Michaela Tabb brings World Snooker to court

16:09:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

It's been some time since the terrible news of Michaela Tabb parting with World Snooker reached our homes and ever since snooker and sport fans all over the world have been expressing their regrets of seeing the best female snooker referee leave the circuit. 

Today, the internet has been flooded with the news of Tabby taking World Snooker to tribunal on the allegations of "sex discrimination, unfair dismissal and breach of contract".

These claims have been brought forward to Bristol Employment Tribunal where it is expected to hear statements from various snooker players throughout the process which will conclude in a week’s time.

A World Snooker spokesman has told Associated Press tha:t "We refute the allegations from Michaela and beyond that it would be inappropriate to comment while the case is ongoing."

Rumours of some frictions between Tabb and snooker's governing body have been reported at the time of 2014 Australian Golfields Open tournament which she left before its final day, due to unpaid bonus. That was the last time we saw Tabby referee a professional snooker match on the Main Tour.

Come March 2015, it was announced that Michaela Tabb has left World Snooker tour (after 14 years), but snooker fans have been glad to see her putting on the white gloves for the special Snooker Legends tour.

An inspiration for all female snooker referees out there and an important ambassador of snooker, Michaela was the first woman to referee two World Championship finals and write a special page in snooker’s history book by doing so. 

More on Michaela Tabb's leaving World Snooker circuit here.