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Reanne Evans MBE

World Champion Snooker Player

Born on 25 October 1985 in DudleyWest Midlands, Reanne Evans was educated at Bishop Milner Catholic

School, Dudley. She began playing snooker at age 13, inspired by her older brothers.

Evans was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2020 Birthday Honours for

services to women's snooker.

 

Reanne is the reigning World Women's Snooker Champion. She has won the women's world title a record

12 times, with 10 consecutive titles between 2005 and 2014 and further wins in 2016 and 2019. She is ranked

number one on the World Women's Snooker Tour.

Reanne won the WLBSA/World Women's Snooker title each year from 2005 to 2014, and again in 2016 and 2019.

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

from the circuit to take up playing pool in the United States.

Evans won the IBSF (International Billiards & Snooker Federation) world women's snooker championship in 2004, 2007, and 2008

Reanne won her first world championship in 2005 with a 6–4 victory in the final. She retained the title in 2006 when she also won the 2006 WLBSA mixed doubles title, partnering with Mark Allen.

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,[18] 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 201720. 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.

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