Ng On Yee Crowned World Women’s Champion

Ng On Yee became the 2017 Eden world women’s champion after a highly dramatic final day of action in Singapore on Sunday.

Ng On Yee

Ng On Yee also compiled the highest break of the tournament. Photo credit: WLBS

The Hong Kong cueist collected her second world title and pocketed the £5,000 winner’s cheque after a brace of remarkable deciding frame victories.

The 26 year-old first knocked out the defending champion and the favourite Reanne Evans 5-4 in the semi-finals, coming from 60 points down in the final frame to pinch victory on the pink.

10 hours later following a marathon final with India’s Vidya Pillai, the 2015 champion repeated the trick by sinking the final pink in a tense climax to edge a gruelling contest 6-5.

It marked the first time since 1989 that a World Women’s Championship had gone the distance.

An exhasuted On Yee said on social media afterwards: “Thank you so much for everyone’s support. After 15 hours of snooker, I’m looking forward to coming home.”

Creator of SnookerHQ and a journalism graduate, David has been actively reporting on snooker since 2011. He has been published in national publications and has appeared on BBC World News and on talkSPORT radio as an analyst.