Women’s World Championship nearing anticipated return in Atlantic City

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by Ben Hudd • January 12, 2023

Kelly Fisher will defend her Women’s World 9-Ball Championship title next week in Atlantic City, with Predator taking over the reins as the tournament returns for the first time in four years.

Fisher defeated Austria’s Jasmin Ouschan 9-7 in the final four years ago in China to secure her second world crown, with the women’s number one now attempting to complete the three-peat from January 19-22.

The prestigious tournament, hosted by the home of the US Open Pool Championship in Hurrah’s Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, will feature 64 of the world’s best female players competing for more than $145,000 in prize money.

The eventual champion will earn a lucrative $30,000 in prize money, which is equal to the amount the winners receive in televised tournaments such as the European Open, while the runner-up takes home $20,000 and the semi-finalists $12,000 respectively.

Four-time champion Allison Fisher will be amongst those attempting to stop Fisher in her tracks, as well as the likes of Pia Filler, Veronika Ivanovskaia and Kristina Tkach.

Former European 9-ball champion Margarita Fefilova also features as well as Spain’s Amalia Matas, Bulgaria’s Kristina Zlateva and recent Puerto Rico Open champion Wei Chien-Tzu from Taiwan.

The competition will be double elimination and race to seven until the second stage, which involves 16 players as the format changes to single elimination and extends to race to nine racks.

Full coverage of the tournament will be broadcast free of charge throughout via the Billiard TV channel and World Billiard TV on YouTube as well as Zhibo in China.

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