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Ng On-yee

Hong Kong snooker queen Ng On-yee eyes career first women’s world number one spot

The Sports Institute-based snooker player has a realistic chance to topple Reanne Evans of England this season

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 October, 2017, 4:20pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 October, 2017, 4:20pm

Snooker queen Ng On-yee is on course to become number one for the first time as the race for top spothots up with incumbent Reanne Evans of England.

“This is my target and I look forward to accomplishing it, though I have not set any timetable,” said Ng, the 2017 world champion after her victory over Vidya Pillai of India in Singapore in April.

“I know I am getting better as I used to lose to Evans, but now I have beaten her more often than before.

“Of course, there are also other competitors along the way as you can see by my defeat in the Asian Indoor Games. You have to keep your game at a consistently high standard before reaching your target.”

The titles this season have been shared between the duo, with Evans defeating Ng in the Paul Hunter Women’s Classic final in August before the Hong Kong player reversed the result in the UK Women’s Championship a month later.

Evans still leads Ng by 6,800 points at the top of the ranking list which is on a two-year cycle.

They are set to clash again in next week’s Eden Women’s Masters in Gloucester where Evans looks likely to remain on top as a quarter-final run would be enough to keep her mathematically beyond the reach of Ng.

Following that however, Evans will lose 5,000 points for winning the 2016 Connie Gough Trophy.

The pair could then head into the second half of this season virtually level and with everything to play for.