Kelly Fisher - Career

Career

Fisher grew up in South Elmsall, near Pontefract, West Yorkshire. She learned to play pool in her parent's pub and took up snooker when she was 13. When she was 21, she had been ranked number 1 for two consecutive seasons.

Fisher won three successive World Ladies' Snooker Championship between 1998 and 2000, and won the title again in 2002 and 2003.

In 2001, she won four successive tournaments in the ladies' divisions - the British Open, Belgian Open, LG Cup titles and the UK Championship, and extended her winning streak to ten successive tournaments when she won the LG Cup in October 2002.

She has reached the final of every European Ladies' Championship, losing just once to former West Yorkshire (Batley) Champion Shakeel Kamal. In 2003 Fisher won the first IBSF World Ladies' Championship.

When the sport's governing body withdrew its support for the women's game in 2003, abandoning all major women tournaments, Fisher saw her choices as getting a full-time job or switching to nine-ball pool. She chose to switch to pool and moved to the United States to play on the Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) nine-ball tour, joining fellow former women's snooker players Allison Fisher and Karen Corr.

In August 2008 after being in the top 10 women for the past two years and winning the San Diego Classic for three years running (2005–2007) Kelly achieved the No1 Ranking in World Women's Pool and won the US Open Championship.

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