Organised by World Ladies Billiards and Snooker (WLBS), this season’s showpiece event for women’s snooker will again be contested as part of next year’s World Snooker Federation Championships. Current world number one Ng On Yee from Hong Kong will be the defending champion following her incredible triumph in Malta earlier this year during which she did not lose a single frame during the tournament.
This year’s world women’s champion will earn the top prize of €6,000 as well as a coveted place at next year’s professional World Championship in Sheffield at which Ng On Yee and Reanne Evans have competed in recent seasons.
Once again each of the quarter-finalists will receive automatic entry into the mixed gender WSF Championship which carries a first prize of €10,000 and a place on the World Snooker Tour from the start of the 2019/20 season. Last season’s event saw Reanne Evans, Rebecca Kenna and Nutcharut Wongharuthai among those competing, with Evans successfully progressing to the knockout rounds.
This year’s tournament will run with the support of the U.A.E. Billiards and Snooker Association with whom the WSF has worked closely to organise the event.
Mandy Fisher, WLBS President said: “We are delighted to be able to confirm that this season’s World Women’s Snooker Championship will be held in Dubai for the first time. Following our successful events in Singapore and Malta during the last couple of years it is exciting to be heading to another new territory as part of this year’s WSF Championships.
“I am already looking forward to being able to welcome both new and familiar faces from across the world to what promises to be an event to remember at a spectacular location.”
Further information, including entry criteria and process will be released as soon as possible.