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WLBSA - Evans Aiming For Seventh World Title

WLBSA - Evans Aiming For Seventh World Title

Green baize queens from around the globe descend on Bury St Edmunds this week for the Greene King World Ladies Snooker Championship. Red-hot favourite Reanne Evans is bidding for a record seventh straight world title.

It’s the first time the Suffolk market town has hosted the World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association’s season finale.

Main Tour professionals Joe Perry, Michael Holt and Martin Gould make guest appearances on Friday (April 8) in the World Mixed Pairs, which kicks off six days of top-quality action at the Pot Black Sports Bar. The round-robin stage of the main competition starts at 10am on Saturday (April 9) with the final scheduled for noon on Wednesday (April 13).

 

Reanne Evans

 

The eventual champion will pocket £1,000 and the runner-up £500. Prize money will also be paid down to the last-16. Attempting to de-throne the undisputed world number one Reanne Evans are world number two Maria Catalano, Ronnie O’Sullivan’s 29-year-old cousin; Portsmouth’s Emma Bonney, who is also seeking a fourth successive billiards title; and Kent’s Katie Henrick, who is ranked fourth.

Leading the overseas threat is Hong Kong ’s impressive 20-year-old Ng On Yee, the 2009 and 2010 IBSF Women’s World Champion.Also flying in from Hong Kong are Jaique Ip Wan In, who lost to Ng in the 2010 IBSF final, Yu Ching Ching and So Man Yan.Two-time world billiards champion Chitra Magimairaj, who jets in from India , said her biggest motivation was seeing her home country winning cricket’s world cup. Magimairaj is joined in Bury St Edmunds by her compatriot Revanna Umadevi.

 

Hannah Jones Snooker


Spearheading the European challenge is Latvian number one Tatjana Vasiljeva and eight-time German national champion Natascha Niermann, now based in Cambridge .From the world of pool comes England international Fran Calvert and two-time European champion Kim O’Brien. Favourite to clinch a fourth straight junior title is the phenomenal 14-year-old Derby schoolgirl Hannah Jones, the world number six.

Ron Agnew is sponsoring the billiards to the tune of £600. The eventual champion will also receive a year’s free subscription to all English-Billiards Open Series (EBOS) tournaments, a package worth £200. Website englishBilliards.orgis offering £100 for the highest break.


Greene King World Ladies Snooker Championship

Friday, April 8, to Wednesday, April 13

Pot Black Sports Bar (manager: Phil Mumford)

Bury St Edmunds

Eastgate Street

Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk

IP33 1YQ

Tel: 01284 704231


PROGRAMME

Date

Time

Event

Fri, April 8

 

11.00

18.00

World Mixed Pairs

World Mixed Pairs final

 

Sat, April 9

10.00 to 18.00

 

 

World Ladies Snooker round-robin groups (excluding top eight seeds)

 

Sun, April 10

11.00

 

15.00

15.00

 

World Ladies Snooker round-robin groups (excluding top eight seeds)

World Ladies Juniors

World Ladies Seniors

 

Mon, April 11

11.00

11.30

15.30

 

Plate competition

World Ladies Snooker last-16 (best-of-five)

World Ladies Snooker quarter-finals (best-of-seven)

 

Tues, April 12

10.00

11.00

 

World Ladies Billiards

World Ladies Snooker semi-finals (best-of-seven)

 

Wed, April 13

11.00

11.00

12.00

World Ladies Seniors final

World Ladies Doubles final

World Ladies Snooker final (best-of-nine)

 

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Reanne Evans

MIXED PAIRS: Tatjana Vasiljeva & Joe Perry

WORLD DOUBLES: Tatjana Vasiljeva & Maureen Rowland

WORLD SENIORS: June Banks

WORLD JUNIOR: Hannah Jones

WORLD BILLIARDS: Emma Bonney


2011 WORLD SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRIES

Top eight seeds

Reanne Evans (Dudley, West Mids )

Maria Catalano (Dudley, West Mids )

Emma Bonney ( Portsmouth )

Katie Henrick ( Bickley , Kent )

Eva Palmius (Isleham, Cambs)

Jenny Poulter ( Maidstone )

Chris Sharpe ( Chelmsford )

Hannah Jones ( Derby )

Marianne Williams (Smallfield, Surrey )

June Banks ( Orpington , Kent )

Gaye Jones (Melksham, Wilts)

Tina Owen-Sevilton ( Taunton )

Natascha Niermann ( Cambridge )

Pam Wood ( Newcastle )

Naomi Clare (Ripley, Derbys )

Maureen Rowland (Wallsend, Tyne & Wear)

Jasmine Bolsover ( Woking )

Jan Hughes (St Neots, Cambs)

Tatjana Vasiljeva ( Latvia )

Chitra Magimairaj ( India )

Revanna Umadevi ( India )

Yu Ching Ching ( Hong Kong )

Jaique Ip Wan In ( Hong Kong )

So Man Yan ( Hong Kong )

Ng On Yee ( Hong Kong )

Kim O’Brien (Bury St Edmunds)

Fran Calvert ( Lowestoft )

Vicky Carter ( Hemel Hempstead )


2011 WORLD BILLIARDS CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRIES

Emma Bonney ( Portsmouth )

Chitra Magimairaj ( India )

Eva Palmius (Isleham, Cambs)

Tina Owen-Sevilton ( Taunton )

Jan Hughes (St Neots, Cambs)

Hannah Jones ( Derby )

Gaye Jones (Melksham, Wilts)

Maureen Rowland (Wallsend, Tyne & Wear)

Revanna Umadevi ( India )


WLBSA PROVISIONAL SNOOKER RANKINGS

Pos

Name

Town

Pts

Sponsor

1

Reanne Evans

Dudley, West Mids

780

MIUS

2

Maria Catalano

Dudley, West Mids

530

 

3

Emma Bonney

Portsmouth

510

 

4

Katie Henrick

Bickley, Kent

330

180poker.com

5

Eva Palmius

Isleham, Cambs

283

 

6

Hannah Jones

Derby

256

Wytech + The Q Room

7

Natascha Niermann

Cambridge

252

 

8

Vicky Carter

Hemel Hempstead

216

 

9

Jenny Poulter

Maidstone

215

 

10

Tina Owen-Sevilton

Taunton

213

 

11

Marianne Williams

Smallfield, Surrey

196

 

12

Suzie Opacic

Brambridge, Hants

190

Kara Accountants

13

Gaye Jones

Melksham, Wilts

187

 

14

Martina Lumsden

Eastbourne

175

 

15

Chris Sharpe

Chelmsford

169

 

16

Jodie Symes

Swindon

129

 

17

Naomi Clare

Ripley, Derbys

124

 

18

June Banks

Orpington, Kent

110

 

19

Jasmine Bolsover

Woking

102

 

20

Pam Wood

Newcastle

82

 

21

Jan Hughes

St Neots, Cambs

79

 

22

Joanne Davies

Derby

66

Wytech

23

Maureen Rowland

Wallsend, Tyne & Wear

51

Fine Arch Cues

24

Tatjana Vasiljeva

Latvia

50

 

25

Laura Alves

Dublin

36

 

26

Victoria Gibbs

Trowbridge

19

 

27

Karen Harrison

Fareham

12

 

28

Mary Hawkes

Eaton Bray, Beds

12

 

29

Kim O’Brien

Bury St Edmunds

7

 

30

Clare Heseldine

Broadstairs, Kent

5

 

31

Georgina Holloway

Derby

0

 

32

Supanni Yam-Oum

Canterbury

0

 

33

Charlotte Holloway

Derby

0

 

34

Rita Holmes

Minehead

0

 

 

WLBSA ROLL OF HONOUR 2010/11

Date

Venue

Tournament

Winner

Runner-up

Sep-10

Clay Cross

Wytech Masters (non-ranking)

Reanne Evans

Maria Catalano

Sep-10

Clay Cross

UK Championship

Reanne Evans

Maria Catalano

Oct-10

Cambridge

East Anglian

Reanne Evans

Maria Catalano

Nov-10

Bury St Edmunds

British Open

Reanne Evans

Emma Bonney

Feb-11

Swindon

South Coast Classic

Reanne Evans

Maria Catalano

Mar-11

Fareham

Connie Gough National

Reanne Evans

Emma Bonney

Apr-11

Bury St Edmunds

World Championship

?

?

 

Pictures by Monique Limbos:

Six-time world champion Reanne Evans at the 2010 World Championships

Reanne Evans

Three-time world junior champion Hannah Jones at the 2010 Connie Gough National Championship.

 


Posted Apr 6, 2011   
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