Former professional snooker player Anthony Davies from Barry has been drawn against TV and Radio personality Andy Goldstein MBE in The Snooker Legends World Seniors Championship.
Draw just made for the @Snookerlegends World Seniors qualifiers…Who’s this Anthony Davies then? He stands in my way of a last 32 place!
— Andy Goldstein MBE (@andygoldstein05) February 12, 2017
Anthony who reached a world ranking of #26 whilst professional will play the former Soccer AM presenter in the last 64 of this years competition on Saturday at 2:30pm in Newbury, Berkshire. Anthony retired from professional snooker in 2006 after a long career which included reaching the Quarter finals of the European Open in 2006 and the last 16 of the World Championship in 2002. He has been a Welsh national snooker coach and WSA coach since 1998.
Competing at Snooker World Seniors Championships are some of the biggest names in snooker of years past including Stephen Hendry, Cliff Thorburn, John Parrot and Dennis Taylor amongst a host of other former pro’s. The winner of the competition will receive £10,000 in prize money plus a place in the 2017 BetFred World Professional Snooker Championship.
We managed to get a few words from Anthony:
Your opponent in the upcoming seniors is more known as a TV and Radio presenter, do you know anything about his snooker capabilities?
“Not sure how good Andy is.”
How can people keep up to date with your progress in the competition?
“The Snooker Legends website will post results at www.snookerlegends.co.uk ”
Any advice to anyone local young or older looking to take up snooker?
“Buy a cue and have lessons is my tip. No punn intended.”