World Women’s Snooker is set to witness its biggest week for a generation with the staging of two prestigious international competitions in Bangkok, Thailand.
To be held at the spectacular Hi-End Snooker Club alongside the support of the Billiard Sports Association of Thailand and the World Snooker Federation, the event will be headlined by this year’s World Women’s Snooker Championship from June 20th to 23rd, 2019.
Won last year for a third time by Hong Kong’s Ng On Yee, the tournament will see 54 players from 15 different countries – more than double the number who featured in the 2018 edition – contest the biggest title of this season’s World Women’s Snooker Tour.
Among those taking part will be the world’s top four ranked players, including defending champion Ng and 11-time queen Reanne Evans.
Twelve-time European Championship winner Wendy Jans and several other established faces will be taking part too.
They will be joined by numerous newcomers to the circuit with players from the likes of Iran, Japan, Russia, Malaysia, Singapore and India involved – making this one of the most international editions of the championship ever.
The week will also see the staging of the inaugural Women’s Snooker World Cup from June 17th to 19th, a new team event featuring 17 partnerships representing countries from across the globe.
Adopting a similar format to that used at the professional World Cup to be staged by World Snooker later this month in China, matches will see two-player teams contest a combination of singles and doubles frames.
Each country has been permitted to enter up to two teams, with Thailand being granted an extra two as the host country.
1⃣ HOUR TO GO!
It’s practice time at @hiendsnooker with under an hour to go before the start of our first ever Women’s Snooker World Cup!
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— World Women’s Snooker (@WomensSnooker) June 17, 2019
There is also a wildcard ‘Rest of the World’ team featuring Laura Evans and Wendy Jans as the highest ranked players unable to otherwise compete in the tournament due to being the only players nominated by their countries.
Among those who will be fancied to go all the way will be the England A team featuring top ranked Reanne Evans and world no.3 Rebecca Kenna, as well as the pairings featuring the likes of Ng On Yee and home favourite Nutcharut Wongharuthai.
All tournament information – including player lists, draws, and results – will be available via https://snookerscores.net/organisation/world-womens-snooker throughout the week.