Allison Fisher is an English professional female pool player born 24 February 1968 in Cheshunt, England, but raised in Tonbridge, Kent. She took an interest in snooker at age seven, by watching the billiard game on TV. The incredible talent she possessed soon make her win the first national title at age 15.
In 1985, Allison Fisher contested in Women’s World Snooker Championship along with 78 other participants. She defeated the Stacey Hillyard (former amateur World’s Women Snooker Championship winner) by losing only one frame and earned £1,250 prize money. The next year in the same event, she reached in the semi-final without missing a frame and defeated Sue LeMaich (a Canadian Snooker player) in the final to win the championship. Allison Fisher remained undefeated during her last two years of matches.
One year later, she was again in the driver’s seat winning back-to-back (WWSC) championship. In the 1988-1989 Women’s World Snooker Championship event, she managed to reach in the final and defeated Ann-Marie (defending champion). After a year break, she again dominated the championship and beat Karen Corr (Northern Ireland Professional Pool Player) in 1991 final. Moving to the victory stand, she defended her title in 1993 event and defeated Stacey Hillyard in the final. In 1994, she again beat Stacey Hillyard and won her seventh and last Women’s World Snooker Championship title.
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During the 1980s, Allison Fisher struggled hard to get qualified for the main Men’s snooker tour on multiple occasions, but she did not make it. In 1991, the main event rules were changed, and every player was asked to perform in the main event by paying an entry fee. Despite winning her seven titles, she did not perform well in the main events and subsequently lost her professional rank in 1997.
Allison Fisher was disappointed and felt that she did not get a similar admiration as the male player get, so she moved to the United States to play on the Women’s Professional Billiard Association Tour. It was a devotee’s hat-trick when she contested in WPA Women’s World Nine-ball Championship and won three consecutive events from 1996 -1998, and again claimed the victory in 2001. From 2000- 01, she won her eight successive tournaments.
She had a great season in 2005, winning WPBA BCA 9-Ball Championship, WPBA U.S. Open championship, and also declared Billiards Digest female Player of the Year. In the season, she earned £111,000 and dominated the billiard game by claiming the highest earner in the season. In her overall professional career, she has made the prize money worth £1,112,662. According to the media, she is worth around $2 million to $5 million.
Allison Fisher had extraordinary talent, strength, cue making technique, and deadly shot-making abilities, and was known as the Duchess of Doom. She remained a top-ranked player on the Women’s Professional Billiards Association (WPBA) from September 1996 to June 2001. In 2001, Karen Corr of Northern Ireland surpassed Fisher in the WPBA rankings. Allison Fisher responded in 2002 and regained the top-rank position which she held from 2002 to 2007. In her international and domestic career, she has won 11 world titles and 80 national titles. Owing to his consistent performance in the world ranking events, she was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame in 2009. You can follow her Facebook page here.