EDEN WORLD WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 : GROUP STAGE DRAW
The draw for the group stage of the 2017 Eden World Women's Championship to be held at the Lagoon Billiard Room in Toa Payoh, Singapore on 13-19 March 2017 has now been made.
Of the 32 entrants, the top eight players in accordance with the updated ranking list following February's Connie Gough Trophy have been seeded and kept apart during the group stage. In a draw carried out by tournament hosts Cuesports Singapore, the remaining players have been drawn into the eight groups, with players of the same nationality drawn apart. Two players will progress from each of the groups and will be seeded into the knock-out draw in accordance with their results during the group stages.
Eleven-time world women's champion Reanne Evans has been drawn in Group C and will open her latest title defence against international opposition in the form of Suniti Damani (India), Hoe Shu Wah (Singapore) and Nutcharut Wongharuthai (Thailand). Asian number one and 2015 world champion Ng On Yee will face India's Chitra Magimairaj, winner of the seniors competition at the 2016 World Women's Championship, as well as Singaporean number one Charlene Chai and Ireland's Ronda Sheldreck. In total players from 10 different countries, including a mix of WLBS newcomers and some more familiar faces, will compete to claim the most prestigious prize in world women's snooker this year. The event will be formally launched on Sunday 12 March 2017 with a pre-tournament reception at the iconic Marina Bay Sands building, ahead of the start of play the following day.