Two Honghongers have won the Ladies Pairs championship at the 2016 World Ladies Snooker Championship held in the United Kingdom.

The pair, 25-year-old Ng On-yee – reigning Ladies World Snooker Champion, and 28-year-old Katrina Wan Ka-kai, beat Maria Catalano of England and Tatjana Vasiljeva of Latvia 4-1 at the final in Leeds on Thursday.

Ng also achieved a highest break of 55 in the competition.

Ng On-yee and Katrina Wan.
Ng On-yee and Katrina Wan. Photo: Facebook.

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah congratulated Ng and Wan for their success.

“Ng On-yee and Katrina Wan have shown excellent performance in the competition, and we are all thrilled with their achievements. I wish them well in keeping up their efforts in the remaining competitions to bring glory to Hong Kong,” said Lau.

It was the third pairs title for Ng, as she has won with another partner of her, So Man-yin, in 2013 and 2014.

Ng, 25, became the new world ladies’ champion after beating England’s Reanne Evans last year, who has been reigning champion over the past decade.

She will also participate in mixed doubles and singles section of the competition.

Kris Cheng is a Hong Kong journalist with an interest in local politics. His work has been featured in Washington Post, Public Radio International, Hong Kong Economic Times and others. He has a BSSc in Sociology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Kris is HKFP's Editorial Director.