Allison Fisher

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Allison Fisher
Born(1968-02-24) 24 February 1968 (age 44)
England
Sport country England
NicknameThe Duchess of Doom
Professional1995–
 
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Allison Fisher
Born(1968-02-24) 24 February 1968 (age 44)
England
Sport country England
NicknameThe Duchess of Doom
Professional1995–
Allison Fisher
Medal record
Competitor for  United Kingdom
Women's Nine-ball
World Games
Gold2009 KaohsiungIndividual

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

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Biography

Fisher grew up in Peacehaven, Sussex.[1] She won her first world title at the age of 17. To date, she has won over 80 national titles and 11 world titles in total. She even entered the men's snooker rankings, but never progressed into the sport's upper levels. Feeling that she did not receive the same respect as the male players, she moved to the United States to play on the pool circuit. On 18 March 2009, she endorsed the Delta-13 billiard rack and has her own signature series.

On 8 June 2009, Fisher was nominated to be inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame.

Fisher did not take long to make her mark in the world of pool, winning only the second tournament that she played in. She has an unequaled record, winning 50 WPBA titles, 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.

Fisher was nicknamed "the Duchess of Doom" and gained a reputation similar to that of the fifteen-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.

For 2007, she was declared the female Player of the Year by all three of the major pool publications, Billiards Digest,[2] Pool & Billiard Magazine,[3] and InsidePOOL Magazine[4] (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.[5] 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.[2]

Titles and achievements

2012

2011

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998

1997

1996

1995

1991

References

  1. ^ "Allison takes title". Kent and Sussex Courier. 30 March 1990. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Leider, Nicholas (February 2008). "Fisher Shows Closing Speed". Billiards Digest (Chicago, IL, US: Luby Publishing) 30 (3): pp. pp. 54–55. ISSN 0164-761X. 
  3. ^ a b Shank, Dale (February 2008). "Allison Fisher: 2007 'Player of the Year'". Pool & Billiard Magazine (Summerville, SC, US: Sports Publications) 26 (2): pp. pp. 18–20. ISSN 1049-2852. 
  4. ^ Loria, Keith (February 2008). "InsidePOOL's 2007 Female Professional Player of the Year: Allison Fisher". InsidePool Magazine (Kittanning, PA, US: Spheragon Publishing) VIII (2): pp. pp. 28–29. ISSN 1547-3511. 
  5. ^ a b "The Survey Says...: Pool & Billiard Magazine's 22nd Annual Player and Fan Poll". Pool & Billiard Magazine (Summerville, SC, US: Sports Publications) 26 (2): pp. p. 14. February 2008. ISSN 1049-2852. 
  6. ^ http://www.tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/article.aspx?subjectid=29&articleid=20120611_29_B1_CUTLIN963343
  7. ^ a b c "WPBA's Top 5". Billiards Digest (Chicago, IL, US: Luby Publishing) 30 (3): pp. p. 55. February 2008. ISSN 0164-761X. 

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Preceded by
Gerda Hofstatter
WPA Women's World Nine-ball Champion
1996-1998
Succeeded by
Liu Hsin-Mei
Preceded by
Julie Kelly
WPA Women's World Nine-ball Champion
2001
Succeeded by
Liu Hsin-Mei