2024: NG On Yee Scoops Maiden British Open Title…

2024: NG On Yee Scoops Maiden British Open Title…

HONG KONG SNOOKER STAR Ng On Yee scooped her first British Open title at the weekend at Landywood – to end what has been a successful season for the World Women’s Snooker Tour 2023/24.

The 33-year-old three-times World Women’s Champion defeated Mink Nutcharut 4 – 1.

The success represents a third ranking title of the season for Ng – during which she has earned more ranking points than any other player – and a landmark 20th of her career, becoming only the sixth player to reach that milestone.

It would be the fourth time in eight ranking events this season that would see the top two ranked players contest the final, with Thailand’s Nutcharut having triumphed at the US Open and Belgian Open tournaments, before Ng won in Albania.

On Yee is one of a handful of stars on the World Women’s Snooker Tour who have had a successful season and year. Her success had also been in making a successful century break on TV in the Snooker Legends 900 season two towards the end of last year.

Tessa Davison has also shone on the World Women’s Tour and was the first woman to win a frame at The Crucible in the recent World Seniors 2024.

The Seniors side competition was won for a second time in three years by Davidson after the 55-year-old downed Cheryl Calverley, Louise Jordan and Sarah Dunn to claim the title. The win is Davidson’s fourth consecutive Seniors success on Tour and sees her consolidate top spot in the over-40s rankings.

In the Under-21’s tournament, there was a maiden title triumph for England’s Ellise Scott, who defeated Sophie Nix of Scotland to capture her first WWS title in Landywood. The 13-year-old – who celebrated her birthday during the tournament by also reaching the last 16 of the main competition – impressed throughout the weekend on her way to her first junior success.

Davidson’s success has also included scooping the Winchester Women’s Series Grand Finals and four of the events prior to that.

Emma Parker, who has also had success on the Exhibition circuit and some pool experience, has had a consistent season in winning two events outside of the WWS, as well as appearing in the latter stages of the events as has Jasmine Bolsover, who had reached a Winchester final, and, who reached the Last 16 in the final ranking event, along with Parker.

Chrissy Allwood scooped a Winchester as did Mink Nutcharut claimed two of the eight.

Thailand star Nutcharut will continue as the World Women’s no 1.

Scott is a regular competitor on the Cuestars Under-21 circuit and came very close to competing in the Snooker Legends 900 Junior event in Reading last year.

For Nix, she would, however, finish the season as the top-ranked player for the first time ahead of World Champion Bai Yulu and Zoe Killington by reaching the final.

REANNE EVANS claimed her first TV title alongside former World Champion Luca Brecel in the World Mixed Doubles, which showcased the top eight players in the World Women’s Tour.

LANDYWOOD BECOMING THE NEW GLOUCESTER

As a backdrop, Mary Talbot Deegan also had success in the Snooker Legends 900 Season 2 by reaching a semi-final, and she also claimed the Eden Women’s Masters Event in Frames Sports Bar, Coulsdon back at the end of 2023.

Landywood is slowly becoming the new South West Snooker Academy Gloucester, which hosted the successful Pink Ribbon Charity tournament for ten years – and Landywood is set to rejuvenate the Pink Ribbon this July with many entrants expected to attend the event – five years since 2019.

Bai YuLu, the new World Women’s Champion made a ton in 2023, and in this edition of the event, 12-times World Women’s Champion Reanne Evans – the standard bearer of women’s snooker – made the highest – a 92.

SnookerZone’s Chris Gaynor contacted Landywood for some further details on the Pink Ribbon event and will update accordingly as and when – expected this week.

The WWS Tour will return for the 2024/25 season with the US Women’s Snooker Open from 9-11 August 2024.

Congratulations to those who competed in the World Women’s Tour this season. Good luck for the new season and have a good break.

Some useful advice from Dr Alan Goldberg: Success always lies just beyond the splat! His channel is well worth a visit…

 

 

 

Chris Gaynor

Chris Gaynor is a writer with 10 years' experience writing for the web. He loves snooker, CSI and loves cycling off tiramisu!