JOSH THOMOND got here by the thrills and spills of the primary week of newbie snooker’s quick and livid 900 on Wednesday – all smiles.
The 27-year-old newbie star of the sport got here up in opposition to one other rising star of the newbie scene in Marcos Dayao who had dazzled on the primary night time along with his steely John Higgins model break of 54 which has been the speak of the city on social media and nonetheless can be for some time.
But it surely was a nervy efficiency all the best way all through the finals night time for 23-year-old Dayao however he managed to battle by the nerves and seal a spot within the remaining .
With a tricky area of 8 gamers for the finals, there have been shocks galore because the favourites fell like flies and the primary participant to fall was Finland’s Robin Hull, tipped to win week one.
He got here up in opposition to outsider Aleix Melia from Spain, who confirmed he might play the sport and stated after his huge TV win that he liked watching Ronnie O’Sullivan along with his father to look at method however then he determined to hone his personal method.
In his semi-final, Melia made a terrific 39 break in opposition to Josh Thomond as Spain seeks to attempt to get extra snooker gamers concerned.
Wyly previous fox Tony Knowles, managed one other good run to the semi- finals proving that ageing expertise nonetheless cuts it.
Lee the Shirt Richardson commented in punditry, “it’s been an evening filled with shocks.”
Thomond scoops £1,500 and goes into the Grand Finals in November as week one ended with the thrills of a tense and shut ending to the ultimate.
Subsequent week leads with the 1986 World Champion Joe Johnson and Hong Kong’s feminine famous person NG On Yee and a number of different stars from previous, current, and future.
Season one recap
Former World Champions Dennis Taylor and Joe Johnson had been amongst a number of marquee names introduced for the brand new 900 Sequence which was proven dwell and completely on Sporty Stuff Television for 25 nights from from nineteenth September 2022.
Ant Parsons claimed the inaugural title final season.
Being hosted completely from the Crucible Sports activities & Social Membership Studying, all matches came about within the Stephen Hendry Matchroom.
The Snooker Legends 900 was a brand new idea of the sport, a body is quarter-hour in size, which is 900 seconds. A 20-second shot clock is in operation all through. It proved to be quick and livid.
This new 15-minutes, one body model occasion delivered a brand new and thrilling chapter for newbie snooker gamers globally.
Entry to The 900 was £50. £2000 was up for grabs for the winner EACH WEEK. £6000 PRIZE POT each week.
96 Amateurs appeared on TV, from Sept nineteenth. £55,000 prize pot in whole.