Aaron Canavan , from Jersey, was crowned Assetereum Seniors World Champion 2018 last night in front of a huge crowd at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.
He defeated Cao Kaisheng in the semi finals, in a black ball shootout decider, and then beat Patrick Wallace, a former professional and Crucible quarter finalist, in the Final. That match went the distance as well, 4-3 was the Final score.
Earlier Patrick Wallace had beaten Jonathan Bagley by 3-2 (black ball shootout)
Aaron takes home a healthy prize money (£10000 and 10000 Assetereum coins), the trophy and the title, AND, maybe more importantly, a fulfilled dream. In two weeks time (and a bit) he will be playing in the qualifying event for the main tour World Championship. Aaron has never played at professional level. He started playing snooker aged 7, and his talent was there for all to see. However, family circumstances and bereavement, put a stop to a potential career in snooker. It’s only when he was 26 that Aaron returned to the green baize, playing in Jersey and the Channel Islands.
Good luck for the future Aaron, and, who knows? See you at the Crucible come April? Nothing is impossible!