Competitions News n Views
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 - I
spent a great day at the Grand Prix Snooker on Saturday 2nd October 2004 as a
guest of my friend Dominic Dale.
Competition 2004 - Video for sale
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
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.
Competition 2003 - Great Horton
Effect - The field was made up of some of todays 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
Benson & Hedges
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 -
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.
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
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.
Here we are virtually on the eve of the 2002 World Snooker Championship at the
Crucible Theatre Sheffield England.
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