2023 Eden Masters Last 16
25 (November 2023)
Scotland’s Sophie Nix joined the World Women’s Snooker Tour in 2021 aged just 13 and reached the last 16 of a world ranking event for the first time in 2023.
Her best run to date came at the Eden Women’s Masters in London as she defeated Cheryl Calverley and Emma Powers-Richardson the qualify from her round robin group, before losing out to eventual champion Mary Talbot-Deegan 3-1 in the knockout rounds.
It would prove to be a weekend to remember for the 15-year-old as she also earned wins against Ellise Scott and Zoe Killington to win her first Under-21 title at Frames.
The talented junior had previously made her breakthrough on home soil at the 2022 Scottish Open as she qualified from her group for the first time, as well as reaching the final of the Under-21 competition to earn her first trophy on the circuit.
Nix would also reach the final of the Under-21 competition at the 2023 British Open and in September 2023 rose to number two on the junior rankings behind Zoe Killington.
The talented youngster scored her biggest victory to date at the 2023 UK Championship as she defeated former world number five Emma Parker during the round robin stages of the event.