147 Attempts … and a few questions

Ronnie was with Eurosport UK today, doing some filming ahead of the home nations series


… and attempting to make a 147 live on FB and answering a few questions.

Here is the video shared  by ES UK on FB

Despite not succeeding, Ronnie is confident that his game is in good shape. Regarding his concerns regarding the future of the game in the UK and Europe, one can only agree as yet another tournament has been won by a 40+ last week in Thailand

Mark Williams won the Sangsom Six Red World Championship for the first time by beating local favourite Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 8-2 in the final in Bangkok.

World number 17 Williams dominated the final against Thailand’s Un-Nooh to take the top prize of 3.5 million Baht (around £81,000).

It’s a first title for Welshman Williams since he won the World Seniors Championship in 2015.

Un-Nooh, who won this invitational title in front of his home crowd two years ago, started well with a break of 71 to take the opening frame, and was tied 2-2 after four frames. But two-time World Champion Williams then took control and won the last six frames with a top break of 50, restricting his opponent to just 30 points in that spell.

“When I came here I didn’t have any great hopes of winning this,” said 42-year-old Williams, who is using a new coaching methodthis season in a bid to regain his best. “I battled away and I’m so pleased to win an event. Today was the best I played all week. I wasn’t looking to make any big breaks, just to win frames.

“I think over the years I haven’t got any further than the last 16 of this event so I suppose I’ve surprised myself this week. I’ve won a lot of money playing in Thailand and China and I’ve become a good traveller.”

World number 39 Un-Nooh, who earned 1.3 million Baht, said: “Mark played very well. I couldn’t take any chances and when I missed he had all the answers.”

Polapatr Suvarnazorn, advisor to the president and CEO of the Thai Beverage Public Co.Ltd, presented the winner’s cheque while WPBSA chairman.Jason Ferguson handed over the runner-up prize.

Frames (Williams first) 0-71(71); 49-0;55-1;32-37; 39-0; 38-9; 54-0; 50(50)-0, 49-6;43-15.

2 thoughts on “147 Attempts … and a few questions

  1. Good humor from Ronnie. He would have had a better chance of making a 147 if the interviewer wasn’t asking him questions while he was playing.

    Any updates on whether he has his new cue yet or not…?

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