Snooker – Women’s game heads to Asia hoping to turn the tables

Ng On Yee of Hong Kong plays a shot during her semi-final match against Reanne Evans of England during the Eden World Women's Snooker Championship in SingaporeBy John O’Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) – When Dennis Taylor potted the final black to defeat Steve Davis in the 1985 World Snooker Championship final, 18.5 million British television viewers were glued to their sets at 12:23 a.m. to witness the sport’s most defining shot. In a similarly engrossing denouement to the Women’s World Championships in Singapore on Monday morning, Hong Kong’s Ng On Yee calmly potted the final pink to edge out India’s Vidya Pillai on her way to a 6-5 triumph and a second global title. For a sport played on tables, the top women have been feeding on scraps for decades and the fact Ng’s success barely made the sports pages is evidence of how much work the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) needs to do to raise awareness.

This article was originally published at Eurosport

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