Jessica Woods defeated fellow Australian Kathy Parashis in the final to win the 2016 OBSF Oceania Women’s Snooker Championship and regain the title she previously claimed in 2013 and 2014.
Organised by the Oceania Billiards and Snooker Federation, this year’s continental competition was held at the Mounties Club in Mount Pritchard, New South Wales, Australia.
Woods qualified for the knockout phase of the event after finishing second in her group behind Anna Lynch – her only loss throughout.
The youngster then dropped only two frames during her opening trio of KO games, eliminating Jenny Budd 3-1, Judy Dangerfield 3-1 and Megan Fullerton 4-0 in the last 16, 8 and 4 respectively.
The experienced Parashis was enjoying a return to the competitive scene after a small break away, coming top of her group with a 100% record and then reaching the final having relinquished only four frames in total on route.
Predictably, the final was a close affair, going all the way to a deciding frame which Woods would come through to record a 4-3 victory and complete a hat-trick of Oceania championships.
It meant that Woods secured a double during her time at the venue as she also won the 6 red championship that preceded the traditional format. She defeated Theresa Whitten – last year’s Oceania women’s champion – 4-2 in the final.
Event date 2nd-5th March 2016