Vidya Pillai

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Name Date of Birth Country
Vidya Pillai 26-11-1977 India
Name – Vidya Pillai (26.11.1977)
Nick Name – Queen of the Green
Highest Break – 94 (Snooker)
Vidya Pillai was born on 26 November 1977 in the southern Indian city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. This is where she grew up and completed her education. She obtained her B.Sc. degree in Visual Communication from Loyola College, Chennai, and later went on to complete a Post-Graduate Diploma in Communication and Management at the National Institute of Sales. In 2011, after her wedding, she moved to Bangalore, Karnataka. She credits former Indian international cricketer Hemang Badani for introducing her to the sport, and the late national billiards champion, TG Kamala Devi, for inspiring her.
National career
Vidya Pillai is an eight-time women’s national snooker champion, her latest victory coming at the Indian National Snooker Championship in Lucknow in 2014. She has finished runner-up in three different editions of the tournament. She also won gold in the Indian National 9-Ball Pool Championship in 2005.
International career
Vidya Pillai made her first international appearance at the 2007 IBSF World Snooker (Ladies) Championship and lost in the quarter-finals. She has won one gold medal in the tournament. She has also won one gold medal in the Australian Open Women’s Snooker Championship, in Sydney, 2010.
2017
Silver – WLBSA World Women’s Snooker Championship at Singapore [4]
2016
Gold – IBSF Australian Women’s Ranking Snooker Championship at Sydney, Australia
Silver – IBSF World 6 Reds Snooker Championship Women at Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
Silver – IBSF World Team Snooker Championship at Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
Silver – Asian Billiard Sports Championship at Al Fujairah, UAE
Gold – Indian National Snooker Championship at Indore
Silver – Indian National 6-Red Snooker Championship at Kolkata
2015
IBSF 6 Reds snooker Snooker Championship Women at Karachi, Pakistan – Silver
2014
IBSF World Team Snooker Championship at Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt- Bronze
Australian Open Women’s Snooker Championship at Sydney- Bronze
Indian National Snooker Championship at Lucknow- Gold
2013
IBSF World Team Snooker Championship at Carlow, Ireland- Gold
Indian National 6-Red Snooker Championship at Lucknow- Gold
Indian National Snooker Championship at Gwalior- Gold
2012
IBSF World Snooker Championship at Sofia, Bulgaria- Bronze
Indian National Snooker Championship at Chennai- Gold
2010
IBSF World Snooker Championship at Damascus, Syria- Bronze
Australian Open Women’s Snooker Championship at Sydney- Gold
Indian National Snooker Championship at Pune- Gold
Indian National 6-Red Snooker Championship at Bangalore- Silver
Indian National 8-Ball Pool Championship at Delhi- Silver
2009
Indian National Snooker Championship at Agra- Silver
2008
WLBSA World Billiards Championship at Cambridge, England- Bronze
Indian National Snooker Championship at Indore- Gold
Indian National 8-Ball Pool Championship at Kolkata – Gold
2007
Indian National Snooker Championship at Hyderabad- Gold
Indian National 8-Ball Pool Championship at Mumbai- Silver
2006
Indian National Snooker Championship at Chennai- Silver
2005
Indian National Snooker Championship at Mumbai- Gold
Indian National 9-Ball Pool Championship at Mumbai- Gold
Indian National 8-Ball Pool Championship at Jalandhar- Gold
2003
Indian National Snooker Championship at Jammu- Gold