Ng On Yee won the Eden Women’s Masters for the second time in her career following a dramatic 4-3 victory against Reanne Evans in Coulsdon on Sunday.
An important fixture on the World Women’s Snooker Tour calendar, the tournament returned to Frames Sports Bar for a second time following its successful first staging in 2019 and once again saw some fantastic snooker played across 102 matches during the weekend.
It proved to be a dramatic Sunday for Hong Kong’s Ng, who defeated Ewelina Pislewska and Chrissy Allwood to set up an intriguing semi-final against 2018 Masters finalist Rebecca Kenna.
Chasing her first career win against the three-time world champion, it was Kenna who started confidently to take a 3-1 lead, before Ng hit back with breaks of 57 and a tournament-high 100 to force a deciding frame.
Keighley’s Kenna again seized the initiative in the final frame, but 31-year-old Ng incredibly obtained three snookers on the colours to prevail – securing her place in a fourth Women’s Masters final.
Awaiting her in the title match was six-time champion Reanne Evans, who similarly made smooth progress through to the last four with victories against 16-year-old Miina Tani from Japan and seventh-ranked Laura Evans, before coming up against a determined Maria Catalano for a place in the final.
Having taken the opening two frames, world number five Catalano had chances to lead 3-0 and 3-1, but it was the world number one who would ultimately finish the stronger to maintain her eight-year final streak at the tournament since its inception in 2013.
The final itself was to prove no less dramatic, with Evans winning three from the first four frames to move to within a frame of her seventh Women’s Masters crown and her second ranking event title of the season.
World number two Ng, however, once again enjoyed the last word, as breaks of 49, 30 and 48 in the final three frames saw her turn the tables to claim a 4-3 win and the title of Eden Masters champion for the first time since 2017.
The win ensures that she will consolidate her position of second place in the world rankings behind Evans, and it represents the 16th ranking event title of her career on the WWS Tour.
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