Vidya Pillai: 1st Indian Women to Enter Finals at World Women’s Snooker Championship

Vidya Pillai finished Runners up at the World Women’s Snooker Championship 2017 after a tough fight even in tie break against the Asian top seed NG On Yee. After topping the group A with all three wins, Vidya won three knockouts to reach the final. Amee Kamani won the Challengers event as 8 Indian women participated in the tournament that had participants from 10 different countries.

Other Indians: Sunita Khandelwal (Group B), Suniti Dhamani (Group C), Chitra Magimairaj (Group D), Amee Kamani (Group E), Neeta Kothari (Group F), Neelam Mittal (Group G), Varshaa Sanjeev (Group H)
Varshaa Sanjeev was the only other Indian to reach knockouts. She lost in Quarterfinals to Rebecca Granger. She has remained undefeated in Group H topping her group.

Vidya Pillai reaceived £2,400 prize money as Runners up.

Results for Runners up: Vidya Pillai

    Final: Lost to NG On Yee 5-6
    SF: Def Rebecca Granger 5-1
    QF: Def Katrina Wan 4-1
    Pre-QF: Def Tatjana Vasiljeva 4-1
    Group A:
    1st: Def Jeong Min Park 5-0
    2nd: Def Maria Catalano 4-1
    3rd: Def Paula Judge 3-2

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