Snooker Season Kicks Off for Women

World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association press release

The women’s snooker season kicks off next weekend with the traditional double-header at the North East Derbyshire Snooker Centre, Clay Cross.

On Saturday, it’s the £1,400 Wytech Masters. And on Sunday it’s the Paul Wood UK Championship, the first of six ranking events on the 2010/11 World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association circuit.

Reanne Evans, the six-time women’s world champion, WILL play in both events.

The women’s snooker season kicks off next weekend with the traditional double-header at the North East Derbyshire Snooker Centre, Clay Cross.

The women’s snooker season kicks off next weekend with the traditional double-header at the North East Derbyshire Snooker Centre, Clay Cross.

As a professional, Evans, the only woman on World Snooker’s Main Tour, will concede an 18-point start in each frame of the Masters.

The 24-year-old, who is on a 61-match unbeaten run on the WLBSA circuit, won both the Masters and UK titles last year. She will play in as many of this season’s events as she can.

Mark Jones and Paul Stanynought, joint owners of Midlands-based IT company Wytech, are sponsoring the Masters for the fourth year running.

Mr Jones said: “Paul and I, along with our secondary sponsors Capital City Solutions and the Q Room in Derby , are proud to be sponsoring the Wytech Masters.

“This is the fourth consecutive year of our involvement and we are proud of the event that we put on each year.

“I hope the ladies have a great time in the opening event of the season and put on some great personal performances. The day is about fun, meeting and making friends, oh, and of course snooker.”

Matches will be best of three frames in the early rounds and best of five from the quarter-finals onwards. There will be a plate competition for first and second-round losers.

Selected matches will be streamed via Ustream. More information will be found on the WLBSA and Wytech websites.

The Paul Wood UK Championship carries prize money of £900.

All matches will be best of five frames. A plate, a junior event and a handicapped seniors’ competition will be played if time permits.

A new WLBSA website (www.worldladiessnooker.co.uk), which has been built by Austrian billiards star Karin Wannemacher, with be unveiled at the start of the Masters.

The WLBSA is hosting six ranking events this season culminating in the World Championships in April.

WYTECH MASTERS SPONSORS

Primary sponsor: Wytech Ltd (www.wytech.co.uk)

Secondary sponsor: Capital City Solutions (www.ccsmaintenance.co.uk)

High-break sponsor: Q Room Derby (www.theqroom.co.uk)

2010 Wytech Ladies Masters Championship

9.30am Saturday, September 25

North East Derbyshire Snooker Centre

Derby Road

Clay Cross

S45 9AG

Tel: 01246 866364

2010 Paul Wood UK Championship

Ranking event

10am Sunday, September 26

North East Derbyshire Snooker Centre

Derby Road

Clay Cross

S45 9AG

Tel: 01246 866364

WLBSA PROVISIONAL SNOOKER RANKINGS 2010/11

Pos Name Town Pts Sponsor
1 Reanne Evans Dudley, West Mids 455
2 Maria Catalano Dudley, West Mids 330
3 Emma Bonney Portsmouth 290
4 Katie Henrick Bickley, Kent 290 180poker.com
5 Suzie Opacic Brambridge, Hants 190 Kara Accountants
6 Eva Palmius Isleham, Cambs 143
7 Hannah Jones Derby 127 Wytech + The Q Room
8 Marianne Williams Smallfield, Surrey 125
9 Jenny Poulter Maidstone 122
10 Vicky Ashby Hemel Hempstead 119
11 Natascha Niermann Cambridge 110
12 Chris Sharpe Chelmsford 106
13 Jodie Symes Swindon 99
14 Gaye Jones Melksham, Wilts 94
15 Martina Lumsden Eastbourne 91
16 Naomi Clare Ripley, Derbys 75
17 Tina Owen-Sevilton Taunton 74
18 Jasmine Bolsover Woking 73
19 Pam Wood Newcastle 72
20 June Banks Orpington, Kent 60
21 Maureen Rowland Wallsend, Tyne & Wear 46 Fine Arch Cues
22 Joanne Davies Derby 36 Wytech
23 Jan Hughes St Neots, Cambs 12
24 Laura Alves Dublin 12
25 Mary Hawkes Eaton Bray, Beds 12
26 Clare Heseldine Broadstairs, Kent 5
27 Stacey Hancock Burgess Hill 0
28 Georgina Holloway Derby 0
29 Supanni Yam-Oum Canterbury 0
30 Charlotte Holloway Derby 0
31 Rita Holmes Minehead 0
Wytech Masters entries: UK Championship entries:
Reanne Evans Reanne Evans
Maria Catalano Maria Catalano
Emma Bonney Emma Bonney
Chris Sharpe Chris Sharpe
Hannah Jones Hannah Jones
Eva Palmius Eva Palmius
Joanne Davies Naomi Clare
Jan Hughes Maureen Rowland
Jasmine Bolsover Gaye Jones
Natascha Niermann Marianne Williams
Naomi Clare Vicky Ashby
Maureen Rowland Jenny Poulter
Gaye Jones Laura Alves
Marianne Williams Natascha Niermann
Vicky Ashby Jan Hughes
Jenny Poulter Jasmine Bolsover
Laura Alves So Man Yan ( Hong Kong )
So Man Yan ( Hong Kong ) Joanne Davies
Deb Burchell (Notts)

Next snooker ranking event:

2010 East Anglian Championship

Saturday, October 30

Cambridge Snooker Centre

Coldhams Road

Cambridge

CB1 3EW

More details and pictures of most of the ladies available from:

Tim Dunkley (WLBSA press office)

88 Lionheart Way

Bursledon Green

Southampton

SO31 8HN

Tel home: 02380 562647

Tel work: 01329 853513

Mobile: 07986 376114

E-Mail: timdunkleysnookerdad@hotmail.com

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