World Ladies Billiards and Snooker (WLBS) has today announced that the 2017 Eden World Women’s Snooker Championship will carry a total prize fund of £15,000.
The event will be staged at the Billiard Lagoon in Toa Payoh, Singapore, where the champion will take home a top prize of £5,000, more than four times the sum won by Reanne Evans in 2016 as she claimed an unprecedented 11th World Crown.
Following a recent restructure, which saw WLBS come under the governance of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), it is the first time in over 20 years that the most prestigious ranking event in women’s snooker will be held outside of the UK.
WLBS President Mandy Fisher said: “We must thank our title sponsor Eden Resources and the fantastic support we have received from Cuesports Singapore. These are exciting times for us as we see continue to see our events grow.“
WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson added: “Assisting WLBS in its growth is a vital part of our sports global development. The talent is there in the women’s game and I am sure that with more events and with increased prize money to play for, more women and girls will fight their way through to compete on the World Snooker Tour.”
The updated entry pack for the event can be found at www.wlbsl.com. All entries must be received by 13 February 2017.