Ken Doherty is joining the BBC's snooker team for the first half of the Royal London Watches Grand Prix.

Ken is a good choice for punditry: he has been world champion, he has the respect of his fellow pros and his genial manner comes across well on TV.

Of course, he'd rather be in Glasgow as a player but it was another BBC pundit, John Parrott, who beat him 5-0 at Prestatyn.

Steve Davis will also be swapping the studio for the arena after qualifying with a 5-4 victory over Tom Ford.

Meanwhile, over at Eurosport Mike Hallett and myself discuss the new format.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very good decision to have Ken Doherty joining the team. Judging from what I've seen of him before, I'm sure he'll do an excellent job.

Incidentally, do you know why Declan Hughes has not been included in the draw for the Bahrain Championship qualifiers?