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Sport Academy review 2004: Snooker
Around the Academy:

Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ronnie roared back in 2004 to win the World Champs
We asked you to review the year's sporting events.

And our reviewer for all things snooker is Jimmy, 14, from Didcot.


How did your interest in snooker begin?

My sister's boyfriend started giving me lessons a few years ago and I found I really enjoyed it. It took me about a year to really learn my skills but it was worth the effort.

I think what I enjoy most is the tactical side of the game - working out your shots and outwitting your opponent. I play pool as well.

How often do you play snooker?

There's a club down the road from me and I use it quite a lot; I usually go along with my dad and my sister's boyfriend, who plays for the county. It's not too expensive and it's a lot of fun.

Jimmy White
Will Jimmy bounce back in 2005?
Who's your favourite player? Why?

Jimmy White - quite simply he's an icon and the way he plays is brilliant.

What is your season's snoooker highlight?

Ronnie O'Sullivan winning the World Championship was great, but Graeme Dott reaching the final was also an amazing achievement.

O'Sullivan is brilliant - playing both-handed is amazing and he speaks his mind as well. But Stephen Maguire's win at the UK Championship showed that there is quality all the way through

Did anything disappoint you about snooker this season? Why?

Jimmy White going out in the first round of the World Championship was a real shame, but hopefully he'll be back and even win a major title. You never know!

Anything else to say about snooker in 2004?

The boxing match between Quinten Hann and Mark King was a bit strange - and maybe not too good for snooker. But at least they took their differences away from the table!



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World Snooker Championship: Ronnie O'Sullivan
Masters: Paul Hunter
UK Championship: Stephen Maguire

Academy snooker reviewer
Name: Jimmy
Age: 14
from: Didcot
Favourite player: Jimmy White

Our reviewer Jimmy


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