With not many tournaments for those talented up and coming prospects, that’s all about to change.
Introducing the new SnookerFans branded events!
Last weekend, the team at SnookerFans.co.uk launched their first in a long line designed to revive the amateur scene and spark a new wave of talent in the UK.
The first SnookerFans event started aptly being named Stars of the Future as ten of the best young talents in UK snooker pit their wits against each other on Saturday at one of snooker’s up and coming clubs in the new age – Dunstable Snooker Club, run by the humble host Suny Singh.
The event was split into two groups initially with round robins for these ten talents on show and the two winners of the groups qualified for the semi-finals and final.
On show were some youngsters who’ve played in EASB events, and Mark Allen’s stepson, Robbie Mcguigan, who’s been mentioned by the Pistol a few times in interviews with the former Masters Champion, was also on show
Allen supported the event and praised the work of SnookerFans and Dunstable for putting it on.
It’s going to be one of many…
Events like these give youngsters valuable match experience in friendly but competitive settings allowing them to hone their skills and thrive on what will be a tough scene when they get older and compete in mature events as adults.
Who knows, maybe one day the next Ronnie O’Sullivan or Judd Trump may emerge from the shadows?
The winner of the event was Harlow’s Alex Clenshaw, who also made an incredible ton – 111 as the high break.
The event was live-streamed on the SnookerFans Facebook page – so that fans across the globe could see emerging talent shining from UK shores.
Suny Singh, of Dunstable, said on Facebook after the event
“Well done to Alex Clenshaw for winning the first Stars of the Future competition.”
He added: “For the lads that didn’t quite make it, chin up, this will only make you improve and grow stronger.”
Finally, the team at SnookerFans added on their website:
“All in all it was a great day at the excellent Dunstable snooker club, It was great to see that we have some exciting players coming through on these shores and a massive thanks goes to Suny Singh and all his fantastic staff for their hospitality in holding this event.”
Report by Chris Gaynor