Ng On-yee

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

PUBLISHED : Friday, 08 April, 2016, 1:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 08 April, 2016, 1:21am

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 On-yee loses world title to Reanne Evans

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.