Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Fan profile: Peter Love

It's back! Requests to take part in OnCue's new fan profile feature have been flooding in.

In the second of the series, we head north to Teesside to quiz another baize fanatic.

Name: Peter Love

Age: 25

From: Middlesbrough

Occupation: Customer service advisor

Highest break: I made 51 two years ago and still to this day I don't know how I managed it.

Followed snooker since: I used to go round my grandad's house in 1993 and put the snooker on the TV. I haven't stopped watching it since.

First memories: I was watching a match between John Parrott and James Wattana. I couldn't believe how good Wattana was potting into the middle bags.

First favourite player: Jimmy White. His quickness around the table and accuracy of potting was scary in the early 1990s.

First live match: In 2001 I went to the UK Championship to watch the late great Paul Hunter against Joe Perry.

Best memory: Stephen Hendry winning his record-breaking seventh world title in 1999. That will probably never be broken.

Greatest player: Hendry is by far the greatest player of all time. I have never seen a player dominate the game as much as he did. He broke every record going.

Favourite player:  Still Hendry. Although these days he plays nowhere near the standard he used to, it would be good to see him win one more ranking title before he retires.

Snooker in 10 years' time will... have more than three ranking events in China. We may even see the World Championship move out there. But I'd like it to stay in Sheffield forever.

If I could make one change to the game... I'd change the UK Championship back to a best-of-17-frame format. It's the second biggest tournament of the season and players should have to work harder to win it.

I love snooker because... it's the hardest game in the world to play. I've never seen a sport where an individual is put under so much pressure. It's unique.

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1 comment:

  1. World Champs should never leave sheffield and hopefully never will.