Women’s World Championship 2023: Draw, live scores, format, prize fund and how to watch

📷 Taka Wu / Matchroom

by Absolute Pool • January 18, 2023

The Women’s World 9-Ball Championship returns on Thursday following a four-year omission from the calendar, with the world’s best female players competing for almost $150,000 in prize money.

Kelly 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 and promoted by Predator, will witness 64 players vying to call themselves a world champion.

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, while multiple-time runner-up Karen Corr from Northern Ireland returns to the tournament.

Reigning world 10-ball champion Chou Chieh-Yu leads a strong contingent of Taiwanese players, which also includes Wei Tzu-Chien, Chen Chia-Hua and Chou Chieh-Yu.

In addition, former European 9-ball champion Margarita Fefilova features as well as Kristina Tkach, Germany’s Veronika Ivanovskaia and Pia Filler, Spain’s Amalia Matas and Turkey’s Eylul Kibaroglu.

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 main table coverage of the tournament will broadcast free of charge throughout via the Billiard TV channel and World Billiard TV on YouTube, while all tables can be watched via Kozoom.


Draw Bracket
Double Elimination
Click here for full draw bracket via the Predator Pro Billiard Series website

Single Elimination
Last 16
🇬🇧 Kelly Fisher 9-4 Melanie Sussenguth 🇩🇪
🇯🇵 Yuki Hiraguchi 7-9 Seo Seoa 🇰🇷
🇹🇼 Chou Chieh-Yu 9-8 Woo-Jin Lee 🇰🇷
🇹🇼 Chen Chia-Hua 6-9 Hye-Ju Jin 🇰🇷
🇬🇧 Allison Fisher 9-8 Wang Wan-Ling 🇹🇼
🇵🇭 Chezka Centeno 9-3 Margaret Fefilova 🇧🇾
🇩🇪 Pia Filler 7-9 Chihiro Kawahara 🇯🇵
🇦🇹 Jasmin Ouschan 8-9 Kristina Tkach 🇷🇺

🇬🇧 Kelly Fisher 8-9 Seo Seoa 🇰🇷
🇹🇼 Chou Chieh-Yu 9-2 Hye-Ju Jin 🇰🇷
🇬🇧 Allison Fisher 9-7 Chezka Centeno 🇵🇭
🇯🇵 Chihiro Kawahara 7-9 Kristina Tkach 🇷🇺

🇰🇷 Seo Seoa 8-9 Chou Chieh-Yu 🇹🇼
🇬🇧 Allison Fisher 9-5 Kristina Tkach 🇷🇺

🇹🇼 Chou Chieh-Yu 9-0 Allison Fisher 🇬🇧

Prize Fund
Champion – $30,000
Runner-up – $20,000
Semi-finalists – €12,000
Quarter-finalists – $6,500
Last 16 – $4,000
Losers Qualification Round – $2,000
Total – $148,000

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