Woking Snooker Centre to host two events by the close of 2021…#Joinus #WeAreWoking
Woking Snooker Centre is set to host two events by the close of 2021.
The Surrey-based club will at the end of October on Halloween weekend host the big LHC events by Paul Ives, which is a festival of snooker and the aim of LHC is to create more events for snooker in London and the Home Counties.
And, in December on the Sunday the 5th, Woking will be the host of Cuestars, run by qualified coaches John Hunter and Tim Dunkley.
Both have been interviewed here on SnookerZone.
Woking last hosted a Cuestars event in 2016.
The Under-21’s Cuestars sees some of the UK’s brightest juniors on a snooker table battle it out for Gold, silver and Bronze prizes in the events across the south of England.
Cuestars gives juniors a taste of competitive snooker in a friendly atmosphere, and teaches them the fundamentals of competitive snooker.
Have you seen the great art work going on at #WokingSnookerCentre ?— Chris G (@chrisgaynor2) August 29, 2021
There’s going to be more going up in the next weeks so head down and take a look 👀!
Oh, & why you’re there pick up a cue & play! #WeAreWoking #Surrey #Snooker pic.twitter.com/jUGF8uDwCO
The club, which was formed in the 1980s, has seen decades of changes in the snooker world.
It’s seen through its doors the likes of JIMMY WHITE, ALFIE BURDEN, now back on the tour, and a feast of other professionals and top amateurs.
Woking Snooker Centre Greatest Hits…Looking back on some great stuff that’s gone on through the years at Woking Snooker Centre!Click To Tweet
21 years go, the Women’s 2000 British Open was held at Woking. Kelly Fisher was triumphant in that event beating June Banks, 3 – 0 in the final.
It was also the venue for a World Women’s event in 2011 the UK Women’s Championship where Reanne Evans won that event and Maria Catalano, the then 29-year-old cousin of Ronnie O’Sullivan picked up silverware two years later in 2013 for the Connie Gough Memorial event!
Evans, some 10 years on, is now on the main tour alongside Hong Kong’s NG ON YEE.
Then you had some talented youngsters on the Under-21 tour in 2013 and then one of the landmark WDBS tournaments was staged there in 2016.
We covered that for a different website back then.
And there has also been a maxi there in competition in 2009 from the one and only pro Alfie Burden who joked he wished he’d bagged it at the Crucible because ‘you get 157,000 for it there’ he told another site at the time! Guess who that was against?
Just some of the highlights from the last ten years at the club.
Pictures of famous faces surround the walls of the club on each table, giving players that little inspiration to want to play better.
It’s hosted many tournaments in its 33-year span.
What’s coming up in future at WOKING SNOOKER CENTRE?
Excited about the new developments, is Woking Snooker Centre Club Manager, Peter Ruddick.
BENEFITS OF PLAYING AT WOKING SNOOKER?
- The club has 20 snooker tables, most with Strachan 6811 cloth fitted, and are maintained regularly by Peter Ruddick…
- A pleasant bar area for snacks and drinks…
- Plenty of FREE parking in the on-site Woking Snooker Centre car park for members AND visitors for tournaments.
- Woking is a member of the EPSB’s 147 Club scheme where it meets the EPSB’s minimum standards for playing snooker in a safe and pleasant environment…
- Coaching by Brian Cox, a top WPBSA qualified coach with more than 20 years of experience is available…
WATCH: AS PETER RUDDICK MAINTAINS THE TABLES AT WOKING SNOOKER CLUB – BELOW…
5 tips when brushing, blocking and ironing a snooker table:
- Always go from baulk to bottom when brushing, blocking and ironing…
- Never leave the iron on the table – or you’ll damage the cloth – you have to do it quickly.
- Make sure you brush hard and really work those muscles – it’s hard work!
- You can either do full strokes down the table or do it in sections, there’s no right or wrong way on that score.
- You’ll see a real sheen once it’s ironed…
It has one English pool table near the bar area of the club.
WHERE IS WOKING SNOOKER CENTRE SITUATED?
It is next to Woking Football Club and opposite the big Woking Leisure Centre on Kingfield Road.
If you’re up for a game of snooker in a friendly atmosphere or are interested in looking around the venue, then just pop in and Mr Ruddick will make you feel very welcome.
You can catch the all-day deal for £25 if you’re serious about playing snooker, or you can just pop in for a quick knock at individual prices.
WHO COACHES AT WOKING SNOOKER?
— Chris Lovell (@RealChrisLovell) January 17, 2017
REVIEWS OF WOKING SNOOKER CENTRE
HOW TO GET TO WOKING SNOOKER CENTRE?
- If you’re coming by train, then you need to head out of the train station to Woking Park, which is about a roughly ten-minute walk from the station.
- Through Woking Park, head to the Leisure Centre Car Park and then walk down that road down to where you’ll see the Football Stadium. Woking Snooker Centre is signposted outside Woking FC.