Hong Kong snooker star Ng On-yee rediscovers her touch to win third UK Championship
Asian Indoor Games disappointment forgotten as Ng proves too strong for world number one Reanne Evan
Hong Kong’s Ng On-yee shrugged off a disappointing four weeks to win her third UK Women’s Championship, beating world number one Reanne Evans of England 4-1 in the final.
Ng had lost to Evans 4-1 in the Paul Hunter Women’s Classic in Germany last month and was favoured to win gold at the Asian Indoor Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, but was beaten in the semi-finals and had to settle for a bronze medal
But at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds, where Evans was bidding to claim a record ninth UK crown, Ng rediscovered her touch to win her first silverware of the 2017 season.
“I am absolutely over the moon,” said Ng, the reigning world champion who also won the title in 2013 and 2015.
“Last week at the Asian Indoor Games I didn’t play very well so I did not have any expectations, but since I arrived [in England]I have been able to practise and have been getting better.
“In the final I played well in the beginning, but Reanne was a bit unlucky with some shots. I am really happy to win back the title because last year I lost in the semi-finals to Reanne.
In the Challenge Cup for players who did not qualify for the quarter-finals, Hong Kong’s Ho Yee-ki, who was beaten by Ng in the last 16, defeated Emma Parker 2-1 in the final match of the day.