Thursday, 19 April 2012
Hi everyone. I figured I'd better start by explaining who I am. My name is Daniel Clarke,I'm 33 years of age and I am a snooker fanatic.I know of certain places where standing up and making a statement like that would be followed by a round of applause and "Welcome Daniel" from those gathered but until such time as a snooker support group is formed, I've decided to work through my obsession by launching this blog.
For as long as I can remember I have.had an at times unhealthy interest in sport in general and snooker in particular.My earliest memory is as a 7 year old shedding tears as Taylor potted that black ball to beat my hero Steve Davis( something I would repeat as a grown man when Steve defeated Higgins in 2010), Christmas 1985 would see my first 6x3 snooker table arrive and it clear even at that early age that i was never going to make it a snooker player.This of hasn't deterred me from playing the game but my top break of 86 isn't likely to get me through Q School!!
As the years went on I have been lucky enough to witness many great snookering moments on Tv,(Ronnie's 5 min 147,Williams Respot black Masters, and Jimmy's missed black with one hand on the World trophy to name but a few) and in person at the Irish Masters in Goffs the highlight of which must surely be a hobbling Alex Higgins raising the roof with a hard fought victory over Hendry in what turned out to be his last professional title.With such a lifetime of memories how could i not love snooker!
I know from looking around the web there are many fine bloggers out there and i am happy to join to your number and look forward to debating snooker issues with fellow like minded individuals.I will be publishing a World Championship preview later so please spread to word of my arrival and give this new kid on the block a dig out.
Thanks for reading,