World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association press release

The women’s snooker season kicks off next weekend with the traditional double-header at the North East Derbyshire Snooker Centre, Clay Cross.

On Saturday, it’s the £1,400 Wytech Masters. And on Sunday it’s the Paul Wood UK Championship, the first of six ranking events on the 2010/11 World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association circuit.

Reanne Evans, the six-time women’s world champion, WILL play in both events.

The women’s snooker season kicks off next weekend with the traditional double-header at the North East Derbyshire Snooker Centre, Clay Cross.

The women’s snooker season kicks off next weekend with the traditional double-header at the North East Derbyshire Snooker Centre, Clay Cross.

As a professional, Evans, the only woman on World Snooker’s Main Tour, will concede an 18-point start in each frame of the Masters.

The 24-year-old, who is on a 61-match unbeaten run on the WLBSA circuit, won both the Masters and UK titles last year. She will play in as many of this season’s events as she can.

Mark Jones and Paul Stanynought, joint owners of Midlands-based IT company Wytech, are sponsoring the Masters for the fourth year running.

Mr Jones said: “Paul and I, along with our secondary sponsors Capital City Solutions and the Q Room in Derby , are proud to be sponsoring the Wytech Masters.

“This is the fourth consecutive year of our involvement and we are proud of the event that we put on each year.

“I hope the ladies have a great time in the opening event of the season and put on some great personal performances. The day is about fun, meeting and making friends, oh, and of course snooker.”

Matches will be best of three frames in the early rounds and best of five from the quarter-finals onwards. There will be a plate competition for first and second-round losers.

Selected matches will be streamed via Ustream. More information will be found on the WLBSA and Wytech websites.

The Paul Wood UK Championship carries prize money of £900.

All matches will be best of five frames. A plate, a junior event and a handicapped seniors’ competition will be played if time permits.

A new WLBSA website (www.worldladiessnooker.co.uk), which has been built by Austrian billiards star Karin Wannemacher, with be unveiled at the start of the Masters.

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

WYTECH MASTERS SPONSORS

Primary sponsor: Wytech Ltd (www.wytech.co.uk)

Secondary sponsor: Capital City Solutions (www.ccsmaintenance.co.uk)

High-break sponsor: Q Room Derby (www.theqroom.co.uk)

2010 Wytech Ladies Masters Championship

9.30am Saturday, September 25

North East Derbyshire Snooker Centre

Derby Road

Clay Cross

S45 9AG

Tel: 01246 866364

2010 Paul Wood UK Championship

Ranking event

10am Sunday, September 26

North East Derbyshire Snooker Centre

Derby Road

Clay Cross

S45 9AG

Tel: 01246 866364

WLBSA PROVISIONAL SNOOKER RANKINGS 2010/11

PosNameTownPtsSponsor
1Reanne EvansDudley, West Mids455
2Maria CatalanoDudley, West Mids330
3Emma BonneyPortsmouth290
4Katie HenrickBickley, Kent290180poker.com
5Suzie OpacicBrambridge, Hants190Kara Accountants
6Eva PalmiusIsleham, Cambs143
7Hannah JonesDerby127Wytech + The Q Room
8Marianne WilliamsSmallfield, Surrey125
9Jenny PoulterMaidstone122
10Vicky AshbyHemel Hempstead119
11Natascha NiermannCambridge110
12Chris SharpeChelmsford106
13Jodie SymesSwindon99
14Gaye JonesMelksham, Wilts94
15Martina LumsdenEastbourne91
16Naomi ClareRipley, Derbys75
17Tina Owen-SeviltonTaunton74
18Jasmine BolsoverWoking73
19Pam WoodNewcastle72
20June BanksOrpington, Kent60
21Maureen RowlandWallsend, Tyne & Wear46Fine Arch Cues
22Joanne DaviesDerby36Wytech
23Jan HughesSt Neots, Cambs12
24Laura AlvesDublin12
25Mary HawkesEaton Bray, Beds12
26Clare HeseldineBroadstairs, Kent5
27Stacey HancockBurgess Hill0
28Georgina HollowayDerby0
29Supanni Yam-OumCanterbury0
30Charlotte HollowayDerby0
31Rita HolmesMinehead0
Wytech Masters entries:UK Championship entries:
Reanne EvansReanne Evans
Maria CatalanoMaria Catalano
Emma BonneyEmma Bonney
Chris SharpeChris Sharpe
Hannah JonesHannah Jones
Eva PalmiusEva Palmius
Joanne DaviesNaomi Clare
Jan HughesMaureen Rowland
Jasmine BolsoverGaye Jones
Natascha NiermannMarianne Williams
Naomi ClareVicky Ashby
Maureen RowlandJenny Poulter
Gaye JonesLaura Alves
Marianne WilliamsNatascha Niermann
Vicky AshbyJan Hughes
Jenny PoulterJasmine Bolsover
Laura AlvesSo Man Yan ( Hong Kong )
So Man Yan ( Hong Kong )Joanne Davies
Deb Burchell (Notts)

Next snooker ranking event:

2010 East Anglian Championship

Saturday, October 30

Cambridge Snooker Centre

Coldhams Road

Cambridge

CB1 3EW

More details and pictures of most of the ladies available from:

Tim Dunkley (WLBSA press office)

88 Lionheart Way

Bursledon Green

Southampton

SO31 8HN

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