2021 Welsh Open

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Jordan Brown caused one of the biggest shocks in snooker history when beating Ronnie O’Sullivan 9-8 to win the 2021 Welsh Open.

The World no 81 was unfazed coming into the final on the Sunday, having beaten Mark Selby in the quarterfinals and Stephen McGuire in the semi-finals. O’Sullivan fluked a red at the start of the 17th frame, but he did not drop on a colour and after attempting to force a long blue, he left the table for Brown.

The 33-year-old would likely have been a bag of nerves, but he did not show any outward emotion as he compiled a break of 74 to become the lowest-ranked player to win a ranking event since Dave Harold – then 91 in the world – won the Asian Open in 1993.

 

Snooker & COVID-19

Currently at the moment South Africa is at Level 1, with some restrictions still in place.

https://www.gov.za/covid-19/about/coronavirus-covid-19-alert-level-1#

Wanderers Snooker Club is slowly getting back to its usual self with players now visiting and making use of the snooker room.

WSC Club chairman Mike Hines “With the way things are at the moment, we hope to see a better snooker year and hope we can host a few tournaments, hopefully)

On the national front Wanderers Snooker Clubs very own Faraad James has been appointed as the South African Confederation of Cue Sports President.

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Faraad James is also the Chairman of Central Gauteng Snooker Association, we wish him well in his new post.

Pro Snooker Qualifier and Tournament 2021

The Pro Snooker Circuit established at the beginning of 2020, is hoping to kick of in May 2021, this dependant, on Governments relaxing of Sports Restrictions, Cuban Moodley CEO of Pro-Snooker South Africa confirmed that there will be qualifiers been held for the 2nd leg of the Pro Snooker Circuit to be held in May, in Durban at Q Masters.

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Coaching at the Wanderers

The Wanderers Snooker Club has the distinction of not only being the best snooker venue in the country, it also holds the enviable distinction in that Wanderers Snooker Club Chairman Mike Hines is a qualified Snooker Coach, and Wanderers Snooker Club Captain Rafique Limbada is the South African Confederation of Cue Sports Head Coach. So if anyone wants to improve their snooker skills, contact Mike or Rafique to set up your coaching session.

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Rafique Limbada, Faraad James, Mike Hines