Magic Mink Claims First EPSB Women’s Series Event…
THE WEEKEND saw the first of the English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (EPSB) Women’s Series event held at the Winchester in Leicester.
The event is one of the eight events designed to help grow amateur women’s snooker and to showcase more of the female stars in the game and entice more women to pick up a cue and try it out at their local clubs with the Grand Finals having £1000 up for grabs.
There were 12 entries in total, not a great deal to begin with the Series, but the events are being helped by 2005 World Champion Shaun Murhpy et al.
Thailand’s Mink Nutcharut scooped the first event, back off her first magical win in the US at Ox Billiards in Seattle, as she met fellow professional Rebecca Kenna in the final and won 3 – 1 at The Winchester.
The EPSB reported: “Kenna began the title match in superb fashion as she compiled an 85 break whilst winning the opening frame. However, Mink had breaks of 36 and 42 in frame two as she levelled before securing the next two frames to become the first champion of an EPSB Women’s Open Series event.”
Mink, 23, was the only overseas entrant from the event, with the rest being from England.
Other notable performances were from Emma Parker in the semi-finals, who lost out to Mink.
The next event of the EPSB Women’s Series is next month at the same venue and will be on the 17th of September.
If you want more snooker or to enter more events – then this weekend at the Woking Snooker Centre is the Bob Mason Open which has a QSchool place on offer for the winner.
SnookerZ.co.uk advertisement: “Following a very successful Pro-Am in April and in memory of Woking Snooker Centre founder, Bob Mason we are proud to announce our next tournament which will be the Bob Mason Open 2023 (BM OPEN 2023) and will be held on the 26th & 27th August, 2023. The tournament will run along a very similar format to our Pro-Am. Groups on the first day and a knockout on the second day.
This inaugural event will be an annual event, held as a memorial to the memory of Bob Mason, founder of Woking Snooker Centre and also a massive supporter of the grassroots game.
As with our Pro-Am (and because we are sure Bob would have wanted this too) we are very keen to make our tournaments as open and accessible to as many players as possible.
Enter via this link below if places are still available…