Mary Talbot-Deegan

Eight-Time Ranking Event Quarter-Finalist

Highest Ranking


WWS Debut




England’s Mary Talbot-Deegan returned to the World Women’s Snooker Tour at the 2021 UK Women’s Championship following a 19-year absence.

Mary initially competed on the tour for an eight-year spell from 1994-2002, reaching the quarter-final stages of seven ranking events, including the 1997 World Championship.

She returned to competitive action in 2021, notably reaching the final of the English Women’s Open, prior to her full return to the WWS circuit, which yielded quarter-final number eight at the UK Championship in Leeds.

At the 2021 Eden Women’s Masters, Mary defeated Jenny Poulter 2-0 to win her first Seniors competition. The victory saw her achieve the – potentially unique – distinction of becoming the only player to have won Seniors, Under-21 and Challenge Cup titles during her Tour career.

The 2021/22 season also saw her finish top of the EPSB English Women’s Tour rankings, winning two events and reaching a further three finals.