Pragnell Serves Up a 72 to Take Tuesday’s 900 Snooker…
Tenacious George Pragnell served up a fantastic 72 break to take Tuesday’s fast and furious amateur snooker night in the 900 as the 8 in form players go into finals night on Wednesday.
Week two has already seen a barrage of breaks from another star-studded line up of players, with Pragnell, Ng On Yee and also Joe Johnson rolling back the years.
1986 World Champion and legend Joe Johnson, a Eurosport commentator, and general snooker aficionado began the evening starting where he had left off on Monday with a run of 44 against Declan Levery to see himself into Wednesday.
Johnson had some useful advice for players in the 900 format and said, “you’ve just got to go out there and do the business and go for it when you get the chance.”
He added of being invited to the event, “It’s great to be here.”
There was disappointment for Paul Fedden of Bermuda, who barely got to show what he was capable of on the TV table, but there was also a mishap from World Seniors Champion Lee Walker who messed up a rest shot playing with the Mark Williams rest. Williams tweeted “what was that?”
Walker though, managed the semi-finals but said he hadn’t been playing snooker that much.
Another Welsh talent Patrick Whelan also shone on the night with a run of 51 – but the night belonged to Pragnell with that steely 72 in the final.
Billy Castle said in commentary “It’s brutal.”
Barry Pinches still has the highest break of the tournament with a century in week one.
Good luck to everyone playing on Wednesday.
You can watch the 900 on SportyStuff TV on Sky 427 and Freeview and the SportStuff YouTube live stream – you might get technical glitches though with the live stream or delays depending on what is going on.