Chitra Magimairaj

Chitra Magimairaj

Nick Name
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:07 Apr,1973
:46 years, 4 months
:Bangalore, Karnataka, India

About Chitra Magimairaj

Chitra Magimairaj is an Indian professional player of snooker, English billiards, and pool. She is a two-time World Ladies Billiards and Snooker  Association World Champion (2006, 2007), a two-time national pool champion, and more recently the World Women's Senior Snooker  Championship (2014). She has also been a national-class amateur cricket and field hockey player.

Other sports:
Magimairaj played cricket for Falcon Sports Club under Shanta Rangaswamy, and represented Karnataka, which won the South Zone Cricket  Championship in the year 1989.
She played field hockey for Sports Hostel Mysore for seven years, and represented Karnataka in sub-junior, junior, and senior nationals, the All- India Inter-University Invitation Cup, and the South Zone Championship.

Career Highlights:
On 22 April 2014, Magimairaj won the World Women's Senior Snooker Championship, after defeating Alena Asmolava of Belarus, in Leeds, UK.  
Magimairaj has bagged three gold, three silver and three bronze medals in the WLBSA event so far,as of April 2014.

  • First Indian woman cueist to qualify to participate in two Asian Games and three Asian Indoor Games.
  • First Indian woman cueist to win a medal in Asian Games and Asian Indoor Games.
  • First Indian woman to have won two World Billiards Champion (women's division) titles (2006 and 2007).
  • First Indian to win an Australian Open Women's Snooker Championship (2008).
  • First Indian woman to win a medal in the IBSF World Snooker Championships (Team & Individual, women's division) in the same year
  • First player representing India in international pool, to qualify and to play televised match (Dauge, South Korea, 2008).

Chitra Magimairaj Achievements

International achievements:

All competitions were in women's divisions unless otherwise noted.

  • 2014 WLBSA World Women's Senior Snooker Championship, first place
  • 2013 IBSF World Snooker Championship (Latvia), 
  • 2013 IBSF World Team Snooker Championship (Carlow, Ireland), 
  • 2013 Asian Indoor Games (South Korea), 
  • 2012 WLBSA World Billiards Championship (UK), 
  • 2012 Australian Open Snooker Championship (Sydney), 
  • 2011 WLBSA World Billiards Championship (UK), 
  • 2010 Australian Open Snooker Championship (Sydney), 
  • 2010 World Championship, second place
  • 2009 WLBSA World Billiards Championship (UK), second place
  • 2009 Australian Open Snooker Championship (Sydney), second place
  • 2008 WLBSA World Billiards Championship (UK), 
  • 2008 Australian Open Snooker Championship (Sydney), first place
  • 2007 WLBSA World Billiards Championship (Cambridge, UK) first place
  • 2006 WLBSA World Billiards Championship (Cambridge) first place
  • Her highest snooker break in international competition was 91 (Australian Open, Sydney, 2008)

National achievements (India):

All competitions were in women's divisions unless otherwise noted.

  • 2013 National Snooker Championship, second place
  • 2013 National Billiards Championship, second place
  • 2012 National Snooker Championship, first place
  • 2012 National Six-red Snooker Championship, 
  • 2011 National Six-red Snooker Championship, first place
  • 2010 National Nine-ball Pool Championship, 
  • 2007 National Nine-ball Pool Championship, first place
  • 2006 National Eight-ball Pool Championship, first place


  • Mysore Dasara Award, 2007
  • Kempegowda Award, 2007
  • Ekalavya Award, 2007
  • Zee Excellence Award, 2008
  • Sports Writers Association Award (SWAA) for Best Sportsperson, 2008

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