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David at the Crucible 2004

Meeting Chris Melling

Meeting Mike Russell

David & Dominic

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News n Views by David Smith on current and past competitions.

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English Amateur Billiards Championships Final 2006

Billiards Championships 2006 by Mark Wildman- On Sunday March 19th Mark Wildman watched the final of one of the oldest individual national sporting contests anywhere in the world! The English Amateur Billiards Championships held at the Whitworth Institute, Darley Dale, Derbyshire.

Preston 2004

Preston 2004 - I spent a great day at the Grand Prix Snooker on Saturday 2nd October 2004 as a guest of my friend Dominic Dale.

Billiards Competition 2004 - Video for sale

Billiards Masterclass 2004- Brian Watson's videos for sale of the final, semi-final plus four round-robin matches played at Great Horton Conservative Club near Bradford in 2004.

U.K. Proffessional 2003

U.K. Professional Snooker championships 2003 - Visiting the UK Championships in York this week has been a very great pleasure, not only did my friend Dominic Dale win his first match but I also saw a number of good players in action.

Billiards Competition 2003 - Great Horton

Causier and Effect - The field was made up of some of today’s premier Billiard players, Mike Russell, Chris Shutt, Mark Hirst, Paul Bennett, Gary Rogers and David Causier.

Powerhouse U.K. 2002

Powerhouse U.K. Professional Snooker championships 2002 - On a visit to the qualifying competition for the Powerhouse United Kingdom Professional Snooker championships 2002 in York I was struck by the situation that the top and former top players find themselves competing in.

Benson & Hedges 2002

Benson & Hedges 2002, The Towers Mansfield - A friend and I ventured down the M1 motorway to support Kuldesh Johal in his bid to make an impression in the game of professional Snooker in the Benson & Hedges Masters.

Billiards Exhibition 2002 - Queensbury

Russelling up a great night out in Queensbury - On the 3rd of August 2002 a display of Billiards was seen in Queensbury Conservative Club that would have graced any venue in the world.

Embassy World Championships 2002

Ebdon Shoulders Above the Rest - Peter Ebdon a player, who was accused earlier in the season, of being "a banger, with no idea of where the cue ball would finish". By one of his fellow professionals, has won the ultimate prize in snooker.

Friday at The Crucible - I write this report two days after returning from a visit to the Crucible theatre in Sheffield for the opening session of the match between Ken Doherty and Mark King.

Can Mr Hendry Make it Eight? - There are some records in sport that will never be broken, one of them is the four-minute mile, or so they believed. Another is that in the modern world of Professional Snooker that no one could beat the records of both Steve Davis and Ray Reardon in the World Professional Snooker Championships.

Scottish Masters - Recently an interesting aspect to the Scottish Masters struck me, the last four men in the tournament were all English. Peter Ebdon, David Gray, Nigel Bond and the eventual winner, Stephen Lee.

Preview - Here we are virtually on the eve of the 2002 World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre Sheffield England.

LG Cup 2001

LG Electronics Cup 2001 - Having watched the recent LG Cup from the guildhall in Preston I was greatly encouraged by the quality of sportsmanship displayed by Quinten Hann.


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