Ng On-yee

Ng On-yee’s first bid to join men’s tour ends at fourth round – but she will get another chance

Former women’s world champion is in action at the qualifying school for the men’s professional tour

PUBLISHED : Monday, 16 May, 2016, 10:31am
UPDATED : Monday, 16 May, 2016, 10:31am

Hong Kong’s Ng On-yee’s first attempt to join the men’s professional tour ended with a narrow 4-3 defeat in the fourth round.

Ng, the former women’s world champion, is taking part in World Snooker’s Q-School. Eight two-year tickets to the pro ranks are available to those who make the semi-finals in two separate competitions.

Ng was hammered 10-1 in her attempt to qualify for the men’s World Championship last month, but claimed her first three scalps of male players at the Q-School.

In a topsy-turvy game against 24-year-old Daniel Womersley, the pair swapped frames before the Englishman took the deciding seventh.

Ng went further than her male Hong Kong teammates Fung Kwok-wai and Lee Chun-wai, who reached round three and two respectively.

The trio get another bite at the cherry in the second qualifying competition which starts on Tuesday.

Ng’s main rival in the women’s ranks, Reanne Evans, also reached the fourth round before going out. Evans beat Ng in the final of the Women’s World Championship recently to reclaim her crown.