Womens Snooker History Made in Seattle, US, in 2022…
Jamie Hunter IS the first US Womens’ Open Champion…
THE FIRST EVER US female snooker event occurred over the weekend in the US provincial state of Seattle with BIG-TIME sponsor tech giant Microsoft in on the action just down the road from OX Billiards Snooker Club!…
Some of the world’s best female snooker players excitedly packed their suitcases last week to jet off across the Atlantic to the land of hope and glory to the 15th largest provincial state in the US and the shipping port.
It was down to business though in the luxurious billiard hall of OX Billiards, as 15 players managed the trip to the US, with the absentees of professionals Ng On Yee, Nutcharut Wongharuthai (Mink, still celebrating her first win on the professional tour) and Reanne Evans.
This left the likes of Emma Parker and Rebecca Kenna a great chance to attain silverware in the first-ever US Open.
📰 REPORT | Reflections on a breakthrough victory for @JamieHunter_147 at a breakthrough event for snooker in the United States this weekend! 👊🇺🇸
— World Women’s Snooker (@WomensSnooker) August 29, 2022
It was a surprising win in the end for Jamie Hunter, her first piece of silverware for the World Womens Snooker Tour where she defeated new professional Rebecca Kenna in the final.
Jamie Hunter, also with a high break of 61, Whom SnookerZone has interviewed before, elated from the win, took to Facebook and proudly wrote this…
My first ranking event title, and something I didn’t think was in my grasp, but we got there.
She added: “All the long days, travelling, sore losses and long practice hours, was all worth it!
She said that OX Billiards was one of the best snooker clubs in the world to have played in and that the players had met some kind people in Washington State.
“To be able to win my first ranking event title (4 – 1), in one of the most special cities in the world, surrounded by kind and caring people, made the whole experience as special as it could have been.”
Michael Anthony Dominguez, the owner of the OX Billiards enterprise in the US was excited to have hosted the event and have it live streamed on Youtube for fans to watch…Some of the players got in on the act of commentary…
WWS’s MATT HUART had this to say before the event: “Almost three years in the making – the event represents another significant step for a circuit (pandemic permitting) that becomes more global each season.
Congratulations to Jamie Hunter and to all who took the trip over to the US…Well played from SnookerZone!