Woods defends national snooker crown in style | PHOTOS

Defending champion Jessica Woods takes a shot in yesterday's winning final. Picture: Scott Gelston

Defending champion Jessica Woods takes a shot in yesterday's winning final. Picture: Scott Gelston

WORLD snooker champion Jessica Woods left yesterday's Australian National Women's Snooker Championships victorious.

The New South Wales woman defeated Kathy Parashisntscorrectnte 4-0 in the final  of the three-day Launceston tournament.

Northern Tasmania Eight Ball Association secretary Andrew Saltmarsh said the exciting game was finished in a relatively quick two hours.

Some games in the semi-finals ran for up to five hours.

``(Woods) knocked in a 50 break in the third frame, which is a reasonably high break,'' Saltmarsh said.

Launceston players Fiona Plummer and Jenna Sampson made it to the knock-out stage, an achievement commended by Saltmarsh.

Sampson finished on 3-1 and Plummer made it to 3-2.

The championship drew Plummer out of retirement and marked Sampson's first foray into Australian titles.

``Tassie is not that competitive compared to other states .th.th. they did a great job,'' he said.

Saltmarsh thanked the volunteers, sponsors and the Launceston Workers Club for their help. Twenty-four players competed in the championship.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop