Snooker Legends 900 TV Stages Begin Monday…
WEEK ONE of the fast and furious Snooker Legends 900 Season 2 begins on Monday as it kicks off 25 nights of dazzling amateur drama snooker over the next months.
Kicking off week one sees an array of stars from past, present and future parade the Crucible Club in Reading as the event founded by Jason Francis and Snooker Legends put amateur snooker on the map with a successful first season.
Monday’s stars include Barry Pinches, Tony Knowles, Irish senior star Michael Judge, Finland’s Robin Hull, 23-year-old talent Marcos Dayao and Jamie Curtis Barrett, as well as Josh Thomond.
Tuesday sees the introduction of the likes of talented Cuestars star Bradley Cowdroy et al.
Winners of the two days will then go into the Grand Finals on Wednesday.
Cowdroy, who has been interviewed on SnookerZone before wrote on Facebook: “Delighted to be part of the TV stages of the 900 made possible by Snooker Legends.Fantastic opportunity and very much looking forward to it.”
Other amateurs from the world of amateur snooker have been gearing up for the second season set to be a spell-bounding few weeks of excitement and drama.
Marcos Dayao wrote on Facebook after a thrilling display in the qualifiers: “I was thrilled in the first week of the 900 season 2 qualifiers as the draw wasn’t easy at all! Made 88 and 58 break to progress through to the main stage of the 900.
He added: “Let’s hope I can perform better in my second attempt in the TV stages.
Week 2 will see the 1986 World Snooker Champion and Eurosport commentator Joe Johnson in action leading another start-studdied line-up.
Hong Kong’s female snooker star Ng On Yee kicks off week 2 as more female stars pit their wits on the one-frame shootouts over the coming weeks.
Being hosted exclusively from the Crucible Sports & Social Club Reading, all matches take place in the Stephen Hendry Matchroom.
The Snooker Legends 900 was a new concept of the game, with a frame is 15 minutes in length, which is 900 seconds. A 20-second shot clock is in operation throughout. It proved to be fast and furious.
This new 15-minutes, one frame style event delivered a new and exciting chapter for amateur snooker players globally.
Entry to The 900 was £50. £2000 was up for grabs for the winner EACH WEEK. £6000 PRIZE POT every week.
96 Amateurs appeared on TV, from Sept 19th. £55,000 prize pot in total.
The action takes place LIVE on SKY 427 and Sporty Stuff TV.
Good luck to everyone performing in the second season TV stages and well done to everyone who entered the qualifiers and had a go.