900 Trophy Revealed as Ben Hancorn Wins Monday’s Draw…
SNOOKER LEGENDS has revealed to hacks and fans the 900 Snooker trophy that will be awarded to one lucky player in the coming weeks.
What began as a fast and furious snooker event with a bit of fun begins to get a wee bit serious as this week one more player position in the Grand Finals is up for grabs.
Got an exclusive reveal here…The 900 trophy that will be handed over to the first ever champ.
Got some serious weight to it! pic.twitter.com/lFaetfJsvM
— Phil Haigh (@philhaigh_) November 7, 2022
This week sees the final group week of the events as Monday’s winner was Ben Hancorn, an English Amateur Champion.
Hancorn, 40, was up against a legend of the past, the incredible and speedy in his prime, Tony the Tornado Drago, famous for his fastest century break at the UK Championship in over three minutes.
As the 900 begins week 8, it continues to provide enjoyable entertainment and a buzz for the amateur game, which has needed it in years. Here’s what Neal Foulds said when he was working on the show – who appears to hop back and forth on it.
Former World no 3 Foulds told The Sporting Life about the 900: Before I sign off, I do want to touch on the Snooker Legends 900 which I’ve been covering this week.
I must say, it’s been so enjoyable to be involved with and I think it’s been a big boost to the amateur game which has been struggling a little bit over the last few years.
We’ve had such a diverse group of players, from 79-year-old David Taylor to Jasmine Bolsover (22 from Woking), a very good female player who impressed.
Taylor did brilliantly to win a match and then played an opponent 60 years his junior in another match. In fact, that opponent was Alfie Lee (19), son of former professional Stephen Lee who many will remember as being a top player.
It’s an unconventional format, but there’s lots of interest in it and it has been great to be a part of.
— Snooker Legends (@Snookerlegends) November 8, 2022
Finally back home. So glad to be back in my own house with my own TV! Not least because my mummy has Virgin TV and not SKY so I haven’t been able to watch #the900 well I’m settled in ready and waiting for it tonight. Missed it. Holt or Devlin for me tonight 👍 pic.twitter.com/SRi2u43kRr
— Shelley Higgins 🎱 (@Shellhiggins147) November 2, 2022
With £6,000 per week in prize money “The 900” is the biggest thing to happen on Tv for Amateur Snooker in years.
It will see 25 nights of live snooker on Sporty Stuff TV broadcast Monday to Wednesday every night.
The eight weekly winners will then contest the Grand Final on November 16 in a one-off special.
All events will be staged in the Stephen Hendry Matchroom at the Crucible Club in Reading with a total prize fund in excess of £50,000.
The 900 also adds some spicey entertainment to it. Monday’s Halloween was well, spooky, and Lee Richardson continues to DAZZLE wiih those shirt combos.
This is exactly what amateur snooker has needed. An injection of fun, entertainment, and, of course, quality snooker drama…
- Week seven – Martin O’Donnell – 36
- Week six – Lenny Baker – 42
- Week five – Philip Williams – 55
Week four – Alfie Lee – 19
Week three – Andrew Higginson – 44
Week two – Aaron Canavan – 47
Week one – Andrew Norman – 42