Chloe retains Eden Masters U21 title

CHLOE White defeated the women’s world junior champion to retain her Eden Masters Under-21 title in Gloucester.

The 16-year-old from Havant edged Londoner Emma Parker 3-2 in a “lengthy” final at the South West Snooker Academy.

Cuestars Silver Tour player White, who is based at Waterlooville Sports Bar, had beaten Claire Edginton (West Yorks) 2-0 in the last-eight and Shannon Metcalf (Leeds) 2-1 in the semis.

In the group stages of the main event, she dispatched Ronda Sheldreck (Ireland) 3-0 and lost 3-0 to former world number one Maria Catalano to qualify for the last-16 knockout.

However, despite taking the last frame to the final pink, White lost 3-0 to world champion Ng On Yee (Hong Kong).

The world number 35 said: “It was a successful weekend, reaching the last-16 in the main competition and having the chance to play Ng On Yee. I feel grateful being able to play such talented players.

“I’m over the moon to have won and I’m looking forward to upcoming events and hoping to win many more.”

White, who was defended the title she won last season in Derby, added: “A big well done to Jackie Ellis for reaching the Seniors final.”

Ellis, mother of Silver Tour player Riley, was making her debut on the World Ladies Billiards and Snooker circuit.

The 50-year-old, based at the 147 SC, Swindon, lost 3-1 to world number ten Jenny Poulter in the Seniors (40+) final after beating Sheldreck 2-0 in the semis.

Picture by WLBS

Chloe White (left) and Mandy Fisher, president of World Ladies Billiards and Snooker

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