Snooker Stars to Star in New 2022 Pairs Cup…

Snooker Stars to Star in New 2022 Pairs Cup…

MARK SELBY and GARETH POTTS will return for the second edition of the Eative Ultimate Pool Pairs Cup – it has been confirmed. 

Last season’s dynamic duo made quite a splash in the inaugural edition as the four-time World Snooker Champion and his brother-in-law won their first round of matches, ending in a famous and dramatic three-way six-reds shootout.

However, due to personal issues off the table, the pair had to withdraw from the competition in the later rounds to the disappointment of snooker/pool fans.

But they’re back this time around for more thrills and spills in week 9 of the event, sponsored by Eative.

Selby, however, is not the only snooker player who will be looking to make a splash in this edition of the comp as former snooker pro-Jamie Burnett will pair up with fellow Scotsman Scott Gillespie.

Burnett, now 46, was the first player to make a break in snooker over 147, when he made a 148 in the qualifying rounds of the 2004 World Snooker Championship.

Burnett ceased being a pro in 2017 and was a pro from 1992.

The Jester from Leicester Selby, as he is nicknamed in snooker circles, is the only player to have won a World Snooker and World Pool title. He won the World Pool Championship back in 2006.

Once again, the world’s top 8-Ball pool stars will partner up for Pairs Cup glory as 64 two-player teams aim to run the unique 21-week gauntlet.

Shaun Chipperfield & Karl Sutton won the inaugural edition of the Pairs Cup back in January when they ousted Declan Brennan & Ronan McCarthy via a dramatic 6-red shootout in the final.

The duo will begin their title defence against Zac Cooper & Lee Hammersley, Matt Barcock & Wayne Gardner and Andy Barker & Kev Sutton.

The action gets underway on Monday nights, but sadly will not be available on Freesports in the UK.

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