Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Fan profile: Alex O'Boyle

Welcome to OnCue's first fan profile feature.

In the coming months you can find out more about snooker fans reading this blog.

Name: Alex O'Boyle

Age: 27

From: Northamptonshire

Occupation: Currently studying accountancy at college.

Highest break: About 37. I used to play a lot but not so much anymore.

Followed snooker since: The early 1990s. I've been hooked since watching it on TV.

First memories: The great world finals between Jimmy White and Stephen Hendry from 1992 to 1994. Although the result was the same in each, the plots were very different.

First favourite player: Jimmy or Tony Drago. The way they played the game at their peak was great to watch. They were both attacking  and quick.

First live match: I've never been to watch snooker live but next year I'm hoping to go to Sheffield.

Best memory: Ronnie's record-breaking 147 against Mick Price. Incredible.

Greatest player: Hendry. It has to be. He dominated for an entire decade and won so many titles. It's obvious.

Favourite player:  Judd Trump. He's the most exciting young player. If he improves his safety game, he'll become a multiple world champion.

Snooker in 10 years' time will... be played with more shot clocks, more music and more noise from the crowd. Chinese players will dominate the top 16 as well.

If I could make one change to the game... I'd bring in the ball in hand rule for all tournaments after a player fouls three times in a row. 

I love snooker because... it's thinking man's game. I love everything about it. The big breaks, the safety battles, the drama, the tension and the late-night deciding frames. 

Want to be featured? Get in touch. Email gary@abcomm.co.uk

1 comment:

  1. Not sure about that 'ball in-hand' rule