2023: The 900 for Monday Week Four…
ANOTHER Irish legend rolls into the fast and furious 900 tonight as 72-year-old Patsy Fagan begins his challenge to be crowned as week four’s champion of the 900 down in Reading.
The Dubliner follows in the footsteps of Dennis Taylor and Englishman Joe Johnson who have both performed well in the 15 minute frame shootouts as the action gets underway from 10PM Monday night.
Fagan turned professional in 1976 and was a runner-up in the 1974 English Amateur Championship and ended his pro career in 89 with a highest ranking of 11.
Alfie Lee, Stephen Lee’s son is the youngest in the bunch from Monday’s selection at 20, as the 900 also joins in with 21-year-old talent Ryan Davies.
Former Welsh snooker player Phillip Williams in his mid 50’s also joins the crowd, but the hot favourite Michael Holt is tipped to take the overall three days but expect the unexpected in the 900.
Our backing is for either Ryan Davies or Alfie Lee to come through Monday’s tough school.
You can watch the action on the SKY 427 or on the SportyStuff YouTube channel with the team of Rachel Casey, Lee The Shirt Richardson et al and a host of fun-packed action that is having everyone talking about the 900.
Players are competing for a spot in the Grand Finals and a 10,000 prize pot in a few weeks time as the road to Christmas builds up.
It’s Crumpet action with a tad of butter and a juicy Apricot preserve on top.
Expect a few bagels this week?
Hong Kong’s Ng On Yee has the highest break with a 108 so all to chase for on that front and Marcos Dayao was the star of the show in week one with his John Higgins like clearance which had everyone talking and Barry Pinches’s century was also the talk of week one.
Dennis Taylor and Joe Johnson rolled back the years and World Seniors champion Lee Walker came through in arduous fashion.
Finally, Special guest Stuart Bingham dazzled with his blue jacket number as he did his pundit role and as usual Lee the Shirt was visually in gear with his out of the ordinary colourful patterned shirts. Has he been to Red yet in Woking?