CRAIG STEADMAN got here via an motion packed opening evening of the start of Week Two of novice snooker’s quick and livid 900 on Monday.
It was a feast of high-quality snooker with cupcakes handed across the studio watching a buffet of nice break-building underneath the 20 second shot clock.
Up first was Aidan Murphy v George Pragnell, and it was Aidan Murphy’s first debut on TV, however the younger star, after some beautiful security play, then bought into kickstart an evening of high quality breaks with a 61 to win the opening match of the evening.
Murphy informed Rachel Casey and the crew after: “I simply felt actually nervous. I’ve by no means felt like that earlier than.”
However he loved the expertise.
Match two noticed the return of the 1986 World Champion and legend Joe Johnson, who appeared in nice type rolling again the years together with his lengthy potting and he managed a powerful 46 run, but it surely wasn’t sufficient for him to take the second match because the rapper Peter Devlin, who made additionally a 33 break managed to see out the match on the finish.
Devlin was loving the 900 format and stated after: “You get all of the drama of the Shootout snooker, with all of the errors and mishaps.”
Steadman, who had simply grow to be a father once more, was the speak of the evening together with his tip, which was paraded on TV as he likes a little bit of overhang on his tip and had been taking part in with it like that for months.
He stated: “I’m not into all these fancy suggestions, I simply stick on an elk grasp.”
He noticed off English Newbie Champion, Ben Hancorn, whom SnookerZone has interviewed with a 30 odd break.
World Ladies’s Snooker star Ng On Yee (pictured) entered the fray this week and appeared in nice trend as she demonstrated the depth and power of the ladies’s sport on the high and led the present with a 43 break. It was sufficient to see off Paul Deaville and go into the semi~finals.
She informed her tour mate the 12 instances World and UK champion Reanne Evans that she loved the travelling round taking part in occasions, while dwelling in Hong Kong, and was planning to play within the subsequent occasion in Australia.
within the semi-final, Peter Devlin made runs of 59 and 33 to bagel Aidan Murphy as 4 new faces will enter Tuesday’s draw.
Steadman performed On Yee within the different semi, and though On Yee made a 30 and 28, Steadman was too sturdy in the long run within the body and met Devlin within the last.
He informed the crew after his win that he was nonetheless hoping to get again on tour and to play in occasions just like the 900.
Good luck to the 4 new faces who play Tuesday.