Ladies Snooker: On Yee beats Evans to win UK Championship

Hong Kong’s Ng On Yee won the latest battle against her main rival in the women’s game to win the LITEtask UK Championship for a third time in Leeds.

Ng on Yee wins the 2017 Women’s UK Championship title. Picture – World Ladies Billiards and Snooker

In a battle which saw the world’s top two compete against each other in the grand final, reigning world champion On Yee beat England’s Reanne Evans 4-1 to lift the title.

The Hong Kong ace took an early 2-0 lead and despite the loss of the third frame as Evans threatened the comeback, added the next two to win her first title of the season.

“I am absolutely over the moon,” said a delighted On Yee.

“Last week I played in the Asian Indoor Games and I didn’t really play very well so I did not have any expectations, but since I arrived I have been been able to practice and have been getting better.

“In the final I played well in the beginning but Reanne was a bit unlucky with some shots. I am really happy to win back the title because last year I lost in the semi-finals to Reanne.

“I would like to thank our event sponsors LITEtask, whose support helps to make these tournaments bigger and to attract more and more women to play the sport and to improve. The venue here at the Northern Snooker Centre is a nice club with good tables and some great regular players including Peter Lines and Daniel Womersley to practice with.”

Evans won the season’s first major event in the ladies game back in August – the Paul Hunter Women’s Classic in Furth, Germany.

The next stop on the World Women’s Snooker Tour will be the Eden Women’s Masters which will be staged on the weekend of 28-29 October 2017 at Gloucester’s South West Snooker Academy.

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