Female pool player Lynne Pinches had her final match in Denbighshire, Wales. However, the match ended early after Lynne Pinches reportedly forfeited because she refused to compete against a transgender woman. Lynne Pinches stepped away from the table to applause from spectators, who appeared to approve of her decision not to compete against Harriet Haynes.
Reduxx shared a video of Lynne Pinches and Haynes both hitting balls in order to determine who would go first in the match. After the two balls came to rest, the two competitors shook hands. However, Pinches then approached the referee to let him know that she would be forfeiting.
Many fans in attendance applauded Pinches’ decision to walk away, with one fan shouting “Yes, Lynne!” in the video. Haynes can be seen shaking their head as the crowd cheered on Pinches for forfeiting the final.
A female pool player reportedly refused to compete against a trans-identified male opponent at the Women’s Champions of Champions Final in Denbighshire, Wales, yesterday.
Lynne Pinches walked away from the table after being matched to play against Chris "Harriet" Haynes. pic.twitter.com/vLofQALosk
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Haynes was crowned the champion of the women’s competition and given a trophy. The official website of the organization also featured a photo of the biological male holding the prize.
Based on the results, it seems that Haynes has recently dominated the female tables. In 2023, Haynes won the European Championship, the World Masters Championship, the World Scotch Doubles Championship with Barbara Taylor, and the European Team Championship. These outcomes followed Haynes’ 2022 title as the National Ladies Singles Champion.