Meet Your First World Mixed Doubles Champions for 2022…

Meet Your First World Mixed Doubles Champions for 2022…

NEIL ROBERTSON and MINK NUTCHARUT came from the brink of bowing out of the new World Mixed Doubles to turning it around and ended up scooping the title on Sunday. 

All smiles as the pair lift the World Mixed DOubles trophy…

It’s the first time in three decades since a World Mixed Doubles event was held when powerhouse in his prime Steve Davis won the title with Allison Fisher.

After falling short in the Round Robin stages, and needing a 4- 0 win to keep themselves back in the game, they did exactly that and went into the final day of the event with a rejuvenated sense of positivity.

MINK NUTCHARUT, the reigning World Women’s Champion made an impressive campaign with a 74 break on route to the final as well as her mature safety play.

The final saw Robertson and Mink come up against the in form Mark Selby and World Women’s number four Rebecca Kenna, who had also played some fantastic safety play throughout the competition leading Selby to pave the way for some heavy scoring.

What a year it’s been for the reigning World Women’s Champion Mink Nutcharut, who not only booked herself a place in the Champion of Champions in October/November, but also had her biggest payday in snooker by pocketing £30,000 pounds. The most that the women players earn from the WWST is roughly £6000.

Favourites Ronnie O’Sullivan and Reanne Evans were knocked out as were Judd Trump and Ng On Yee.

Robertson and Mink were on the backfoot in the final but managed to come from behind to scoop the title 4 – 2.

The 40-year-old Australian Robertson said after that it was a great event and that it would only serve well to get women of all ages picking up a cue.

He added that he had a three year old, and she was watching so there would be older girls who can pick up a cue probably watching and it could mean they try it out.

Snooker clubs are already taking the initiative to host FREE coaching days for young girls…

Already, snooker clubs such as Woking Snooker Centre in Surrey are taking the initiative to host FREE coaching days for young girls and women to get them to try snooker.

Woking’s Jasmine Bolsover and top women player Emma Parker, who has been making a name for herself on the exhibition circuit, will be on hand next year in January alongside two other top coaches at Woking to show newbies the ropes in how to play the sport.

 

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