Dennis Taylor Recounts his First Time TV Experience…
1985 World Champion Dennis Taylor recounted his memory of the first time he played on TV as he appeared as a pundit for Tuesday’s fast and furious amateur snooker event the 900.
The legend, who rolled back the years on Monday’s edition of season two week three, will appear in Wednesday’s finals night, but was on duty to give his Verdict on Tuesday’s action.
He recounted to Rachel Casey and team about the first time he had played on TV and it was in the Pot Black tournament in 1975 where he played the great John Pullman, and after the match he said that he got to meet the great Joe Davis who gave him an interview.
“I spoke to the legend, Joe Davis,” he said.
In Tuesday’s 900, it was a mixture of youth and experience as fans saw the teenager Robbie Mcguigan show what he could do on the billiard table where he managed to get to the final. mcguigan is a young prospect in the game who has been took under his wing by the top snooker player Mark Allen and said he has been giving him some vital experience on how to cope with all aspects of the game.
Qualifier Marc Shaw also managed to get to the final this week as they go into Wednesday’s tough draw.
World Women’s Snooker player Chucky Preston, 35, also a talented women’s player from Northern Ireland, put on a gritty performance against Aidan Owens in the quarter-finals and but for a piece of bad luck on a long pot, where she could have won, she went in off and gave Owens, the owner of Pot black, Clacton, the chance to seal the match and go through.
Good luck to the 8 players who made it through to Wednesday and have the chance to progress to the Grand Finals in a few weeks time, with the chance to pocket a £10,000 prize pot.