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World Snooker Shootout

A group of lucky Year 9 pupils spent an afternoon rubbing shoulders with some of the top snooker players in the world.

 

The pupils visited The Morningside Arena in Leicester which was hosting the World Snooker Shootout. This is snooker's shortened version with all matches taking place against the clock. The pace was fast and furious and the atmosphere was fantastic. There were a number of household names playing, including former World Champion Stuart Bingham, the current world number 10 Barry Hawkins, and the reigning Championship League winner, Mark Allen. 

 

The standard of snooker was excellent, with pupils watching a total of 12 matches. At the conclusion of each game players were happy to sign autographs and pose for photos. The whole event was being broadcast live across the globe on Eurosport and a number of our pupils were shown at various points during the afternoon broadcast!

A fantastic afternoon was had by all and is sure to be an experience that will live long in the memory. 

Thank you Mr Stephenson for organising.