We are now accepting entries for the 2021 UK Women’s Snooker Championship which is set to run from 4-5 September at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds, England.
Held most recently in 2019, the ranking tournament will mark the return of the World Women’s Snooker Tour following its suspension during the coronavirus pandemic and is set to welcome many of the world’s leading players back to competition.
World number one Reanne Evans is expected to be among the field as she bids to claim what would be a record-extending tenth UK crown, while four-time winner Ng On Yee is unbeaten in the event since 2016 and will be looking to continue that run.
Other favourites will include current world number four Rebecca Kenna, who impressed at this year’s professional World Championship qualifiers in April, as well as 2012 champion Maria Catalano, who also reached the final of the event two years ago.
Although the international travel situation remains uncertain, a bumper field is expected to compete at the event, with any first-time WWS player also eligible for free entry to the main competition. There will also be side-tournaments played for our Under-21 and Seniors (Over-40s) players, with a Challenge Cup on the Sunday open to any player out of the main.
The event will once again take place at the Northern Snooker Centre, home of the UK Championship since 2015 and a 147 Club member of the English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards.
The closing date for entries is 4:30pm BST on Friday 27 August 2021.
UPDATE: We have become aware that the hotel prices local to the club have risen significantly in recent days. We have updated the entry pack to include alternative hotel recommendations with a view to encouraging players to share transport to/from the venue.
All players are encouraged to read our full event entry pack which contains key information about this year’s tournament.
In particular, players who intend to travel to the tournament from outside of the UK are strongly advised to read our guidance concerning international travel.
All players are asked to read and be aware of our COVID-19 requirements which state:
“Players MUST wear face coverings upon entry to the club. Once at a designated snooker table to play a match or bar table this face covering may be removed, at the players’ discretion, to eat, drink or play their match. Face coverings must be put on again whenever leaving the designated area, for example when approaching the TD desk. Exemptions apply.
WWS reserves the right to implement further rules subject to the status of national/local COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time of the event.”
How to Enter
Entries for the competition are now being accepted through the WPBSA SnookerScores website by completing the following steps:
- Register an account / Log In to WPBSA SnookerScores
- Select an event from the WWS organisation page or from the ‘My Player’ section of your account and follow the on-screen instructions.
- Pay your entry fee from your ‘My Payments’ tab.
Your entry will only be formally accepted upon receipt of your online entry AND payment of your entry fee by the event entry deadline.
Article by World Women’s Snooker.