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Reanne Evans added to Champion Of Champions qualification

Postby SnookerFan

The World Women’s Snooker Championship has been added to the qualification list for the 2019 ManBetX Champion of Champions Snooker, which will take place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry from November 4-10.

See The Full Qualifying List Here

The 2019 Qualifying List comprises 27 spots, which are split into seven sections. Tournaments within each of the seven sections are listed chronologically. The first 16 different players on the list will form the line-up for the 2019 ManBetX Champion of Champions. The World Women’s Snooker Championship is listed 27th on the list.

With ten players having already been assured of their place at the ManBetX Champion of Champions, if the seven remaining events yield three repeat winners then reigning World Women’s Snooker Championship winner Reanne Evans will receive her invite.

Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn said: “Given the continued development of women’s snooker it is only right that we recognise the achievement of being the World Women’s Snooker Champion by including it on the Qualifying List for the ManBetX Champion of Champions, not just for 2019 but as a permanent addition to the events which form the qualifying criteria for the ManBetX Champion of Champions.”

Tickets for the 2019 ManBetX Champion of Champions are on sale now. Prices start from just £11 per session with Premium and VIP packages also available.

Featuring tournament winners from the previous 12 months, the ManBetX Champion of Champions is broadcast live on ITV4 and has become one of snooker’s biggest tournaments since launching at Ricoh Arena in 2013. The likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, John Higgins and Shaun Murphy have all lifted the trophy.

The tournament starts with a quartet of four-man groups played over four days from Monday, November 4 until Thursday, November 7. The winner of each group progresses to the semi-finals, with one played on Friday, November 8 and the other on Saturday, November 9. The final on Sunday, November 10 will be over 19 frames.

http://www.worldsnooker.com/world-women ... ions-list/

Re: Reanne Evans added to Champion Of Champions qualificatio

Postby SnookerFan

Cloud Strife wrote:Reanne will be cannon fodder if she gets there. It's a strange decision from Barry as I thought he was all about meritocracy, and there currently aren't any females even remotely capable of competing at that level. Maybe in a few years, but not yet.


What in the name of buck gave you that idea?

Hearn talks big about refusing to reward mediocrity, but has no problem repeatedly giving unearned wildcards to Jimmy White.

Barry Hearn cares about what gets publicity. And having a female player at the CoC would get publicity.

Re: Reanne Evans added to Champion Of Champions qualificatio

Postby Iranu

On the face of it it’s a strange idea, but it’s good publicity for the women’s game if she does end up qualifying. Gets Reanne more TV experience too.

I can’t imagine her being any more cannon fodder than Georgiou for example, and at least the women's WC is a decent format.

Re: Reanne Evans added to Champion Of Champions qualificatio

Postby TheSaviour

Will be very tough to her... A tough, tough tournament, where only the toughest and the best players gets going!

Good luck to her, however... Would be massive for the sport and the women´s tour if she gets some successes...(!)

Re: Reanne Evans added to Champion Of Champions qualificatio

Postby HappyCamper

It's champion of champions not champion of done consistently quite well but not actually won for a while. So she's not less deserving than Murphy or Hawkins I say.

They should go further and include the world amatuer champs in too.
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Re: Reanne Evans added to Champion Of Champions qualificatio

Postby Dan-cat

TheSaviour wrote:Will be very tough to her... A tough, tough tournament, where only the toughest and the best players gets going!

Good luck to her, however... Would be massive for the sport and the women´s tour if she gets some successes...(!)


Blimey Saviour are you short of time today?

Re: Reanne Evans added to Champion Of Champions qualificatio

Postby SnookerFan

TheSaviour wrote:Will be very tough to her... A tough, tough tournament, where only the toughest and the best players gets going!

Good luck to her, however... Would be massive for the sport and the women´s tour if she gets some successes...(!)


I understood a Saviour post. :shock:

Re: Reanne Evans added to Champion Of Champions qualificatio

Postby SnookerFan

Pink Ball wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:
Pink Ball wrote:Successful Guys and Girls


Don't assume gender.

Successful People is a much tidier solution.

What if Barry invites a sparrow to play?


We'll worry about that when the sparrow wins a ranking event.

Re: Reanne Evans added to Champion Of Champions qualificatio

Postby Iranu

SnookerFan wrote:
Pink Ball wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:
Pink Ball wrote:Successful Guys and Girls


Don't assume gender.

Successful People is a much tidier solution.

What if Barry invites a sparrow to play?


We'll worry about that when the sparrow wins a ranking event.

They’ve already had a Hawk play there a few times.

Re: Reanne Evans added to Champion Of Champions qualificatio

Postby Badsnookerplayer

Iranu wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:
Pink Ball wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:
Pink Ball wrote:Successful Guys and Girls


Don't assume gender.

Successful People is a much tidier solution.

What if Barry invites a sparrow to play?


We'll worry about that when the sparrow wins a ranking event.

They’ve already had a Hawk play there a few times.

:hatoff: