This was shared on Facebook three days ago . I’m late but, hey, I was a bit busy in Gloucester …
The number of countries involved in the ROKiT World Seniors Snooker Championship has just grown with the news today that Alex Crisan will become the first Romanian to officiate at the home of snooker.
Alex, 34 and from Bucharest, became a qualified referee in 2006 and has played a major role in the training of officials for the EBSA since 2014.
He started with World Snooker in 2011 at the Paul Hunter Classic in Furth. Last year he officiated the Romanian Masters Final between Ryan Day and Stuart Bingham.
He said “I like to dream big and Crucible is definitely the place to be for snooker. For me to get there, to have a chance to be the man in the middle, to be the first Romanian referee in the “Theatre of Dreams” and all that alongside snooker legends I’ve grown up with…it’s like living that dream!
Outside of Snooker Alex works as a sales agent for construction materials (bricks, concrete, cement etc), something completely opposite to the white gloves.
Alex will join Michaela Tabb and Leo Scullion. Tickets for the event can be found here… https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/events/snooker-seniors…
Alex is a great addition to the WSS ROKiT Tour. His success as a snooker referee has been a major booster for snooker in Romania. Good luck and enjoy Alex!