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Top female billiard players (second part)



Kelly Fisher

Fisher was born in South Elmsall, near Pontefract, West Yorkshire. Se learned to play a pool at the Pub that her parents had and at the age of 13 she started with the Snooker. At the young age of 21, she was already number 1 in the ranking for two full seasons.

Fisher won the Ladies World Snooker Championship three times between 1998 and 2000, and won the title again in 2002 and 2003. In 2001, she won four consecutive tournaments in the women's division - British Open, Belgian Open, LG Cup titles, the UK Championship, reaching to extend his streak to 10 consecutive victories when he won the LG Cup in October 2002.

She has reached the finals in all the European Ladies' Championship, losing only once to the current West Yorkshire (Batley) champion Shakeel Kamal. In 2003 Fisher won the first IBSF World Ladies' Championship. When in 2003 the government withdrew all aid for the Women's Snooker, being forced to leave the big tournaments, Fisher decided that her only two options were to find a full-time job or to renew and dedicate herself to playing Pool. She decided on the second option and moved to the United States to participate in the Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) nine-ball tour, as did other professional Snooker players like Allison Fisher and Karen Corr.

She is currently one of the players with the largest catalog of titles in her possession, a worldwide reference.


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Emily Duddy

Emily Duddy was born and raised in southern California. She comes from a family of competitors and was educated as such. She started playing Pool with 8 years, has always played left-handed style while still being right-handed for everything else. With 18 years she was in fourth place in his first tournament and from that moment he fell in love with billiards.

After graduating in Psychology, she decided to devote herself fully to the Professional Pool, moving to New York in 2007. In the BCA Nationals that are played in Las Vegas, during May 2009 Emily and her team “KissOf Death” won The Women's Team Open Divison thus achieving great notoriety. After this victory she received great sponsorships and even appeared on several television programs.

While in New York, she managed to enter the WPBA (Women’s Professional Billiard Association) during 2010. That same year she won the “Rookie of the Year” award from the WPBA, a recognition of her career.

 

Loree Jon Hasson
Loree Jon Hasson started playing pool at her home at the young age of 4. Seeing the talent she had, her father placed wooden drawers around the table so Loree could practice being at a correct height. Her father became her teacher and her mother her learning partner.

With only 11 years she became a professional player in the Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) and became known as "Queen of the Hill." With 15 years she won her first World Straight Pool Tournament, becoming the youngest player to win a world title, even entering the Guinness Book of World Records. Between 1979 and 1993, she won numerous tournaments, including her third WPBA National Championship and US Open Championship. When she conquered the World Pool Association (WPA) World Championship, she managed to win every possible title in the women's pool.

Among her victories she has eight World Championships, three National Championships, and three WPBA US Open. After retiring from the professional circuit, she decided to return to it, winning in 2017 the Diamond Pro Women's 9 ball Championship.

 

Ewa Laurance
Laurance started playing Pool with 14 years. She moved to the United States in 1981 after competing in the New York City World Championships.

She won numerous titles in the women's pool, including the WPA World Nine-ball Championship, US Open Nine-ball Championship, WPBA National Nine-ball Championship, International Trickshot Championship and the Swedish and European 14.1 Championships.

In 2005, Laurance surpassed three of her sport mates, Allison Fisher, Dawn Hopkins, and Gerda Hofstatter, in the Women's Trick Shot Challenge that took place at the New York Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, pocketing $ 25,000 as a grand prize.

These are some of the most outstanding female pool players. Do you know another great female players? Do you have any favorites? Tell us about it below in the comments! :)

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