Harvey Chandler Scoops Week Three of the 900…
FORMER Tour professional Harvey Chandler scooped the finals night of week three of the fast and furious 900 amateur snooker in Reading on Wednesday.
The favourite for the week, Chandler, 28, has had plenty of experience on both the amateur and professional scene, and was described by Lee the Shirt Richardson as “easy on the eye” to watch – as the Englishman knocked in steely breaks of 63 and 37 in the final frame to go into the Grand Finals in a few week’s time for a chance to pocket a £10,000 first prize pot, the biggest in amateur snooker.
He defeated the Welsh Amateur Champion Elfed Evans in the final.
Teenage talent Robbie McGuigan, 19, was also the star of week three of the 900 and knocked in a fantastic 50 odd break in his quarter-final but it was the favourite Chandler who eventually came through in dazzling fashion to win the night.
Week four of the 900 also looks a juicy week as Michael The Hitman Holt enters the fray alongside another legend Patsy Fagan.
Dennis Taylor said of the 900 after being involved in the commentary and playing this week: “What a brilliant event the 900, it’s brilliant for the game.”
He added: Harvey was just a bit too good for them all.”
Chandler may well be a hot favourite to come through and win the whole event as season 2 will now cheer in a new overall winner as Ant Parsons’s reign came to an end on week three.
Lee the shirt Richardson added “it’s brutal, as did Billy Castle, in commentary.
The 900 sees a mixture of top amateurs, former professionals and up and coming talents from all areas of the globe and is the biggest thing to come out of the amateur scene since Pot Black.
With its mixture of drama, excitement and tension, you cannot take your eyes off the action and expect the unexpected.
Well played to everyone who competed in week three and good luck to those who will play in week four.