Evans

Evans Downs Jones For British Open Title

REANNE Evans kicked off the 2013/14 women’s snooker season with victory in the British Open.

The nine-time world champion from Dudley, West Midlands, accounted for teenager Hannah Jones 4-1 in the final at Whitley Bay Snooker Centre, Tyne and Wear.

Derby ace Jones, 17, appearing in her first ranking final, took the first frame but was unable to deny 27-year-old Evans her 33rd World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association ranking title.

World number one Maria Catalano had pulled out of the event because of illness.

Earlier, Jones defeated her ten-year-old sister Ellie 2-0 in the Under-21 final.

Vicky Carter, knocked out 3-1 in the quarter-finals of the main event by Hannah Jones, triumphed in the Plate competition – defeating Maureen Rowland 2-0 in the final.

Local girl Rowland, from Wallsend, came close in her second final of the day. She took the first frame of the Seniors (40+) final on the pink but missed the black for the match in the next.

But perhaps the snooker gods were looking down on her opponent, Jenny Poulter, who ran out a 2-1 victor.

Poulter’s mum Jean had been taken ill when the pair arrived on Friday night from their home in Maidstone but insisted from her hospital bed that her daughter competed in the British Open.

The WLBSA wishes Jean a speedy recovery.

The British Open was the first of eight ranking events on the WLBSA’s £8,400 2013/14 tour.

 

RESULTS (BREAKS)

QUARTER-FINALS: Reanne Evans (48, 38, 62, 47) beat Maureen Rowland 3-0, Jenny Poulter beat Ellie Jones 3-0, Pam Wood beat Laura Alves 3-0, Hannah Jones beat Vicky Carter 3-1.

SEMI-FINALS (£40): Evans beat Poulter 3-0, Jones (42) beat Wood 3-0.

FINAL (£200/£90): Evans (45, 52, 31) beat Jones 4-1.

PLATE

SEMI-FINALS: Maureen Rowland beat Laura Alves 2-1, Vicky Carter (40) beat Ellie Jones 2-0.

FINAL (£15/£10): Carter beat Rowland 2-0.

 

SENIORS

SEMI-FINALS: Maureen Rowland beat Laura Alves 2-0, Jenny Poulter beat Pam Wood 2-0.

FINAL: Poulter beat Rowland 2-1.

 

UNDER-21

FINAL: Hannah Jones (36) beat Ellie Jones 2-0.

 

ENTRIES

Reanne Evans (Dudley, West Mids)

Vicky Carter (Sandy, Beds)

Jenny Poulter (Maidstone)

Hannah Jones (Derby)

Maureen Rowland (Wallsend, Tyne & Wear)

Laura Alves (Dublin)

Pam Wood (Newcastle)

Ellie Jones (Derby)

 

NEXT EVENTS

International Ladies Billiards Championship

September 22, 2013

Cambridge Snooker Centre (£500 anonymous sponsorship).

Coldhams Road

Cambridge

CB1 3EW

 

(Snooker) Agnes Davies Memorial

October 5, 2013

Terry Griffiths Matchroom

Waunlanyrafon

Llanelli

Carmarthenshire

Wales

SA15 3AA

REANNE Evans kicked off the 2013/14 women’s snooker season with victory in the British Open.

 

The nine-time world champion from Dudley, West Midlands, accounted for teenager Hannah Jones 4-1 in the final at Whitley Bay Snooker Centre, Tyne and Wear.

 

Derby ace Jones, 17, appearing in her first ranking final, took the first frame but was unable to deny 27-year-old Evans her 33rd World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association ranking title.

 

World number one Maria Catalano had pulled out of the event because of illness.

 

Earlier, Jones defeated her ten-year-old sister Ellie 2-0 in the Under-21 final.

 

Vicky Carter, knocked out 3-1 in the quarter-finals of the main event by Hannah Jones, triumphed in the Plate competition – defeating Maureen Rowland 2-0 in the final. 

 

Local girl Rowland, from Wallsend, came close in her second final of the day. She took the first frame of the Seniors (40+) final on the pink but missed the black for the match in the next.

 

But perhaps the snooker gods were looking down on her opponent, Jenny Poulter, who ran out a 2-1 victor.

 

Poulter’s mum Jean had been taken ill when the pair arrived on Friday night from their home in Maidstone but insisted from her hospital bed that her daughter competed in the British Open.

 

The WLBSA wishes Jean a speedy recovery.

 

The British Open was the first of eight ranking events on the WLBSA’s £8,400 2013/14 tour.

 

RESULTS (BREAKS)

 

QUARTER-FINALS: Reanne Evans (48, 38, 62, 47) beat Maureen Rowland 3-0, Jenny Poulter beat Ellie Jones 3-0, Pam Wood         beat Laura Alves 3-0, Hannah Jones beat Vicky Carter 3-1.  

 

SEMI-FINALS (£40): Evans beat Poulter 3-0, Jones (42) beat Wood 3-0.

 

FINAL (£200/£90): Evans (45, 52, 31) beat Jones 4-1.

 

PLATE

 

SEMI-FINALS: Maureen Rowland beat Laura Alves 2-1, Vicky Carter (40) beat Ellie Jones 2-0.

 

FINAL (£15/£10): Carter beat Rowland 2-0.

 

SENIORS

 

SEMI-FINALS: Maureen Rowland beat Laura Alves 2-0, Jenny Poulter beat Pam Wood 2-0.    

 

FINAL: Poulter beat Rowland 2-1.

 

UNDER-21

 

FINAL: Hannah Jones (36) beat Ellie Jones 2-0.

 

ENTRIES

 

Reanne Evans (Dudley, West Mids)

Vicky Carter (Sandy, Beds)

Jenny Poulter (Maidstone)

Hannah Jones (Derby)

Maureen Rowland (Wallsend, Tyne & Wear)

Laura Alves (Dublin)

Pam Wood (Newcastle)

Ellie Jones (Derby)

 

WLBSA RANKINGS PRIOR TO BRITISH OPEN

 

Pos

Name

Home town/country

Pts

Sponsor

1

Maria Catalano

Dudley, West Midlands, GB

642

2

Reanne Evans

Dudley West Midlands, GB

399

MIUS

3

Emma Bonney

Portsmouth, GB

347

4

Yu Ching Ching

Hong Kong, China

336

5

Jaique Ip Wan In

Hong Kong, China

335

6

Ng On Yee

Hong Kong, China

284

7

Tina Owen-Sevilton

Bridgwater, Somerset, GB

249

8

So Man Yan

Hong Kong, China

223

9

Vicky Carter

Sandy, Beds, GB

222

10

Eva Palmius

Isleham, Cambs, Sweden

213

11

Jenny Poulter

Maidstone, Kent, GB

194

12

Hannah Jones

Derby, GB

182

Eden, Jaxx Q Club & Wytech

13

Katie Henrick

Bickley, Kent, GB

175

180poker.com

14

Tatjana Vasiljeva

Latvia

174

15

Natascha Niermann

Cambridge, Germany

148

16

Marianne Williams

Smallfield, Surrey, GB

122

17

Jasmine Bolsover

Woking, GB

120

18

Gaye Jones

Melksham, Wilts, GB

99

19

Chitra Magimairaj

India

88

20

Suzie Opacic

Brambridge, Hants, GB

83

Kara Accountants

21

Jan Hughes

St Neots, Cambs, GB

77

22

Chris Sharpe

Chelmsford, GB

72

23

Martina Lumsden

Eastbourne, GB

54

24

Maureen Rowland

Wallsend, Tyne & Wear, GB

46

Fine Arch Cues

25

Karen Corr

Republic of Ireland

35

26

June Banks

Orpington, Kent, GB

25

27

Vicky Gibbs

Trowbridge, GB

25

28

Naomi Clare

Ripley, Derbys, GB

20

29

Kim O’Brien

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, GB

15

30

Revanna Umadevi

India

14

31

Laura Alves

Dublin, Brazil

14

32

Pam Wood

Newcastle, GB

10

33

Fran Calvert

Lowestoft, GB

10

34

Jodie Symes

Swindon, GB

10

35

Michelle Marinova

Bracknell, Bulgaria

10

36

Donna Davies

Carmarthen, Wales

5

37

Shaghayegh Sanei

Iran

5

38

Weronika Nowicka

Poland

4

39

Karen Harrison

Fareham, GB

0

40

Joanne Davies

Derby, GB

0

Wytech

41

Clare Heseldine

Broadstairs, GB

0

42

Georgina Holloway

Derby, GB

0

43

Charlotte Holloway

Derby, GB

0

44

Mary Hawkes

Leighton Buzzard, GB

0

45

Supanni Yam-Oum

France

0

 

NEXT EVENTS

 

International Ladies Billiards Championship

September 22, 2013

Cambridge Snooker Centre (£500 anonymous sponsorship).

Coldhams Road

Cambridge

CB1 3EW

 

(Snooker) Agnes Davies Memorial

October 5, 2013

Terry Griffiths Matchroom

Waunlanyrafon

Llanelli

Carmarthenshire

Wales

SA15 3AA