Five-time World Women’s Snooker (WWS) champion Kelly Fisher is to become an MBE for her services to sport, as announced in the 2024 New Years Honours List.
One of the most successful women’s snooker players of all-time, Fisher competed regularly on the WWS Tour from 1991-2003, winning an incredible 45 ranking titles including five world titles from six years (1998-2000, 2002-2003).
Having made an immediate impression upon joining the circuit as she won plate and Under-21 competitions within 12 months, the youngster sensationally claimed her first main ranking title aged just 14 at the 1993 Connie Gough Trophy with victories against Emma Bonney, Sharon Dickson, Karen Corr, Kim Shaw and Tessa Davidson, four of whom were among the top nine seeds at the time.
As she established herself as the pre-eminent player of the late 1990s and early 2000s, Fisher would become only the sixth player to attain the world number one ranking in 1998, also achieving a then record winning streak of 69 matches from 2001-2003, taking 15 consecutive titles in the process.
Alongside her world title haul, Fisher has won multiple UK Championship (4) British Open (3) and Connie Gough (7) titles during a glittering snooker career.
A heavy scorer, only Reanne Evans and Allison Fisher have compiled more century breaks on the WWS Tour, while her run of 125 at the 2003 World Women’s Snooker Championship stood as the all-time high break at the tournament for 20 years, until Bai Yulu eclipsed her total with a run of 127 earlier this year in Thailand.
She also became the first female player to make a century break at the professional World Championship in 2002 with a 106 against future ranking event winner Ryan Day.
Since leaving the WWS Tour, Fisher has continued to excel at every opportunity during her distinguished cue sports career and everyone at World Women’s Snooker would like to congratulate her on this achievement.