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Dubai to Host World Women’s Snooker Championship in 2019

Snooker News in Brief: 

Last year’s winner: Hong Kong’s Ng On Yee. (Photo courtesy of WLBS)

Following on from the World Women’s Snooker Championship 2018 this year in Malta, the 2019 core event will take place in the luxurious Dubai at the World Trade Center in March.

Ng On Yee was the winner this year in Malta, winning for the third time, and both Reanne Evans, an 11-times World Women’s Snooker Champion and On Yee have gone on to compete in the main tour World Snooker Championship qualifiers at Ponds Forge and the English Institute of Sport.

The winner of next year’s event will pick up $6000 and some of the ladies will also enter into the new World Snooker Federation tournament, this year won by China’s Luo Honghao.

The winner of the WSF picks up a two-year card for the main tour.

This season’s tournament will run with the support of the U.A.E. Billiards and Snooker Association with whom the WSF has worked closely to organize the event.

Mandy Fisher, WLBS President said: “We are delighted to be able to confirm that this season’s World Women’s Snooker Championship will be held in Dubai for the first time. Following our successful events in Singapore and Malta during the last couple of years, it is exciting to be heading to another new territory as part of this year’s WSF Championships.”

It’s the 36th edition of this event and has been running since 1976 when it was first won by Vera Selby.

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