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Reanne Evans MBE
World Champion Snooker Player
School, Dudley. She began playing snooker at age 13, inspired by her older brothers.
services to women's snooker.
Reanne is the reigning World Women's Snooker Champion. She has won the women's world title a record
number one on the World Women's Snooker Tour.
Her total of twelve championship titles is a record.
At the age of 16 in 2002, she entered her first World Women's Snooker Championship and reached the semi-final. She won her first ranking tournament, the Connie Gough Memorial Championship, in 2004. This was the only women's ranking
event held in the 2003–04 season, and took place after Fisher, the top player in the rankings, had departed
Evans won the EBSA (European Billiards & Snooker Association) in 2007 and 2008.
After winning 61 consecutive women's matches and defeating reigning world champion John Higgins 4–3 at the 2009 Six-red World Championship, Evans was awarded a wild card on the professional main tour for the 2010–11 season, enabling her to enter all ranking events at the qualifying stage.
In the 2012–13 season, Evans won enough Q-School matches to earn a "top-up" place in the qualifying rounds for the 2013 Wuxi Classic, competing as an amateur. In her qualifying match, she defeated Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5–4 to become the first woman to reach the final stages of a professional ranking snooker tournament.
In 2013, she qualified for the Wuxi Classic as an amateur competitor, becoming the first woman ever to reach the final stages of a ranking snooker tournament.
She received a wildcard to the qualifying rounds of the World Snooker Championship in 2015, and from 2017–20. Her best performance was reaching the second qualifying round in 2017 by defeating Robin Hull. This made her the first woman ever to win a World Championship match.
She won the Women's Tour Championship 2019, held at the Crucible Theatre.