Moore To Bow Out With Crucible Final
Brendan Moore will retire from refereeing on the World Snooker Tour at the conclusion of this season and he is set to bow out by taking charge of the 2023 Cazoo World Championship final.
The Sheffield referee has enjoyed a career as one of the top officials on the circuit since he started in 2004, officiating in seven Triple Crown finals so far. This year’s Crucible showpiece will be his third time refereeing snooker’s biggest match. Moore will then transition from snooker to pool, becoming the Tournament Director for Matchroom Pool.
Having already refereed the 2014 and 2018 world finals, this year’s title match will be Moore’s last ever professional game. It will also be the first Crucible final he has taken charge of since the passing of his father Derek Moore. Those two factors mean it is set to be an emotional occasion.
“I’m quite an emotional person anyway and I’m not afraid to put my heart on my sleeve. It will be bittersweet moment. What a way to finish, you can’t go out on a higher match than the world final and it will be my third,” said 51-year-old Moore.
“I am getting emotional now even thinking about it. Walking out for the very last time will be a surreal experience, especially with my dad not being there. I won’t let the situation get the better of me though, I will do the job and then whatever comes after comes. I’m looking forward to a new chapter and a new challenge.”
WST would like to thank Brendan for his 19 years of dedicated service to snooker and wish him all the best for his new role at Matchroom.