Ng defeats top stars to clinch UK crown

Ng On Yee collects the UK championship trophy. Picture by Mark Jones

Ng On Yee collects the UK championship trophy. Picture by Mark Jones

HONG Kong star Ng On Yee left the powerhouses of women’s snooker trailing in her wake when winning the UK Championship.

But the 22-year-old insisted there is still ‘more to improve’ in her game despite knocking out the top two ranked players on the World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association circuit.

After knocking out nine-times world champion Reanne Evans, the talented star beat world number one Maria Catalano 4-2 in the final to claim the title at the North East Derbyshire Snooker Centre.

The win earned On Yee her second WLBSA title of her career after winning last year’s event

“The final was exciting,” said Ng. “I was playing well. I’m very happy that I won the title and beat the world number one and number two.”

“(My game is) better but I still have more to improve.”

Ng also credited her dad Ng Yam Shui, Wayne Griffiths, head coach for billiard sports at Hong Kong Sports Institute and his son – 1979 world champion Terry Griffiths, for her success.

This season’s British Open winner Evans pocketed the high-break prize for a run of 97 in her 3-2 semi-final defeat.

Tatjana Vasiljeva from Latvia defeated 17-year-old Hannah Jones 2-0 in the Plate final.

The tournament, sponsored by Welbeck Abbey Brewery and Hutton & Mitchell Licensed Traders, was the second of seven events on the 2013/14 WLBSA tour.

The next event in the women’s game is the Eden Resources Masters which takes place on the weekend of November 16/17 at the Cambridge Snooker Centre.

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