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Football Stars Take Snooker Challenge

West Ham United teammates Andy Carroll and Carl Jenkinson put their friendship to one side as they faced each other in a frame of snooker to launch the 2015 Betway UK Championship.

And there was more than pride at stake – the loser’s forfeit was to clean his conqueror’s boots for a week.

BetwaySnooker_Alex_Wallace_Photography_0321Not that there could be any excuses in Betway’s #Baizeofglory challenge.

World champion Stuart Bingham and 2011 UK Championship winner Judd Trump, Betway’s 5/1 favourite to land this year’s title, were on hand to coach the Premier League stars.


Andy Carroll said: “I’ve been looking forward to taking on Carl. He loves watching the snooker and fancies himself as a bit of a player – let’s see how good he really is!”

BetwaySnooker_Alex_Wallace_Photography_0041Judd Trump said: “Stuart and I were both really impressed with Andy and Carl’s qualities. Their cue handling and shot selection was impressive and you could tell how competitive they were.”

The 2015 UK Championship takes place at the York Barbican from 24 November to 6 December. Click here for ticket details.

Alan Alger of Betway, sponsor of West Ham and the prestigious Triple Crown tournament, said: “We are incredibly proud of our sponsorships and like to combine them to give sports fans a different perspective.

“This time it’s Andy versus Carl on the snooker table and there can only be one winner.”
BetwaySnooker_Alex_Wallace_Photography_01752015 Betway UK Championship Betting
5/1 Judd Trump
6/1 Neil Robertson
7/1 Mark Selby
8/1 Shaun Murphy
12/1 Ding Junhui
12/1 John Higgins
16/1 Stuart Bingham
18/1 Mark Allen
25/1 Stephen Maguire
25/1 Barry Hawkins