Sunday, 6 November 2011

Morgan wins Seniors title

Darren Morgan won the World Seniors Championship title - and in doing so resigned six-time world champion Steve Davis to his second successive runners-up medal.

Picture by Monique Limbos
There was some smart money being put on the Welshman at the start of this tournament and those predictions were proved right as he won his six matches in the competition for the loss of just a single frame.

It was runner-up Davis who took that frame but, he had to accept second-place again after losing to Jimmy White a year ago.

The Nugget was so successful because he never enjoyed losing, and it will be no different this time round.

But I'm pleased for Morgan. He's a real snooker man and this title will mean a lot to him. Although many fans won't have seen him on the professional circuit for some years, he still plays on the amateur scene and proved here that he's kept his game in good shape.

Morgan was a decent player in his day, winner of several non-ranking events including the 1996 Irish Masters where he ironically beat Davis in that final too.

He reached as high as number eight in the world rankings and had notable success winning the 1987 World Amateur Championship as well as captaining the Welsh Dragons to the Nations Cup title in 1999.

To beat both Davis and White en route his latest triumph shows he's still handy on the baize.

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