A new snooker world champion, Mark Williams, was recently crowned following a nail-bitting final in the 17-day world championship series. The 2002 champion, Peter Ebdon, was challenging for the title and I, for one, was surprised he didn’t win again, because he’s a pretty handy player.
I found this out last summer when I played a frame with him. And before you ask, no, I didn’t win. He absolutely thrashed me. But hey, I played snooker with the 2002 world champion and I even managed to pot a ball — not bad, considering I only got the chance to take four shots. Fortunately for me, I’m better at PC-based snooker games than I am at snooker itself.