BEEF VS JODIE: SNOOKER IS HARD! 🎱

Players Visit Chengdu Textile College

Mark Davis, Ben Woollaston‎, Niu Zhuang and WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson took time out from the International Championship this week to visit students at Chengdu Textile College.

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The college has its own snooker association and the three players played frames against budding young potters, and gave them tips on technique. Ferguson gave a speech about snooker and how it can be used in education. Banners on the walls described snooker as ‘The gentleman’s sport in China.’

The guests were also given a demonstration of embroidery crafts by a grand master. All had a go at weaving Sichuan figured satin and appreciated that the qualities needed for fine crafts are similar to those needed in snooker: concentration, hard work and discipline.

The college is one of the biggest in China, with 10,000 students and 864 staff.

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