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Billiards - 15. September 2008.

Reanne wins The Wytech Masters Trophy

 


 

WOMEN’S snooker star Reanne Evans admitted she was “drained” after retaining the Wytech Masters trophy in a dramatic late-night battle with Katie Henrick.

Three women world champions from three different cue sports appeared at the invitation-only event, sanctioned by the World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association, at the North East Derbyshire SC, Clay Cross, on Saturday, September 13.

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Kent-based world number three Henrick twice took the lead in the best-of-five final but Evans twice levelled with breaks of 59.

At a quarter-to-one in the morning, Evans, the four-time world champion from Dudley, fluked the brown in the decider and cleared up.

“We were drained,” said the 22-year-old mother-of-one who pocketed £529.

“I think we both played quite well, considering how late it was.

“Everybody seems to have improved a bit. They must be fed up of me winning now.” she laughed.

“I feel confident; I’m playing quite well – for the time being, anyway.”

Evans heads to Austria next month to defend her IBSF world title.

Tournament sponsor Mark Jones, MD of Midlands IT company Wytech, said: “It was a very long day but it was fantastic.

“There was a lot of appreciation from the players. It went on too long but that’s something we can look at next year.”

World 8-ball pool champion Lynette Horsburgh, from Blackpool, and world billiards champion Emma Bonney, from Portsmouth, both went out 3-2 to Henrick.

Newcastle’s Pam Wood was taken ill minutes after clearing the colours to lead Maureen Logan 2-0 in the first round.

She was rushed to hospital where a scan revealed a two millimetre kidney stone and she was discharged later that day.

The 39-year-old legal secretary picked up a £10 bonus for the highest break of the round.


 

Matches were streamed live by Wytech on globalsnookercentre.co.uk. Prize money totalled £1,419.

 

Wytech Masters results (breaks):

 

ROUND 1 (£20): Sarah Smith bt Joanne Davies 3-0, Gaye Jones bt Marianne Williams 3-1, Maureen Logan w/o Pam Wood, Lynette Horsburgh bt Eva Palmius 3-0.

ROUND 2 (£30): Smith (45, 45, 30) bt Vicky Ashby 3-0, Chris Sharpe bt G Jones 3-1, Hannah Jones bt Logan 3-0, Horsburgh bt Suzie Opacic (31) 3-2.

QUARTER-FINALS (£65): Reanne Evans (38, 32, 33) bt Smith 3-1, Maria Catalano (46) bt Sharpe 3-1, Emma Bonney bt H Jones 3-0, Katie Henrick (31) bt Horsburgh 3-2.

SEMI-FINALS (£100): Evans (43) bt Catalano (40) 3-1, Henrick bt Bonney (36) 3-2.

FINAL (£450/£200): Evans (59, 59) bt Henrick 3-2.

 

£10 high break awards:

 

Round 1: Pam Wood (27), round 2: Sarah Smith (45), quarter-finals: Maria Catalano (46), semi-finals: Reanne Evans (43), final: Evans (59).

 

Pound-a-point overall highest break:

 

Evans (59).

 

 

 

UK Championship

 

REANNE Evans continued her dominance of women’s snooker by clinching a fourth straight UK Championship title and the Wytech Masters trophy on the same day.


The four-time world champion defeated Katie Henrick 3-2 in the Masters final which ended at a quarter-to-one in the morning on Sunday, September 14.


A few hours later Evans returned to the North East Derbyshire SC, Clay Cross, to defend her UK title.


Ronnie O’Sullivan’s 26-year-old cousin Maria Catalano took a 1-0 lead in the final, the first frame that Evans had dropped in the tournament.


“I didn’t realise, otherwise I would’ve tried harder,” laughed the 22-year-old mother-of-one from Dudley after running out a 3-1 winner.


“I felt comfortable and I’ve been cueing all right.”

“She practises too much,” laughed Catalano.

World number four Catalano may have played a last snooker tournament before the world championships. She heads to the U.S. later this month to compete on the 9-ball pool circuit.


Three women world champions from three different cue sports appeared in the first ranking event of the World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association season.


World billiards champion Emma Bonney and world 8-ball pool champion Lynette Horsburgh both went out 3-0 to Evans.


Newcastle’s Pam Wood was back in action after being rushed to hospital the previous day and diagnosed with a kidney stone.


The 39-year-old lost on a fluked pink to World Ladies Junior champion Hannah Jones in the Plate semi-final.


The WLBSA is hosting six ranking events this season culminating in the World Championships in April.

 

 

UK Championship results (breaks):

 

ROUND 1: Hannah Jones bt Joanne Davies 3-1.

LAST 16: Reanne Evans (78) bt H Jones 3-0, Lynette Horsburgh (45) bt Maureen Logan 3-0, Sarah Smith bt Chris Sharpe 3-1, Emma Bonney (49) bt

Vicky Ashby 3-0, Maria Catalano (42) bt Suzie Opacic 3-0, Eva Palmius bt Marianne Williams 3-1, Gaye Jones bt Laura Alves 3-0, Katie Henrick bt Pam Wood 3-0.

QUARTER-FINALS: Evans (41,42) bt Horsburgh 3-0, Bonney bt Smith 3-0, Catalano (32) bt Palmius 3-0, Henrick (32) bt G Jones 3-0.

SEMI-FINALS: Evans (48) bt Bonney 3-0, Catalano bt Henrick (51) 3-1.

FINAL: Evans (52, 46) bt Catalano 3-1.

 

UK Championship Plate results:

 

LAST 16: Pam Wood bt Joanne Davies 2-0.

QUARTER-FINALS: Wood bt Laura Alves 2-0, Hannah Jones bt Maureen Logan 2-1, Suzie Opacic bt Vicky Ashby 2-0, Chris Sharpe bt Marianne Williams 2-1.

SEMI-FINALS: Jones bt Wood 2-1, Opacic bt Sharpe 2-1.

FINAL: Opacic bt Jones 2-1. 

     

UK Championship Seniors results:

 

QUARTER-FINALS: Chris Sharpe bt Maureen Logan 1-0.

SEMI-FINALS: Eva Palmius bt Sharpe 1-0, Gaye Jones bt Laura Alves 1-0.

FINAL: Jones bt Palmius 1-0.

 

 

WLBSA snooker provisional rankings post UK Championship:

 

Pos

Name

Town

Pts

1

Reanne Evans

Dudley, West Mids

350

2

Katie Henrick

Bickley, Kent

325

3

Emma Bonney

Portsmouth

325

4

Maria Catalano

Dudley, West Mids

320

5

June Banks

Orpington, Kent

280

6

Chris Sharpe

Chelmsford

207

7

Suzie Opacic

Brambridge, Hants

189

8

Jenny Poulter

Maidstone

158

9

Vicky Ashby

Hemel Hempstead

147

10

Hannah Jones

Derby

144

11

Eva Palmius

Isleham, Cambs

123

12

Martina Lumsden

Eastbourne

122

13

Tina Owen-Sevilton

Taunton

114

14

Marianne Williams

Smallfield, Surrey

112

15

Joanne Davies

Derby

92

16

Pam Wood

Newcastle

91

17

Maureen Logan

Wallsend, Tyne & Wear

74

18

Gaye Jones

Melksham, Wilts

68

19

Sarah Smith

Sheffield

60

20

Charlotte Holloway

Derby

56

21

Malgorzata Sikorska

Poland

50

22

Georgina Holloway

Derby

49

23

Michelle Marinova

Bulgaria

38

24

Jan Hughes

St Neots, Cambs

36

25

Laura Alves

Dublin

34

26

Julia Betteridge

Derby

30

27

Mary Hawkes

Eaton Bray, Beds

29

28

Julie Kightley

Derby

12

29

Sue Selby

Haywards Heath

8

30

Jane O'Neill

Spain

7

31

Maureen Twomey

Plympton, Devon

2

 

Wytech Masters entries:

UK Championship entries:

 

 

Reanne Evans

Reanne Evans

Katie Henrick

Katie Henrick

Maria Catalano

Maria Catalano

Emma Bonney

Emma Bonney

 


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