Can Symes End Evans Streak?

Photo by Monique Limbos

SWINDON teenager Jodie Symes will be taking on the world’s best women snooker players on her home tables on Saturday…

The 16-year-old will line up with the likes of world number one Reanne Evans for the Southern Classic, the fourth leg of the World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association tour, at Jesters Snooker Hall.

Six-time world champion Evans, 25, is on a record run of 76 winning matches on the WLBSA circuit. Her last defeat was on March 1, 2008. And she has won the last 18 tournaments that she has entered.

Symes, the world number 17, will be joined by two other Wiltshire players: Gaye Jones (Melksham) and Victoria Gibbs (Trowbridge).

Also in a high-quality 16-strong field are world number two Maria Catalano, who is Ronnie O’Sullivan’s cousin, and Portsmouth’s Emma Bonney, ranked third.

The action starts at 10am.

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

Southern Classic

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Jesters Snooker Hall

Greenbridge Road




Tel: 01793 420660


Reanne Evans (Dudley, West Mids)

Maria Catalano (Dudley, West Mids)

Emma Bonney (Portsmouth)

Eva Palmius (Isleham, Cambs)

Hannah Jones (Derby)

Natascha Niermann (Cambridge)

Vicky Carter (Hemel Hempstead)

Jenny Poulter (Maidstone)

Tina Owen-Sevilton (Taunton)

Gaye Jones (Melksham, Wilts)

Chris Sharpe (Chelmsford)

Martina Lumsden (Eastbourne)

Jodie Symes (Swindon)

Naomi Clare (Ripley, Derbys)

Jasmine Bolsover (Woking)

Victoria Gibbs (Trowbridge)


Pos Name Town Pts
1 Reanne Evans Dudley, West Mids 650
2 Maria Catalano Dudley, West Mids 440
3 Emma Bonney Portsmouth 420
4 Katie Henrick Bickley, Kent 290
5 Eva Palmius Isleham, Cambs 213
6 Hannah Jones Derby 212
7 Natascha Niermann Cambridge 210
8 Suzie Opacic Brambridge, Hants 190
9 Vicky Carter Hemel Hempstead 188
10 Marianne Williams Smallfield, Surrey 182
11 Jenny Poulter Maidstone 179
12 Tina Owen-Sevilton Taunton 168
13 Gaye Jones Melksham, Wilts 145
14 Chris Sharpe Chelmsford 139
15 Martina Lumsden Eastbourne 133
16 June Banks Orpington, Kent 110
17 Jodie Symes Swindon 99
18 Naomi Clare Ripley, Derbys 99
19 Pam Wood Newcastle 82
20 Jasmine Bolsover Woking 80
21 Jan Hughes St Neots, Cambs 79
22 Joanne Davies Derby 66
23 Maureen Rowland Wallsend, Tyne & Wear 51
24 Tatjana Vasiljeva Latvia 50
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