Ng On Yee continued Hong Kong’s dominance of the women’s snooker circuit this season by cruising to victory in the Northern Championship.
Ng dispatched defending champion Maria Catalano 3-0 in the second-leg final at the North East Derbyshire Snooker Centre, Clay Cross.
The 2009 and 2010 IBSF women’s world champion’s first ranking title on the World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association tour followed her compatriot Jaique Ip Wan In’s triumph in the Agnes Davies Memorial in May.
“I am very happy to have won,” said the 21-year-old, who did not drop a frame during the tournament. “I tried my best and concentrated all day.”
Ng’s coach Wayne Griffiths, son of the 1979 world champion Terry Griffiths, said: “Maria’s certainly one of the best female players in the world so that was a good result for On Yee.”
Hong Kong women’s champion Yu Ching Ching was a quarter-final casualty. She was knocked out 3-0 by Ip Wan In, who had finished fourth in this year’s event.
Vicky Carter, who gave birth to son Noah six weeks ago, lost 3-0 to the eventual champion in the first round and 2-0 to Plate winner Tatjana Vasiljeva, from Latvia, in the semi-finals of the consolation competition.
Eva Palmius, from Cambridgeshire, took the Seniors title.