Vidya wins silver at Eden World Women Snooker
receiving Silver's trophy by the hands of Mandy Fisher, Chairman,
World Ladiies Billiards and Snooker Association
Vidya Viswanath Pillai
“Naam Hi Kaafi hai”
(name itself enough)
For those who does not follow cue-sports, she is an ace Indian
women cueists, who constantly brought in laurels to India by
winning International medals time and again in last one decade.
Whenever, Indian women contingent goes abroad, atleast this girl
is a trusted name that she will certainly return with a medal. The
same happened last night as well at Eden World Women Snooker
Championship, where she reached in the final and was all set to
clinch the gold with a lead of 4-2 but unfortunately couple of
unforced errors gave hold to Hong Kong’s best bet and former World
Champion, Ng On Yee and she won next three frames in a row to take
5-4 lead. Though it was not much concern for Vidya as she won
another frame to set decider.
After scoring 22 points in decider, Vidya gave a chance to Ng On
Yee, which she converted into a break of 36 to take lead of 42-22.
With 67 remaining on board, Vidya returned with a magnificent
comeback but fall short by 4 points with score on board 54-50 in
favour of Ng On Yee, which she later converted into her victory by
potting the required pink.
With that Vidya settled for Silver and certainly made India proud
once again by winning the first International Medal for India in
To reach the final, Vidya cleared all league matches and later
knocked out former European Champion, Tatjana Vasiljeva of Latvia
4-1 (Last-16), Katrina Wan of Hong Kong 4-1 (Quarter Finals) and
Rebecca Grenger of England 5-1 (Semi Final)
Worth to mention, in 2016 total 26 cueists won International
medals. Out of that Vidya pulled out one Gold and three Silver.
Pillai after winning Silver Medal at Eden Women World Snooker 2017