Lenny Baker Claims Tuesday’s 900 Snooker…
LENNY BAKER came through Tuesday’s fast and furious 900 Snooker.
The 42-year-old from Folkstone, rolled on through a tough group to go into Wednesday’s final session, on at the usual time of 10PM on Sporty Stuff TV and online.
The highlight of Tuesday evening was the appearance of World Disability Snooker star David Church – representing the first disability snooker player to appear on TV in an amateur event.
Church, a two-time Disability Champion from Norwich, was buzzing on social media as he was about to compete down in Reading for the 900.
He tweeted beforehand…
900 soon! Can’t wait for this really excited to be giving an amazing opportunity live on tv as a disability player thankyou to my sponsors @MAMentoring & @PubliGenilGroup as always thankyou for being here to Matt also supporting me live on @tv_sporty from 10pm tonight 🚀 pic.twitter.com/1AClhSIdNb
— David Church (@triple_church) October 25, 2022
SnookerZone has interviewed in the past both Church and one of his sponsors, the sports coach Matt Andrews, who is well respected in snooker.
Matt Andrews tweeted…
Absolutely brilliant to see what @Snookerlegends has achieved first hand this evening with the 900, a great team too with @fouldsy147 @Rachelcasey11 @leetheshirt, @evans_reanne and everyone else on board. Providing a fantastic opportunity to all amature players. Hugely impressive https://t.co/ZkNfhn12AQ
— Matt Andrews (@MAMentoring) October 25, 2022
The 900 continues to give a wide variety of players the chance to compete on TV and gain experience of TV snooker conditions.
David Church wrote on Facebook…
Unbelievable Day yesterday Playing in the Snooker Legends 900. Thank you to Jason Francis for inviting me and making me feel so welcomed and for making me feel like a player and not being there cause I’m disabled but a good player, I think I did myself justice and played a good game but Lenny Baker was the better player , I wish him all the best great player great guy thankyou.
Going since September 19, the 900 has already provided drama, talking points, both on and off the table, as well as former professional Lee Richardson’s taste in unusual shirt combos.
The snooker has been tasty too!
Lenny Baker, going into the 900 was a 20/1 shot.
With £6,000 per week in prize money “The 900” is the biggest thing to happen on Tv for Amateur Snooker in years.
It will see 25 nights of live snooker on Sporty Stuff TV broadcast Monday to Wednesday every night.
The eight weekly winners will then contest the Grand Final on November 16 in a one-off special.
All events will be staged in the Stephen Hendry Matchroom at the Crucible Club in Reading with a total prize fund in excess of £50,000.
Weekly winners so far include…
- Week five – Philip Williams – 55
Week four – Alfie Lee – 19
Week three – Andrew Higginson – 44
Week two – Aaron Canavan – 47
Week one – Andrew Norman – 42
Who will be week six’s victor?