Snooker is a popular cue sport which was founded by British Army officials in the 19th century. The game gained immense popularity in a very short duration of time and is now one of the most popular board games available. The game is governed by WPBSA or World Professional Billiard and Snooker Association.
Nowadays Snooker is played by millions of worldwide player. It is played by both beginners as well as professionals players in international tournaments. Not just men but women are also performing equally well in it. Here we have made a list of the most talented female snooker players from around the world.
Top 7 Female Snooker players
- Ng On-Yee
Ng On-Yee is a very well known snooker player from Hong Kong. Ng is currently ranked number one in the world according to World Ladies Billiard and Snooker Ranking. In her carrier, she has won an endless number of world title that’s the reason why she is popularly known as best of best.
Ng On-Yee started learning snooker at the age of 13 in her father’s Snooker hall and left her school when she was 17 to concentrate on the game. Ng won her first international title in the year 2009. She won the title of WLBSA Ladies World Snooker Championship three times in 2015, 2017 and 2018.
As a member of women six red teams, she won a gold medal and a bronze medal in women singles in the 2010 Asian Games. Ng also won IBSF World Championship in 2010. Ng On-Yee is a fearless player who never gives up.
- Reanne Evans
Reanne Evans born on 25th of October 1985 is a former professional Snooker player from West Midlands, England. Evan started playing snooker at the age of 13 inspired by her brothers. She won the title of WLBSA Ladies World Snooker Champion for ten consecutive times from the year 2005 to 2014. In 2015 she was defeated by Nee On-Yee currently ranked number one. Again in the year 2016, she regained her world champion title.
Evans became pregnant in 2005 while she was in a relationship with an Irish snooker players Mark Allen and won the Women’s World Championship title in 2006 while she was 7 months pregnant. She has won numerous snooker championship all around the world. In the year 2007, she became Ladies, UK champion. Reanne was the first women to reach the finals of Professional ranking Snooker tournament by defeating Thepchaiya Un-Nooh of Thailand.
- Maria Catalano
Maria Catalano is an English Snooker player. Maria was born in February 1982 in England is a cousin of Ronnie O’Sullivan who is five times world professional champion. Maria’s highest ranking is world number one. She is currently at the third position in the World Ladies Billiard and Snooker rankings.
Maria won the British Open Championship in the year 2008. She became the six times winner of Connie Gough Trophy by defeating Rebecca Kenna in the finals by 4-2 in the previous year. Catalano is a former the UK ladies champion and is also a five times World Women Championship runner-up. Recently she has defeated one of her best friend Reanne Evans in the semifinal round of world women championship but unfortunately lost the finals by Ng On-Yee.
- Rebecca Kenna
Rebecca is a professional snooker player from England who has earned so much popularity in the past few years. She is a relatively new player who’s highest ranking in world number 3. Right now she is at world number 4rth position.
Rebecca reached the semi-finals of World Ladies Billiard and Snooker Championship of 2016, this made her so popular as it was her debut appearance. Sheis performing consistently very well right from the beginning of her carrier. She is the semi-finalist of world ladies championship in 2016 as well as 2017 and is also the finalist of Connie Gough Trophy championship 2017. Rebecca Kenna is now focusing on the World Championship title.
Rebecca was born and brought up Keighley, England. Other than playing snooker she is keenly interested in playing football. She is also a personal trainer.
- Laura Evans
Laura Evans is a professional snooker player from since 1999. She is from Glynneath Wales. She is currently ranked at world number five. Laura Evans, Welsh Women world number one made her way to the finals of the Wold Ladies Billiard and Snooker Championship in 2015 which gave a boost to his world ranking and she reached world number 4 her highest carrier ranking.
She was a runner-up at 2015 Eden Ladies Master championship and has also reached the semi-finals of Eden Classic Tournament in 2016, Eden Women’s Masters in 2017, UK Ladies championship in 2016 and Connie Gough Trophy in 2017.
- Katrina Wan
A snooker player from Hong Kong Katrina Wan started playing in the international tournament in 2013. She won her first title of the World ladies pair Championship together with world’s number one Ng On Yee in the year 2016 when she defeated Maria Catalano and Tatjana Vasiljeva. Apart from this, she has reached the semi-finals and quarterfinals of UK Ladies Championship 2015 and World Women Championship in 2017 respectively. Katrina is currently world number 6 with his highest ranking of 5.
- Suzie Opacic
Suzie is another English snooker player from Eastleigh England. She is playing snooker in competitive levels since 2005 and won her first title of World Ladies Junior championship in 2006. Suzie’s highest carrier ranking is world number 5.
She is a semi-finalist of WLBS UK Ladies Championship in 2006 and 2007 and a finalist of 2017 World Women pair championship. In the session 2016/17, she reached the quarterfinals of three ranking events.
The world number 7 Suzie Opacic was a very big snooker fan from an early age. She works as a town planner in the Expansion team of Heathrow airport. Overall she is a very talented player with a bright future ahead.