2001 Women's World Snooker Championship

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2001 Women's World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
DatesApril 2001
VenueCrucible Theatre
CitySheffield
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)World Ladies Billiards and Snooker
FormatSingle elimination
Total prize fund£5,000
Winner's share£2,500
Highest break119 (  Kelly Fisher (ENG)
Final
Champion Lisa Quick (ENG)
Runner-up Lynette Horsburgh (SCO)
Score4–2
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The 2001 Women's World Snooker Championship was a women's snooker tournament that took place in April 2001, with early rounds held at Jester's Snooker Club in Swindon, and the semi-finals and final played at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.[1] The event was the 2001 edition of the World Women's Snooker Championship, first held in 1976.[2] It was won by England's Lisa Quick, who defeated Scot Lynette Horsburgh 4–2 in the final. The defending champion and top-ranked women's player Kelly Fisher lost 3–4 to Sharon Dickson in the last 16. Fisher, who had won the world championship in each of the three preceding years, made the only century break of the competition, a 119 in her match against Nicola Barker.[1]

Quick, ranked fifth, had previously won only one ranking tournament, the 1999 Regal Welsh, and it was the first time that Horsburgh, ranked second, had reached the world championship final in 16 attempts. It was level at 1–1 after the first two frames. Quick won the third frame on the black ball to lead 2–1, and then took the next frame by fluking the black. Horsburgh won the fifth frame to trail by one frame at 2–3, before Quick won the match by winning the next frame on the pink.[1][3]

Quick had won the women's 1999 WEPF World Eight-ball championship in blackball and with this victory became the first person in either the women's or the men's game to win world titles in both pool and snooker.[4] She went on to win the WEPF World Eight-ball again in June 2001, to become the first person to hold pool and snooker world titles concurrently.[5] The competition was sponsored by cigarette company Embassy and attracted entrants from fourteen countries including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, England, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Scotland, Singapore, and Wales.[1][6][7] The winner of the event won a prize of £5,000.[1]

Prize fund[edit]

Below is the prize money awarded at the event.[1]

  • Winner: £5,000
  • Runner-up: £2,500
  • Losing semi-finalists: £1,100
  • Losing quarter-finalists: £600
  • Last 16 losers: £200
  • Last 32 losers: £100
  • Highest break: £270

Main draw[edit]

[1]

  Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 7 frames
Final
Best of 7 frames
                                               
England Kelly Fisher 4  
England Nicola Barker 0  
  England Kelly Fisher 3  
    Wales Sharon Dickson 4  
Wales Sharon Dickson 4
Republic of Ireland M. O'Driscoll 3  
  Wales Sharon Dickson 4  
  England Maria Catalano 2  
England Helen Audus 4  
England Mary Talbot 2  
  England Helen Audus 3
    England Maria Catalano 4  
England Maria Catalano 4
Singapore V. Majmudar 1  
  Wales Sharon Dickson 1  
  England Lisa Quick 4  
England Lisa Quick 4  
England Sarah Clarke 1  
  England Lisa Quick 4
    England Juliette Lushey 0  
England Maria Tart 0
England Juliette Lushey 4  
  England Lisa Quick 4
  England Lisa Ingall 3  
Belgium Wendy Jans 4  
England Mandy Fisher 0  
  Belgium Wendy Jans 1
    England Lisa Ingall 4  
England Lisa Ingall 4
Australia Kathy Parashis 0  
  England Lisa Quick 4
  Scotland Lynette Horsburgh 2
England June Banks 4  
Belgium Isabelle Jonckheere 1  
  England June Banks 4  
    Scotland Julie Gillespie 1  
Scotland Julie Gillespie 4
Belgium Candide Binon 1  
  England June Banks 4  
  England Caroline Walch 1  
England Jenny Poulter 4  
India Pooja Galundia 1  
  England Jenny Poulter 1
    England Caroline Walch 4  
England Caroline Walch 4
Belgium Valerie Van Bellinghen 3  
  England June Banks 1
  Scotland Lynette Horsburgh 4  
England Emma Bonney 4  
Australia Samantha Ridley 0  
  England Emma Bonney 4
    England Katie Henrick 3  
England Katie Henrick 4
England K. Burt 0  
  England Emma Bonney 2
  Scotland Lynette Horsburgh 4  
England Christine Sharpe 4  
England Michelle Brown 3  
  England Christine Sharpe 0
    Scotland Lynette Horsburgh 4  
France Angelique Vialard 0
Scotland Lynette Horsburgh 4  

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Lisa Quick wins women's world title". Snooker Scene. Everton's News Agency. June 2001. p. 29.
  2. ^ "History". womenssnooker.com. World Women's Snooker. Archived from the original on 28 January 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ Yates, Phil (30 April 2001). "Lisa Quick – Snooker". The Times. London – via NewsBank. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  4. ^ Champion, Tim (17 May 2002). "Snooker star pots sponsorship deal". Western Daily Press. Bristol. p. 25 – via NewsBank. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Lisa's world glory". Bristol Post. 4 June 2001 – via NewsBank. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Quick to make big splash in pool". BBC Sport. 29 April 2001. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Shock exit for Agassi". Birmingham Mail. 26 April 2001. p. 119 – via NewsBank. Retrieved 14 April 2020.