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Ones To Watch – Gao Yang

Concluding our series on the best young amateurs from around the world… Many young Chinese players have been touted as the next Ding Junhui, and Gao Yang is sure to be another if he continues his current rate of progress when he joins the World Snooker Tour for the first time next season. In winning… Read More

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Ones To Watch – Wu Yize

Continuing our series on the best young amateurs from around the world… China’s 16-year-old prospect Wu Yize has already been showing his potential on the World Snooker Tour this season, despite having not yet secured his professional status. Wu was given a wildcard entry to the 2019 International Championship in Daqing. He was faced with… Read More

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Ones To Watch – Bulcsú Révész

Continuing our series on the best young amateurs from around the world… Hungary’s 13-year-old Bulcsú Révész is one of continental Europe’s most dazzling talents and he has already started amassing silverware by becoming his country’s youngest ever national champion. Révész claimed the title at the Hungarian Championship back in December at just 12 years of… Read More

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Ones To Watch – Ploychompoo Laokiatphong

Continuing our series on the best young amateurs from around the world… “The best female player I have seen at her age,” is how Mike Dunn describes 18-year-old Ploychompoo Laokiatphong. This video of her knocking a break of 76, at the age of just 15, is evidence of the Thai teenager’s natural talent. Dunn is… Read More

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Ones To Watch – Florian Nuessle

Continuing our series on the best young amateurs from around the world… Anyone following Florian Nuessle’s Facebook page in recent days would have seen him trying to make a 147 on a live stream – and in fact the 18-year-old Austrian achieved the maximum on Wednesday this week. His intention is to recreate the pressure… Read More

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Ones To Watch – Ben Mertens

Continuing our series on the best young amateurs from around the world… When Ben Mertens went into a toy store with his father at the age of eight, he can’t have imagined it would be a moment which would shape the rest of his childhood. He spotted a mini pool table, took it home, and… Read More

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Ones To Watch – Aaron Hill

Prior to the lockdown Ireland’s 18-year-old Aaron Hill had enjoyed a sparkling start to 2020 on the baize, securing a place on the World Snooker Tour next season. Hill sealed an unprecedented double victory at the EBSA European Championships in Portugal, winning both the under-18 and under-21 events. He defeated Sean Maddocks 4-1 in the… Read More

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Ones To Watch – Dean Young

Scotland’s 18-year-old prospect Dean Young enjoyed a fine start to 2020 on the table and was ready to bid for professional status before lockdown ensued. Young has been one of the top performers on this season’s Challenge Tour. He ended the regular campaign ranked in fourth position and earned himself a place in the play-offs… Read More

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Ones To Watch – Sean Maddocks

Sean Maddocks has underlined his potential as one of snooker’s finest young talents by reaching two major finals so far in 2020. Maddocks dropped only one frame during the group stages of the WSF Junior Open in Malta. Victory in the final against China’s Gao Yang would have seen him earn professional status, but 18-year-old… Read More

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Ones To Watch – Iulian Boiko

Who will be the next Judd Trump or Ding Junhui? There are plenty of contenders across the globe. Over the next week we’ll be putting the spotlight on ten of the most talented up and coming players from around the world. In terms of achievement on the amateur circuits and pure potential, these are ten… Read More

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