James Bentley wrote:Hi, I'm Jim, from North Yorkshire. Been watching snooker for over 40 years now, played quite a bit in the late 1980s and early 1990s (although never to a great standard). Always wanted to play like Jimmy White, but when Jimmy did it the balls tended to go in the pockets with greater regularity. That said, I reckon I'd have had a decent chance if I'd played him last night!
For some reason, despite being very into snooker, I've never looked for a place to talk about it. Snooker Island was the first result in a search for "snooker forum". Lots of excellent stuff here, I've been enjoying reading through some of the existing threads, especially Chengdufan's awesome Rankings Revisit, which has brought back some great memories (and I'm sure will continue to do so).
I guess my favourite player will always be Steve Davis, because he was my favourite (along with Jimmy) growing up and these attachments tend to stay with you. My other main thing is music and it's great that Steve's always been into it, he's always had this other side to him. Some of his stuff is really out there. I like that.
As for currently active players, I like Judd Trump (sorry) and Jack Lisowski (double sorry). Also have a soft spot for Ken Doherty and Alan McManus, long may they continue to hang on!
I'm from Harrogate originally, well actually a tiny village called Ripley just north of it. Used to play for the Harrogate Leisure Centre team.
I'm also a huge Nugget fan and been to hear him DJ with Kavus (tiny club in London called the social) - they were brilliant. Mind bending. Also was at Glasto in 2019 when they were on and I was headed to their stage but got distracted en route
Similar story to you... It never crossed my mind to chat about snooker online but stumbled accross the site in 2014 and been hooked ever since.