Crucible debutant Andrew Pagett is the latest top snooker player to give an interview here on ryan147.com
Currently ranked 71st in the provisional rankings, Pagett defeated Zhang Anda, Bjorn Haneveer, Nigel Bond and Andrew Higginson to book his place at the Crucible for the first time in his career. The Welshman will now face Jamie Cope in his first ever match at the final stages of a ranking event.
Click below to find out his thoughts on playing at the Crucible, playing in front of the cameras, the new ranking system and more…
After a day off from the snooker the previous day, we were back again on Sunday. It was probably the best day of the championship for me so far, as I met two former world champions and watched four of the worlds best ever players play.
On Saturday 17th April 2010 I went to the Crucible Theatre for the opening day of the 2010 Betfred.com World Championship. I had a wonderful day, watching two world champions play,and meeting three players involved in the championships plus it was lovely sunny weather too!
On Friday 16th April 2010 I went to the crucible theatre to see the final preperations for the 2010 Championships which begin tommorrow. While there I met Stephen Hendry and held the World Snooker trophy. Over the next two weeks you can follow my story of the championship here.
Mark Allen is the latest snooker star to be interviewed on ryan147.com . I would like to thank Mark for taking the time to answer my questions this week with the World Championships just one month away.
Irishman Mark Allen burst onto the scene by winning the 2005 World Amateur Championship. After a promising amateur career, Mark got onto the main tour for the 2005/06 season and by the time the 2008/09 season arrived he was already in the elite top 16.
Mark has been quite successful in the world championships. In 2007 he qualified but lost to Ken Doherty in round 1, then in 2008 he pushed Stephen Hendry all the way but once again lost in the first round. Finally in 2009 he reached the semi finals, beating Ronnie O’Sullivan along the way before losing to eventual winner John Higgins.
Mark Allen won his first professional tournament in 2009, winning the Jiangsu Classic beating Ding Junhui 6-0 in the final. Despite this win Allen is yet to win a ranking event however at the age of 24 he still has plenty of time.