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This actually is not about the World Senior Tour, it’s not even about snooker, but it’s about a Legend in the world of billiards sports… and I couldn’t resist sharing this.
Why? Because it’s about a very, very “senior” player, a Legend of billiards, who proves once again that as long you have the hunger and the passion, age is just a number and dreams do come true.
Do you know Raymond Ceulemans? Ridder (Knight) Raymond Ceulemans from Belgium has won 35 World Championship titles (23 in three-cushion and 12 in other various carom disciplines), 48 European titles (23 in three-cushion) and 61 national titles. He will turn 81 on July 12, in about three weeks from now, and, you know what? He just won yet another tournament, the “Trophy of the Legends”, last week-end!
So if you are in your forthies, you have plenty of time ahead of you to dream, play and win!
And this was the score
Now if you have no clue about three-cushion, here is a “crash course” about it, on wikipedia.
It’s a very, very skillful game, believe me. A High Run of 10 in a match isn’t at all common, an average of 1.379 is excellent, it’s at the level of very good “main tour” players.
If you’ve never watched this game, here is a short (by 3-cushion standards!) video shared by Marco Zanetti, one of the best players in the World, and certainly one of the most creative in the field.
And this is slightly longer, showing Raymond in action in Chicago , 20 years ago
I hope you enjoy them…
Then this Press Release by Jason Francis today is a “must read” … and act!
Snooker Legends and award winning restaurant Winteringham Fields team up for the Assetereum World Seniors Snooker Championships
Snooker Legends have partnered with award-winning BBC chef Colin McGurran and his Winteringham Fields restaurant for the 2018 Assetereum World Seniors Championships, held at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe between the 20th and 24th March 2018. Eight snooker legends, including Stephen Hendry, Dennis Taylor, Joe Johnson, John Parrott and Cliff Thorburn, will battle it out for the title and £10,000 prize.
Visitors to Scunthorpe for the championships can also enjoy offers on meals and accommodation at Winteringham Fields, including the chance to share a private dining room with two legends of snooker, and get a one-hour masterclass, with champagne, at the venue after the dining experience.
Colin McGurran, who will be preparing the lunch and evening menus, said:
“I’m really looking forward to the day. I’m a huge fan of the game, and I can’t wait to meet, let alone serve, some of the biggest legends in snooker.
“My approach on the day will be simple: expect the unexpected. Tastes you’ve never come across, combinations you’d never dream of: we will make it real.”
Winteringham is also offering all Snooker Legends fans 20% off their evening meal and 50% off their room rate.
To book a meal and masterclass with Snooker Legends, please email Jason@snookerlegends.co.uk for prices and availability.
To dine and stay at Winteringham Fields, please go to www.winteringhamfields.co.uk
Or call 01784733096 quoting ‘Snooker Legends Deal’Snooker Legends
For all snooker fans and players who supported the Seniors Tour in 2017, here is a message from Jason Francis ahead of 2018:
You dared to dream, but buckle up as the dream is going to get bigger!
And remember this is the best way to start 2018, in the “bear pit” of snooker !