Kenna Claims Maiden 2022 National Snooker Championship…

Kenna Claims Maiden 2022 National Snooker Championship…

World Women’s no 4 Rebecca Kenna has claimed the English Partnership Snooker and Billiards (EPSB) English Women’s Snooker Championship held at Frames Academy in Coulsdon over the weekend.

The 33-year-old from Keighley defeated Jamie Hunter in a tight 4 – 3 in the final.

Despite having a shoulder injury that wasn’t as serious as she first thought, Kenna was reentered back into the event as the draw had been made late.

Hunter, 25, came back from 3 – 0 down but didn’t have enough in the tank she said to seal the win in the decider.

In the semi-finals, she defeated Woking Snooker Centre’s Jasmine Bolsover 3 – 0.

Hunter wrote on Facebook after: “Started off strong on Saturday morning, winning all 3 of my first group games without dropping a frame, lost my last group match 2-1 to the reigning champion, but still qualified top of my group, advancing to the semi-finals. Even though the scoreline doesn’t suggest it, it was a hard-fought victory to reach the final (3-0).

She added: “Final started off as bad as it could have, being 3-0 behind and looking like I’ll be back home in time to watch the 6pm kick off 😵 I was able to relax, produce some half decent snooker and bring it back to 3-3 to force a decider, but unfortunately I just didn’t have enough in the tank to finish off the fairytale comeback, eventually losing 4-3. As always, plenty of positives to take from this weekend, and plenty of things to take back to the practice table to work on for the next event, which is only 2 weeks away. Congratulations to Bex for her maiden national title.

Congratulations to all who competed over the weekend.



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