Hannah Jones
Eden resources

News - New sponsor for Q-School 2014 and PTC events

Hannah has received great news from Singapore. Chris Chuah who runs Eden Resources Ltd has approached her with a sponsorship deal to help Hannah improve in her snooker. The sponsorship deal will be effective from June 2013 and will last until after Q-School 2014.

Eden resources Ltd provide industry training services and more information can be found about the company by clicking on the logo opposite.

Eden resources also sponsor Wendy Jans the 2012 IBSF World Ladies Amateur Champion and Hannah is very happy to be associated with Wendy Jans. Hannah first played Wendy at the 2006 European Team Championships when Hannah partnered Reanne Evans arguably the best female snooker player on the planet at the moment. Hannah then played Wendy at the 2007 IBSF World Ladies Championships in Thailand and more recently the 2010 IBSF World Championships in Damascus, Syria where Hannah lost to her in the quarter finals.

This is a fantastic opportunity for Hannah who now has a firmly established goal to improve to play in her first Q-school event in 2014.


February 2013 - Snooker Backer Classic 13 and MySnookerStats

This is the 2nd year that the Snooker Backer Classic has been run and the 2nd time that Hannah has entered the event. Last year she won her first match but then failed to win the next match against a fantastic player Zak Surety. This year Hannah had a bye into the last 32 where she waited on the winner of Oliver Brown or Syd Wilson both awesome players.

Syd Wilson beat Oliver Brown and then played Hannah. He won convincingly 3-0 although Hannah really enjoyed the match and said she learnt alot from playing him especially how much she has to improve to even start to compete with these players who are competing to get onto the professional snooker tour. Hannah's match was recorded using mySnookerStats, a fantastic scoring system that provides analysis of every shot played as well as break recording. Well worth a watch and Hannah will be uploading her results to the site for people to see. Initially here statistics will be very poor as she is hardly practicing, however when she starts playing full time it will provide a benchmark to see how far she improves. Hannah cannot wait for next years SBC14 :)MySnookerStats

February 2013 - MIdlands Ladies Pool Tour - pool (age 16)

Hannah played in her first Midlands Ladies Pool tour at the Green Baize in Hanley. It was a great day and nice to see so many quality players in a single event. We weer made to feel very welcome and the quality was so high that there is not an easy draw in the series. Hannah was very nervous over the day, which is unusual for her but managed to scrape a win in her first match against a very good player Leanne Cragg who I would have tipped to beat Hannah before they played. Then she lost in the next round to ex World Champion and tremendous pool talent Emma Cunningham.

Hannah went into the plate event and after playing some great games she made it to the final where she lost to another awesome player in Amy Coley 4-1 in a closer battle than the score suggests.

Hannah was a little rusty considering she had been focussing on her exams and only managed a couple of days practice before the event since December but I know she is keen to get herself ready for the next event and she is looking forward to meeting the ladies.

December 2012 - Derbyshire Ladies Championship - pool (age 16)

Hannah finished off the year with her 2nd Ladies county title beating Michell Mather 7-1 in the final. She played through the double eliminator event making the final undefeated before rounding off a great day to take the championship at 12:30 in the morning.

November 2012 - National Ladies Championships - Yarmouth (age 16)

Hannah played at the EPA National Ladies Championships at Great Yarmouth in her first major tournment now that she is old enough to play in them. She made it to the semi finals of the event losing to the World Finalist Sharon Wright 6-2 in what was a long but excellent day for Hannah. Her scores were:

Round 1 - Hannah 5 v 2 Iida Machado
Round 2 - Hannah 5 v 0 Sharon Tristram
Last 64 - Hannah 5 v 3 Maria Cahill (snr)
Last 32 - Hannah 5 v 2 Julie Tailby
Last 16 - Hannah 5 v 1 Alison Parkes
Quarter - Hannah 5 v 1 Teresa Samuel
Semi - Hannah 2 v 6 Sharon Wright
Final Sharon Wright 6 - 4 Carly Smith

July 2012 - European Ladies Open - SWSA. (age 15)

Hannah went the the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester to experience the Summer school and then enter the European Ladies Open.

She had a great week there and in the European event she played in the groups against 6 other players.

She beat Roberta Cutajar, Irina Gorbataya, Gaye Jones, Jenny Poulter and Chris Sharpe losing only to 8 times World Ladies Champion Reanne Evans in their match. This meant that Hannah was seeded 2nd in the groups for the knockout stage.

She was drawn against Roberta Cutajar in the semi finals and started out very well taking a 2-0 lead. In the 3rd frame Hannah missed the final black which would have taken her into her first International adult ladies final against Reanne Evans. Unfortunately Hannah struggled in the next 2 frames losing he match 3-2. There were alot of positives to take from the week. Hannah competed well although not at her best and she will take away some good lessons. Congratulation to Roberta for making the final and Reanne who beat Roberta 3-0 in the final to take the title.

May 2012 - Derbyshire Ladies Snooker Championships. (age 15)

Hannah played in the inaugural Derbyshire Ladies Snooker Championship at Jaxx Q Club in Belper. She beat opponents Louise S, Kerry B and finalist Julia Betteridge.





Picture - Hannah being presented the trophy by Jaxx Q Club owner Scott Simcox.

April 2012 - EABA National Billiards Championships. (age 15)

Hannah played in the EABA National Under 19 ladies championship and the National Under 16 Championship. She played fairly well considering how little billiards she plays but still managed to make it to the semi finals in the Under 16's against the lads and comfortably won the Ladies Under 19's for the 3rd consecutive year.




Picture (current English Amateur Billiards Champion - Rob Hall presenting Hannah with her trophy for winning the Under 19 ladies.)

March 2012 - European Team Championships - Sofia, Bulgaria. (age 15)

Hannah travelled across to Sofia to represent England in the European Ladies Team Championships with her team partner, Gaye Jones (no relation).

It was a great trip with the ladies making it through the groups seeded 3rd and finishing up losing in a one frame play off, which Hannah played against her Russion opponent, after the semi finals ended up a draw.

The England Ladies finsihed up 3rd and it was great news for the English Mens Team of Robbie Williams, Michael Wild and Steve Judd who battled through to win the event in a very exciting final.

Sofia was a lovely city and Hannah spent alot of time walking around the city with Gaye, her dad and her grandad (in the picture)

Picture (Gaye Jones, David Jones, Hannah Jones) outside Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria)

December 2011 - Junior Snooker Exhibition with Nigel Bond and other news. (age 15)

Hannah is looking forward to Christmas this year. She played in the end of season Junior Snooker Club exhibition against Nigel Bond and managed to beat him. She played really well and confidently and took on some nice pots to comfortably win the frame although the last black left handed down the rail. Nigel seemed very impressed and the frame rounded off a fanastic exhibition from the 2011 World Shootout Champion.

Later in the afternoon, Hannah and her father played in a local Pool competition and following a similar pattern from the following week the 2 of them met in the final undefeated. Hannah agreed to play a best of 9 at World Rules and comfortably won the match 5-3.

Hannah is looking forward to a relaxing Christmas holiday with an occasional game of snooker and hopes that 2012 will see a big advance in her game.

December 2011 -Cueball Snooker Tournament. (age 15)

This match is worth a mention. Hannah played in a local competition with her dad. Both players made it to the final. Dad was playing really well that day using a pool cue he knocked in a few decent breaks including a 76 clearance. However this did not deter Hannah who having gone 1-0 down in the final produced her best snooker of the day to win the next comfortably before knocking in a 48 in the final frame to take the match.

November 2011 - East Anglian Ladies Championship and EASB Ladies Tour. (age 15)

Hannah ventured to the Pot Black Sports Bar with her mother, only the second time that her dad has not been with her at a snooker tournament.

Hannah played in the East Anglian Ladies Championship and won her way through to the quarter finals where she met Vicky Carter. According to Hannah's mother and a couple of other witnesses the two players played an excellent exhibition of snooker with a confident Vicky taking the deciding frame with a brown to black clearance. Hannah was very excited to be involved in a great match.

Hannah went on to win the Under 40's Shield tournament beating Tina Owen-Sevilton in the final. She is pictured with the referee for that final - LEGEND - Vic Hartley.

The following day Hannah continued her promising snooker form by making it through to the semi finals of the main competition where she lost to Chris Sharpe 3-1.

All in all a great weekend and as Brian Harvey, Chairman of the WLBSA commented, Hannahs improvement in snooker is not currently being reflected in her results.

November 2011 - Derbyshire Sports Awards - Roundhouse, Derby. (age 15)

It is awards time again and Hannah and the family went along to the Derbyshire Sports Awards Ceremony with Hannah nominated in the category of Junior Sportswoman of the Year.

Hannah came away with the runner's up award, another excellent achievement which adds to her previous runner up award in 2008 and 2 winners awards in 2009 and 2010.

You can read more about the awards ceremony here:


The picture left shows Hannah and Ellie with Olympic mascot Wenlock at the start of the awards.

September 2011 - Northern Snooker Championship - Claycross. (age 15)

Sorry that it has been a long time since an update. Hannah celebrates her 15th birthday with a couple of wins in the opening WLBSA event of the season.

The first event of the season was the WLBSA Northern Snooker Championship in Derbyshire. Hannah played in the main event but lost to an in form Jenny Poulter.

Hannah played in the plate tournament, she got through to the final without dropping a frame beating Vicky Carter and the current IBSF World Ladies Snooker Champion Ng On Yee. In the final she beat Jenny Poulter 2-1 to make up for her loss to her in the main event.

Hannah also played in the inaugural Northern Shield Under 40 championship. She go to the final beating another Hong Kong player So Man Yan. Hannah then beat the current English Ladies Champion, Tina Owen-Sevilton, in the final.

Hannah played exceptionally well all day from the first match at 10am through to the final of the Shield which finished after 11pm. Well done. :)

On Thursday 29th September Hannah has been nominated for a DSSA Sports Award at Pride Park, Derby and on Friday 30th September Hannah has been nominated for Sportsperson of the Year and the event will be held at Swanwick Leisure Centre.

March 2011 - Southern Classic, Connie Gough and Derbyshire Under 21's.
(age 14)

February was a tough month for Hannah with regard to Ladies snooker. Although she made it to the final of the adult plate event she did lose to a very improved Tina Owen-Sevilton who is competing very well in all ladies events. Hannah also made it to the final of the junior event but lost her first junior title for nearly 2 years to Jodie Symes. It was a close affair but disappointingly Hannah couldnt find the win and ended up going in off the black.

A trip to see renowned coach Del Hill gave Hannah a chance to reflect on various snooker related questions about herself and where she is going in the game. She came back from the trip with renewed enthusiasm and with further coaching from Nigel Bond, Mark Hird and Roger Stevenson-Revil at the junior club began working on her consistency.

Her first real chance to try out some of the changes resulted in her getting to the quarter finals fo the Connie Gough and also winning the Connie Gough Junior title for the 2nd consecutive year. Better was to come when she played in the Derbyshire Under 21's the following day in Derby and won her group without dropping a match. She made it into the semi finals where she played a very closely contested match losing eventually to the current Derbyshire Under 17 champion, Andrew Foster. The World Champs are around the corner and hopes are high that Hannah will have a good tournament especially partnering her mixed doubles partner Vinnie Calabrese who is flying over early to play the event with Hannah.

December 2010 - IBSF World Ladies Amateur Champs - Syria. (age 14)

Hannah had a great World Championships. Her second since her trip to Thailand in 2007 she went to Syria with expectations of finishing higher up in the groups but the end result was better than we had hoped for somoeone so young.

Hannah set new IBSF ladies records during the tournament which comprised of 26 leading lady players from 17 countries.

  • She was the youngest player to qualify for the knockouts winning 5 out of 6 matches.
  • The youngest player to be seeded in the knockout event (6th)
  • The youngest player to win a knockout match (4-0 against the Indian Number 3)
  • The youngest player to play in the quarter finals – which she lost to a previous World Champion and current European Senior Ladies Champion.
  •   She finished the event with a World ranking of 7th.  Again the youngest player to achieve such a high ranking in a senior  ladies event.

Hannah had a great experience made new friends and aquitted herself well on behalf of herself, her family, her country and her sponsors. A great event with fond memories.

We would like to thank her sponsors for the event who made her trip there possible:

November 2010 - WLBSA British Open. (age 14)

Hannah and her family woke up early on the 28th November to a snowed in Derby. Stocking up the car with hot drinks, food, blankets and extra clothes the family made the trip to Bury St Edmunds for the British Open.

Hannah played Marianne Williams in the last 16. Hannah came back from 2-1 down to win the match 3-2 and progress into the quarter finals where she played Tina Owen-Sevilton who had caused the major shock of the day by beating Maria Catalano in the last 16.

Hannah played well in the match against Tina, both of them going for their shots with Hannah getting a 31 and 30 break in the first 2 frames. Hannah won the first but lost the next through on the black due to excellent potting by Tina on the pink and black.

Tina stayed the stronger in the next two to progress to into the semi finals where she played Emma Bonney.

Hannah consoled herself with the knowledge that she is provisionally number 6 in the rankings and her 3rd consecutive Junior Title when she beat Naomi Clare 2-0 in the WLBSA British Open Junior Championship.

Hannah was further consoled by the £30 she picked up for reaching the quarter finals.

Not a bad days work although it has cost her dad alot of money as he ran over a pheasant on the way to the venue which caused alot of damage to the car and bumper!!!!!. Syria is around the corner and Hannah is playing ok in the lead up to the IBSF World Championship event.

Reanne Evans knocked in her 2nd 140 break which is her highest match break in her semi final match against June Banks. She then went on to win the event clocking up her 76th stright win in the WLBSA.

Bob Wilson

Donna Kellog

November 2010 - Derbyshire Sports Awards. (age 14)

Hannah attended the Derbyshire Sports Awards having been shortlised to the final 2 in the category Junior Sportswoman of the Year. Hannah won the event last year and that was a total shock and it was an even bigger surprise to find that Hannah was announced the winner of the award for this year.

It was a great evening focussing on the achievements of some of the best sportsmen and women in the county.

There was a great after dinner speech by Bob Wilson - pictured and a surprise lifetime achievement award to Badminton Olympian Donna Kellog.

Ross Fletcher was the MC for this great evening.

Further information can be found on the Derbyshire Sport website: here


November 2010 - England Selection for IBSF World Champs. (age 14)

Hannah was very excited to learn that she had been selected by the EASB to represent England at the forthcoming IBSF World Ladies Championships in Damascus, Syria from the 3rd to 15th December 2010.

Hannah is practising hard for the event and is keen to experience a different country and other cultures mixed in with top ladies snooker to see where she stands in the IBSF World Ladies senior rankings.


It is very expensive having to attend the amount of snooker events that Hannah as to in the year and international representation proves to be a large additional cost. Sponsors and donors are essential for Hannah to attend these events and improve as a person and a player.

If any person or business is interested in sponsoring Hannah at this event or any other ladies event then please contact Mark Jones at mark@hannahjones.co.uk.

Thank you.

Mark and Hannah

October 2010 - WLBSA East Anglian Ladies Championships. (age 14)

After a tough start to the day when Hannah had to go to Peterborough for an emergency passport for her trip to the IBSF World Ladies Amateur Championships, the Jones family made it to the East Anglian Ladies Championships in Cambridge with 1 minute to spare. Hannah drew Jenny Poulter in the main event and was the first to win her match 3-0 in quick time. Her next opponent was Emma Bonney who had had a great tussle with June Banks in the last 16 where she knocked in a 68 break.

Emma played very well against Hannah and gave her little chances to go for winning the match easily 3-0. Hannah then played in the Junior event beating Naomi Clare 2-0 in the final where she played very well indeed.

Hannah has been selected to represent England at the IBSF World Amateur Championships in Syria during December. Hannah has accepted the honour and looks forward to the experience and playing some of the best ladies from around the world.

September 2010 - Wytech Masters and UK Championship. (age 14)

The start of the Ladies Snooker Calendar has 2 events on the same weekend, the Wytech Ladies Masters followed, at the same venue, by the Ladies UK Championship. Hannah, very unwell from a virus, still performed very weel to win her first 3 matches in the Masters, including a win over number 4 seed Eva Palmius, to draw main tour professional Reanne Evans in the Semi Final. Reanne won the first 2 frames comfortably then had a really close frame against Hannah who knocked in a 39 before going in off the black while playing position for some remaining reds.

Hannah played Jasmine Bolsover in the first match of the UK Championships which she won 3-0. She then cam up against Reanne Evans again. Hannah won the first frame against Reanne by potting a great black which prompted Reanne to change gear and run out a 3-1 winner. Hannah then played in the Plate Championship and won her matches without dropping a frame including a 2-0 defeat of England International Marianne Williams in the final.

September 2010 - Home Internationals. (age 14)

Hannah represented England for the 3rd time but at her first Home International Event. She went there with her parter Jan Hughes to defend the title won by Reanne Evans and Maria Catalano the previous year. Expectations were low as Hannah and Jan (14 and 61 respectively) were there to experience the competition and it was hoped that they wouldn't finish last. The girls though had a great event and ended up losing to Scotland for 1st place by 1 black ball which Hannah missed against Julie Gillespie in a 2-1 loss. It was great experience for Hannah and Jan and new friends were made.

Amber Valley SportsPerson of the Year 2010

September 2010 - Amber Valley Sports Awards. (age 14)

Hannah and her family were very surprised with a win at the Amber Valley Sports award in the category of Sports Person of the year, at the Alfreton Leaisure Centre. Hannah was up against very tough opposition but made it to the final. The 2 finalists in the top category of the night went up to the stage and waited for the result. Hannah was totally shocked when her name was announced. She was congratulated by the Mayor and the runner-up Ben Gaskin a british commonwealth inline skaterr. Hannah will now go through to the Derbyshire Sports Awards.

She won the Derbyshire Junior Sportswoman of the year award last year at Pride Park. This years event will be held at the RoundHouse on November 12th.

English Ladies Championo

May 2010 - EASB English Ladies champion. (age 13)

Hannah won the first EASB English Ladies Championship at the World Snooker Academy EASB finals weekend. Hannah beat Jan Hughes 5-0 in the final. Jack Lisowski won the English Amateur Championships with a 9-2 win over Leo Fernandez.

All Winners below:

English Amateur - Jack Lisowski 9 - 2 Leo Fernandez
English Ladies - Hannah Jones 5-0 Jan Hughes
Under 19 - Kamran Ashraf 8-4 Sanderson Lam
Under 16 - Joel Walker 6-0 Sanderson Lam
Under 14 - Shane Castle 5-4 Adam Bobat
Seniors - Gary Morris w/o Steve Judd
Team - West Mids 5-2 Exeter
Club Players Champion Kamran Ashraf 5-1 Ryan Wood

Derbyshire Under 15 Champion

April 2010 - Derbyshire Under 15 champion. (age 13)

Hannah has won her first Derbyshire Snooker Tournament. She beat Kieran Campbell 3-1 in the final at the QRoom, Ilkeston.

In the group stages she didn't lose a single frame even though she was struggling with her performance and headed the group. Kieran had a tougher time looking as though he would be playing finishing the groups in 3rd place behind Ryan Ruane, but a great 2-0 win over Ryan propelled him into 2nd place and a chance at the title. It was Hannah, however, who held herself together to take the title after finishing runner up to Andrew Foster the last time that the event was held in 2007.

World Ladies Junior Champion

April 2010 - World Ladies Junior Champion for the 3rd time. (age 13)

Hannah finished the WLBSA season with a fine win in the World Ladies Juniors taking the title for the 3rd consecutive time without losing a frame in the group or knockout stages. Hannah also finished at number 9 on the World Ladies Ranking list and starts next season provisionally ranked at number 7. Hannah also qualified for the knockout stages beating Hong Kong player Jaique Ip-Wan in her final group game to progress into the knockouts where she met Maria Catalano. Hannah lost to Maria but her securing a knockout place boosted her postition to 9 in the World rankings.

Hannah then played in the EABA English Girls Championships a couple of weeks later and beat Rochy Clarke in the final to win her first Billiards invdividual title.

Connie Gough Ladies Plate Champion

March 2010 - Connie Gough and Haiti Charity event. (age 13)

Hannah played in the Paul Woods sponsored Connie Gough National Ladies Snooker Tournament at Hall Green Stadium, Birmingham. She played Joanne Davies in the first round and won 3-1 before meeting Maria Catalano, cousin to Ronnie O'Sullivan and World number 2. Hannah lost the first frame on the brown, Maria won the next easily before Hannah cleared the colours from the brown in the next frame to win the frame by a point. Hannah lost the next to go out 3-1 but felt really good about the way she played. Hannah played in the Plate and went through win the event against Naomi Clare without dropping a frame. Hannah won the Junior event against Jodie Symes, again without dropping a frame in the event. The following day Hannah played in the Haiti charity tournament at Cueball. She lost in the first round to the eventual winner Paul Bennet then went into the plate and made her way to the final where she met Joanne Davies and prevailed 2-1 at the end of a very long weekend.

Picture to follow

Feb 2010 - Pontins - Star of the Future. (age 13)

Hannah played in her 2nd Pontins event. She was the only girl out of 168 players. In the 14 and under age group Hannah played very well against the top players and won 5 matches which put her into the knockout stages. She drew Ross Muir in the last 32 who beat Hannah and then went on to win the tournament. Congratulations to Ross Muir - pictures with Hannah and to Anthony McGill on winning the 15 and over category. It was a great event and Hannah came away from it with a renewed interest in the game,

Jan 2010 - South Coast Classic. (age 13)

Hannah played in the South Coast Classic in Eastbourne. She didn't play particularly well due to being unwell and unable to practice for a couple of weeks. She did win her first round match in the main event 3-0 but then lost in the last 16 to Emma Bonney 3-1. Hannah went into the plate and won her last 16, quarter final and semi final match to make it to the final and a match with Natascha Niermann. Hannah won the first frame but lost the next 2. Hannah didn't play in the Junior event as she was scratched because she was still in the plate event. Jasmine Bolsover made her debut on the WLBSA circuit and did very well winning her first senior match against Maureen Logan and taking frames off Martina Lumsden and Hannah. Well done Jasmine.


December 2009 - Hannah is County Champion. (age 13)

Hannah has won her first ladies pool tournament. She played in Derbyshire County Ladies singles championships which is a knockout event. She played 32 frames of pool losing just 4 frames. Hannah beat Sarah Hill in the final 7-0 and 2 x County Champion Melanie Adams 7-3 in the semi final, she beat Eve Warren 7-1 in the quarter finals and Christine 7-0 in the last 16. Hannah is the youngest player in the Derbyshire County Ladies setup to play in 2009 and this accolade is a great boost to her confidence. Hannah was runner up to Mel Adams in last years final.

December 2009 - Hannah tops English Ladies Ranking List. (age 13)

Hannah played in the 3rd EASB Ladies ranking event in Woking and met up with a future star in the ladies game. 9 year old Jasmine Bolsover. Jasmine started brilliantly with a 2-1 win over Martina Lumsden who is currently ranked 10th on the WLBSA ranking list. she lost 3-0 to Gaye Jones and lost 2-1 to Marianne Williams. Her final match was against Hannah, after a very long day for both girls Hannah went 2-0 up but Jasmine potted the final black in the last frame to take a deserved frame off the current Ladies World Junior Champion. Hannah played well through most of the day and didn't lose a match coming top of the group. With the obvious non appearance of Maria Catalano, Katie Henrick or Reanne Evans, Hannah moves to the top of the English Ladies rankings with only the Ladies Championships left to play. Jasmine has a fantastic cue action and was very focussed around the table taking considered shots and playing intelligent snooker for a girl so young, she has so much potential and will be a name to look our for in the future..
(Picture Jasmine Bolsover and Hannah Jones)


December 2009 - Hannah makes final of Junior Comp (age 13)

Hannah played in the Sigma Accounting Sponsored Junior Snooker Christmas Tournament. She played very well in the event making it to the final where she played Andrew Foster in the best of 7 round. She went into a 2-0 lead and missed the black in the 3rd to move to 3-0. Unfortunately she lost the remaining frames and it was apparent that tiredness had set in as the kids had been playing all day.

November 2009 - Hannah wins British Open Junior and makes plate final
(age 13)

A weary Hannah started her British Open event against Martina Lumsden but failed to produce the required snooker to beat her and ended up playing in the Plate event. She played Vicky Ashby in the quarter finals winning 2-0 and then played her good friend and much improved player Naomi Clare in the semip final where she again won 2-0. In between these matches Hannah made her way to the junior final where she faced Jodie Symes. This was a duplicate of the last event where Hannah played Eva and Jodie in the 2 finals. On this occasion though Hannah couldn't beat Eva who ran out 2-0 in confident style. Hannah changed tack and for the junior final and ay 1-0 up responded to a 22 from Jodie with a 30 break of her own and took out a difficult clearance from the brown in front of an admiring Reanne Evans to retain the Junior title she won last year.

November - Hannah wins Junior Sportswoman Award (age 13)

Hannah had a great evening at Pride Park on 13th November at he Derbyshire Sports Awards where she was awarded the Derbyshire Junior Sportswoman of the Year for 2009. It was a great evening with a tremendous range of talent in the room. There was a fabulous 4 course meal with the presentations and entertainment throughout the evening. After the event the family packed up and travelled to Newmarket for the folowing days British Open event with a jubilant Hannah finally getting to sleep around 3am.

October 2009 - Hannah wins East Anglian Plate and Junior title (age 13)

Hannah picked up 2 trophies on the weekend of 10th October in Cambridge. She retained the East Anglian Junior title from last year beating Jodie Symes in the 2009 final 2-0. She also played exceptionally well in the Plate event winning her second adult ranking event beating England International Marianne Williams in the quarter final, 8x German national Champion Natascha Niermann 2-1 in the semi final and World number 5 Eva Palmius 2-1 in the final. Here is a picture of Hannah with the Plate trophy. To read more click here

September 2009 - Hannah wins SportsPerson Award (age 13)

Hannah won the DSSA - Derbyshire Schools Sports Person of the Year Award.

She was presented the award in front of 150 guests at Derby University, The Dome, Buxton.

Further information can be found here at the Derbyshire Sport website

September 2009 - Hannah wins Junior UK title (age 13)

Hannah won the WLBSA Ladies UK Junior Championship on the weekend, beating Jodie Symes 2-0 in the final.

Here is Hannah and Reanne with Rosie Walker, a new ladies snooker fan, who got to meet 2 world champions and got coached by Hannah in snooker. She came along to the event with her parents and was hooked straight away.

September 2009 - Hannah wins Junior Sportswoman of the Year (age 13)

Hannah travelled to Alfreton Leisure Centre on the 11th September to the Amber Valley Active Sports Awards because she was shortlisted from 70 nominees to the final 2 in the category of Junior Sportswoman of the Year. Hannah was very excited when they unveiled her name as the winner of the trophy. She will now go forward to represent Amber Valley at the Derbyshire Sports Awards in the category of Junior Sportswoman of the Year.

Fruit Shoot Ad Campaign

July 2009 (age 12)

Hannah recently filmed an internet advert for Robinsons Fruitshoot. on Reanne Evans Snooker Table. The advert can be seen at:


June 2009 (age 12)

Hannah receives a Certificate of Excellence from the Governors of her school, Ecclesbourne. This is a prestigious award which was presented to her in recognition of her sporting and academic performance since she started secondary school. These certificates are presented to only a few pupils a year and they never get presented with another one.

Hannah finished her school year being presented with a Merit Tie which recognises Hannah as a sporting talent in the school and was for her performace at the World Championships in April.

April 2009 - Hannah wins World Doubles (age 12)

To complete a fantastic World Championship, Hannah entered the World Ladies Doubles with Jaique Ip Wan-In as her partner. They both played exceptionally well and made it tothe final where they played against Chris Sharpe and So Man Yan. After going 1-0 down the girls rallied and pulled off a 2-1 victory making up for Hannah's loss in the World plate final.


Photograph of the winners Hannah Jones and Jaique Ip

April 2009 - Hannah makes the final of the World Ladies Plate (age 12)

Hannah reached her first senior World Final after beating Natascha Niermann the 8 x German Ladies Snooker Champion in the semi finals. She managed this with great colour clearances in the 1st and 3rd frames to win on the black. Hannah played So Man Yan in the final and pushed the Hong Kong player losing on the black in the first frame and on the pink in the 2nd frame.

The picture shows Hannah alongside Natascha Niermann her semi final opponent.

April 2009 - Hannah retains World Junior Title (age 12)

Hannah Jones retained her World Ladies Junior title beating Joanne Davies 2-1 in the final. Hannah found it more difficult to retain the title than to win the event the previous year.





Picture of Hannah with the Junior trophy.

Photograph taken by Glenn Stanley of YourDigitalMemories.

April 2009 - Hannah makes highest match break (age 12)

Hannah played the Indian National Champion Vidya Pillai and after a 2 close frames Hannah beat her highest break knocking in a 49 break, falling down on a tough red to break 50. The following day, playing Emma Bonney, Hannah managed to break 50 knocking in a 52 break to take their match to 1-1.

April 2009 - 2nd (age 12)

Hannah, along with other talented sports stars from Derbyshire was awarded a Bursary for the 2nd year from the Derbyshire Talented Athlete Fund. The presentation was at the University of Derby where Hannah also enjoyed a seminar from David Brailsford, Performance Director for British Cycling.


February 2009 - Hannah wins first Adult plate ranking event (age 12)

Hannah played in the 2009 South Coast Classic at the QClub in Eastbourne. She played in the main event and beat Marianne Williams 3-2 in the First Round. She lost to the defending champion Emma Bonney in the last 16. Hannah then moved in to the plate section where she won her first match against Naomi Clare, She then beat Supanni Yam-Oum in the quarter final and followed this up with a win against 21 year old Stacey Hancock - a great new addition to the WLBSA membership. Hannah then played Vicky Ashby in the final. She lost the first frame, won the second frame aided by a 31 break and doubled the final black in the 3rd frame to record a victory and set a new record for the youngest player to win a Senior Ladies ranking event. Here Hannah is pictured alongside World Champion, World number 1 and South Coast Classic Champion Reanne Evans after the 2 had won their respective finals.

November 2008 - Hannah wins British Open Junior title (age 12)

Hannah played in the WLBSA British Open Ladies event in Newmarket. Hannah played well in the main event beating Jan Hughes in the last 32. She came up against Maria Catalano - cousin the Ronnie O'Sullivan and number 1 seed. Hannah played well to win her first ever frame from a top 5 player, however she lost the match 3-1 in the end. Hannah then played in the Junior Event and improved as the day progressed finally winning the title at 5:30pm against good friend Joanne Davies.

November 2008 (age 12)

Hannah played at her first Great Yarmouth national pool festival for Derbyshire ladies. Here she is with 2008 National Ladies Champion Debbie Burchill (diamond). Hannah played very well throughout the trip winning a couple of matches against the ladies and taking a few frames from the men in the flyers.

October 2008 - Hannah wins East Anglian Ladies Junior title (age 12)

Hannah played in the World Ladies East Anglian Ladies Junior Championships and beat hewcomer 14 year old Naomi Clare in the final. This is Hannah's 2nd consecutive junior ladies title. She beat her friend and 16 year old England International Joanne Davies in the semi final and 15 year old Georgina Holloway in the quarter final.

October 2008 (age 12)

Hannah was nominated for the Amber Valley Active Sports - Junior Sportswoman of the year. She received the runner up trophy losing out to 17 year old swimmer Emma Smithurst.

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September 2008 (age 12)

Hannah played in the World Ladies UK Championships and had a great day. She won her first match against her friend Joanne Davies from Cueball and met World Billiards Champion Emma Bonney in the next round. Hannah pushed Emma close in every frame and surprised her with her improved ability. Hannah went into the plate tournament and progressed solidly through to the final of the event where she came up against Suzie Opacic the 2006 World Ladies Junior Champion. Hannah had chances to win the match and played the more convincing snooker - according to Suzie, however Suzie prevailed on the final pink in the deciding frame to wrap up an excellent win for her and an excellent day for the ladies. As a result of this event Hannah has now moved into the top 10 on the provisional ranking list.

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September 2008 (age 12)

Hannah qualified to play in the 2008 Wytech World Ladies Masters. She played exceptionally well to go into the Quarter finals where she came up against her idol Reanne Evans. Hannah played well enough for Reanne to comment on her improvement however Reanne is a class above all of the ladies on the circuit and eased to a 3-0 victory before going on to take the tournament title for the second xonsecutive year.

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August 2008 (age 11)

Hannah was invited to play in her first exhibition against the members of the Rotary club of Belper and Duffield the members of the Conservative Club. Hannah had a great night playing snooker and joking with her opponents. Thanks to David and Gail Ashley for arranging the evening.

August 2008 (age 11)

Hannah and the England A squad managed a clean sweep in Austria and won the Welham-Grice Trophy. It was a fantastic few days in Austria with very friendly hosts and great billiards. Hannah started the campaign well with a 2-1 win over the Austrian Captain Steffi Dolezal.

Dominic Dale presented the certificates and trophy to the winners. A hello and thanks from Hannah and Mark goes to Peter Mann, Maximillian Thurr and Alex Gauss.

August 2008 (age 11)

Hannah will be playing for England in the Welham-Grice 2008 Junior Nations Cup in Vienna. She is part of a 2 team English Squad to play the Austrians.

The teams are:

James Halpin - Cleveland
Ryan Clark - Cleveland
Michael Robinson - Cleveland
Jonathan Buglass - Cleveland
Hannah Jones - Derbyshire
Bruce Welham - Norlfok
Stuart Dexter - Cleveland
Finlay Laing - Suffolk
Chris Dyer - Cleveland
Michael Williams - Cleveland

The event will be held at the Koo5 club on the 15th and 16th August.

May 2008 (age 11)

Hannah played in the WLBSA World Ladies Junior Snooker Championships at Cambridge Snooker Centre.

Hannah played her best ever snooker to win the title without dropping a frame.

She played Georgina Holloway in the semi final. and then Joanne Davies in the final.

Hannah takes over the mantle from Suzie Opacic who was the World Ladies Junior Champion in 2006.

April 2008 (age 11)

Hannah has been selected to receive a bursary from the Derbyshire Talented Athlete fund. She attended a publicity shoot at Moorways Sports Centre with the other recipients.

More information on the day can be found here:


01 March 2008 (age 11)

Hannah reached the quarter final of the National Ladies Tournament.

Hannah played in her 3rd Connie Gough Ladies National Tournament. She first entered the event in 2006 where she met a heavily pregnant Reanne Evans for the first time. This time around Hannah battled through to the quarter finals to meet her hero and played very well to challenge Reanne, narrowly missing the black to win the first frame. Reanne though resumed her dominance with a 70 and 40+ in the 2nd and 3rd frames to win 3-0.

A confidence boosting performance though for Hannah before the World Ladies Championships.

26 January 2008 (age 11)

Ian McCulloch played to a large audience of spectators at Cueball Snooker Club. Hannah played Ian first and potted the first few balls of the exhibtiion. She thoroughly enjoyed the experience which was made better by the presentation after the the event where she was presented with her winners trophy for winning the Green League. She lost only 1 match throughout the whole of the league season.

The picture shows the Jones clan, Dave (Grandad), Ian, Hannah and Mark (Dad) towards the end of the evening.

26 January 2008 (age 11)

Ian McCulloch is the special guest star to appear at the junior club on Saturday 26th January at 7pm. He will play a number of juniors in an exhibition at the Cueball Snooker Club, Mansfield Road, Derby. Hannah will get a chance to play Ian in the first match because she recently won the Green League Championship. Dan Gaskarth will also get to play Ian as he won the Red League Championship.

Hannah first met Ian at her first ever WLBSA ladies tournament in February 2006, held in Preston, at the age of 9 (opposite).

The exhibition starts at 7pm

29 November 2007 (age 11)

Hannah has returned from Thailand with a wealth of experience. She has made lots of new friends, played against some of the best lady players in the world, was tutored by World Champion Reanne Evans and the awesome David Lilley and had a couple of quick frames with Michael Rhodes.

Hannah impressed alot of people and has gained lots of experience for future events.

Her photos have been uploaded ** here **and the video of the trip will be uploaded shortly. Her blog has also been updated ** here **.

31 October 2007 (age 11)

The groups have been drawn for the IBSF World Amateur Championships. Hannah is in Group A alongwith the current IBSF World Ladies Champion Wendy Jans. Reanne is playing from Group C.

You can see the groups on the IBSF website - Click here

Global Cue Sports will also be covering the event in detail - Click here

16 October 2007 (age 11)

Hannah has been selected for the fourth time to represent her country at the 2007 IBSF World Amateur Championships in Thailand from 10th November through to the 25th November 2007.

Hannah is very excited to be provided with this opportunity to play against the best ladies in the World. It will be a fantastic experience for her and one that she will never forget. She has started to practice in earnest for the competition to try and give the ladies her best game. Hannah has also promised to start up her blog again (long overdue) to provide visitors to the site with her day to day experiences in Thailand and at the event.

06 October 2007 (age 11)

Hannah played in the 2007 East Anglian Ladies Snooker Championship at Cambrdge Snooker Centre. Having only had 4 hours sleep from the night before because of travelling she started very poorly and lost to Chris Sharpe 3-0. Hannah had a good lunch and played in the plate event beating Charlotte Holloway in the quarter final 2-0 and Joanne Davies in the semi final 2-0. She played Vicki Ashby in the final and lost the match 2-0 but was in front during both frames losing only on the pink in the first frame and the black in the last frame. Well done Hannah.

Reanne Evans Masters Champion

15th September 2007 (age 11)

Reanne Evans won the inaugural Wytech Ladies Masters 2007 at the North East Derbyshire Snooker Centre, Claycross, Derbyshire.

Ten ladies, including World Champion Reanne Evans and 11 year old International Hannah Jones played in the event and battled it out for the honour of winning a brand new title. Reanne carried on her devastating form from last season to lift the trophy and then went one better by retaining the World Ladies UK Championship the following day at the same venue.

2nd September (age 11)


**Happy Birthday Hannah - 11 today!**

28th August 2007 (age 10)

Hannah is featured in the July/August Cuesport Magazine. Reproduced with kind permission of John Dee and Tim Dunkley.

Read the full article


3rd August 2007 (age 10)

Reanne Evans came to the Junior Snooker club and played snooker with the juniors. She played Hannah a couple of times, although Hannah was in pain and played in a bandage she tried her best. Reanne came close to knocking in a century playing against Alex Anastasiou who was dressed up in a leotard, tutu and wig to raise money.

1st August 2007 (age 10)

Hannah damages her wrist on a trampoline and has an X-Ray. She managed to fracture her wrist which has proven a touch awkward as she is due to play Reanne Evans on friday.
28th July 2007 (age 10)

James Bartlett wins junior tennis competition. Hannah's cousin James (7 years old) wins a junior tennis competition beating other players a few years older than him. Here is a picture of him with his sister Sophie (11 years old) and Hannah.

© Hannah Jones 2007