Hong Kong snooker ace Ng On Yee has claimed a third title in four years as the World Snooker Federation World Women's Champion in Malta over the weekend.

On Yee, who first won a title in 2015, then 2017, whitewashed Ronnie O'Suliivan's cousin 5 - 0 to take the title at the plush Dolmen Hotel in Malta.

It was disappointment however for Maria Catalano who had entered her fifth final appearance after being beaten by Reanne Evans in four finals.

However, Catalano pulled off a terrific win in the semi-finals against a below par Evans, 32, who lost in a tense decider as Catalano played some great snooker in the decider with some nasty snookers.

On Yee's third World Title equals that of Englishwoman Karen Corr's three World titles in 1990, 95 and 97.

The 27-year-old is still only the second player from outside the UK to have won the World title - as it was Australian Lesley Mcllrath in 1980.

Evans was denied her shot by Catalano at a 12th World final appearance in Malta.

WSF Seniors Success Goes to Brazil

In the first WSF Seniors event Brazil's Igor Figueiredo claimed the first ever title under the World Federation banner.

The 40-year-old defeated Darren Morgan in the final coming from behind after being 3 - 1 down.

The Rio De Janeiro snooker player was a former pro in 2016/17 and both Welshman Morgan and the Brazilian will compete in the new WSF mixed gender Championships with the added bait of a World pro tour card on offer.

Some of the women will also be competing in the event including Dudley's Reanne Evans.

Pro Season Reaching Climax

It comes as it's a busy few weeks before the end of the season as the pro tour builds up to the big event the World Championships and this week sees 16 of the very best snooker players take to the baize in the Players Championship in Llandudno, Wales.

Tuesday sees also the World Seniors Championship begin with the winner of that event also being eligible to play at the World qualifiers next month at Sheffield's English Institute of Sport.

Win three tough matches there and you are at the Crucible for the big one!

Incidentally, the Romanian Masters, which is not a ranking event is in the same lower qualification criteria as the Gibraltar Open so the winner of that event, which plays to a conclusion this weekend, may not be guaranteed a place in the lucrative Champion of Champions later on this year.

Ryan Day has already won the GO as his second ranking title of the season, and if he claimed the RM as well, that means he would have won two titles back to back, albeit the RM is not a ranking event.

WATCH BELOW: This incredible screw shot by WSF Seniors Champ Figueiredo