Allison Fisher

Allison Fisher (born 24 February 1968) is an English professional pool and former professional snooker player.

Allison fisher
Born (1968-02-24) 24 February 1968 (age 53)
Cheshunt, England
Sport country England
NicknameThe Duchess of Doom
Professional1998–present (pool), 1991–1997 (snooker)
Highest ranking191 (1995/1996)
Career winnings£5,773,460
Highest break133:
1992 Dubai Classic qualifying
1994 Matchroom League
Century breaks11
Best ranking finishLast 96 (1992 Dubai Classic)
http://www.allisonfisher.com
Medal record

BiographyEdit

Fisher was born on 24 February 1968 in Cheshunt[1] and grew up in Tonbridge, Kent[2] and lived later in Peacehaven, East Sussex.[3] She started playing snooker when she was 7. She won her first world title at the age of 17.[4] To date, she has won over 80 national titles and 11 world titles in total. Throughout the 1980s, she made various attempts to qualify for the main Men's snooker tour, which contained around 128 players at the time, but these attempts were unsuccessful. However, by 1991, the tour had changed considerably meaning all players had to do to become a 'professional' on the main tour was pay an entry fee. This meant over 500 players played in qualifying rounds for the ranking tournaments. Fisher reached round 4 of the qualifying rounds of the 1994 World Championship where she was beaten by Roger Garrett 10–4.[5][6] She was unable to progress into the higher reaches of the ranking lists and by 1997 she lost her professional status. Feeling that she did not receive the same respect as the male players, she moved to the United States to play on the WPBA Tour. On 18 March 2009, she endorsed the Delta-13 billiard rack and has her own signature series.

Fisher did not take long to make her mark in the world of pool, winning only the second tournament that she played in.[4] She has an unequalled[citation needed] record, winning 50 WPBA titles,[4] which includes 4 world 9-Ball championships. Since her move, she has also been the highest-earning player on a number of occasions, which takes into account male and female players. Matchroom sports invited her to play in the Matchroom snooker league, and she was also invited to play in the Mosconi Cup 1994, when Europe lost 16:12 against Team USA.

She was the top-ranked player on the Women's Professional Billiards Association (WPBA) circuit from September 1996 to June 2001, and again each year from 2002 to 2007.[1]

In 2009, Fisher was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame.[7]

Fisher was nicknamed "the Duchess of Doom" and gained a reputation similar to that of the sixteen-time darts world champion Phil Taylor and snooker players Joe Davis, Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry in the 1930s and 80s–90s, respectively. Her greatest season was the 2000/2001 season when she won 8 consecutive major pro pool tournaments. In the 2005 season, Fisher was the highest earner, winning £111,000.[4]

In 2007, she was declared the female Player of the Year by all three of the major pool publications, Billiards Digest,[8] Pool & Billiard Magazine,[9] and InsidePOOL Magazine[10] (in each case with Shane Van Boening as her male co-recipient of the honor), and also ranked #1 in the P&B "Fans' Top 20 Favorite Players" poll for that year.[11] She has been the BD female Player of the Year for 11 of the 12 years spanning 1996–2007, including 6 in a row, 2002–2007.[8]

Titles and achievementsEdit

Snooker
Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent Score Ref.
Winner 1 1985 Women's World Snooker Championship Stacey Hillyard 5–1 [12]
Winner 2 1986 Women's World Snooker Championship Sue LeMaich 5–0 [13]
Winner 3 1988 Women's World Snooker Championship Ann-Marie Farren 6–1 [14]
Winner 4 1989 Women's World Snooker Championship Ann-Marie Farren 6–5 [15]
Winner 5 1991 Mita / Sky World Masters Women's Doubles with Stacey Hillyard Karen Corr / Ann-Marie Farren 5–2 [16]
Winner 6 1991 Mita / Sky World Masters Mixed Doubles with Steve Davis Jimmy White / Caroline Walch 6–3 [16]
Winner 7 1991 World Mixed Doubles Championship with Steve Davis Stephen Hendry / Stacey Hillyard 5–4 [17]
Winner 8 1991 Haverhill Classic Kelly Fisher 3–0 [18]
Winner 9 1993 Women's World Snooker Championship Stacey Hillyard 9–3 [19]
Winner 10 1994 Women's World Snooker Championship Stacey Hillyard 9–3 [20]
Winner 11 1994 Haverhill Classic Kelly Fisher 3–0 [21]
Winner 12 1994 Regal Masters Kelly Fisher 4–0 [22]
Winner 13 1994 Llanelli Classic Stacey Hillyard 4–2 [23]
Winner 14 1994 New Berkshire Classic Kim Shaw 3–0 [24]
Winner 15 1995 Bailey Homes Ladies Classic Karen Corr 4–1 [25]
Winner 16 1995 Regal Welsh Kim Shaw 4–1 [26]
Winner 17 1995 UK Ladies Championship Karen Corr 4–1 [27]
Pool
Year Tournament
1995 WPBA Orlando Classic
1996 WPA World 9-Ball Championship
1996 WPBA Honolulu Classic
1996 WPBA Los Angeles Classic
1996 WPBA Nashville Classic
1996 WPBA National 9-Ball Championship
1996 WPBA New York Classic
1996 WPBA Orlando Classic
1997 ESPN Ultimate 9-Ball Challenge
1997 WPA World 9-Ball Championship
1997 WPBA Detroit Classic
1997 WPBA Los Angeles Classic
1997 WPBA New York Classic
1997 WPBA Philadelphia Players Championship
1997 WPBA Phoenix Classic
1997 WPBA Twin Cities Classic
1998 ESPN Ultimate Shootout
1998 Tournament of Champions
1998 WPA World 9-Ball Championship
1998 WPBA Bay Area Classic
1998 WPBA Dallas Classic
1998 WPBA National Championship
1998 WPBA Philadelphia Players Championship
1998 WPBA San Diego Classic
1998 WPBA Twin Cities Classic
1999 Billiard Congress of America Pro Open
1999 ESPN Ultimate 9-Ball Challenge
1999 ESPN Ultimate Shootout
1999 WPBA Arizona Classic
1999 WPBA Detroit Classic
1999 WPBA National Championship
1999 WPBA Players Championship
1999 WPBA U.S. Open
2000 BCA U.S. Open Straight Pool Championship
2000 Long Fong Cup
2000 Tournament of Champions
2000 UCC World Ladies Pro 9-Ball Tournament
2000 WPBA California Classic
2000 WPBA National Championship
2000 WPBA Villa Park 9-Ball Challenge
2000 WPBA Virtual Pool 9-Ball Challenge
2001 Amway Cup
2001 Tournament of Champions
2002 Amway Cup
2002 Tournament of Champions
2002 WPBA Midwest Classic
2002 WPBA Players Championship
2003 WPBA Delta Classic
2003 WPBA Midwest Classic
2003 WPBA National 9-Ball Championship
2003 WPBA San Diego Classic
2004 ESPN Ladies Challenge of Champions
2004 WPBA Delta Classic
2004 WPBA Midwest Classic
2004 WPBA San Diego Classic
2005 Amway Cup
2005 WPBA BCA 9-Ball Championship
2005 WPBA Carolina Classic
2005 WPBA Great Lakes Classic
2005 WPBA Midwest Classic
2005 WPBA U.S. Open
2006 WPBA Classic Tour National Nine-ball Champion[8]
2006 WPBA Great Lakes Classic
2007 US Open Nine-ball Championship (women's division)[28]
2007 WPBA Classic Tour National Nine-ball Champion[8][28]
2007 Florida Classic[28]
2008 WPBA San Diego Classic
2008 WPBA Great Lakes Classic
2011 WPBA US Open 9-Ball Championship
2011 Ultimate 10-Ball Championship Women's Division
2012 WPBA US Open 9-Ball Championship[29]
2013 Ultimate 10-Ball Championship, Women's Division (Runner-up)[30]
2013 WPBA Masters (3rd)[30]
  • Billiards Digest Player of the Year (female) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007[8]
  • 2007 Pool & Billiard Magazine Player of the Year (female)[9]
  • 2007 Pool & Billiard Magazine Fans' Top 20 Favorite Players, #1[11]

ReferencesEdit

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