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Evans Captures 11th World Title

Reanne Evans was crowned world ladies champion for the 11th time after beating defending champion Ng On Yee 6-4 in the final on Tuesday.

Reanne Evans (1)
Reanne Evans

The Englishwoman had won 10 championships in a row up until the 2015 edition, where Ng sprung a major upset in the semi-finals before lifting her own maiden world crown.

It looked as though the Hong Kong cueist was going to repeat the trick at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds when she opened up a 3-1 advantage over the favourite.

However, Evans stormed back to win five out of the last six frames to reclaim the title.

An 11th victory is a remarkable feat for the 30 year-old who continues to dominate the ladies side of the game.

This triumph will likely grant her an invitation into the World Championship next season, following her recent stab in 2015 when she narrowly lost 10-8 to Ken Doherty in the qualifying rounds.

Ng features at Ponds Forge this year, needing three wins to become the first woman to qualify for the Crucible.

The 25 year-old first faces Peter Lines, who ironically practices at the Northern, in the first round on Wednesday and Thursday.

Evans will no doubt be disappointed to miss out on the action this season but she’ll be delighted to have added to her expansive trophy cabinet with another World Championship.

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