Sunday, May 11, 2008

Reanne Evans captures fourth straight World Ladies Snooker Championship

England's Reanne Evans won the World Ladies Snooker Championship for a record fourth consecutive time.

In the final she beat compatriot Emma Banks 5-3 to pocket the £700 winner's cheque.

Evans also recorded the highest break in the event, a 102 in the group stages.

It was the record fourth world title in a row for Evans. In 2005 she defeated Lynette Horsburgh (Scotland) 6-1, in 2006 she beat Emma Bonney (England) 5-3 and last year she won 5-3 over Katie Henrick (England).

Chris Sharpe (England) beat Malgorzata Sikorska (Poland) 3-1 in the seniors final and 11-year-old Hannah Jones (England) defeated Joanne Davies (England) in the juniors final.

Jaique Ip Wan In (Netherlands) and Pam Wood (England) beat Sharpe and Laura Alves (Ireland) 2-1 in the ladies doubles.

In the final of the english billiards event Emma Bonney (England) beat Ewa Palmius (Sweden) 216-119.

This championship is organized by the World Ladies Snooker & Billiards Association. It must not be confused with the IBSF World Championship. Evans is a also the defending champion in that event.

The tournament was played at the Cambridge Snooker Centre, England, 3-8 May, 2008.

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