Today sees the start of the first of eight Pontin's International Open Series events at Prestatyn.

This is effectively the game's secondary tour and eight players will earn promotion to the professional circuit for the 2010/11 season after the last PIOS tournament next May.

Among the starters in event 1 is Brian Morgan, who spent six seasons in the top 32 and was runner-up to Ronnie O'Sullivan in the 1996 Asian Classic.

The last I heard of Brian after he was relegated from the main tour two years ago was that he had followed his fellow Tiptree pro Ali Carter in taking to the skies to train as a pilot.

He obviously fancies chartering a course back onto the pro circuit as well.

You can follow all the action on Global Snooker.


Anonymous said...

unfortunally Brian Morgan on his Return has suffered a 4-0 defeat to Allan Taylor.

Anonymous said...

Mr Morgan actually trained and qualified as a pilot before Captain Carter and is now actually a qualified commercial airline pilot. I believe he earns a living mainly now from instructing flying - as well as a bit of snooker coaching as well. Thoroughly good chap though so I hope he enjoys he return to competetive snooker!

Anonymous said...

well ive been told he missed his flight and Allan Taylor gor a fly over in to round 2 lol

Anonymous said...

he had a few kg overweight this time and upon arrival said he had nothing to declare.

4-0 looks like an aborted take off though....

janie said...

Well looks like Brian got rounded because he didn't show up for his match today, so it was a walkover.

Better success for Wayne Brown on his comeback, beating Chinnakrit 4-0

Sammy said...

Well Done Ben Harrison!
Played on the same circuit as me last year.