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Billiards - 05. February 2008.

Bonney win for Emma at the South Coast Classic

World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association

SEVEN-time beaten finalist Emma Bonney has finally potted her way to glory in a women’s ranking event - with a £15 cue picked up at a car boot sale.

The 31-year-old from Portsmouth clinched the WLBSA South Coast Classic at the Q Ball SC in Eastbourne with a 3-2 victory over world number three June Banks from Orpington.

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photo Kevin Legg





Stand-in film star Reanne Evans took centre stage in the quarter-finals with her highest break, a 140 total clearance in the first frame of a 3-0 last-eight win over Hampshire’s Suzie Opacic.

But Bonney had not read the script and ended the IBSF world champion’s 35-match unbeaten run on a fifth-frame black-ball decider in the semi-finals after trailing 2-1.

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Photo Kevin Legg



Evans took the lead with breaks of 83 and 52 but two-time world billiards champion Bonney levelled and won the decider which was dominated by high-class snookers.


Bonney, who lost 3-2 to Evans at the same event in Brighton last year, said: “It’s about time I won. I’ve had a few chances to beat her and I managed to do it today.


“It’s always satisfying to beat someone when you know they’re cueing well.”


“I had her snookered a couple of times, she had me a couple of times and I pulled out a very good blue, pink and black to win.”

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Photo Kevin Legg



Bonney bought her cue at a car boot sale in Gosport at the start of the season but left it in the car park at the last event at Rushden.

It was spotted late at night by the tournament director and taken to Brighton.

Bonney said: “I’ve been getting on alright with it.

“I work for an insurance company, just hope they’re going to let me have the time off for the World Championship because they’ve changed the date.

“If they don’t, I’ll have to leave,” she laughed.

Surrey’s Marianne Williams beat local girl Martina Lumsden 2-1 in the Plate final.

The day before the fourth ranking event of six, mother-of-one Evans stood in for actress Kristin Scott Thomas to play a snooker shot in Noel Coward’s Easy Virtue which was being filmed in Reading.

Results (breaks in brackets):

LAST 32: Tina Owen-Sevilton bt Jane O’Neill 3-0, Maureen Logan bt Charlotte Holloway 3-0, Joanne Davies bt Maureen Twomey 3-2, Martina Lumsden bt Mary Hawkes 3-2, Vicky Ashby bt Sue Selby 3-1, Gaye Jones bt Marianne Williams 3-1.

LAST-16: Reanne Evans bt Owen-Sevilton 3-0, Suzie Opacic bt Logan 3-1, Emma Bonney bt Pam Wood 3-0, Jenny Poulter bt Hannah Jones 3-0, Katie Henrick bt Lumsden 3-0, Chris Sharpe bt Ashby 3-1, June Banks (58 and 32) bt G Jones 3-0, Maria Catalano (40) bt Davies 3-0.

QUARTER FINALS: Evans (140 and 43) bt Opacic 3-0, Bonney bt Catalano 3-1, Henrick (55) bt Poulter 3-0, Banks bt Sharpe 3-0.

SEMI FINALS: Bonney bt Evans (83 and 52) 3-2, Banks bt Henrick 3-2.

FINAL (£300/£150): Bonney by Banks 3-2.

PLATE RESULTS:

LAST 16: Selby by H Jones 2-1, Wood bt G Jones 2-0, Lumsden bt Logan 2-0, Williams bt Davies 2-0, O’Neill by Hawkes 2-1, Owen-Sevilton bt Holloway 2-0.

QUARTER FINALS: Selby bt Twomey 2-1, Lumsden bt Wood 2-1, Owen-Sevilton bt Ashby (49) 2-1, Williams bt O’Neill 2-1.

SEMI-FINALS: Lumsden bt Selby 2-0, Williams bt Owen-Sevilton 2-1.

FINAL: Williams bt Lumsden 2-1.

There was no seniors contest.

The trophies were presented by Q Ball club manager Alan Mills.

22 entries (Georgina Holloway withdrew due to illness):

Reanne Evans

Dudley, West Midlands

Katie Henrick

Bickley, Kent

June Banks

Orpington, Kent

Jenny Poulter

Maidstone, Kent

Maria Catalano

Dudley, West Midlands

Suzie Opacic

Brambridge, Hants

Gaye Jones

Melksham, Wilts

Chris Sharpe

Chelmsford, Essex

Emma Bonney

Portsmouth, Hants

Martina Lumsden

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Pam Wood

Newcastle

Hannah Jones

Derby

Joanne Davies

Derby

Sue Selby

Haywards Heath

Vicky Ashby

Hemel Hempstead, Herts

Marianne Williams

Smallfield, Surrey

Mary Hawkes

Eaton Bray, Beds

Charlotte Holloway

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Maureen Logan

Wallsend, Tyne & Wear

Jane O’Neill

Spain

Maureen Twomey

Plympton, Devon

Tina Owen-Sevilton

Taunton, Somerset

World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association 2007/08 provisional rankings before the South Coast Classic

 
 





 

1

Reanne

Evans

Gornal, West Midlands

 

2

Katie

Henrick

Bickley, Kent

 

3

June

Banks

Orpington, Kent

 

4

Maria

Catalano

Dudley, West Midlands

 

5

Jenny

Poulter

Maidstone, Kent

 

6

Suzie

Opacic

Brambridge, Hants

 

7

Chris

Sharpe

Chelmsford, Essex

 

8

Emma

Bonney

Portsmouth, Hants

 

9

Gaye

Jones

Melksham, Wilts

 

10

Eva

Palmius

Royston, Herts

 

11

Martina

Lumsden

Eastbourne, East Sussex

 

12

Joanne

Davies

Derby

 

13

Jan

Hughes

St Neots, Cambs

 

14

Pam

Wood

Newcastle

 

15

Vicky

Ashby

Hemel Hempstead, Herts

 

16

Hannah

Jones

Derby

 

17

Marianne

Williams

Smallfield, Surrey

 

18

Mary

Hawkes

Eaton Bray, Beds

 

19

Laura

Alves

Dublin

 

20

Rita

Holmes

Minehead, Somerset

 

21

Maureen

Logan

Wallsend, Tyne & Wear

 

22

Charlotte

Holloway

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

 

23

Georgina

Holloway

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

 

24

Julia

Betteridge

Derby

 

25

Sarah

Smith

Sheffield

 

26

Julie

Kightley

 
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