Name: Nutcharut Wongharuthai
Played since: –
Highest ranking: 4 (April 2019)
Career highlights: 2019 World Women’s Championship runner-up, 2018 European Women’s Masters runner-up, 2018 British Open runner-up, 2018 World Women’s Under-21 Championship winner, 2018 UK Women’s Under 21 Championship winner
Thailand’s Nutcharut Wongharuthai made almost an immediate impact on the World Women’s Snooker Tour as she reached the final of her first ranking tournament in the UK at the 2018 British Open.
Highlighted by an impressive 4-2 victory against new world number one Ng On Yee in the semi-finals, her run saw her become the first player other than On Yee and the player who would go on to beat her, Reanne Evans, to reach a final during the 2017/18 season.
Prior to her UK debut, she also played in the 2017 World Women’s Snooker Championship held in Singapore, notably making a tournament high break of 90 during the Challenge Cup event at the Lagoon Billiard Room.
In October 2018 she reached her second career ranking event final, defeating international champions Ng On Yee (3-1) and Wendy Jans (4-2) on the way before she lost out 4-1 to Reanne Evans in the final
Following her run to the semi-finals of the Australian Women’s Open later in the month Mink had done enough to break into the world’s top eight for the first time.
Another last four run came at the Belgian Women’s Open in February 2019, before she reached the final of the World Women’s 6-Red Championship in April, a result which saw her climb to a new career-high world ranking of number four.
In March 2019 Nutcharut created a moment of history as she became the first woman to make a maximum break during a practice match against Waratthanun Sukritthanes at the Hi-End Snooker Club.
Watch her fantastic break online here.