Ladies Day 2016 – First and latest World Champion united

This Tuesday saw Ladies Day successfully staged for the fourth successive year at the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield.

Led by WPBSA World Snooker coaches Andrew Highfield and Dannie Findlay, there were opportunities for members of the public to try snooker at the Cue Zone in the Winter Garden.

The day was supported by players from the World Ladies Billiards and Snooker (“WLBS”) tour, including 11-times world champion Reanne Evans.

Activities included a coaching masterclass delivered by Andrew Highfield and doubles competitions involving members of the public, as well as a 60-second challenge competition won by Latvia’s Tatjana Vasiljeva.

There was also a special appearance by Vera Selby MBE, winner of the first ever World Ladies Championship held in 1976 and again in 1981. The 86-year-old from Gosforth played a few shots with Reanne Evans and both appeared with presenter Hazel Irvine on BBC television.

The event supported Bluebell Wood Trust, official charity partner of World Snooker at the World Championship.

To learn more about ladies snooker and how you can get involved visit http://www.wlbsl.com/