There was action on both the World Women’s Snooker Tour and the Q Tour across the weekend, with two titles won on Sunday.
Attention for most of the last week has surrounded the German Masters qualifiers and the significant number of top players who lost in the preliminary phase for Berlin.
But there were plenty of shots being taken in anger elsewhere as well.
Eden Women’s Masters
Mink Nutcharut beat Ng On Yee 4-0 to capture the Eden Women’s Masters at Frames Sports Bar in London.
The reigning world champion was in fine form as she earned her first ranking title of the 2022/23 World Women’s Snooker Tour season.
Nutcharut was a winner of the World Mixed Doubles alongside partner Neil Robertson in September but had generally struggled to replicate her top form on the women’s tour.
In the last 16 of the Eden Women’s Masters, the young Thai comfortably beat Diana Schuler before overcoming compatriot Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan in the quarter-finals.
A titanic tussle with world number one Reanne Evans ensued in the last four, with Nutcharut holding off a late rally from her esteemed opponent to prevail in a decider, 4-3.
The title decider proved to be a much more straightforward affair, and the 23 year-old recorded a whitewash scoreline with the aid of a high break of 64.
Eden Women’s Masters
Ng On Yee 3-0 Mary Talbot-Deegan
Rebecca Kenna 3-1 Jasmine Bolsover
Reanne Evans 3-1 Tessa Davidson
Mink Nutcharut 3-1 Siripaporn Nuanthankhamjan
Ng On Yee 4-2 Rebecca Kenna
Mink Nutcharut 4-3 Reanne Evans
Mink Nutcharut 4-0 Ng On Yee
Q Tour 4
Meanwhile, in the fourth event of the Q Tour campaign in Stockholm, Billy Castle edged Andrew Higginson in a dramatic tussle.
After the first eight frames were shared, there was a thrilling decider in which the pair still couldn’t be separated.
With the points level on 66 each, a respotted black was required and Castle duly made the clinching pot to claim the £2,500 prize.
The Englishman moves up 13 places to fourth in the Q Tour rankings, with Higginson not far behind him and rising to sixth.
Scotland’s Ross Muir still leads the way in first place despite losing to Higginson in the last 16 at the weekend.
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Only £600 separates Muir and fifth-placed Martin O’Donnell, with George Pragnall and Farakh Ajaib in second and third respectively.
The player ranked first after the six Q Tour events this term will gain a two-year pro tour card, while the following 16 competitors will enter a playoff tournament for a second pro ticket.
Q Tour Event 4
Andrew Higginson 4-2 George Pragnall
Brian Ochoiski 4-1 Kuldesh Johal
Billy Castle 4-1 Farakh Ajaib
Liam Davies 4-1 Robin Hull
Andrew Higginson 4-2 Brian Ochoiski
Billy Casle 4-1 Liam Davies
Billy Castle 5-4 Andrew Higginson
Featured photo credit: WWS