In 2023: Lookback & Week 6 & 7 Preview of the 900…

In 2023: Lookback & Week 6 & 7 Preview of the 900…

The 900 Continues to Dominate the Amateur Snooker Agenda…

AFTER FIVE CRACKING WEEKS of fast and furious amateur snooker where there’s been an array of drama, entertainment, and, of course, Lee The Shirt Richardson’s shirts, the 900 enters week six, which, may well be one of the best weeks of the entire event.

Week six is set to bring on some of the former top professional snooker players in the form of Tony The Tornado Drago, Nigel Bond the 1996 British Open winner, and Rory McLeod Ruhr Open winner, and not forgetting the World no 7 star of the World Women’s Snooker Tour Emma Parker.

Parker, 24, will play Rory McLeod in what is set to be one of the best clashes of the week, as Rory McLeod is a former Crucible appearance player and even beat Judd Trump in the first round of the event causing an upset one year.


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The World Women’s Snooker Tour player Parker has been fearless on the Exhibition circuit, playing top pros and amateurs and also DAZZLING the crowds honing new skills,  and also recently won the WACKO event 1, a new set of events for amateur women’s snooker set-up by Chrissy Allwood on the Tour, and has also appeared on TV in the Snooker Shootout in 2019.

The Winchester Women’s Open is set to return to Leicester in the next few days for Event Three.

Tony Drago is set to start the line-up and play Brendan O’Donoghue, whose last outing, according to Cuetracker, was in the 2016 World Championship, and he lost to David Grace 10 – 5.

Drago, of course, is famous for making a ton in just over three minutes in the 96 UK Championship, against John Higgins.

Qualifier Neil Craycraft will play Cuestars regular player and winner Dharminder Lilly, who is also a 100 break player on the amateur Cuestars tour.

Lee the Shirt Richardson has made snooker watchable each week to see what shirt he’s got on like the ones in this shopping window in Woking town centre mall in the shop  Red…



SHORT LOOK BACK AT THE WEEK’S 1 – 5 of the 900…

The 900 all began in week one with the drama of Marcos Dayao’s John HIggins’ like clearance, and also Barry Pinches christening the event with a century – before that was beaten by Hong Kong star Ng On Yee knocking in a steely 108, before the Shootout winner Michael Holt knocked in a 109.

Mary Talbot Deegan reached a semi-final in week five.

Woking star Jasmine Bolsover, whose made a 147 in practice, narrowly missed out on reaching a semi-final in week five and had two unlucky days of play in the 900 but it was a gutsy performance by the World no 15.

Legends Dennis Taylor and Joe Johnson rolled back the years, and the surprise winner of week five was Andy Lavin, despite it being the favourite Billy Castle tipped to win on his home turf.

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NG ON YEE made a 108 in the recent Snooker Legends 900 on TV

Finally, Nigel Bond, the Man with the Golden Cue, will face the former World Seniors Champion Aaron Canavan.

Expect the unexpected each week.


As we enter the penultimate week of the 900, week seven is set to bring on the coaches of this great game.

Featuring, the SnookerGym coach Nic Barrow, and Barry Stark, who both have successful Youtube channels.

Gary Filtness, the London Coach is also in the action.

Ryan Mears, a snooker and billiard jetsetter, whom we’ve interviewed on this website as a lot of top coaches, who has a multitude of amateur titles, and who also coaches, also came through the qualifiers to play in the 900, and previous winner of the week in season 1 Andrew Norman, a coach and a twice English Amateur finalist, is also in action. He appeared in the 2018 English Amateur Championship at Gloucester and lost out to Joe O’Connor now a seasoned professional.

Ronnie O’Sullivan’s cousin, the World Women’s World no 13, Maria Catalano flies the flag for the women in the event in week seven.


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Chris Gaynor

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