Kelly Fisher

Kelly Fisher

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Kelly “Kwikfire” Fisher

The arrival of Kelly Fisher in the United States was hard to miss as she began a string of wins o­n the Chesapeake Area Tour and the J. Pechauer NorthEast Women’s Tour, collecting WPBA qualifiers while she was at it. Explaining why she chose to come to the United States, Fisher said, “I was playing snooker in the U.K., which prevented me from coming over earlier. I was dominating the ladies’ circuit, then it collapsed over there. We were under the governing body of the men’s division, and they pulled the plug o­n the funding.” With the thought of moving to the U.S. in the back of her mind for a while, Fisher saw it was time to seriously consider it, stating “I thought I would have to get a regular job or make the move to America.”

Making the move seemed to be the right choice for her. She arrived in the States from the U.K. in February of this year and attributes her success here to the great support she has received from the beginning. “One thing I’ve been fortunate, and Val Finnie, is that we have had support from Kim Shaw since we got here. We had a sponsorship from a pool hall when we first got here.
The arrival of Kelly Fisher in the United States was hard to miss as she began a string of wins o¬n the Chesapeake Area Tour and the J. Pechauer NorthEast Women’s Tour, collecting WPBA qualifiers while she was at it. Explaining why she chose to come to the United States, Fisher said, “I was playing snooker in the U.K., which prevented me from coming over earlier. I was dominating the ladies’ circuit, then it collapsed over there. We were under the governing body of the men’s division, and they pulled the plug o¬n the funding.” With the thought of moving to the U.S. in the back of her mind for a while, Fisher saw it was time to seriously consider it, stating “I thought I would have to get a regular job or make the move to America.”
Making the move seemed to be the right choice for her. She arrived in the States from the U.K. in February of this year and attributes her success here to the great support she has received from the beginning. Fisher tries to practice about four hours a day, focusing o¬n cueing action because “everything falls into place if you got that right, really.” Getting that much practice time in is difficult now because of Fisher’s traveling schedule.

Her ultimate ambition is to be the WPBA champion and to dominate this ladies’ circuit, much as she did the women’s snooker circuit in the U.K. “That will take a few years,” stated Fisher. But it is a worthy ambition indeed. She went hill-hill with Allison Fisher in the finals of the U.S. Open 2006 tournament in August to become runner-up.  In 2008, she acheived the number 1 ranking and the U.S. Open title.

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