Women have conquered the game of pool too and it can no longer be considered to be a male only sport. The Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) has contributed immensely to the rapid growth in popularity of the women’s pool, with numerous top pool players joining the circuit. But the question still begs, who are the top female pool players of all the time.
Since 1990 when the first Women’s World Nine ball Championship took place, there are many names you can pick to be the Best female players. We scoured through the archives and we now present to you the top Women Billiards Players of all the times.
Top 5 Women Pool Players of All The Time
Many know Allison Fisher for her prowess in snooker. She was born in 1968 in England and began playing snooker at the age of 7 years. By the time she was 17 years she had mastered the game and went ahead to win her first Title in a competitive game.
What followed was a series of wins from 1985 to 1994. Allison won 7 out of a possible 10 World Snooker Championships. It got to a point where she was literally bored f beating everyone and she decided to transition to pool table.
Guess What! In two years Allison had settled in the game and in 1996 she won her first WPA World 9-Ball Championship. This was followed by another 2 WPA 9-Ball Championship titles in 1997 and 1998. In 2001 she claimed her 4th Title to win the most Championships ranking her as the top player on the WPBA circuit.
In 2009, Fisher won Gold for Great Britain at the World Games and she was later inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame. In 2021 she clinched three titles under her name too.
“The Dutchess Of Doom” as she is popularly called has over 80 National Titles and 11 World Titles making her a Top Ranking Female Pool Player on our list.
Kelly Fisher, also doubles up as a best snooker and pool table player. Her career started off in snooker and she soared to be a Top female snooker player in the planet at one time. Surprisingly there is no relation between Kelly and Allison, they just share a surname.
Between 1998 and 2000 she won consecutive Ladies World Snooker Championships and she proceeded to win back to back titles in 2003 and 2003. Soon after the sport’s governing body abandoned the women’s game which worked as a turning point to greater success for Kelly.
In 2001 Kelly participated and won in four ladies division tournaments; Belgian Open, UK Championship, British Open, and the LG Cup. Later she moved to America to play on the Women’s Professional Billiard Association Tour.
In 2012, “KwikFire” Kelly’s nick name won her first World 9-Ball Championship. Since then she has won numerous pool titles with the most notable being the US Open 9-Ball Championship, The International Tournament of Champions and the China Open 9-Ball championship.
In 2019, Kelly picked her second World 9-Ball Championship crown that took her to the circle of the best female poop players in the world.
Chen is a Chinese professional Billiards player who is popular for winning the World 9-Ball Championship in 2017. She started playing pool when she was 8 years old and it became her favorite sport. The love for pool grew more as her family owned a pool hall in Heilongjiang where she practiced and competed in local championships.
By the time Chen was 12 years old she had competed and won the 9- Ball and 8-Ball divisions in the CNYC (Chinese National Youth Championships) she went ahead to win the China Open Championship in 2010 where she defeated Allison Fisher in the finals.
In 2017 she was crowned champion in the World 9-Ball championship finals after losing in 2011 and 2014. She has gone ahead to win may more trophies like the World Chinese 8-Ball Championship and the Japan Nine Ball Championship.
In 2017 and 2019 she won the AZ Billiards Player of the Year Awards. She is remarkably the best youngest female pool player and with time she could even claim the number one spot.
Lee is popularly known as the “Black Widow” and she has been an icon in pool since 1989 when she started off her career. She went to the top spot of the best female players in the 1990’s even though she never won the WPA World 9-Ball Championship. She however finished as a runners up in 1993, 1994 and 1996.
In 1998, Lee was crowned the WPBA Sportsperson of the year. In 2001, she won the gold medal in the 9-Ball Singles event at the World Games.
She has gone ahead to win in different competitions like the China Invitational Championship, the Atlanta Women’s Open and the Empress Cup.
Lee was inducted into the BCA Hall of Fame in 2013 to confirm her as one of the pole all time women billiards player.
You can barely complete a story of the best women pool players without mentioning the Black Widow.
Karen is an Irish pool player who went ahead to be crowned among the best women Billiards players. She started off her career playing snooker and at one time she was crowned as the World’s Top Female Snooker Player.
Karen participated in her first tournament when she was only 15 years old in Leicester and her career in board games took off. She had loads of family support and adequate practice that steered her to be the best in the world.
It was so much joy in her family when she celebrated her 21st Birthday in 1990 with her first crown in the World Snooker Championship. She won the same championship in 1995 and 1997 and proceeded to win the World Women’s Billiards Championship in 1998 and 1999 after which she moved to the United States and started her career in pool.
Corr dominated the sport in just one year and she was ranked World’s number 2. She moved on to win every WPBA Classic tour event in a single season a fete no one had achieved in the past and that hoisted her to the pole position in the World. She held on the number 1 spot for two years.
In 2012 Corr was inducted into the BCA Hall of Fame and she is indeed one of the best pool players ever.
While as these are the best of the best pool players in the world, there are many more that are coming up every single day. We will strive to keep updating this list and keep you in the know. If you have one player in mind that you think deserves to be in the list, don’t hesitate to let us know.