Top Snooker Ref’s Secret Celebrity Crush…

Top snooker referee Brendan Moore dreams of playing a role in the popular UK ITV soap Coronation Street.

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Swapping pulling out balls for pulling pints: Brendan Moore smiling behind the Gord’s bar for a day…(photo from Brendan Moore’s twitter)…

  

Moore, 49, who refereed his first World final in 2014 between Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Selby, is an avid fan of Manchester’s cobbles and said he would love to star alongside the attractive Jane Danson, who played Leanne Battersby, and act alongside her as her love interest.   

As well as a passion for the soaps, Moore is also a keen snooker player himself as well as referee and Captains his local Sheffield team with a high break of 63 so far.  

He said: I started playing snooker when I was about 5 years old, my parents bought me my first table for Christmas. My highest break still stands at only 63, I made that 10 years ago.” 

Moore, Sheffield born and bred, said he was elated when he ventured out in 2014 to referee his first World final.

Top snooker referee Brendan Moore dreams of playing a role in the popular UK ITV soap Coronation Street.

Moore, 44, who refereed his first World final in 2014 between Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Selby, is an avid fan of Manchester’s cobbles and said he would love to star alongside the attractive Jane Danson, who plays Leanne Battersby, and act alongside her as her love interest.

As well as a passion for the soaps, Moore is also a keen snooker player himself as well as referee and Captains his local Sheffield team with a high break of 63 so far.

He said: I started playing snooker when I was about 5 years old, my parents bought me my first table for Christmas. My highest break still stands at only 63, I made that 10 years ago.”

Moore, Sheffield born and bred, said he was elated when he ventured out in 2014 to referee his first World final

He added: “It was the best feeling I’ve ever had related to work. The buzz I had when I walked onto the Crucible floor that Sunday afternoon was amazing. My family and my best friends were in the audience. It was an awesome experience.”

He was told about four weeks before he said, when he was in the PTC Grand Finals in Preston that he would be refereeing snooker’s top final.

As Sheffield is the Home of Snooker, Moore never thinks about the game he loves moving away from the Crucible Theatre, which has staged the World Championships since 1977.

He added: “My favourite place I’ve been with snooker is Australia, I love Melbourne. My favourite venue outside the UK would have to be in Shanghai, the venue is great.”

Moore remembers his longest match he had to referee.

He said: “My first ever World Championship Qualifying game was in Prestatyn and was my longest. It finished 10-8 and lasted about 14 hours. The morning session was 11am till 4pm and the evening session started at 5pm and finished at 2am.”

The ref said he was a bit of a traditionalist when it came to snooker and wasn’t a big fan of a shot-clock, which has been something that some players have wanted to introduce more onto the circuit other than the Shootout.

Moore also said he didn’t want the attire to change, either.

Outside of the game, he likes to play golf and crown green bowling.

 

 

 

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