Karen Corr: Irish Pool Player

October 4, 2008

Meet Karen Corr, an Irish professional pool player who is currently ranked second in the world by the by the Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA). See photos, video and a biography of Karen Corr here.

Karen, who is also a professional snooker player, beat Miyuki Sakai 9-5 to reach the round of 16 in the on-going WPBA Carolina Classic.

Karen Corr Biography

As a biography, Karen Corr was born on 10 November 1969, in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland so her age is 37. She started playing snooker at the age of 14 and is known as “the Irish Invader”.

Karen won her first Ladies Snooker Championship at the age of 15. She moved to US later and won her WPBA Classic Tour title in 1998. Corr was ranked No.1 by the end of the 2001 season. She had won the World titles in 1991, 1995 and 1997.

She had struggled quite a lot after moving to US and did numerous jobs to support her career. Karen won the All Japan Open Championship held in Osaka, Japan in 2000 and was placed second in the UCC World Ladies Championship. She became the first person to win all six Classic Tour in one year in 2002 which was her most successful year.

Corr was ranked fifth in the Pool & Billiard Magazine’s “Fans’ Top 20 Favorite Players“.

More photos and a video of Karen Corr are below.

Karen Corr Video
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