25.11.09

TAKE A LUCA AT THIS

Luca Brecel, who at 14 won the European under 19 title earlier this year, recently had three 147s in the space of a few days, two of which were captured on camera.

You can watch them here and here.

Brecel has headed over to the UK to hone his skills at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield.

21 comments:

Eric said...

It's just amazing. This young guy's had way over 30 maximums now. And look at the pace: it takes him hardly over 7 minutes to knock a 147 in with no referee respotting the blacks for him.

jamie brannon said...

In what events were these 147's?

Eric said...

@ Jamie Brannon -
These 147's came not in an event but on the practice table at his parent's home in Belgium.

jamie brannon said...

Thanks I have not been able to look at the footage yet. I was going to say if it was an event that would be unreal, still though he seems to be a huge talent in waiting. I reckon he will surpass Bjorn Haneveer as Belgium's greatest ever!

Anonymous said...

eric

i am not impressed by speed at all.

it matters not a jot to me if he took 15 minutes, or 7.

the breaks are very good

are his pockets templated?

Anonymous said...

jamie. he is already better than BH, but obviously hasnt been on the tour to prove it to most folk.

jamie brannon said...

In my opinion you are not greater until you have proven it, I think Ding is a better player than Murphy but doesn't mean I think he is greater. Same with Ronnie and John Higgins they are better players than Steve Davis and maybe Hendry, but their records don't compare with the two Stephen's.

Eric said...

@ anon 2:15 PM
"...i am not impressed by speed at all. it matters not a jot to me if he took 15 minutes, or 7..."

I don't agree. This speed does impress me. It means he's not only got the technical skills, but he's also got an eye for the game. A quick glance at the table is enough for him to pick the right shot to play.

So, if I get you right, you were not impressed at all either by Ronnie's 5:20-minute maximum in 1997?

Anonymous said...

Jamie - you are living in cloud cuckoo land if you think O'Sullivan and Higgins are better than Hendry and Davis.
Not everything is better now than in the past you know.

Anonymous said...

eric, you got me entirely correct.

i wasnt impressed by the speed of that break either.

Mr hey you said...

Snooker © The Fine Art Method
A secret is wasted if not shared
Hello Dave
About this wonder boy. The speed of thought and application when in play is the main factor. The lad seems to know exactly what he is doing right and probable knows also when he does wrong.

This may sound condescending Dave but very few people can tell you (in words) how to play a shot or the reason (in words) why a shot was unsuccessful. What most people think that a missed pot is aiming wrong; players never or very seldom aim wrong, so there has to be a reason for every missed pot.

What the lad is showing is “A Snooker Method of the future”, but still without “A timing and tempo” to match the pace of play. Though it is comfortable quick Dave it is without finesse.

The lad has got something Dave, though it maybe is just repetition and habit that gives the pace. What ever it is Dave it will be coached out of him if he goes to Sheffield. Or every coach in Sheffield will adopt this new way. Mr hey you

PS I wondered if he has it bottled Dave! I’m glad my book and copyright sign is nearly twenty years old. DM

Anonymous said...

Trevor Foord fitted his table 2 weeks ago.
These are templated pockets.
Luca is just 14 and not allowed to go to the maintour.
When he is 16 I think he will make his way and some of the pros will get in big trouble with this young guy.
And maybe one time he will be faster than 5:20 with a max.
J├╝rgen

Anonymous said...

Kids eh nowdays not put the mobile phones down for 5 minute's even when doing a max. :)

jamie brannon said...

If you ask Steve Davis will tell the game is better now and that he is not as a talented as Ronnie and John, that does not mean I think he is greater though. Most people would say Ronnie is the most talented, but Stephen is the greatest ever in my mind.

Anonymous said...

Jamie - they are NOT better players. You cannot dismiss the achievements of the best 2 snooker players to have ever played the game simply because they were before your time. If they were, then the number of titles they have won would reflect that. Using your logic Jimmy White was better than Stephen Hendry!!!

jamie brannon said...

Hendry was not before my time. If you ask anyone there is a difference, Hendry himself has said Ronnie is the most gifted player we have seen, but I dont think he is better in terms of being a winner. I hardly say I was dismissing Davis and Hendry when I called them the two greatest ever, but the sport evolves and the standards improve particularly from the eighties. I mean would Davis and Hendry dominated this decade like they did bestrode the eighties and nineties respectively?

Anonymous said...

"Same with Ronnie and John Higgins they are better players than Steve Davis and maybe Hendry, but their records don't compare with the two Stephen's."

That's what you originally said Jamie. I'll repeat what I said -

"Jamie - they are NOT better players."

Hendry was better than both O'Sullivan and Higgins and I do believe that the Hendry of the 90's would have won more World Championships than both of them put together.

jamie brannon said...

There is a difference between being the greatest and being the best talent. Hendry in the nineties would have still won three or four this decade, but not seven I think as Williams, Higgins and O'Sullivan have all been at their best this decade.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I don't understand what best talent means.
If the Hendry of the 90's played O'Sullivan, Higgins and Williams in any year of the noughties at the crucible he would have beaten them (and in the case of Higgins and Williams he would have hammered them).

Anonymous said...

Jamie was you one of those kids in the playground saying "my dads bigger than your dad".

Anonymous said...

Snooker © The Fine Art Method
A secrete is wasted if not shared
Hi Dave
The old discussion who’s the best is always good blog and long may it continue. The only blog member that is completely wrong is the lad that says that 7 is greater than 3 world titles and forgets about Mr Original Joe Davis the multi times champion.

Ray Reardon and John Spencer should also get a mention as they along with the Hurricane and Dennis Taylor Patsy and big Willie and others kept the game alive till “Pot Black” and TV arrived. These lads that chased up and down the then new motorways with there ready made Jokes and trick shots will always be remembered when the millionaire player are long gone.

This is all good copy for Dave’s Blog and the game but is now “Old Hat” and the chat and chatter should change. The game would expand with new ideas from the blogs. Start making the patter about: Who’s entertaining and what part of “A or B” game is remarkable. Sadly the pro’ players are playing like Robots and the best Robots are beginning to be the winners. Mr hey you