Hong Kong’s Ng On Yee is relishing the chance to compete on the World Snooker Tour subsequent season and hopes to behave as a trailblazer for the ladies’s sport alongside 12-time World Champion Reanne Evans.
On Yee, a three-time World Champion, was awarded a historic two-year tour card in March alongside England’s Evans and is focusing on subsequent month’s Championship League to make her first look of the season.
With two years on the skilled circuit assured, On Yee is worked up on the prospect of dealing with the very best on the planet and believes it would assist her to drive up her personal requirements. She hopes that, together with Evans, she will encourage a brand new technology of ladies’s snooker gamers and act as a trailblazer within the sport.
“That is completely a dream come true as a result of I completely didn’t see it coming, particularly after a quiet yr with out a lot practising or travelling for me resulting from coronavirus. Hopefully I can study and get probably the most out of this exceptional alternative,” mentioned 30-year-old On Yee
“I feel that snooker has at all times been a male sport. The media has an enormous affect on how society views ladies. The boys’s normal is certainly increased at present. Nevertheless, I see no the reason why a number of the finest girls can’t attain the extent required to compete with the professionals on the primary tour. It’s not simple for anybody to do that, male or feminine, but it surely isn’t an unrealistic aim.
“If you happen to look 50 years in the past you didn’t see females main international locations or feminine executives main worldwide organisations. There have been only some feminine strivers, medical doctors or legal professionals. The world has been altering and gender is now not a barrier to many issues. I hope that the looks of women on the primary tour can appeal to a youthful technology to the game, as a pastime or as a profession.”
Former world primary On Yee has loved a keenly contested rivalry with Evans in latest instances. The pair have monopolised ladies’s snooker, having received all World Championships since 2005 between them. Of the 42 rating occasions performed for the reason that 2013 World Championship, Evans and On Yee have received 40, with Evans amassing 26 wins to On Yee’s 14.
On Yee believes that their rivalry has benefitted one another over time and is happy to have Evans alongside her as they embark on their World Snooker Tour careers.
“Wholesome competitors is at all times good. We attempt to to provide our greatest in each match, however off the desk we’re excellent associates. This time what’s most necessary for me and Reanne is that we each have an opportunity to assist one another and cheer for one another on the primary tour.
“I feel the chance to compete with the highest gamers makes it simpler to enhance our requirements. The outcomes will not be a very powerful factor. Even shedding or not successful a match shouldn’t be the tip of the world. What you’re taking away from the match is extra necessary.”
Hong Kong’s most profitable ever participant is three-time rating occasion winner Marco Fu, who On Yee has had the fortune of practising with on the Hong Kong Sports activities Institute.
Fu was unable to journey to compete on the World Snooker Tour final yr because of the pandemic and was relegated from the circuit. Nevertheless, the previous Scottish Open champion was subsequently awarded a two-year invitational tour card.
On Yee is wanting ahead to representing Hong Kong alongside Fu and hopes to attract him and arrange what could be a dream showdown.
“I actually hope I draw him as soon as not less than. The individuals in Hong Kong can keep up late to observe. I hope now we have this opportunity as a result of a very powerful factor is that Hong Kong would win both means!
“He’s undoubtedly my idol as properly. I look as much as him as my older brother and his gentlemanly look and optimistic picture is what modified the notion of the game in Hong Kong. We’ve got practised collectively and he has given me numerous recommendation on his experiences and shot choice. Lately he made a 147 most break in opposition to me and is an excellent participant, my idol.
“I at all times discover myself very fortunate to be a Hong Kong athlete, together with three nice coaches and my father as properly. We don’t have to fret about funding and might totally focus on the competitions. HKSI additionally present a fitness center, physios, in addition to expertise. That has actually helped with my improvement.”