Winchester Women’s Series Grand FInals…

Winchester Women’s Series Grand FInals…

TESSA DAVIDSON SCOOPED the Winchester Women’s Grand Finals trophy over the weekend.

The 55-year-old had previously won four out of the eight events in the run-up to the Grand Finals and was also the World Women’s Seniors Champion and the first woman to have won a frame in the World Seniors event a week ago or so at The Crucible.

She wrote on her Facebook: “Thrilled to have won.”

The Winchester Snooker have been brilliant hosts throughout the whole series together with sponsorship from Shaun Murphy Snooker.

She added: “It’s great news to hear that the English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards will be running the Series again next year.”

Season 1 of the WWS Series included wins from Mink Nutcharut, Emma Parker, who has been fearless of the exhibition circuit and pool circuit, and Chrissy Allwood. Jasmine Bolsover reached a final in the Winchester losing out to Tessa Davidson in one.

Davidson added: “My progress has been massively supported by Fast Eddie’s Pool and Snooker, Banbury, and my practice and great people.”

She has also practiced with Cuestars founder and Snooker Stalwart John Hunter, who runs successful Cuestars events for all ages and abilities in the South.

This website writer/journalist has interviewed Davidson before on here.

Davidson also made the highest break of the tournament – 96.

She will be competing in the Landywood British Open in four day’s time which sees 44 entries for the event – down from 52 entries in the 2023 edition.

World Women’s Snooker Champion Bai YuLu defeated Reanne Evans in the final last year and it was a 4 – 3 deciding thriller.

YuLu made the high break of the event with a 105.

Thaliand’s Mink Nutcharut scooped the 2022 edition – again with 12-times Women’s Champion Reanne Evans narrowly losing out in that one!

There were 36 entries in that edition!

TWO INTERESTING STATS FROM STATISTA

There were estimated to be approximately 174,600 sport and fitness working in the United Kingdom as of the fourth quarter of 2023, compared with 165,300 in the previous quarter.

And, as of 2023, the number of people participating in snooker in England decreased in 2023 over the previous year. As of November 2023, 19.3 thousand people played snooker in England.

Good luck to everyone competing in the British Open at Landywood. 

 

 

 

 

Chris Gaynor

Chris Gaynor is a writer with 10 years' experience writing for the web. He loves snooker, CSI and loves cycling off tiramisu!