Student reaching for snooker stars
Posted 3rd July 2023
One of our Year 10 students, Ethan, is following in the frames of his snooker legend idols. Ethan has been playing since the age of 8 and won his first main competition aged 11. The winning streak continued and to date he has been declared either runner up or winner in no less than seventeen competitions!
Such high levels of achievement have taken considerable levels of determination: travelling across the country for competitions; remaining focused for games lasting hours; training endlessly and remaining calm and composed. The Covid pandemic, along with so many things, brought a halt to competitions but just prior to this, Ethan was placed runner up to a player one year older: Stan Moody. This fellow young player is currently dominating the headlines, as at the age of 16 he is now playing in the World Championship qualifiers: an indication to the level that Ethan is competing at.
Post pandemic and Ethan has now surpassed his prior achievements by becoming the E.A.B.A English Under 19s champion, at the age of just 15. Already seeing his name on the same trophy as champions such as Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor, Ethan’s dreams of becoming a professional snooker player really do appear to be within his reach.
In Ethan’s words: “What motivates me is to always want to get better. There are no limitations in the game. I just want to be the best player I can be”. We are so proud of Ethan, wish him every success and look forward to following each step of his snooker success.