Ng On-yee

Hong Kong’s Ng On-yee regains world 6 reds snooker title

Hong Kong ace regains the 6 reds amateur title for the first time since 2015 for her third championship in five years

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 06 August, 2017, 5:49pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 06 August, 2017, 6:31pm

Two weeks after being handed a lesson by snooker legends Jimmy White and Stephen Hendry, Hong Kong’s Ng On-yee returned to winning ways, regaining the IBSF women’s world 6 reds title in Hurghada, Egypt.

The Hong Kong star was unable to strike a blow against her older and much more experienced male counterparts in exhibition matches at the Hong Kong Masters last month.

But back against the girls, she was in a league of her own, defeating Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan of Thailand 4-0 in the Egypt final

The 26-year-old Hong Kong ace and Siripaporn have been dominating the last five editions of the world 6 reds championship and it was Ng’s turn to lift the trophy having won it in 2013 and 2015.

“Siripaporn was the defending champion so I think there was a bit of pressure on her. I played well. I was confident coming into the final after winning my semi-finals against [Hong Kong’s] Wan Ka-kei.

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“I was a bit nervous in that semi-final because it was a bit strange to play against a teammate. I had to correct my body movement and went back to the practice table and then got into the final,” she said.

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Ng was never seriously troubled by her Thai opponent in the final, taking a 3-0 lead thanks to a 30 clearance and although Siripaporn tried to come back in the fourth frame, she fell short as Ng potted the last pink and black to win the title.