Reanne Evans

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Reanne Evans
Born (1985-10-25) 25 October 1985 (age 31)
Dudley, West Midlands
Sport country  England
Professional 2010/11
Highest ranking 85 (June–July 2010)[1]
Career winnings £3,375[2]
Highest break 140 (2008)
Century breaks 2[2]
Best ranking finish Wildcard round (2013 Wuxi Classic)

Reanne Evans (born 25 October 1985 in Dudley, West Midlands) is an English former professional snooker player who now competes as an amateur.[3] She is a multiple WLBSA Ladies World Snooker Championship, a title she won a record ten successive times between 2005 and 2014, before losing to Ng On Yee in the semi finals in 2015.[4] She played on the main professional snooker tour during the 2010–11 season, but she failed to win any matches and was unable to retain her place on the tour in subsequent seasons. In May 2013, she qualified for the 2013 Wuxi Classic as an amateur competitor, becoming the first woman ever to reach the final stages of a ranking snooker tournament.[5][6] She became one of four players selected to play against local opponents in a wildcard round, where she lost 2–5 to Zhu Yinghui.[7]

Professional Main Tour[edit]

After winning 61 consecutive women's matches and defeating reigning world champion John Higgins 4–3 at the 2009 Six-red World Championship,[8] Evans was awarded a wild card on the professional main tour for the 2010–11 season, enabling her to enter all ranking events at the qualifying stage. This made her the first woman to play on the main snooker tour since Allison Fisher in 1994–95.[9][10][11] Evans failed to win a match throughout her season on the tour, suffering 18 consecutive defeats.[12] She entered Q-School, but was unable to qualify for the main tour in the 2011–12 season.

In the 2012–13 season, Evans won enough Q-School matches to earn a "top-up" place in the qualifying rounds for the 2013 Wuxi Classic, competing as an amateur.[13][14] In her qualifying match, she defeated Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5–4 to become the first woman to reach the final stages of a professional ranking snooker tournament.[15] Originally scheduled to play world number 2 Neil Robertson in the last 64, she then became one of four players selected to play an extra wildcard round against local Chinese opponents, a system she publicly criticized.[16] She traveled to Wuxi and played Chinese teenager Zhu Yinghui in the wildcard round, but lost 2–5.[7]

In March 2015, Evans was awarded a place in the knock-out qualifying rounds of the 2015 World Snooker Championship.[17] She lost her opening match 8–10 to 1997 world champion Ken Doherty.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Born in Dudley, West Midlands, Evans was educated at Bishop Milner Catholic School, Dudley.[19] She began playing snooker at age 13, inspired by her older brothers.[14] In 2005, while in a relationship with Northern Irish professional snooker player Mark Allen, she became pregnant. She won the 2006 women's world championship while seven and a half months pregnant; she subsequently gave birth to a daughter, Lauren.[9][20][21] Evans and Allen ended their relationship in 2008.[22]

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 2010/
11
2011/
12
2012/
13
2013/
14
2014/
15
Ranking[23][nb 1] UR[nb 2] 97[24][nb 3] UR[nb 3] UR[nb 3] UR[nb 3]
Ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic Non-Ranking A WR A
Shanghai Masters LQ A A A A
UK Championship LQ A A A A
German Masters LQ A A A A
Welsh Open LQ A A A A
Players Championship Grand Final[nb 4] DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
China Open LQ A A A A
World Championship LQ A A A LQ
Ranking tournaments
World Open LQ A A A NH
Performance Table Legend
LQ lost in the qualifying draw #R lost in the early rounds of the tournament
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
QF lost in the quarter-finals
SF lost in the semi–finals F lost in the final W won the tournament
DNQ did not qualify for the tournament A did not participate in the tournament WD withdrew from the tournament
NH / Not Held means an event was not held.
NR / Non-Ranking Event means an event is/was no longer a ranking event.
R / Ranking Event means an event is/was a ranking event.
MR / Minor-Ranking Event means an event is/was a minor-ranking event.
  1. ^ It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  3. ^ a b c d She was an amateur.
  4. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011–2012/2013)

Achievements[edit]

Number of titles listed (28)

  • 2016 WLBSA World Ladies' Champion
  • 2014 WLBSA World Ladies' Champion
  • 2013 WLBSA World Ladies' Champion
  • 2012 WLBSA World Ladies' Champion
  • 2011 WLBSA World Ladies' Champion
  • 2010 WLBSA World Ladies' Champion
  • 2009 WLBSA World Ladies' Champion
  • 2009 WLBSA World Mixed Doubles Champion (with Michael Holt)
  • 2009 European Ladies' Team Champion
  • 2008 IBSF World Ladies' Champion
  • 2008 WLBSA Ladies' UK Champion
  • 2008 East Anglian Ladies' Champion
  • 2008 Wytech World Ladies' Masters Champion
  • 2008 England Ladies' Home International Winner
  • 2008 WLBSA World Ladies' Champion
  • 2008 WLBSA World Mixed Doubles Champion (with Neil Robertson)
  • 2008 European Ladies' Team Champion
  • 2008 European Ladies' Champion
  • 2007 IBSF World Ladies' Champion
  • 2007 WLBSA World Ladies' Champion
  • 2007 EBSA European Champion
  • 2007 Ladies' UK Champion
  • 2007 Wytech World Ladies' Masters Champion
  • 2006 WLBSA World Ladies' Champion
  • 2006 Ladies' UK Champion
  • 2006 Ladies' British Open Champion
  • 2006 East Anglian Ladies' Champion
  • 2005 European Team Championship – England Team
  • 2005 WLBSA World Ladies' Champion
  • 2005 BSF World Ladies' Champion
  • 2005 Ladies' UK Champion
  • 2004 World Ladies' UK championship Runner-up
  • 2004 IBSF World Under-21 Championship Last 32
  • 2004 Ladies' British Open Champion
  • 2004 European Championship Runner-Up
  • 2004 Connie Gough Memorial Winner
  • 2004 European Team Cup Winner
  • 2003 World Ladies' Championship Semi-Final
  • 2002 World Ladies' Championship Semi-Final

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World rankings after 2010 PTC1" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 July 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Career-total Statistics for Reanne Evans – Professional". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Amateur female snooker player to compete against men". BBC News. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Snooker: Ng On Yee ends Reanne Evans' reign as world champion". BBC Sport. 21 April 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Reanne Evans becomes first woman to qualify for final stages of a snooker ranking tournament". The Telegraph. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Evans first woman into snooker ranking tournament". RTÉ.ie. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Reanne Evans loses in Wuxi Classic snooker wildcard round". BBC Sport. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "John Higgins crashes out of Super 6s – to a woman". Daily Record. 16 December 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Sportsmail reporter (3 May 2010). "Ladies' snooker world champion Reanne Evans set for men's tour after being awarded wild card". Daily Mail. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Reanne Evans invited to play in snooker World Open". BBC Sport. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  11. ^ "Reanne Evans". World Snooker. 30 November 2010. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Reanne Evans sets up clash with Mike Hallett". World Snooker News. 15 May 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Reanne Evans Qualifies For Wuxi Classic". World Snooker News. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "Reanne Evans hopes to build profile of women's snooker ahead of Wixu Classic match against Neil Robertson". The Telegraph. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Reanne Evans through to final stages of Wuxi Classic". BBC Sport. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "Evans hits out at snooker's wildcard system as it threatens her breakthrough". Daily Mail. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  17. ^ "Reanne Evans To Compete In World Championship". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "Gritty Evans Denied By Doherty". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  19. ^ "Reanne is right on cue". Birmingham Evening Mail. England. 13 December 2004. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  20. ^ Ferguson, Peter (26 October 2007). "The mother of all snooker champions". Daily Mail. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  21. ^ "Player List : Mark Allen". World Snooker. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  22. ^ Nunns, Hector (16 June 2013). "Serena Williams inspires Reanne Evans to storm male bastion". The Independent. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  23. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  24. ^ "Rankings after 2011 World Championship" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 

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