Ng On Yee won the Australian Women’s Open for a second time with a 4-1 victory over Amee Kamani in Tuesday’s final.
Ng regained the title she previously captured in 2018 at the Mounties venue in Sydney.
The success represents her 18th career ranking title on the World Women’s Snooker Tour, although it ends a barren spell that dated back to April in 2022.
Indeed, the Hong Kong potter went through the entirety of the 2022/23 campaign without capturing any silverware.
However, Ng is now back in the winners enclosure after a dominant display Down Under.
The frame she lost in the final was the only one she surrendered throughout the entire four-day tournament.
The 32 year-old secured a hat-trick of 3-0 triumphs to comfortably top her group during the initial round-robin phase.
Ng then beat Lilly Meldrum with the same scoreline in the quarter-finals before defeating 2022 runner-up Jessica Woods 4-0 in the last four.
Kamani’s impressive run included knockout wins for the Indian against Christine Firth and and an eye-catching 4-0 drubbing of Mink Nutcharut.
Reigning champion Jamie Hunter didn’t compete in the 2023 edition of the Australian Women’s Open.
Reanne Evans, who won last month’s UK Women’s Championship for a record 12th time, and world champion Baipat Siripaporn also didn’t participate.
The next event on the World Women’s Snooker Tour calendar is the Eden Women’s Masters in November.
Frames Spots Bar in London will host the competition that was won by Nutcharut last season, when the Thai overcame Ng in the final.
2023 Australian Women’s Open
Mink Nutcharut 3-0 Carlie Tait
Amee Kamani 3-0 Christine Firth
Jessica Woods 3-0 Lau Yuk Fan
Ng On Yee 3-0 Lilly Meldrum
Amee Kamani 4-0 Mink Nutcharut
Ng On Yee 4-0 Jessica Woods
Ng On Yee 4-1 Amee Kamani
Featured photo credit: WWS