UK Women’s Snooker Championship to Return to Leeds

The UK Women’s Snooker Championship will return to the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds from 14-15 September 2019.

The competition will be the first ranking event of the 2019/2020 World Women’s Snooker Tour following the invitational Women’s Tour Championship to be staged in August.

In recent years the event has been dominated by Hong Kong’s Ng On Yee, who has won four of the last five editions (2013, 2015, 2017 and 2018), while current world number one Reanne Evans claimed an unprecedented seven consecutive titles between 2005-2011, adding a record eighth in 2016. Of the players currently active, Maria Catalano is also a former champion after she triumphed in 2012.

The weekend will once again be supported by the Northern Snooker Centre, at which the event has now become synonymous having been held there since 2015.

Mandy Fisher, WWS President said: “I am really pleased that the UK Women’s Snooker Championship will return to Leeds for a fifth successive year this September. The Northern Snooker Centre remains one of the most impressive snooker venues in the country and one that has provided us with invaluable support for many years now. We look forward to another fantastic tournament as the new ranking event season gets underway.”

Subject to entries there will also be side-events staged for Under-21 and Seniors (over-40) players, as well as a Challenge Cup event for players not qualifying for the knockout rounds.

Further information, including the full entry pack will be published in due course.