Reanne Evans

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Reanne Evans
Reanne Evans PHC 2017-1.jpg
Paul Hunter Classic 2017
Born (1985-10-25) 25 October 1985 (age 33)
Dudley, West Midlands, England
Sport country England
Professional2010/2011
Highest ranking85 (June–July 2010)[1]
Career winnings£11,375
Highest break118:
2011 PTC – Event 10
Century breaks2
Best ranking finishWildcard round (2013 Wuxi Classic)

Reanne Evans (born 25 October 1985 in Dudley, West Midlands) is an English snooker player and the reigning World Women's Snooker Champion. She has won the women's world title a record 12 times, with 10 consecutive titles between 2005 and 2014 and further wins in 2016 and 2019,[2] she is ranked number one on the World Women's Snooker Tour.[3]

Evans received a wildcard to play on the main professional snooker tour during the 2010–11 season, but was unable to retain her place on the professional tour for subsequent seasons. In 2013, she qualified for the Wuxi Classic as an amateur competitor, becoming the first woman ever to reach the final stages of a ranking snooker tournament.[4][5]

She received a wildcard to the qualifying rounds of the World Snooker Championship in 2015, and from 201719, her best performance was reaching the second qualifying round in 2017 by defeating Robin Hull. This made her the first woman ever to win a World Championship match.

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,[6] 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.[7][8][9] Evans failed to win a match throughout her season on the tour, suffering 18 consecutive defeats,[10] 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.[11][12] 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.[13] 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,[14] she traveled to Wuxi and played Chinese teenager Zhu Yinghui in the wildcard round, but lost 2–5.[15]

In March 2015, Evans was awarded a place in the qualifying rounds of the 2015 World Snooker Championship,[16] she lost her opening match 8–10 to 1997 world champion Ken Doherty.[17]

2017 Paul Hunter Classic

In the qualifying rounds for the 2017 World Snooker Championship, Evans defeated Robin Hull 10–8 in the first round. Evans stated that the victory was the best of her career, against an opponent she called "amazing",[18] she lost 6–10 to Lee Walker in the second round of qualifying.

In the qualifying rounds for the 2018 World Snooker Championship, she lost 7–10 to Dominic Dale in the first round. In the 2019 qualifiers, she lost 2–10 to Zhang Yong in the first round.

She won the Women’s Tour Championship 2019, held at the Crucible Theatre, by beating Nutcharut Wongharuthai in the semi-final and Ng On Yee 1–0 in the final.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Born in Dudley, West Midlands, Evans was educated at Bishop Milner Catholic School, Dudley,[20] she began playing snooker at age 13, inspired by her older brothers.[12] In 2005, she began a relationship with Northern Irish professional snooker player Mark Allen, with whom she had a daughter, Lauren, born in 2006.[7][21][22] Evans and Allen ended their relationship in 2008.[23]

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 2010/
11
2011/
12
2012/
13
2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
2018/
19
2019/
20
Ranking[24][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 3] [nb 3] [nb 3] [nb 3] [nb 3] [nb 3] [nb 3] [nb 3] [nb 3]
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters Tournament Not Held MR A A A A
International Championship Not Held A A A A A A A A
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR A A A
English Open Tournament Not Held A A A
World Open LQ A A A Not Held A A A
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held A A A
UK Championship LQ A A A A A A A A
Scottish Open Tournament Not Held A A A
German Masters LQ A A A A A A A A
World Grand Prix Tournament Not Held NR DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open LQ A A A A A A A A
Shoot-Out Non-Ranking Event A A 1R
Players Championship[nb 4] DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held MR A A A
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ
China Open LQ A A A A A A A A
World Championship LQ A A A LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ
Non-Ranking tournaments
Champion of Champions Not Held A A A A A A
Former ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic Non-Ranking A WR A Tournament Not Held
Shanghai Masters LQ A A A A A A A NR
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Ranking Event LQ 1R 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 e f g h i She was an amateur.
  4. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011–2012/2013 and the Players Championship Grand Final 2013/2014–2015/2016)

Achievements[edit]

Number of titles listed (30)

  • 2019 Women's Tour Championship
  • 2019 World Women's Snooker Champion
  • 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. ^ "Reanne Evans wins 12th Women's World Snooker Championship title". BBC Sport. 23 June 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Rankings: World Women's Snooker".
  4. ^ "Reanne Evans becomes first woman to qualify for final stages of a snooker ranking tournament". The Telegraph. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Evans first woman into snooker ranking tournament". RTÉ.ie. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  6. ^ "John Higgins crashes out of Super 6s – to a woman". Daily Record. 16 December 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Reanne Evans invited to play in snooker World Open". BBC Sport. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
  9. ^ "Reanne Evans". World Snooker. 30 November 2010. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Reanne Evans sets up clash with Mike Hallett". World Snooker News. 15 May 2011. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. ^ "Reanne Evans Qualifies For Wuxi Classic". World Snooker News. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "Reanne Evans through to final stages of Wuxi Classic". BBC Sport. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  14. ^ "Evans hits out at snooker's wildcard system as it threatens her breakthrough". Daily Mail. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  15. ^ "Reanne Evans loses in Wuxi Classic snooker wildcard round". BBC Sport. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  16. ^ "Reanne Evans To Compete In World Championship". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 3 March 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  17. ^ "Gritty Evans Denied By Doherty". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  18. ^ "Reanne Evans: Women's number one two wins away from reaching Crucible". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  19. ^ 2019 Women's Tour Championship WPBSA Tournament Manager. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  20. ^ "Reanne is right on cue". Birmingham Evening Mail. England. 13 December 2004. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
  21. ^ Ferguson, Peter (26 October 2007). "The mother of all snooker champions". Daily Mail. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
  22. ^ "Player List : Mark Allen". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 28 January 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  23. ^ Nunns, Hector (16 June 2013). "Serena Williams inspires Reanne Evans to storm male bastion". The Independent. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  24. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

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