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Ladies British Open 2010

Postby Monique

Press release - Tim Dunkley (excerpt)

World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association press release

THE women’s snooker circuit descends on Bury St Edmunds on Saturday.

Pot Black Sports Bar is sponsoring and hosting the British Open, the third leg on the World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association tour.

The queens of the green baize will be in action from 10am. The format is a best-of-five straight knockout.

Defending champion and six-time women’s world champion Reanne Evans, who now plays on the professional circuit, has confirmed she will definitely play.

The 25-year-old from Dudley, West Midlands, smashed Kelly Fisher’s record of 69 consecutive winning matches at the East Anglian Championship in Cambridge last month. Her 3-0 victory over world number two Maria Catalano was her 72nd straight win on the WLBSA circuit.

Natascha Niermann, the eight-time German national champion who is now based in Cambridge, reached her first WLBSA semi-final at the East Anglian Championship and will be hoping to go one better in Bury St Edmunds.

Five-time world billiards champion Emma Bonney travels up from Portsmouth and joins Ronnie O’Sullivan’s cousin Catalano as those with the best chance of dethroning Evans.

Also in the line-up are world number five Eva Palmius, from Isleham, Cambs, and young stars Hannah Jones, 14, from Derby, the world junior champion, and ten-year-old Jasmine Bolsover from Woking.

The WLBSA is hosting six ranking events this season culminating in the World Championships in April.

British Open (sponsored by Pot Black Sports Bar)
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Pot Black Sports Bar
Eastgate Street
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1YQ
Tel: 01284 704231


Reanne Evans
Maria Catalano
Emma Bonney
Chris Sharpe
Hannah Jones
Eva Palmius
Jan Hughes
Natascha Niermann
Gaye Jones
Marianne Williams
Jenny Poulter
June Banks
Martina Lumsden
Vicky Carter
Jasmine Bolsover


Tina Owen-Sevilton
Naomi Clare
Tina O’Brien (pool player from Bury St Edmunds)

More details and action shots of most of the ladies available from:

Tim Dunkley (WLBSA press office)
88 Lionheart Way
Bursledon Green
SO31 8HN
Tel home: 02380 562647
Tel work: 01329 853513
Mobile: 07986 376114

Note that again I have removed the current rankings table from the press release text because it doesn't show up properly on this board.

Re: Ladies British Open 2010

Postby Cheesyman99

Played Jasmine Bolsover in a tournament recently. Beat her but was impressed with her ability considering she's just 10. She needed 4 or 5 snookers against me and kept getting them before I scrambled over the line. Great tactical brain and will to win...

Re: Ladies British Open 2010

Postby markj147


Vicky Carter 3 v 2 Kim O'Brien

Last 16

Reanne Evans (52) 3 v 0 Vicky Carter
Natascha Niermann 3 v 1 Jenny Poulter
June Banks 3 v 0 Gaye Jones
Martina Lumsden 3 v 1 Eva Palmius
Emma Bonney 3 v 0 Chris Sharpe
Jan Hughes 3 v 2 Naomi Clare
Hannah Jones 3 v 2 Marianne Williams
Maria Catalano 2 v 3 Tina Owen-Sevilton

Quarter Final

Reanne 3 v 0 Natascha Niermann
June Banks 3 v 0 Martina Lumsden
Emma Bonney (31) 3 v 1 Jan Hughes
Hannah Jones (31, 30) 1 v 3 Tina Owen-Sevilton

Semi Final

June Banks 0 v 3 (140) Reanne Evans
Tina Owen-Sevilton 3 v 0 Emma Bonney


Reanne Evans 3 v 1 Emma Bonney


Junior Final

Hannah Jones 2 v 0 Naomi Clare


Senior Event

Semi Final

Gaye Jones 1 v 0 Eva Palmius
Martina Lumsden 1 v 0 Marianne Williams


Martina Lumsden 1 v 0 Gaye Jones



quarter final

Kim O'Brien 1 v 2 Jenny Poulter
Gaye Jones 2 v 0 Naomi Clare

Semi Final

Marianne Williams 0 v 2 Vicky Carter
Jenny Poulter 2 v 0 Gaye Jones


Vicky Carter 0 v 2 Jenny Poulter
Last edited by markj147 on 27 Nov 2010, edited 8 times in total.

Re: Ladies British Open 2010

Postby JohnFromLondonTown

markj147 wrote:Reanne has had a 140 in her first frame of the semi final against June Banks

What's the highest break prize Mark do you know?

Re: Ladies British Open 2010

Postby JohnFromLondonTown

markj147 wrote:There isn't one for this tournament john. They have a sponsor and the money has gone into the prizefund

OK, Cheers Mark. I was hoping that quality break would have earned the lady a few quid.

Re: Ladies British Open 2010

Postby markj147

If I recall when she got her last 140 at the south coast classic a couple of years ago there wasn't prize money at that event either :s needless to say she is gutted.

Re: Ladies British Open 2010

Postby markj147

All results updated above :)

Provisional Ranking list top 16 after British Open

1. Reanne Evans
2. Maria Catalano
3. Emma Bonney
4. Katie Henrick
5. Eva Palmius
6. Hannah Jones
7. Natascha Niermann
8. Suzie Opacic
9. Vicky Carter
10. Marianne Williams
11. Jenny Poulter
12. Tina Owen-Sevilton
13. Gaye Jones
14. Chris Sharpe
15. Martina Lumsden
16. June Banks