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WLBS Rankings Update: October 2017

Ng On Yee The official WLBS world women’s rankings have been updated for the second time this season following victory for Ng On Yee at the LITEtask UK Women’s Championship last weekend. View the updated WLBS world rankings The WLBS world rankings operate on a rolling two-year basis, with points earned during 2015/16 to be removed during... Read more »

Sponsorship for Ladies Snooker Star Suzie Opacic

A PORTLAND online supplier of cue sports equipment has given women’s snooker a major boost. Billiards Boutique has signed a sponsorship deal with world number eight Suzie Opacic. The small family-run business sells snooker and pool tables as well as cues, cases and other accessories to customers worldwide. It started life 12 years ago in a small shop in Weymouth but now enjoys a glorious sea view from a suite of offices above a motor service centre on Portland. Owner Pete Williams, who “dabbles” at snooker, said: “I was playing nine-ball pool on the British circuit – not to any particular standard – and I thought it would be a great idea to import some of the American stuff. “It soon transpired that there wasn’t that much of a market for the American game over here. That’s still the case, sadly. “So I had to diversify and that’s when snooker equipment came along.” Hampshire golden girl Opacic’s highest ever World Ladies Billiards and Snooker (WLBS) ranking was fifth. The 29-year-old town planner from Southampton said: “The sponsorship that Billiards Boutique is offering me enables me to practise more, play more, travel to tournaments and really keep pushing in the ladies’ game. “The game has seen a huge surge in the last year or two with ladies’ snooker getting the backing of World Snooker. “Tournaments used to always be in the UK but now they are moving abroad and that widens the appeal of the ladies’ game. “You need the backing to play on the circuit and hopefully I can push up the rankings.” Two years ago, WLBS was taken back under the wing of World Snooker and received increased sponsorship. As well as holding an event in Germany last season, they took the 2017 world championships to Singapore where the total prize fund was £15,000. In contrast, the professionals in the World Championship at the Crucible earlier this year were competing for a slice of a £1.75m prize pot. Williams, 38, added: “I’ve known of Suzie since I’ve been involved in the industry but I’d never met her until now. “It’s good to see that World Snooker has got involved again because the women’s game was almost on its last legs, which was a shame.” For more information about the company, visit Words and Picture by Tim Dunkley. Pete Williams and Suzie Opacic. Thanks for reading Pete Williams Billiards Boutique

Entries now Open for the Eden Women’s Masters

Entries are now OPEN for the Eden Women's Masters 2017 which will run from 28-29 October at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester! For more details including how to enter Click here

Enter the UK Women’s Championship

Enter the LITEtask UK Women's Championship 2017 that will take place from 30th September - 1st October 2017 in Leeds, England Closing Date: 18th September 2017 4:30pm BST Entry Fees:    Main competition £40 (£20 for U21s) U21s competition: £10* Seniors competition: £20*   Click the pic for for details

Elite Studios 147 to Sponsor Reanne Evans

ELITE STUDIOS 147 TO SPONSOR WORLD NUMBER 1 REANNE EVANS FOR THE LADIES UK AND WORLD TITLES Elite Studio 147 and Founder Bobby Lee is very proud to sponsor Reanne Evans in the upcoming WLBS Uk and World Championship events this season. Bobby said “In my opinion Reanne is a great ambassador for the ladies… Read more »

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