Friday, April 10, 2009

Reanne Evans claims fifth World Ladies Snooker Championship in a row

Reanne Evans from England captured the World Ladies Snooker Championship for a record fifth straight time.

In the final she beat compatriot Maria Catalano 5-2 to pocket the £800 winner's cheque. Catalano got £400 as runner up.

Catalano recorded the highest break in the event, a 94 in the group stages.

It was a record fifth 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, in 2007 she won 5-3 over Katie Henrick (England) and last year she beat Emma Banks (England) 5-3.

By capturing the title she also ended the season on top of the WLBSA official rankings.

June Banks (England) beat countrywoman Jenny Poulter 3-0 in the seniors final. 12-year-old Hannah Jones (England) retained the juniors title by defeating Joanne Davies (England) 2-1 in the final.

Jones also teamed up with Jaique Ip Wan In (Netherlands) to beat Chris Sharpe (England) and So Man Yan (Hong Kong) 2-1 in the ladies doubles.

Evans and Michael Holt (England) won the mixed doubles event, beating another English pair, Leah Willett and Joe Perry, 3-2 in the final.

In the final of the english billiards event Emma Bonney (England) retained her crown be beating Chitra Magimairaj (India) 272-118.

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, Cambridge, England, 4-9 April, 2009.

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