Early exit: Hong Kong snooker pair stumble at men’s championships in Sheffield
Fresh from defeat at the hands of Reanne Evans last week, the 2015 champion Ng On-yee fails to make a dent on her opponent, while junior champ Cheung Ka-wai also found the going too tough
Ng On-yee failed to recover from her women’s final defeat as the Hong Kong snooker player’s woes continued in the men’s world championships in Sheffield, England on Thursday.
Having received a wild card to start in the men’s world event qualifiers as the 2015 ladies world champion, Ng found her debut a difficult one as she was thrashed by Peter Lines of England 10-1 in the opening round of the qualifiers.
The Hong Kong player was already trailing 9-0 before the break on Wednesday and although Ng picked up one frame to make it 9-1 after play resumed, there was little she could do to change the inevitable result.
Lines, who was a quarter-finalist at the 2009 UK Championship, easily sealed the victory when he won the next frame 72-7 in the best-of-19 match.
Ng and Lines’ son, Oliver were partners in the mixed pairs event at the world championships in Leeds earlier this week.
Joining Ng in an early exit is Cheung Ka-wai, the world junior champion from Hong Kong who also received a wild card to enter the senior event.
Cheung found his opponent, Robert Milkins of England too difficult to handle and was well beaten in his 10-3 defeat.