg Birmingham
1985 Flag of England.svg Allison Fisher Flag of England.svg Stacey Hillyard5–1 Flag of England.svg Solihull
1986 Flag of England.svg Allison Fisher Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sue LeMaich5–0 Flag of England.svg Solihull
1987 Flag of England.svg Ann-Marie Farren Flag of England.svg Stacey Hillyard5–1 Flag of England.svg Puckpool
1988 Flag of England.svg Allison Fisher Flag of England.svg Ann-Marie Farren6–1 Flag of England.svg Brixham
1989 Flag of England.svg Allison Fisher Flag of England.svg Ann-Marie Farren6–5 Flag of England.svg Brixham
1990 Ulster Banner.svg Karen Corr Flag of England.svg Stacey Hillyard7–4 Flag of England.svg London
1991 Flag of England.svg Allison Fisher Ulster Banner.svg Karen Corr 8–2 Flag of England.svg London
1992No tournament held
1993 Flag of England.svg Allison Fisher Flag of England.svg Stacey Hillyard9–3 Flag of England.svg Blackpool
1994 Flag of England.svg Allison Fisher Flag of England.svg Stacey Hillyard7–3 Flag of India.svg New Delhi
1995 Ulster Banner.svg Karen Corr Flag of England.svg Kim Shaw6–3 Flag of India.svg New Delhi
1996No tournament held
1997 Ulster Banner.svg Karen Corr Flag of England.svg Kelly Fisher 6–3 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Llanelli
1998 Flag of England.svg Kelly Fisher Ulster Banner.svg Karen Corr 5–0 Flag of England.svg Sheffield
1999 Flag of England.svg Kelly Fisher Ulster Banner.svg Karen Corr 4–2 Flag of England.svg Sheffield
2000 Flag of England.svg Kelly Fisher Flag of England.svg Lisa Ignall4–1 Flag of England.svg Sheffield
2001 Flag of England.svg Lisa Quick Flag of Scotland.svg Lynette Horsburgh 4–2 Flag of England.svg Sheffield
2002 Flag of England.svg Kelly Fisher Flag of England.svg Lisa Quick4–1 Flag of England.svg Sheffield
2003 Flag of England.svg Kelly Fisher Flag of England.svg Lisa Quick4–1 Flag of England.svg Sheffield
2004No tournament held
2005 Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans Flag of Scotland.svg Lynette Horsburgh 6–4 Flag of England.svg Cambridge
2006 Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans Flag of England.svg Emma Bonney 5–3 Flag of England.svg Cambridge
2007 Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans Flag of England.svg Katie Henrick5–3 Flag of England.svg Cambridge
2008 Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans Flag of England.svg June Banks5–2 Flag of England.svg Cambridge
2009 Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans Flag of England.svg Maria Catalano 5–2 Flag of England.svg Cambridge
2010 Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans Flag of England.svg Maria Catalano 5–1 Flag of England.svg Cambridge
2011 Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans Flag of England.svg Emma Bonney 5–1 Flag of England.svg Bury St Edmunds
2012 Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans Flag of England.svg Maria Catalano 5–3 Flag of England.svg Cambridge
2013 Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans Flag of England.svg Maria Catalano 6–3 Flag of England.svg Cambridge
2014 [5] Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans Flag of Hong Kong.svg Ng On Yee 6–0 Flag of England.svg Leeds
2015 [6] Flag of Hong Kong.svg Ng On Yee Flag of England.svg Emma Bonney 6–2 Flag of England.svg Leeds
2016 Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans Flag of Hong Kong.svg Ng On Yee 6–4 Flag of England.svg Leeds
2017 [7] Flag of Hong Kong.svg Ng On Yee Flag of India.svg Vidya Pillai 6–5 Flag of Singapore.svg Toa Payoh
2018 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Ng On Yee Flag of England.svg Maria Catalano 5–0 Flag of Malta.svg St. Paul's Bay
2019 Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans Flag of Thailand.svg Nutcharut Wongharuthai 6–3 Flag of Thailand.svg Bangkok

Statistics by player

RankNameNationalityWinnerRunner-up
1 Reanne Evans Flag of England.svg  England 120
2 Allison Fisher Flag of England.svg  England 70
3 Kelly Fisher Flag of England.svg  England 51
4 Karen Corr Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 33
5 Ng On Yee Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 32
6 Vera Selby Flag of England.svg  England 20
7 Stacey Hillyard Flag of England.svg  England 15
8 Ann-Marie Farren Flag of England.svg  England 12
Lisa Quick Flag of England.svg  England 12
10 Mandy Fisher Flag of England.svg  England 11
11 Lesley McIlrath Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 10
Sue Foster Flag of England.svg  England 10
13 Maria Catalano Flag of England.svg  England 05
14 Emma Bonney Flag of England.svg  England 03
15 Lynette Horsburgh Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 02
16 Muriel Hazelden Flag of England.svg  England 01
Agnes Davies Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 01
Maureen Baynton Flag of England.svg  England 01
Natalie Stelmach Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 01
Maryann McConnell Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 01
Sue LeMaich Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 01
Kim Shaw Flag of England.svg  England 01
Lisa Ignall Flag of England.svg  England 01
Katie Henrick Flag of England.svg  England 01
June Banks Flag of England.svg  England 01
Vidya Pillai Flag of India.svg  India 01
Nutcharut Wongharuthai Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 01

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