The 41st World Women’s Snooker Championship: A Landmark Event in Chang Ping, China

Dongguan Arena : Picture Source: WWS website

World Women’s Snooker (WWS), the Chinese Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA), and Cantonese Snooker (Chang Ping) are thrilled to declare that the staging of the World Women’s Snooker Championship will take place at the Dongguan Snooker Academy in Chang Ping from March 11 to March 17, 2024.

This prestigious event, marking its 41st edition on the WWS calendar, will once again serve as a direct qualification opportunity for the mixed-gender World Snooker Tour. The triumphant player will secure a coveted two-year professional tour card starting from the 2024/25 season.

Recently claimed by Thailand’s Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan, who clinched the Mandy Fisher Trophy in 2023, the historic tournament has witnessed substantial growth in recent years. The 2024 edition will feature a significantly augmented prize fund exceeding £35,000, distributed across three tournaments throughout the week.

Situated in Dongguan Chang Ping, approximately one hour away from major areas such as Guangzhou and Hong Kong, China, the Dongguan Snooker Academy boasts a stunning two-table arena and additional tables within the facility.

The tournament enjoys the support of snooker’s global governing body, the WPBSA, in collaboration with China’s national governing body, the CBSA, and Cantonese Snooker (Chang Ping), led by Bobby Lee.

In addition to the primary World Women’s Snooker Championship, the event will feature the World Women’s Under-21 Snooker Championship and the World Women’s Seniors Championship, previously won by India’s Anupama Ramachandran and England’s Mary Talbot-Deegan earlier in the year.

Mandy Fisher, World Women’s Snooker President, expressed excitement about heading to China for the first time and extended gratitude to Bobby Lee and the CBSA for their support. She highlighted the significance of staging this iconic tournament in Dongguan Chang Ping, emphasizing the continual growth and improvement witnessed each year.

Bobby Lee, representing Cantonese Snooker (Chang Ping), conveyed delight in collaborating with WWS, WPBSA, and CBSA for hosting this major international snooker event. He acknowledged the remarkable growth of women’s snooker, particularly in Asia, and expressed determination to make this tournament the best staging yet.

Jason Ferguson, WPBSA Chairman, emphasized the announcement’s significance, considering it a major landmark for World Women’s Snooker and a crucial qualifying pathway to the World Snooker Tour. He underscored the strong relationship with China and the CBSA, expressing anticipation for the collaboration with Bobby Lee and Cantonese Snooker.

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