The article below was the preview to the event. However, following a very unusual “rain stopped play” situation which caused the event to be abandoned, we are now waiting for a decision as to what happens next.
The next leg of the tour will be over the weekend of 2-3 November and will take place at The Castle Snooker and Sports Bar in Brighton
For each event the winner will receive £2000 with £1000 for the runner up. But the top prize is a 2-year main tour card for the top ranked player after the 10 events, and the next eight players in the rankings will go into a play-off event, with the winner of that event to receive the second tour card.
After this event we will of course be at the halfway stage and starting to take a more serious look at the contenders.
Current leader, Andrew Pagett, will be looking to build on his lead over the chasing pack which is headed by the in form Ashley Hugill. Hugill won Event 4 and hit a 147 in Event 3 at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds. This Event sees the top two in different halves of the draw – could it be a final clash?
You can’t help but notice the progress young Robbie McGuigan is making but his first round draw against Rory McLeod is tough to say the least.
There’s a full complement of 64 for this one and wherever you look in the draw there are some heavyweight clashes.
Is this tour living up to its billing of a secondary tour? It’s heading that way for me.
Snooker.org provides an ongoing ranking table for the Challenge Tour