Ng On-yee

HK snooker star Ng On-yee wins first two matches in bid to join men’s pro tour

Former women’s world champ faces tough task in next round though

PUBLISHED : Friday, 13 May, 2016, 10:10am
UPDATED : Friday, 13 May, 2016, 11:28am

Hong Kong’s former women’s world snooker champion Ng On-yee continued her bid to win a ticket to the men’s professional tour when she trounced her second-round opponent 4-0 at the World Qualifying School tournament.

It's the first time she has beaten male players.

Eight two-year tickets to the pro tour are up for grabs in two separate competitions – Event 1 and Event 2 – in Burton, England.

Ng – who relinquished her world title last month in the final against rival Reanne Evans – cruised past Hassan Miah 4-0 in her second match in Event 1.

Earlier, she beat Chris Jones 4-2.

She had top breaks of 57 in both matches. 

Hong Kong snooker star Ng On-yee set to test herself against men again at World Snooker’s Qualifying School

Ng will next play James Silverwood in round 1 of Event 2, before facing seventh seed Clayton Humphries in round 3 of Event 1.

She needs to win three more matches in Event 1 to reach the semis and claim one of the tour cards.

HK players Fung Kwok-wai and Lee Chun-wai are also in the competition and play their second round matches in Event 1 today.