Nothing was more befitting than winning the World Women’s Snooker Championship title on Asian grounds for Hong Kong’s Ng On Yee.
In one of the longest snooker matches ever played, Ng was crowned world champion for the second time after a final that lasted over nine hours.
Ng On-Yee of Hong Kong plays a shot during her semi-final match against Reanne Evans of England during the Eden World Women's Snooker Championship. Photo: Sport Singapore
Ng had earlier beat world number one and 11-time champion Reanne Evans to set up an all-Asian final.
India’s Vidya Pillai, who was on form throughout most of the tournament, gave the 26-year-old a hard time and won the 10th frame to force a decider.
But Ng, who ranks second in the world, prevailed and took home the top prize of 5,000 pounds and the coveted trophy.
This year marked the first time the world-class women’s event was staged outside of the United Kingdom in over 20 years.
“Having the event here is testimony to the vision of World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association and World Ladies Billiards and Snooker in expanding the outreach of the sport and in raising its profile and its visibility,” said Cuesports Singapore President Christopher Chuah.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth Baey Yam Keng (second from right), World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association chairman Jason Ferguson (first from right), Cuesports Singapore president Christopher Chuah (first from left) pose for a photo with finalists during the final of the Eden World Women's Snooker Championship. Photo: Sport Singapore
The event was also graced by World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association chairman, Jason Ferguson, and Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Baey Yam Keng.