Snooker news – 26 October 2019

So … some updates on the events mentioned yesterday

Michael Judge, from Dublin, Ireland, has beaten Jimmy White by 4-2 in the final to become the 2019 Seniors UK Champion.

Michael Judge WSS UK Champ 2019

Congratulations Michael !

You can read all about it here:

Day 1 in Hull in Pictures

Day 2 in Hull in Pictures

Thepchaiya Un-nooh has won the Haining Open, beating Li Hang in the Final


Congratulations Thepchaiya!

All the results are available on

Meanwhile, some players went back to school

Jackson Page and Elliot Slessor were among players who visited Ziwei Primary School in Haining during the China Billiards and Snooker Association tournament this week.

The two British stars were joined by Chinese potters Zhao Xintong and Bai Yulu, along with Jason Ferguson and Nigel Mawer of the WPBSA.

They played snooker with ten students in grades three and four, before meeting the school’s Headmaster.

Ziwei Primary School was established in 1906 and is renowned for extracurricular sports activity. It has a snooker course which has given coaching to more than 300 students. Coaches from the Haining Billiards and Snooker Association visit the school twice every week to develop the technical skills of young players.


It’s nice to see a female player involved for once. After all there are about the same number of girls and boys in primary school, kit’s important to break the “snooker = male only” image. Bai Yulu (center) plays in CBSA events along the men. She’s only 16 and a very promosing prospect.

One thought on “Snooker news – 26 October 2019

  1. In fact, Bai Yulu was also doing live commentary on some of the matches in Haining! I doubt whether there has ever been a younger commentator in the history of snooker, if not any sport!

    Haining is about 2 hours by train from Yushan, which makes it an ideal stopping place for the upcoming World Open, with 32 of the players from Haining competing in Yushan. Mark Selby continues to look strong, despite his semi-final loss to Thepchaiya.

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