In 2023: Week 8 Preview of the 900…
WEEK 8 is the final week of TV qualifiers to see which final person will go into the Grand Finals on the 22nd of November and become the 2023 Snooker Legends 900 Champion.
Next week’s TV qualifier finale sees another Surrey Byfleet League hotshot Matt Ford take to TV, as Ford has played regularly in the Premier Division of the Byfleet League alongside other top stars from the Woking area, as well as the top Woking Snooker teams in the Premier League. And two in Division 1, namely Woking C and Woking B.
Wayne Townsend, 43, is on the Cuestars circuit, and, along with Cuestars founder John Hunter, who joins from Tuesday, these are three hotly tipped players to scoop week 8.
Similarly, like RYAN MEARS (who plays in Woking Snooker A in the Byfleet League, as well as World no 15 Jasmine Bolsover, who plays in Woking D both appeared in the 900 and did well) AND NIC BARROW in Week 7 could come through and scoop the final place for the Grand Finals later this month.
Townsend played in the 2023 QSchool and got to the last 32 in Event 2.
Here’s a story about John Hunter’s recent success on the Cuestars Masters Tour on the Cuestars website…
John Hunter made it two wins out of two on the Cuestars Masters Tour after “finally” beating Colin Norton.
The rankings leader from Andover extended his advantage in the second leg of the Snooker Hub-sponsored midweek series for players aged over 55.
He pocketed £70 in prize money following a 2-1 victory from 1-0 down over Norton in the final at Chandler’s Ford Snooker Club.
It was the first time Hunter had beaten his title rival in the knockout stage of a Masters event since he defeated debutant Norton in the final in Salisbury in September last year
Hunter said: “I managed to finally get a win over Colin!
“Thankfully, the changes I’ve made to my practice are working. I’m looking to score more from my chances.”
The 57-year-old lost the first frame but put together a break of 53 in the next to take some momentum into the decider, which he won comfortably.
Leg-one runner-up Phil Butler (Bournemouth) is in second place. Steve Allen (Southampton) and Norton are three points further back in joint third.
Frames Sports Bar, Coulsdon, hosts the third leg of nine on Wednesday, November 15.
Similarly, Frames Coulsdon will be hosting the Eden Women’s Masters for the World Women’s Snooker Tour and Woking has the Open Series Event this weekend on Saturday, November 4th. Entries are still open for the Woking event.
The 2023 Eden Women’s Masters has been open for entry and is set to run from 17-19 November at Frames Sports Bar in London, England.
Defending champion and current world number one Mink Nutcharut will be expected to return for the defence of the title that she won for the first time in 2022, with record six-time champion Reanne Evans, two-time winner Ng On Yee, who made a terrific century in the 900.
Already there’s 26 entries for the Coulsdon event, where the likes of Bolsover and Emma Parker, who has been fearless on the Exhibition Circuit who both played in the 900, and both made great performances in the event, are expected to make an appearance.
The MARQUEE PLAYER of the WWS Tour 12-times World Women’s Champion Reanne Evans is in the draw.
Last season’s Eden Women’s Masters saw just shy of 50 entries – 49.
2022 900 Champion Recap…
We’re getting ever so closer to finding out who will be crowned the 900 2023 Champion, but for a recap of 2022…
ANT PARSONS completed a perfect run-through in the 900 Snooker Legends with victory over Martin O’Donnell in the £10,000 Grand Final.
Parsons, a former English amateur champion, had won six from six on the way to the Week 6 crown to earn a place in the final then saw off Alfie Lee, Andrew Norman and ultimately O’Donnell to claim the inaugural title.
Norman fell short this time in season 2 of the 900.
THE 900 MARQUEE PLAYER OF WEEK 8…
JAYSON SHAW is the MARQUEE PLAYER of Week 8 and has a string of pool titles on his CV.
The 35-year-old is a Scottish pool player who currently won the 2023 Hanoi Open Pool Championship.
His nickname is EAGLE EYE.
HIS BEST SHOTS: WATCH VIDEO BELOW…
Catch the action on Monday on SKY 427 and Youtube SportyStuff TV.