2022 US Open Semi-Finalist
England’s Mary Talbot-Deegan reached her first career ranking event semi-final at the US Women’s Open in Seattle, losing 4-1 to eventual champion Jamie Hunter.
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 the World Women’s Snooker Tour at the 2021 UK Women’s Championship following a 19-year absence, notably reaching the final of the English Women’s Open, prior to her full return to the WWS circuit at the UK Championship.
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.