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Evans and Ng to get WST tour playing cards


Reanne Evans was awarded an MBE in 2020 for her providers to ladies’s snooker

Snooker gamers Reanne Evans and Ng On-yee can flip skilled from the beginning of the 2021-22 season with two-year tour playing cards.

The transfer comes as a part of an settlement between the World Skilled Billiards and Snooker Affiliation (WPBSA) and World Snooker Tour (WST).

England’s Evans is prime of the World Girls’s Snooker (WWS) rankings, whereas Hong Kong’s Ng is in second place.

“I’m thrilled,” mentioned WWS president Mandy Fisher.

“I can truthfully say that the announcement marks probably the most vital days in our historical past to date.

“For our tour and, most significantly, our gamers to be recognised on this method represents an enormous second for girls in snooker.”

Locations for girls at skilled tournaments such because the World Championship and Champion of Champions may also proceed to be supplied every season.

Evans is probably the most profitable ladies’s snooker participant ever, having gained 12 World Championship titles and was awarded an MBE in 2020 for her providers to ladies’s snooker.

She beforehand spent one season on the skilled tour in 2010-11.

Ng is three-time winner of the World Championship since 2015 and a former world primary.

“We firmly consider that there isn’t a cause why a girl can’t compete equally with a person and the announcement underlines our dedication to ladies’s snooker each now and sooner or later,” mentioned WPBSA chairman Jason Ferguson.

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