2013 British Open Finalist
Hannah Ward is a former British Open finalist who returned to the World Women’s Snooker Tour in September 2023 following an eight-year break from competition.
Ward impressed at the UK Championship, successfully qualifying from her round robin group before scoring an impressive 3-1 win against Northern Ireland’s Chucky Preston to reach the last 16.
Hannah’s long-awaited comeback followed a notable ‘first’ career which began at the age of just nine at the 2006 Northern Championship and saw her claim a number of notable honours from 2006-2015.
Her best result came at the 2013 British Open when she reached the final before losing 4-1 to Reanne Evans. She also reached semi-finals at the 2014 Connie Gough Trophy and 2010 Wytech Masters, as well as 13 Tour quarter-finals.
She also won a record 20 Under-21 titles – including six World Women’s Under-21 crowns (2008-2011, 2013-14) – and six Plate competitions as she established herself as one of the Tour’s most promising talents.
In 2013, Hannah reached the quarter-finals of the World Women’s Snooker Championship for the first time having topped a five-player group that included leading players Emma Bonney and Man Yan So.