Mark Williams, who won the World Seniors Championship in 2015, at only 39 – and has been teased for it endlessly since – is doing a charity exhibition in Cleethorpes, on April 12, 2019. This was brought to my attention by Nigel Coton, a player competing on both the Disability Snooker Tour and the Seniors Snooker Tour. Thank you Nigel!
Here is the information available in the press
Mark Williams at Beachcomber, Cleethorpes
April 12 @ 7:30 pm
£25 – £45
Food available on the night and a great selection of beers, wines and soft drinks.
All proceeds go to health tree foundation trust and special baby care unit.
Mark will play 12 frames on the night. (Local players.)
Snooker competition will be held at Ray Edmonds snooker centre on dates to be arranged. £10 entry. Winners will play a frame on the night.
Name cards on going to raise funds.
Nigel was able to give me a bit more information.
As mentioned, the exhibition is in support of the Health Tree Foundation . It is organised by Jamie Barrett, a former pro, who sadly lost his wife 3 years ago far too young. Jamie is from Grimsby, only a couple of miles away from Cleethorpes.
Here is an interview with Jamie, ahead of the 2016 UK Championship
As explained above, “Willo” will take on 12 “local” players, including Nigel Coton himself. Nigel can only play with one hand and will (try to) challenge Mark Williams to play him one-handed as well. This is something Mark occasionally does even in ranking events, although only for the odd shot. Here is a recent example.
Hopefully Willo will accept the challenge. Should be great!!!
If you have the opportunity, get yourself there, have fun and support a good cause!