Sheffield Hosts Annual World Women’s Snooker Day During Cazoo World Championship

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The 2024 World Women’s Snooker (WWS) Day took place in Sheffield on Tuesday 30 April.

The annual event, which aims to promote the sport to women and girls everywhere, saw six players from the WWS tour show off their skills on the table in the Cue Zone as well as being interviewed by the BBC as part of their ongoing Cazoo World Snooker Championship coverage.

Recent World Women’s Seniors champion Tessa Davidson led the activities in the Cue Zone alongside fellow WPBSA coaches Mark Peevers, Annette Lord and Hugh Brennan.

Davidson also sat down with BBC present Hazel Irvine and former World champions John Parrott and Neil Robertson for a live interview discussing, among other things, her experience at the biggest ever World Women’s Championship in Dongguan Changping, China last month and her upcoming match in the World Seniors Championship against Igor Figueiredo at the Crucible Theatre.

Young up-and-coming players Daisy May Oliver, 15, and Ellise Scott, 12, spoke to the BBC’s Abigail Davies for a piece highlighting the next generation of female stars before battling it out on the Cue Zone table in various challenges and six-red contests.

They were joined on the table by six-time World Women’s Under-21 champion Hannah Jones, Emma Powers-Richardson, Keerath Bhandaal and Selina Dean as well as a number of volunteers from the local crowd – many of whom were playing snooker for the first time and were guided by the WWS players and WPBSA coaches on taking their first steps into playing the sport.

WWS would like to thank everyone involved in making the 2024 World Women’s Snooker Day a success!