In 2023: Eden Women’s Masters Groups Announced…
TWO DAYS to go until the final ranking event of the year for the World Women’s Snooker Tour gets underway as the group stages have been announced for the Eden Women’s Masters to be held at Frames Snooker in Coulsdon.
The event, which will go on from November 17th – 19th, sees 7 groups of four players with a MARQUEE PLAYER in each group.
Group A sees the World No 15 and Woking MARQUEE player Jasmine Bolsover lead the group with Group C Tessa Davidson and Group D the World No 7 Emma Parker, who has been fearless on the Exhibition Circuit in the last couple of years and has won Winchester event three and WACKO 1 in recent weeks.
Last season, Bolsover and Talbot Deegan reached the quarter-finals in Coulsdon, but ran into On Yee and Rebecca Kenna.
Mink Nutcharut eventually ran out the winner – defeating Ng On Yee in the final 4 – 0.
Tessa Davidson knocked in a 114 down in Coulsdon in the 2022 edition as the highest break.
Bolsover, Talbot Deegan, and Parker all performed well in the last weeks in the Snooker Legends 900 and showcased the women’s game brilliantly on TV on SportyStuff – as did Ng On Yee with a steely century in the first weeks and former World no 1 Maria Catalano also gave it a good shot.
Mary Talbot Deegan, who plays in Group E, who had a great run in the Snooker Legends 900 on TV and reached the semi-finals leads group E.
Zoe Killington, Steph Daughtery, and Jamie Hunter lead the other groups for the start of the event on Friday.
There’s a total of 31 entries in the event – down on 49 from last season’s showdown in Coulsdon.
From the WWS website:
The tournament celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend and sees the likes of defending champion and world number one Mink Nutcharut, 12-time world champion Reanne Evans, former world number three Rebecca Kenna and two-time ranking event winner Jamie Hunter among the top seeds.
Alongside the main competition, there will also be side tournaments held for both Seniors and Under-21 players, as well as the held over UK Championship Seniors final between Tessa Davidson and Mary Talbot-Deegan.
Finally, there will be a Challenge Cup competition staged on Sunday, for players already knocked out of the main competition prior to the last 16.
The event will again be sponsored by Eden Resources, supporters of the WWS Tour for over a decade.
The top three seeded players have been seeded through to the last 16 stage.
The remaining players have been drawn in seven groups of a maximum of four players
The top two players from each group will progress to the knockout stage
The 12 best qualifiers will be seeded straight into last 16
- The two remaining qualifiers will play a preliminary round match (last 32) on Saturday evening to reach the last 16
All qualifiers from the group stages will be positioned in the knockout draw according to group stage performance in line with our established qualifying criteria
There are plenty of players in the top 20 this weekend who may well end up lifting their first piece of silverware.
You can always expect the unexpected with snooker.
Matches break off from 3PM on November the 17th.
Good luck to everyone who is competing in Coulsdon over the weekend.