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    WOMEN snooker stars from round the world return to Hampshire on Saturday.

    Fareham Snooker Club, which hosted the Connie Gough National Championship in March last year, will stage the Southern Classic.

    Organisers were delighted to add Hong Kong quartet Ng On Yee, Jaique Ip Wan In, So Man Yan and Yu Ching Ching to a truly international line-up for the fourth leg of the World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association tour.

    Also in the 19-strong star-studded cast are Iranian Anna Sanei and German Natascha Niermann.

    But it’s two English girls who are the pre-tournament favourites.

    World number one Maria Catalano, from Dudley, West Midlands, will be bidding for her third title of the season and Portsmouth’s Emma Bonney, ranked third, will be hoping to improve on her runners-up trophy the last time the WLBSA circuit played in Fareham.

    Missing her second event of the season is seven-time world champion Reanne Evans, who is suffering from pleurisy.

    The youngest player in the draw, which takes place at 10am, is the phenomenal Woking schoolgirl Jasmine Bolsover, who celebrated her 12th birthday last month.

    Last season’s Southern Classic in Swindon was won by Evans, who beat Catalano 3-0 in the final.

    Southern Classic
    Saturday, January 28, 2012
    Fareham Snooker Club
    PO16 8ST
    Tel: 01329 221759

    Maria Catalano (Dudley, West Mids)
    Emma Bonney (Portsmouth)
    Jenny Poulter (Maidstone)
    Tina Owen-Sevilton (Bridgewater, Somerset)
    Suzie Opacic (Brambridge, Hampshire)
    Gaye Jones (Melksham, Wilts)
    Eva Palmius (Isleham, Cambs)
    Martina Lumsden (Eastbourne)
    Natascha Niermann (Cambridge)
    Jan Hughes (St Neots, Cambs)
    Vicky Carter (Stevenage)
    Anna Sanei (Iran)
    Ng On Yee (Hong Kong)
    Jaique Ip Wan In (Hong Kong)
    So Man Yan (Hong Kong)
    Yu Ching Ching (Hong Kong)
    Jasmine Bolsover (Woking)
    Marianne Williams (Surrey)
    Hannah Jones (Derby)

    Two players added to the line-up on January 24.

    Tim Dunkley (WLBSA press officer)
    Last edited by snookerdad; 24th January 2012, 01:12 PM.

  • #2
    How many countries run events for women professionals?


    • #3
      Sorry Tim, I have totally messed up. I thought the 28th was Sunday but Hannah is playing in the England Under 21 series in Derbyshire so she wont be there. Only found out when Jasmines dad posted about her practicing for tomorrow.
      You're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't


      • #4
        Hong Kong contestants

        I tried to get some info on the 4 entrants from Hong Kong but was unable to find anything. Can anybody point me to a website?