Catalano bids for rare double in Woking
MARIA Catalano heads to Woking on Sunday in a bid to land back-to-back titles on the women’s snooker circuit for the first time in five years.
Ronnie O’Sullivan’s 29-year-old cousin joins a 19-strong field for the UK Championship, the second of six ranking events on the World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association (WLBSA) tour, at Woking Snooker Centre.
Last month, en route to clinching the Northern Championship at the North East Derbyshire Snooker Centre, Clay Cross, Catalano ended seven-time world champion Reanne Evans’ record 90-match unbeaten run.
World number one Evans will no doubt be fired up to win the UK title for the seventh year on the spin.
Catalano last won back-to-back titles in 2006 when she claimed the Regal Ladies and the Connie Gough National.
Eleven-year-old Woking schoolgirl Jasmine Bolsover, the world number 21 and youngest girl on the tour, makes her first appearance of the season at her home club.
Making her tour debut will be Shaghayegh Sanei, known as Anna, an Iranian international studying at the University of Surrey.
In line with the WLBSA’s new policy, there will be an open draw for the UK Championship.
The WLBSA is grateful to Woking Snooker Centre for providing the venue.
UK Championship (ranking event)
10am, Sunday, October 30, 2011
Woking Snooker Centre
Tel: 01483 762754
2011 UK CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRIES
Reanne Evans (Dudley, West Mids)
Maria Catalano (Dudley, West Mids)
Emma Bonney (Portsmouth)
Katie Henrick (Bickley, Kent)
Jenny Poulter (Maidstone)
Chris Sharpe (Chelmsford)
Suzie Opacic (Brambridge, Hampshire)
Marianne Williams (Smallfield, Surrey)
Gaye Jones (Melksham, Wilts)
Tina Owen-Sevilton (Taunton)
Natascha Niermann (Cambridge)
Naomi Clare (Ripley, Derbys)
Maureen Rowland (Wallsend, Tyne & Wear)
Jan Hughes (St Neots, Cambs)
Vicky Carter (Hemel Hempstead)
Martina Lumsden (Eastbourne)
Jasmine Bolsover (Woking)
Jodie Symes (Swindon)
Shaghayegh (Anna) Sanei (Iran)
More details and action shots of most of the ladies available from:
Tim Dunkley (WLBSA press office)
88 Lionheart Way
Tel home: 02380 562647
Mobile: 07986 376114
Note that I have removed the "ranking table" from this press release because it doesn't show properly on the forum.
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