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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Michaela Tabb: Biography

Photo by: Rey Nocum
Michaela Tabb (born 11 December 1967 in Bath, England) is the world's leading female snooker and pool referee, and made her Snooker World Championship debut by refereeing a match between Mark King and Drew Henry at the 2003 Crucible event. Tabb was the head referee at the 2006 WPA World Nine-ball Championship, Mosconi Cup, World Cup of Pool, and World Pool Masters Tournament events, and has refereed in some capacity at every Matchroom Sport-sponsored pool event since 1997.[citation needed]

Her first ever competitive snooker match saw her refereeing at the 2002 Welsh Open in a match between Ken Doherty and James Wattana. Michaela now resides in Dunfermline, Fife with her two children.

Prior to making her snooker debut, Michaela Tabb had already become one of the world's most respected referees in nine-ball, and has been head referee at every world championship since 1999. On numerous occasions, she has garnered respect from players and fans alike for making controversial decisions which, after television replays and slow motion analysis, have proven to be correct.

Her no-nonsense attitude has seen her become involved in several notable controversies, such as with American Earl Strickland. The two were at loggerheads for much of the America's 2003 World Nine-ball Championship match against Steve Davis to the extent that when the two met for Strickland's next round the American presented Tabb with a bunch of flowers as an apology for his behaviour the previous evening.[citation needed]

On 18 February 2007, Tabb made history by becoming the first female ever to preside over a world ranking event final at the Welsh Open in Newport between Andrew Higginson and Neil Robertson.


Kelemen said...

For me Michaela Tabb is the best of women in the Word! I love Her.I would like to get a leter from Her.My e-mail
Have a nice day!

rob said...

to michaela,i think your the most sexyist woman ive know and i wish you every success in your carermy wife thinks ive lost the plot ,but she takes it in good faith, so could you send me a signed photo of you please, and i will put it up on my wall.yours faithfully mr.r.gillman. my e-mail address is hope to here from u soon,good luck in your carer.

adrian said...

Adrian said...
To the most able person Michaela,i want to know if a person ho pass the junior age he can start play pool or he can start a normal classic job?
If you are so nice as usual you are,please send me a letter at this e-mail
Thank you if you have time to read this comment. Sign Adrian.