Reanne Evans won the UK Women’s Championship for a record twelfth time with victory at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds on Sunday.
In the final, the Englishwoman overcame Bai Yulu – a rising start in the sport – with a 4-1 scoreline.
Earlier in the competition, Evans beat Jamie Hunter and Anupama Ramachandran to reach the last four.
Familiar foe Ng On Yee was her opposition in the semi-finals, but Evans orchestrated a 4-1 triumph against the Hong Kong potter.
Bai, who many believe will rise to the very top of the World Women’s Snooker Tour and possibly have an impact on the main tour in the future, impressed in her path to the final.
The young Chinese competitor counted Thai duo Mink Nutcharut and Baipat Siripaporn – the last two women’s world champions – among her conquests.
But Evans used her vast experience to control the title-deciding affair, and in doing so she captured her first title of the 2023/24 snooker season.
The next tournament on the WWS calendar is the Australian Women’s Open in October.
UK Women’s Championship draw
Reanne Evans 3-1 Jamie Hunter
Anupama Ramachandran 3-0 Jasmine Bolsover
Rebecca Kenna 3-1 Natasha Chethan
Ng On Yee 3-0 Varshaa Sanjeev Kumar
Mink Nutcharut 3-0 Stephanie Daughtery
Bai Yulu 3-1 Tessa Davidson
Amee Kamani 3-0 Hannah Ward
Baipat Siripaporn 3-2 Emma Parker
Reanne Evans 3-1 Anupama Remachandran
Ng On Yee 3-0 Rebecca Kenna
Bai Yulu 3-2 Mink Nutcharut
Baipat Siripaporn 3-1 Amee Kamani
Reanne Evans 4-1 Ng On Yee
Bai Yulu 4-2 Baipat Siripaporn
Reanne Evans 4-1 Bai Yulu
Featured photo credit: WWS