Just 16 players remain in contention to capture the 2019 World Women’s Snooker Championship following two days of play at the Hi-End Snooker Club in Thailand.
From the original 53 players, 24 advanced to the final rounds with two progressing from each of the 12 round-robin groups and eight straight into Saturday’s last 16.
There were no significant upsets in the groups as each of the original 12 seeded players made it through including defending champion Ng On Yee of Hong Kong and 11-time queen Reanne Evans.
Not all of the players had such a straightforward progression with top four stars Rebecca Kenna and Nutcharut Wongharuthai among those to suffer group match defeats meaning that they would qualify in second position, potentially giving them a tougher path to the final.
Both however were able to record comfortable victories in their last 24 contests this evening to keep their hopes alive and join a stellar line-up for the final weekend which includes players from an impressive eight nationalities.
The action continues from 11:00am local time with the last 16, ahead of the quarter-finals at approximately 5:00pm on Saturday.