There are only three entries this year, which does surprise me as Q School also provides a pathway into the Challenge Tour, which would have been a great experience for more of the young women in the game. These are the events where women will have to start producing results to show how they are measuring up against the men.
Rebecca Kenna was first up and faced Wayne Townsend. Rebecca took the first frame but eventually went down 4-2.
Reanne Evans was drawn against current England Under 21 Champion Louis Heathcote and went out 4-1.
Ng On Yee made it through to the second round with a 4-1 win over Pakistan’s Shehzad Iqbal.
Ng On Yee recorded a very impressive 4-1 victory over newly crowned Scottish Champion Michael Collumb. On Yee will now face Louis Heathcote on Wednesday morning.
On Yee bowed out of this Event, losing 4-0 to Louis Heathcote
Ng On Yee was the first of the women to play and she faced Heikki Niva of Finland. Despite losing the first frame, On Yee went into a 3-1 lead, including a break of 77 in the second, and finished the match winning 4-2.
Rebecca Kenny faced a very tough opponent in newly-relegated Paul Davison who has won his place on the main tour 3 times from Q School. Rebecca was by no means disgraced in a possibly flattering 4-0 win for Davison.
Reanne Evans joined On Yee in Round 2 with a close fought battle with Neal Jones. Reanne kicked off proceedings with a break of 75 in frame 1 but the scores of the rest of the match suggest a much more tense affair!
Ng On Yee marches on, and does her position in the Order of Merit no harm at all, with a 4-2 Aman Goel of India. On Yee will now face Peter Lines on Tuesday in Round 3
Reanne Evans went out 4-3 to David Finbow in a closely fought match. Reanne was 3-2 up but lost the final 2 frames.
Despite taking the first frame, the experience of Peter Lines was just too much for Ng On Yee and she went out 4-1.
It was the end of the road for Ng On Yee and Rebecca Kenna today .
On Yee lost 4-2 to Mateusz Baranowski (21) of Poland and Rebecca lost 4-0 to the Irish teenager Fergal Quinn (19).
It was also the last match for Reanne Evans who lost 4-1 to Zak Surety.
The Order of Merit will leave the women looking to the Challenge Tour.