Phillip Williams is Week 5 Victor of the 900 Snooker…

Phillip Williams is Week 5 Victor of the 900 Snooker…

FORMER PROFESSIONAL Phillip Williams came out on top on the third day of Week Five in the fast and furious 900 Snooker.

The 55-year-old Welshman came through a tough field again, as has been the case for the past five weeks, but came out on top against Irish Legend Patsy Fagan in the final.

The week started with recently retired professional and long-standing snooker grandee Nigel Bond predicted as top favourite to take week five.

But, as has been the case all along in this event, which is the amateur version of the World Professional event the Snooker Shootout, you just never know what’s going to happen.

In this case, it was English Amateur Champion Jamie Curtis Barratt who came through on Monday’s line-up, and then, on Tuesday, Lee Martin, fourth favourite on Sporty stuff TV came through.

But Wednesday’s showdown between the 71-year-old Irish legend and former UK champion Fagan, saw Williams shine through.

Last week saw drama with Woking’s Jasmine Bolsover, 22, creating high drama in the early rounds, taking the Canadian Vito Puopolo all the way to a blue ball shootout. Then, 19-year-old Alfie Lee, Stephen Lee’s son scooped week four.

Here are the past winners of the 900 snooker so far…

  • 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

As you can see, four out of the five winners so far are over the age of 40!

The 900 Snooker continues to showcase the best of the amateur scene there is, mixing youth and experience together, whilst adding entertainment and thrills into the mix.

And, in the commentary seat, was none other than a Captain – Ali Carter…


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