Evans smashes Fisher’s record

REANNE Evans has smashed Kelly Fisher’s record of 69 consecutive matches won on the women’s snooker circuit.

Two days after her 25th birthday, the six-time world champion extended her remarkable winning streak to 72 with victory in the East Anglian Championship at Cambridge Snooker Centre.

Her last defeat was on March 1, 2008, when Maria Catalano clawed back a two-frame deficit to win 3-2 in the Connie Gough National final in Luton.

Evans, from Dudley, West Midlands, passed Fisher’s total with a 3-0 quarter-final win against Surrey’s Marianne Williams.

The world number one recalled playing the all-conquering Fisher many years ago and thinking “that’s what I want to do”.

“I’ve got there!” she said. “It’s nice to have the record.”

The East Anglian Championship, the second leg on the World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association circuit, was Evans’ 25th ranking title.

“It was a bit scrappy at the beginning,” said Evans after a 3-0 win over Catalano, 28. “But then a couple of 40s got me going.

“She had a chance to go 2-1 but she missed it and I cleared up.

“I’m playing OK – not great, but solid. I’m not giving so many chances away.”

It was the eighth time since the start of last season the pair have met in a WLBSA final.

Evans said: “I think it’s more psychological now because she CAN play. You always get a bogey player.”

It was Catalano who ended Fisher’s record run in 2003.

Jan Hughes, from St Neots, Cambs, defeated Tina Owen-Sevilton 2-0 in the Plate final. World number five Eva Palmius, from Isleham, Cambs, accounted for Williams in the Seniors final. And 14-year-old Derby schoolgirl Hannah Jones, who has been called up for the England women’s team for the IBSF World Championships in Syria in December, claimed the Junior title.

The previous day, Evans, now a professional snooker player, lost 4-0 to Allister Carter in the second round of the fourth leg of the European Players Tour Championship in Gloucester.

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


LAST-32: Vicky Carter beat Naomi Clare 3-0.

LAST-16: Reanne Evans (40) beat Carter 3-0, Marianne Williams beat Chris Sharpe 3-2, Natascha Niermann beat Tina Owen-Sevilton 3-2, Eva Palmius beat Laura Alves 3-0, Emma Bonney beat June Banks 3-1, Hannah Jones beat Jenny Poulter 3-0, Gaye Jones beat Martina Lumsden 3-1, Maria Catalano beat Jan

Hughes 3-0.

QUARTER-FINALS: Evans (54, 56) beat Williams 3-0, Niermann beat Palmius 3-1, Bonney beat H Jones 3-0, Maria Catalano (46, 37) beat G Jones 3-0.

SEMI-FINALS (£40): Evans (51, 48, 49) beat Niermann 3-1, Catalano (82) beat Bonny 3-1.

FINAL (£200/£100): Evans (42, 47) beat Catalano 3-0.


QUARTER-FINALS: Jan Hughes beat Jenny Poulter 2-0, Naomi Clare beat Laura Alves 2-1, Tina Owen-Sevilton beat Martina Lumsden 2-0, Chris Sharpe beat Vicky Carter 2-0.

SEMI-FINALS: Hughes beat Clare 2-0, Owen-Sevilton beat Sharpe 2-0.

FINAL: Hughes beat Owen-Sevilton 2-0.


QUARTER-FINALS: Eva Palmius (+7) beat Gaye Jones (+14) 1-0, Jenny Poulter (+14) beat Chris Sharpe (+14) 1-0.

SEMI-FINALS: Palmius beat Martina Lumsden (+21) 1-0, Marianne Williams (+14) beat Poulter 1-0.

FINAL: Palmius beat Williams 2-0.


FINAL: Hannah Jones (33) beat Naomi Clare 2-0.


Pos Name Town Pts Sponsor
1 Reanne Evans Dudley, West Mids 585
2 Maria Catalano Dudley, West Mids 430
3 Emma Bonney Portsmouth 370
4 Katie Henrick Bickley, Kent 290 180poker.com
5 Eva Palmius Isleham, Cambs 203
6 Suzie Opacic Brambridge, Hants 190 Kara Accountants
7 Hannah Jones Derby 182 Wytech + The Q Room
8 Natascha Niermann Cambridge 170
9 Marianne Williams Smallfield, Surrey 169
10 Jenny Poulter Maidstone 164
10 Vicky Carter Hemel Hempstead 164
12 Gaye Jones Melksham, Wilts 132
13 Chris Sharpe Chelmsford 129
14 Tina Owen-Sevilton Taunton 128
15 Martina Lumsden Eastbourne 103
16 Jodie Symes Swindon 99
17 Naomi Clare Ripley, Derbys 86
18 Pam Wood Newcastle 82
19 Jasmine Bolsover Woking 80
20 June Banks Orpington, Kent 70
21 Joanne Davies Derby 66 Wytech
22 Maureen Rowland Wallsend, Tyne & Wear 51 Fine Arch Cues
23 Tatjana Vasiljeva Latvia 50
24 Jan Hughes St Neots, Cambs 49
25 Laura Alves Dublin 36
26 Mary Hawkes Eaton Bray, Beds 12
27 Clare Heseldine Broadstairs, Kent 5
28 Georgina Holloway Derby 0
29 Supanni Yam-Oum Canterbury 0
30 Charlotte Holloway Derby 0
31 Rita Holmes Minehead 0

East Anglian entries:
Reanne Evans
Maria Catalano
Emma Bonney
Chris Sharpe
Hannah Jones
Eva Palmius
Jan Hughes
Natascha Niermann
Naomi Clare
Gaye Jones
Marianne Williams
Vicky Carter
Jenny Poulter
Laura Alves
Tina Owen-Sevilton

June Banks

Martina Lumsden

Next snooker ranking event:

British Open (sponsored by Pot Black Sports Bar)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pot Black Sports Bar

Eastgate Street

Bury St Edmunds


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Pictures by Monique Limbos

East Anglian champion Reanne Evans

Plate winner Jan Hughes

Seniors champion Eva Palmius