Evans Scores East Anglian Championships
World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association
by Tim Dunkley
Reanne Evans has extended her remarkable unbeaten run on the women’s snooker circuit to 46 matches with victory in the East Anglian Championship.
A 3-0 win over Portsmouth ’s Emma Bonney in the final at Cambridge Snooker Centre on Saturday, October 10, wrapped up the 23-year-old’s 19th World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association (WLBSA) ranking title.“I didn’t really give her a shot,” admitted the undisputed world number one. “I played solid; I only missed one ball.”
The defending champion, who did not drop a frame all day, compiled a 51 in a 3-0 victory against Newcastle’s Pam Wood and eased past world number four Katie Henrick, from Kent, by the same score in the semifinals.
Since a 3-2 defeat by Maria Catalano in the Connie Gough finals in Luton on March 1, 2008, Evans, from Dudley, has collected the winners’ trophy in the last ten WLBSA singles events she has entered with a record of 146 frames for and only 17 against.However, there is a glimmer of hope for the chasing pack ahead of next month’s British Open in Newmarket .
If—and it’s a big if—the three-time IBSF world champion and five-time WLBSA world champion can find a sponsor in time, she will be in Hyderabad, India, for the 2009 IBSF World Championships.
The East Anglian Championship was the second of six ranking events on the WLBSA 2009-2010 tour.
Derby schoolgirl Hannah Jones defeated eight-time German national champion Natascha Niermann 2-1 in the Plate semifinals and outgunned world number five Eva Palmius 2-1 in the finals.
The 13-year-old also picked up the junior title, accounting for Swindon ’s Jodie Symes, 15, 2-0 in the final.
Palmius, from Isleham, Cambs, defeated Eastbourne ’s Martina Lumsden 2-0 in the seniors’ final.
WLBSA provisional snooker rankings 2009/10:
|1||Reanne Evans||Dudley, West Mids||
|2||Maria Catalano||Dudley, West Mids||
|4||Katie Henrick||Bickley, Kent||
|5||Eva Palmius||Isleham, Cambs||
|7||Suzie Opacic||Brambridge, Hants||
|9||June Banks||Orpington, Kent||
|10||Gaye Jones||Melksham, Wilts||
|Wytech + The Q Room|
|13||Marianne Williams||Smallfield, Surrey||
|15||Vicky Ashby||Hemel Hempstead||
|20||Jan Hughes||St Neots, Cambs||
|21||Naomi Clare||Ripley, Derbys||
|22||Stacey Hancock||Burgess Hill||
|23||Maureen Logan||Wallsend, Tyne & Wear||
|Fine Arch Cues|
|27||Mary Hawkes||Eaton Bray, Beds||