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Bristol UK boy Matt tries to deal with his passion for snooker in Toronto Canada. Includes analysis, anecdotes and tips for playing.

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Bristol UK boy Matt tries to deal with his passion for snooker in Toronto Canada. Includes analysis, anecdotes and tips for playing.

    Episode 12: The Snookerbacker Classic

    Episode 12: The Snookerbacker Classic

    Back on home soil, Matt takes Valerie to the current (for now) home of the PTCs in Gloucester to participate in one of the great hopes for amateurs in the UK these days - catching up with old baize friends and new internet friends, while trying some Canadian grinding on the best tables in the world. Download this episode! Subscribe! The Snookerbacker Blog SB Classic 2013 South West Snooker Academy OnQ Promotions Andrew Norman Bio @ Pro Snooker Blog

    Episode 11: From Top to Bottom

    Episode 11: From Top to Bottom

    In two bars and a bus, in May and September, Matt talks about hanging out with the late Paul Hunter, watches his hero Ronnie win the Worlds and discusses with Valerie the new Canadian face on the global snooker scene...who hasn't yet shown his face. Download this episode! Subscribe! The Worlds 2012 Final Session @YouTube Floyd Ziegler vs. Tom Finstad, Semi-Final, 2012 Canadians @YouTube Update from Snookerline (see July 26 post) World Snooker Provisional Qualifying Criteria, 2012-3 Season (PDF)

    Episode 10: Snow In July

    Episode 10: Snow In July

    With all the crap summer weather on both sides of the pond, we go back to February and a tournament in the frozen North(ish) with some very warm people. With a cameo by 1990 British Open champ Bob Chaperon. Download this episode! Subscribe! Sudbury Tourism Snow Tournament Results @ Snookerline Sudbury Photo Gallery @ Baizeality It's worth noting that for more than a few years, this tournament has been dedicated to the memory of Gabe Tarini, who was a very important part of the snooker community in that region, and helped make it what so impresses us today. Here's Chaperon after winning the 1990 British Open, along with the man he defeated: Alex Higgins. Yes, Bob's hair has improved since then.

    Episode 09: Viva Monte Carlo!

    Episode 09: Viva Monte Carlo!

    Matt and Valerie brave the wilds of suburbia to join renowned cuesports tv commentator and player Jim Wych, who's bringing a positive energy back to Canadian snooker with his weekly 6-red tournament. With cameos by former Canadian champ Eddie Galati and pool goddess Grace Nakamura. Download this episode! Subscribe! Monte Carlo Billiards Official Jim Wych Site Official Grace Nakamura Site

    Episode 08: Dick Moves

    Episode 08: Dick Moves

    At the time of the UK Championships, Matt and Valerie discuss what's "naughty" and what's just arrogant, along with reviewing some issues raised in the World Snooker season of changes so far. Download this episode! Subscribe! Trump vs. Allen: Frame 18 @ YouTube (other frames available from same channel) Ronnie O'Sullivan: points vs. money via BBC Sport Mark Allen's grievances at the UKs via The Guardian Stephen Hendry on the state of snooker during the UKs on BBC:

    Episode 07: Watching the Grinder

    Episode 07: Watching the Grinder

    It's been a while since the 2011 World Seniors Snooker Championship, but regardless Matt and Valerie cheer on the "fastest of the slow players," Cliff Thorburn: a Canadian player so famous, even Valerie had heard of him before meeting Matt. Meanwhile, another legend helps solve the mystery of Matt's missing cue. Download this episode! Subscribe! Cliff Thorburn Official Site World Seniors report @ Peterborough UK Telegraph Clive Everton @ Wikipedia Doug Mountjoy @ World Snooker Snooker Legends Tour

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