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Women’s World Snooker Championship: group-stage draw and how to watch

The 2024 Women’s World Snooker Championship commenced on Monday at the Changping Stadium in Dongguan, China.

All of the best players from the World Women’s Snooker Tour are in attendance, with the prestigious title up for grabs.

Who is the reigning women’s world champion?

Baipat Siripaporn is the reigning champion, the young Thai having memorably gotten her hands on the silverware a year ago.

The 24 year-old unexpectedly came through the field to claim the title for the first time with a 6-3 victory over Bai Yulu in the final.

Bai is highly fancied to be a future star of the women’s game, with the 20 year-old attempting to become the first champion from mainland China.

Both of last year’s finalists will be hoping to challenge again in the 2024 Women’s World Snooker Championship, although neither will necessarily be among the biggest favourites.

Who are the favourites?

Three-time former winner Ng On Yee and 2022 champion Mink Nutcharut are arguably the two cueists to beat.

Both players have been in the best form throughout the 2023/24 campaign, claiming four of the six titles on this term’s schedule between them.

Three of the finals in those events have been contested between the pair, including both of the last two on the calendar.

Then, of course, there’s Reanne Evans, who will be looking to add to her record tally of 12 women’s world crowns.

What’s the schedule and format?

Running from March 11th until March 17th, there are 45 players in the draw in total.

The nine group winners will advance to the last 16, with 14 other players entering a preliminary knockout round for the remaining seven spots.

Group stage matches are the best of five frames, with the format increasing to seven frames for most knockout rounds.

The semi-finals will be the best of nine frames before an 11-frame final will determine who gets her hands on the trophy.

How can I watch the Women’s World Snooker Championship?

Live streaming of the 2024 Women’s World Snooker Championship is available on the official Facebook Page for World Women’s Snooker.

The WPBSA is also providing coverage on its official YouTube channel.

Women’s World Snooker Championship
– 2024 Draw –

Group A
Baipat Siripaporn
Zolboo Unurbayar
Miina Tani
Han Fang
Shiu Wing Man

Group B
Rebecca Kenna
Xia Yuying
Cheung Yee Ting
Bayarsaikhan Narantuya
Li Bihan

Group C
Bai Yulu
Urantuul Tsolmon
Diana Schuler
Chan Wai Lam
Chu Pui Ying

Group D
Reanne Evans
Narucha Phoemphul
Deng Xinshun
So Man Yan
Erdenetugs Dash

Group E
Ng On Yee
Lynn Shi
Bai Yaru
Sergenlebaatar Byambasuren
Natasha Chethan

Group F
Mink Nutchatut
Fong Mei Mei
Jackue Ip
Jambaa Sosorbaram
Liu Weiyilu

Group G
Tessa Davidson
Ho Yee Ki
Mohitha R. T.
Yang Meng
Otgonbayar Jigden

Group H
Emma Parker
Katrina Wan
Amee Kamani
Liu Ziling
He Danni

Group I
Mary Talbot-Deegan
Lau Yuk Fan
Altangerel Bolortuya
Anupama Ramachandran
Mo Tiantian

Where are the scores and results?

Live scores and results from the 2024 Women’s World Snooker Championship can be found via the WPBSA Snooker Scores service.

Featured photo credit: WWS


  1. Daniel White

    An important tournament for effectively decided two players on next year’s main tour, one directly, and one indirectly.
    Mink will be motivated as will Bai Yulu and Ng On-yee with the expectation in most minds that two of those three will join Reanne Evans and Siripaporn with new main tour cards.
    I do not have social media but I will follow the matches, moreso once the knock out rounds commence. With the added pressure of main tour qualification the players’ temperaments will be an even more important component than in years gone by.

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