Becoming Professional Snooker Player

Last weekend The Winchester was honoured to host two last Events of the World Snooker Challenge Tour 2019/20 where it was decided who would receive a professional tour card for the next two seasons. Eight more players would qualify for the play-off stage to compete for the second professional tour card.

There were players from all over the world in this tournament including Hong Kong, Japan, Ukraine, Belgium and Germany. Each Event was played for two days.

The first Event was won by a former professional Allan Taylor who also qualified for the play-off stage. Congratulations to Allan!

Allan Taylor, winner of the Challenge Tour Event 5

The Event 10 was won by another former professional snooker player, Adam Duffy. This result allowed Adam to also qualify for the play-offs. Congratulations to Adam!

Great shout out to Lukas Kleckers from germany who regained his professional tour card by finishing second in the rankings but because Ashley Hugill who came first had already got his pro tour card earlier this year, Lukas automatically qualified with his points. Massive congratulations to Lukas!

Our resident former professional Rory McLeod is also in the play-offs. Well done, Rory, and good luck at the tournament!

Our special thanks to the team of referees, Julian Bell and Marcel Eckardt, with a TD Brendan Moore. Great job!

Thanks to our team who made the Events run smooth and enjoyable and all the supporters who came to The Winchester to watch the players compete.

There are some photos from the last weekend here…

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