Quite a banter … if you can understand Colin Murray 😉
Caernarfon snooker player Pete Roscoe has enjoyed many highlights in his career, but beating a world champion surely ranks as one of the very best.
Wales international Roscoe was the only local to defeat the great Ronnie O’Sullivan when The Rocket performed at an exhibition night at Beaumaris Leisure Centre last week.
Roscoe made a break of 38 as he outpointed the five-time world champion 63-17.
“It was a lovely feeling to beat a great of the game even if it was only one frame,” said the Caernarfon man.
“Not everyone can boast a 100 per cent record against The Rocket!”
Roscoe is currently part of a two-man Welsh team with Wayne Morgan that lifted the European Masters team title in Romania in 2014.
The pair successfully defended the crown in Malta in March.
Roscoe has been a Welsh international for 20 years. He has won a host of titles and competes in the Bangor and District League.
On the night O’Sullivan reeled off five century breaks in eight frames.
Among the locals to play him were former Wales and Swansea City midfielder Owain Tudur Jones.
A total of 240 people attended the evening.
And, as himself said, it was not the only frame Ronnie lost on last week exhibition tour, although this one was for charity
Snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan, recently delighted crowds with two nights of snooker at The Raven Hotel, Prees Heath, near Whitchurch, but played the final frame of the evening to raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance. The exclusive exhibitions saw the five times World Champion, play eight frames against a variety of players from aged 8 to 58, winning seven of the matches, with only Mike Dubicki, joint owner of The Raven beating him! However, the final frame was given up to auction, with the money being donated to the Midlands Air Ambulance. The frame was won by Martin Jones, from Wrexham, who paid £400 for the chance to play against The Rocket. Martin said: “To come and watch Ronnie play snooker was a great entertaining night, the chance to play him was fantastic, a once in a life time opportunity. I really enjoyed the challenge, although there was no chance of a win, against this very talented gentleman!” The crowd were treated to a fantastic display by the professional throughout the events, which were compered by John Virgo, and presided over by referee Michaela Tabb, and were thrilled when he also signed autographs and posed for photographs. Mike Dubicki said: “To get a break against Ronnie, of 45, was awesome, then manage to beat him – was surreal! I had a grin bigger than a Cheshire cat, but was shaking the whole way through the match!”