CONGRATULATIONS TO FORMER IMPROVEYOURSNOOKER ACADEMY STUDENT JOHN HIGGINS ON WINNING THE WELSH OPEN JOHN HAS HAD CUE PROBLEMS FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS BUT IS HAPPY WITH THE NEW ONE THAT HAS BEEN MADE FOR HIM AND LOOKS MORE CONFIDENT NOW GOOD LUCK FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON MATE .
Improve your snooker Coaching Academy student Nev Graham powered his way through the qualifying rounds of the English Amatuer Snooker Championship, by winning every match without losing a frame . Nev had a string of 40 plus breaks, a 58 and 67 clearance and he is now showing the class and potential I always new he had . Nev is now in the finals which are held in Sheffield in April and I am sure he will do well.
Congratulations Nev and good luck.
Former Improve Your Snooker star Anthony McGill has shown his class by making it through to the Quarter Finals of this years UK championship snooker tournament. Anthony who was the most successful Scottish junior ever during his time with Jim, is now fulfilling his potential in the professional game.
Anthony, 23, was playing Ronnie O'Sullivan in only his second quarter final in a ranking tournament, after beating four-time champion and another former Improve Your Snooker student John Higgins 6-5 in the last 16 on Wednesday.
But O'Sullivan, who made a top break of 125, was impressed by his Scottish opponent and tipped him to have a big future in the sport.
"I made some really good clearances, but I couldn't shake him off," O'Sullivan stated. "I have nothing left after that game and I had to draw on every bit of my experience to win it.
"Anthony is a bit like Mark Selby where he has got such a good all-round game. I hope he goes on to play snooker for many years to come because snooker is lucky to have him."