World Women's 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 edition2019
Current champion(s) Flag of England.svg 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.

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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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YearWinnerRunner-upFinal scoreCity
1976 Flag of England.svg Vera Selby Flag of England.svg Muriel Hazeldene 4–0 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 Davies 4–2 Flag of England.svg Hayling Island
1981 Flag of England.svg Vera Selby Flag of England.svg Mandy Fisher 3–0 Flag of England.svg Thorness Bay
1982No tournament held
1983 Flag of England.svg Sue Foster Flag of England.svg Maureen Baynton 8–5 Flag of England.svg Brean
1984 Am Flag of England.svg Stacey Hillyard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Natalie Stelmach 4–1Unknown
1984 Pro Flag of England.svg Mandy Fisher Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Maryann McConnell 4–2 Flag of England.svg Birmingham
1985 Flag of England.svg Allison Fisher Flag of England.svg Stacey Hillyard 5–1 Flag of England.svg Solihull
1986 Flag of England.svg Allison Fisher Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sue LeMaich 5–0 Flag of England.svg Solihull
1987 [7] Flag of England.svg Ann-Marie Farren Flag of England.svg Stacey Hillyard 5–1 Flag of England.svg Puckpool
1988 Flag of England.svg Allison Fisher Flag of England.svg Ann-Marie Farren 6–1 Flag of England.svg Brixham
1989 Flag of England.svg Allison Fisher Flag of England.svg Ann-Marie Farren 6–5 Flag of England.svg Brixham
1990 Ulster Banner.svg Karen Corr Flag of England.svg Stacey Hillyard 7–4 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 Hillyard 9–3 Flag of England.svg Blackpool
1994 Flag of England.svg Allison Fisher Flag of England.svg Stacey Hillyard 7–3 Flag of India.svg New Delhi
1995 Ulster Banner.svg Karen Corr Flag of England.svg Kim Shaw 6–3 Flag of India.svg New Delhi
1996No tournament held
1997 [8] 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 Ingall 4–1 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 Quick 4–1 Flag of England.svg Sheffield
2003 Flag of England.svg Kelly Fisher Flag of England.svg Lisa Quick 4–1 Flag of England.svg Sheffield
2004No tournament held [9]
2005 [9] Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans Flag of Scotland.svg Lynette Horsburgh 6–4 Flag of England.svg Cambridge
2006 [10] 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 Henrick 5–3 Flag of England.svg Cambridge
2008 Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans Flag of England.svg June Banks 5–2 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 [11] Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans Flag of Hong Kong.svg Ng On Yee 6–0 Flag of England.svg Leeds
2015 [12] Flag of Hong Kong.svg Ng On Yee Flag of England.svg Emma Bonney 6–2 Flag of England.svg Leeds
2016 [13] Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans Flag of Hong Kong.svg Ng On Yee 6–4 Flag of England.svg Leeds
2017 [14] 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 [15] 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 Hazeldene 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 Ingall 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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