The Reign Continues: Reanne Evans Dominates, Clinching Fourth Consecutive Championship

The former top-ranked player continued her tournament dominance, securing victory for the fourth consecutive year (2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023) and clinching the championship for the twelfth time out of 15 final appearances since her debut in 2002.

The 36th edition of this esteemed event featured 45 players from 11 different countries vying for the title over three days at the renowned Northern Snooker Centre, the event’s home since 2015.

Starting in the last 16 as the defending champion, Evans showcased her prowess throughout the knockout rounds. She defeated Jamie Hunter, a two-time ranking event winner (3-1), reigning world under-21 champion Anupama Ramachandran (3-1), and her long-standing rival Ng On Yee (4-1) to secure her spot in the title match. There, she would face the up-and-coming star Bai Yulu, setting up a rematch of the May’s British Open final. Bai, a 20-year-old talent, progressed from the group stages and defeated Yee Ting Cheung (3-0), three-time former UK champion Tessa Davidson (3-1), as well as Thai world champions Mink Nutcharut (3-2) and Baipat Siripaporn (4-2), maintaining her perfect record of reaching at least the final since her recent entry into the tour.

Despite Bai’s attempt to secure a hat-trick of victories against Evans in 2023, it was Evans who made a strong start, showcasing breaks of 31 and 35 to lead 2-0.

Picture Source: World Snooker

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