Alfie Lee Does a Double in the 900 Snooker…

Alfie Lee Does a Double in the 900 Snooker…

STEPHEN LEE’S SON Alfie Lee has scooped a double win this week in the fast and furious Snooker Legends 900 – amateur snooker’s version of the World Professional event – the Snooker Shootout.

Lee, 19, claimed Tuesday and Wednesday’s title to book his place in the Grand Finals in November.

He told the 900 presenters, Neal Foulds and Rachel Casey after: “I’ve always known that I’ve got tremendous amounts of self-belief & a lot of character. ‘I’ve got a tremendous practice partner in my dad. When I come to tournaments, I do fancy myself. At tournaments, some people fear the last name & I don’t.’

His Dad, Stephen Lee, regarded as one of the best players in the World when he was on the circuit, has refused to rule out a snooker comeback after his lengthy ban ends in 2024 in under two years’ time.

The former world number 5 still has two years remaining on his unprecedented 12-year ban from the sport, which is set to end on his 50th birthday.

After initially being suspended in 2012 amid a cloud of suspicion, Lee was eventually found guilty of match-fixing in 2014 after an investigation.

When asked about a comeback to newspaper reporters, Lee retorted…

“I must get asked this weekly, daily, minutely,” Stephen Lee said on the possibility of a comeback, as reported by Hector Nunns for The Mirror.

“I would like to say no, but I am still capable of playing. Let’s see what happens in two years. It’s not a no, and not a yes.”

“We can only just see what happens in a couple of years’ time. I have some exciting things coming up, and I’m also getting older.

Son Alfie is regarded as a hot tip to progress to the professional level – especially with having his father in toe to offer advice and support.

Former World No 3 Neal Foulds commented that Alfie reminded him of a young Ronnie O’Sullivan, but it wasn’t a specific comparison.

The Snooker Legends 900 event has already had four weeks of showcasing a mixture of fine young talent from all parts of the amateur scene, including the likes of the female tour with Emma Parker and Jasmine Bolsover providing intense drama during the events.

Not only that, but there has also been something for everyone in the events, with older snooker fans being able to reminisce on the players of yesteryear, including this week, the likes of the Silver Fox David Taylor, aged 79.

Next week, fans see in action the man nicknamed The Man with the Golden Cue, Nigel Bond, who recently retired from the World Professional Tour.


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