Ng On-yee, the Ladies World Champion from Hong Kong and the 16-year-old Under-18 World Champion, Kobe Cheung Ka-Wai will both be attempting to qualify for the 2016 World Snooker Championship just prior to the main event.
Ng On-yee, finally claimed the 2015 Ladies World Championship after a 10 year reign by Englandís Reanne Evans, who dominated the ladies sport for such a long time. On-yee, who had finished runner-up to Evans a number of times, finally got her revenge by eliminating her in the semi-final before going on to claim the title.
When my coach told me this was a possibility I was very excited to compete in this best tournament.
It will be an awesome opportunity to learn more as I always wonder what really created a gap between the men and the ladies.
I'm sure all the top lady players, they are very excited to see that the World Snooker Association is showing signs of moving away from past traditions and opening the door for more opportunities for ladies to play in different tournaments.
Joining the ladies champion is the young Chinese star, Kobe Cheung Ka-Wai who is just 16-years old. He is the current under-18 World Champion, which was held last year in Russia.
The qualifying rounds start on April the 7th and run up to the 13th of April for the World Championship that starts on the 16th of April. The qualifiers will be competing for one of the 16 qualifying places to take on one of the top seeds in the tournament. Joining the Asian stars will be the European Champion Jak Jones, The European Under-21 Champion Josh Boileau and the European Under-18 Champion Tyler Rees.
The IBSF Champion, Pankaj Advani will also be in attendance as will champions from the past like Steve Davis, Peter Ebdon and Jimmy White.
Mark Selby, last years winner is is out!
John Higgins, runner-up last year, is out!
Barry Hawkins, beaten semi-finalist last year, is out!
Ding Junhui, beaten semi-finalist last year, is out!
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