In 2023: Pinhey Scoops Day 2 of Week 7 of the 900…

In 2023: Pinhey Scoops Day 2 of Week 7 of the 900…

HAYDON PINHEY scooped Day 2 of Week 7 of the fast and furious amateur snooker event the 900 on Tuesday’s edition – which was a battle of the coaches.

The 27-year-old, who has played in a few professional events, including the recent Northern Ireland Open and European Masters, managed to defeat the Youtube snooker influencer Nic Barrow in the final.

Barrow, one of the top coaches in snooker, and a global superstar, showed his brilliance and composure – especially against his fellow coach and World Seniors regular the London Coach Gary Filtness in the first round, famous for the Blade Cue training.

Neal Foulds, said that Barrow had a great technique in his game, borne out by his years and years of knowledge and experimentation with the technical side of the game, as well as the mental side.

However, it was Pinhey who had the badge of first place in the event as both Barrow, Stark, Pinhey will join Day 1 winner Ryan Mears into Wednesday’s Finals night of Week 7.

Former World Women’s no 1 Naria Catalano flies the flag for the World Women’s tour in week 7 on Finals night on Wednesday against Nic Barrow.

Off the table, it was a spooky Halloween set-up as the 900 saw in for the second time, a Halloween special with all the costumes, as Lee the Shirt Richardson ditched the light-coloured shirts for the spooky ghoul look.

David Church, who won the World Disability Championship in Germany, and played Barry Stark in the 900, said this on Facebook: “Great night in the 900. Lost to Barry Stark – didn’t do a lot wrong, broke off well, and then, yeah.

He added: “Thanks to Jason Francis for holding the best amateur snooker event we’ve seen and for the invite again! Hopefully, this gets a season 3 and we see more diversity in snooker and getting a crack to play on TV.”

“Next up for me is the World Disability Games in Thailand”

Although there were no interruptions on the technical side in terms of images on the SportyStuff TV Youtube channel this time, the sound went down for a while so fans could not hear the commentary from the pundits.

Good luck to everyone competing in the Finals night of Week 7 and Ryan Mears who has a lot of friends down at Woking Snooker Centre and many other places – including SnookerZone writer and Woking member Chris Gaynor.


Chris Gaynor

Chris Gaynor is a writer with 10 years' experience writing for the web. He loves snooker, CSI and loves cycling off tiramisu!