In school, Allison was a very competitive team sportplayer almost pursued a career as a physicaleducation teacher, but snooker was the game sheexcelled in. She got her start in Snooker by simplyfalling in love with the game.
“My first interest in snooker occurred when I wasseven years old. My dad was watching a snookercompetition on the television, and I liked what I sawso much that I asked for a table. Being the youngestand spoilt, my with was granted. I became the proudowner of the smallest competitive table on earth: 1.5 long. I graduated to a 6’ x 3’ table when I was eleven years old, and challenged everyonewho entered our house. Whether they liked it or not! When I was twelve years old, I went to thePeacehaven Central Club with my parents where, for the first time I saw a full size snookertable(12’×6’). I had a burning desire to play on it. I went home that night and I was crying inbed. My mum came in and asked me what was wrong. “I want to play on the big table.’ Ireplied. So she asked my dad to ask the owner, John Copper, if I could play on it. And he mademy dreams come true.”
At thirteen Allison got into a league, and at fifteen she was seriously competing in the world ofSnooker. By the age of seventeen, she had won her first world title and never looked back. Fromthen until the age of twenty-seven. Allison Fisher was a dominant force in the world of Snooker,She left Snooker, winning over 80 national titles and eleven world championships, includingthree mixed doubles and the only Ladies Mixed Doubles event ever held. She played in her firstWomen’s Professional Billiards Association (WPBA) Tournament in October 1995. This newcomerstartled everyone by winning two of her four events, and by placing third in the World PoolAssociation (WPA) World 9-Ball Championship In 1996 Allison continued to storm the tour withseven first place finishes, and a # I ranking. As she would for the next three years, Allisonearned Player of the Year honors from Billiards Digest and Pool and Billiard Magazine. She alsowon her first WPA World 9-Ball championship, and her first WPBA Championship.
She kept up her stellar performances in 1997 by winning six of eleven WPBA events. Allisondefended her championship when she again won the WPA World 9-Ball title. As in 1996, thisyear saw Allison Fisher end with the # I ranking in the WPBA. Her peers also honored her with a“Most Congenial Player” award from the Year-End Billiards Digest Awards.
On the personal side, Allison is British enough to miss her Mom’s pot roast, the atmosphere inpubs, small villages, lifelong friends and family, and Alfie, her dog. Never one for the “barscene,” a great evening for Allison is to have good food, good friends, and a night of laughter
As good as she has been for the game. Allison is quick to point out that it has been even to her.Allison Fisher has always counted her blessings and since her beginning, she has neverhesitated to give her time to worthy charities. She has a heart of gold and never hesitates toinvolve herself where she can help others.
Her sponsors are proud to have her associated with them, and Allison only promotes what shebelieves in .Be sure and take a peek at her sponsor page, as well as Allison’s new line ofsignature cues. Allison is also developing a new series of instructional videotapes that areintensely focused on the fundamentals, concentration and technique that have made hergame what it is today. With Pool and Billiards on the rise with Olympic recognition. And evenmore television exposure thanks to the WPBA; Allison Fisher continues to be at the top of hergame. Her desire is to see the sport enjoy the same “boom” in popularity that tennis enjoyedin the 1970’s. For Allison the sport itself comes ahead of the player. Family, friends, her newhome and the intense level of competition keep her on her toes and enjoying life to its fullest.As Allison would say “Cheers all! Hope to see you soon!”