The Crucible, Sheffield - (Pot Black): It's probably the nation's toughest male-dominated sport and Michaela Tabb is its undisputed queen.
Her meteoric rise from women's eight-ball pool champ to refereeing the 2009 World Snooker Championship final has made the sport dynamic again.
No plunging necklines, split-thigh mini skirts or skin tight shorts have been necessary for the lady to stamp her seal of authority on the men who win millions playing with balls.
"Of course all the fellas fancy her like mad," former World No 1 turned-commentator Dennis Taylor said today.
"But they're too damned focused on the precious balls to start playing pocket billiards over a woman ref!"
Or to blame a woman for blue balls syndrome when they fail to score.