Best of British for Ng On Yee in Landywood!

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Hong Kong China’s Ng On Yee has defeated Mink Nutcharut 4-1 to win the Landywood British Open for the first time in her career at the Landywood Snooker Club.

The 33-year-old came out on top following a day which also included impressive victories against former world champions Baipat Siripaporn and Reanne Evans, as well as three-time UK Championship winner Tessa Davidson en route to the title.

The success represents a third ranking title of the season for Ng – during which she has earned more ranking points than any other player – and a landmark 20th of her career, becoming only the sixth player to reach that milestone.

It would be the fourth time in eight ranking events this season that would see the top two ranked players contest the final, with Thailand’s Nutcharut having triumphed at the US Open and Belgian Open tournaments, before Ng won in Albania.

Nutcharut herself had survived a number of tough matches earlier in the day, first coming back from 0-2 down to Hong Kong China’s Yee Ting Cheung, before winning a high-quality semi-final 4-2 against England’s Rebecca Kenna.

There she would await Ng, who notably overcame 2023 world champion in the last 16, before defeating Tessa Davidson and most notably six-time British Open champion Reanne Evans 4-2 in a closely contested semi-final.

With the opening two frames of the title match shared, it was Ng who would claim the next three frames to run out a comfortable winner and complete a hat-trick of title successes, having failed to capture silverware during the previous campaign.

For world number one Nutcharut there was the consolation of having done enough during the tournament to secure the world number one ranking at the end of the season and with it a fresh two-year place on the World Snooker Tour from the start of the 2024/25 season.

The highest break of the weekend was a run of 92 compiled by Reanne Evans during her semi-final defeat to Ng.


In the Under-21s tournament there was a maiden title triumph for England’s Ellise Scott, who defeated Sophie Nix of Scotland to capture her first WWS title in Landywood. The 13-year-old – who celebrated her birthday during the tournament by also reaching the last 16 of the main competition – impressed throughout the weekend on her way to her first junior success.

For Nix, she would, however, finish the season as the top ranked player for the first time ahead of Bai Yulu and Zoe Killington by reaching the final.

The Seniors side competition was won for a second time in three years by England’s Tessa Davidson after the 55-year-old downed Cheryl Calverley, Louise Jordan and Sarah Dunn to claim glory. The win is Davidson’s fourth consecutive Seniors success on Tour and sees her consolidate top spot in the over-40s rankings.

Finally, the Challenge Cup was won by Scotland’s Sophie Nix after the 15-year-old defeated Poland’s Nikola Broyak 2-0 to make up for disappointment in the Under-21 competition.

World Women’s Snooker would like to thank the Landywood Snooker Club and the staff for their wonderful hospitality throughout the weekend.

The WWS Tour will return for the 2024/25 season with the US Women’s Snooker Open from 9-11 August 2024.

Article by WWS.