Roy The Boy looks at the upcoming World Seniors Snooker Championship and believes the 5/2 about Mark Williams looks a very very good price.
William’s a Senior?
2002 & 2003 World Champion Mark Williams looks massively over-priced in next week’s SKY Sports televised World Senior’s Snooker Championships. The Welshman is currently ranked World No.16 and last weekend he was a semi-finalist in the Welsh Open.
On Monday the in-form Williams’ lines up against Darryn Walker who, prior to qualifying for this tournament, had not picked up a cue in a decade. His last traceable results were in the 2004/05 season when he won a sum-total of £200. That topped up his 2001/02 winnings of £600 and 2002/03 earnings of £500.
When Williams, who made the entry criteria for this competition (set at 40-years-of-age) by only a few days, beats this unlikely candidate he will probably play pensioner Joe Johnson in the second round. This looks another formality.
Other veteran World Champions of the past who are playing this 16-runner competition include the 67-year-old Cliff Thorburn, Dennis Taylor, Steve Davis and John Parrott.
Surely but surely the winner can only be a player currently active on the pro tour, qualifying for and playing world ranking events, and that primarily narrows the field down to Ken Doherty, Peter Ebdon (this pair should meet in the second round), Dominic Dale and by far the most likely victor, Mark Williams.