In 2023: 900 Star Mary Talbot Deegan Scoops Eden Women’s Masters…

In 2023: 900 Star Mary Talbot Deegan Scoops Eden Women’s Masters…

MARY TALBOT DEEGAN has scooped the 2023 Eden Women’s Masters at Frames Snooker, Coulsdon.

The 43-year-old now achieves a high ranking of 6, and originally her highest ranking was 7. The breakthrough victory is Talbot-Deegan’s biggest career success to date as she joins an elite band of Reanne EvansNg On Yee and Mink Nutcharut to have won the prestigious event since it was introduced to the calendar in 2013.

She was originally a US Open semi-finalist losing out to Jamie Hunter 4 – 1 but now has beaten the same player 4 – 3 in a thrilling decider final in Coulsdon.

And has won a string of other titles in various categories on her way to scooping a top ranking prize.

Talbot Deegan was one of the handful of female stars of season two of the 900 from the World Women’s Snooker Tour and she managed to reach a semi-final whilst playing on the TV on SportyStuff.

Mary Talbot Deegan and a handful of other female stars including Jasmine Bolsover, Emma Parker, Maria Catalano, and Ng On Yee, who made a century, did brilliantly in the 900 promoting the women’s game on TV…
NG ON YEE made a 108 in the recent Snooker Legends 900


The 900 Junior Cuestars was organised by John Hunter and Jason Francis, and was also played over the weekend at the famous venue in Reading  – Ronnie Sullivan scooped the trophy and will be parading it when the 900 Grand Finals happen this week on the 22nd of November where one player will scoop a £10,000 prize pot, the biggest in amateur snooker since Pot Black.


As well as claiming the ranking title victory, Talbot Deegan also managed to claim the high break of 84, which came in the semi-final.

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There were many other successes in the final ranking event of the year as Woking MARQUEE star Jasmine Bolsover reached another quarter-final – a second in successive years and also managed a high break of 54 overall in the tournament.

Bolsover was also another star of the 900 recently, as was Emma Parker, who has been fearless on the exhibition circuit, and all managed to help promote the women’s game brilliantly on TV through the Snooker Legends and Jason Francis.

The breakthrough success comes 29 years after Deegan’s first title as she climbs the rankings to number six.

Friends of the star came out to congratulate Deegan on her success on social media as she very simply wrote on social media.

“Very happy to win this today. A massive thank you to Tony Thompson and Frames Sports Bar, Coulsdon for their continued support. My coach Terry Burke. Much appreciated.”

She told the WWS after: “It feels amazing, I am buzzing,” said Talbot-Deegan following the final. “I always believed that I could win a title, I didn’t think this soon, but I’m on top of the world at the minute. I’ve put in a lot of hard work and am really enjoying it.”

She added: “It means everything, to do it here and to hold myself together. I’ve never done it before, won a major tournament, so I proved that I can do it.”


In the EDEN MASTERS SENIORS FINAL, Tessa Davidson, a regular winner at World Women’s events, and outside events, as the 54-year-old claimed yet another Seniors title defeating Sarah Dunn 2 – 0.


Scotland’s SOPHIE NIX claimed her Maiden Under-21 World Women’s Eden Masters title in the under-21 category.

The 15-year-old scooped the title defeating 17-year-old Zoe Killington in the final 2 – 0.

WELL DONE to everyone who competed in Coulsdon and Reading and at other venues over the weekend in events across the country. 

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Chris Gaynor

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