English Amateur Billiards Association

EABA : The Amateur Billiard Player : August 2001

The Amateur Billiard Player : August 2001


Jesters SC, Swindon – 24th April 2001

Kelly Fisher, seeded No.3, added the World Ladies Billiards championship to her list of achievements when she defeated
last year’s winner Emma Bonney 290-219 in the final, played at
the Jesters Snooker Club on 24th April. This was her first World
Billiards win with her previous best performance being an
appearance in the final against Karen Corr two years ago. Her new
title carried the additional reward of £350 and Emma Bonney from
Portsmouth received £200 as runner-up. The prizes were presented
by Peter Gilchrist, the new WBA World Professional Champion.
There were 14 entries to this year’s competition, with only Pooja
Galundia (India) coming from outside England.

Fisher, a 22 year-old from Pontefract, and now living in Dudley,
was the World Ladies Snooker Champion for three years from
1998-2000. She competes regularly as a snooker player on the
WPBSA UK Tour, having a break of 143 to her credit at this game.

Preliminary Round
Pooja Galundia (Ind) 74 Jane O’Neill (Eng) 38; Vanessa Williams (Eng)
55 Mo Twomey (Eng) 38; Caroline Walch (Eng) 66 Christine Sharpe (Eng) 56; Kelly Fisher
(Eng) 69 Gaye Jones (Eng) 60; Jan Hughes (Eng) 63 Nicola Beckley (Eng) 58; Tina Owen-
Sevilton (Eng) 81 Mary Hawkes (Eng) 63.
Quarter-finals (45 mins)
Emma Bonney (Eng) 172 Pooja Galundia 117; Caroline Walch 111
Vanessa Williams 106; Kelly Fisher 266 Jan Hughes 74; Sarah Kingswell (Eng) 130 Tina
Owen-Sevilton 98.
Semi-finals (45 mins)
Emma Bonney 223 Caroline Walch 132; Kelly Fisher 227 Sarah
Kingswell 115.
Final (1 hr)
Kelly Fisher 290 Emma Bonney 219

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