World Women’s Snooker (WWS) has announced that this season’s British Women’s Open will be held at the Landywood Snooker Club from 13-14 May 2023.
The prestigious event is set to be the ninth and final ranking tournament of the 2022/23 Tour season and will see the world’s best women players contest the title last won by Mink Nutcharut earlier this year.
With a rich history dating back to its first edition in 1983, the British Open has been held on 26 occasions in all, with only the World and UK Championship tournaments staged more often. World number one Reanne Evans leads the way with six titles, most recently in 2018 when she defeated Nutcharut to claim the title.
The tournament will mark the first on the WWS Tour to be held at the Landywood Snooker Club (approximately 20 miles from Birmingham), a venue which has undergone significant refurbishment over the past 18 months and is a member of the 147 Club affiliation scheme operated by the English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (EPSB).
Boasting four XingPai tables and 12 tables in all, the venue is already set to host several major events this season including the WPBSA Q Tour, English Amateur Tour and the World Disability Billiards and Snooker Champion of Champions.
Further information, including entry information, will be released closer to the event.
Prior to the start of the tournament, Friday 12 May will also see the staging of the 2023 English Women’s Snooker Championship, organised by the EPSB.
Won in 2022 by England’s Rebecca Kenna, the one-day tournament will be open to players from England only (the British Open will be open to all nationalities) with the winner to become national champion.
Further information will be available at the EPSB website in due course.
Mandy Fisher, WWS President said: “We are excited to be able to take this season’s British Open to the Landywood Snooker Club for the first time next May.
“The modern venue is ideally equipped to host what will be our season-finale for the 2022/23 Tour and I look forward to seeing who will lift one of our most long-standing and prestigious titles.
“Thank you to Paul Lloyd who I know is passionate about hosting a WWS tournament at Landywood and to seeing what I have no doubt will be a fantastic tournament to round off the season.”
Paul Lloyd, owner of the Landywood Snooker Club said: “I am thrilled that WWS have chosen Landywood to be host venue for one of its most historic events of the season.
“Since the club re-opened following the global pandemic, we have left no stone unturned as we aim to provide the best conditions for players, with the recent installation of four XingPai tables having added to the eight high-quality tables already in place.
“I have seen the massive growth of women’s snooker from the outside and am now delighted to be involved on its journey. I can’t wait to welcome the players and to watch some terrific snooker during the weekend.”
View this season’s confirmed events so far at our Calendar page.