Back in the day, to use that annoying phrase, snooker on the internet was represented by two websites: www snooker, run by Hermund Ardalen and still going, and Global Snooker Centre, which was the brainchild of Janie Watkins.
Both of these came long before worldsnooker.com, before TSN/110sport, before all the forums and before this blog.
Janie is leaving Global Snooker to work for Paul Mount and his stable of players based at the new South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester.
I would like to place on record my personal thanks for her many efforts in keeping the website updated on all manner of events over the years.
Where would we have been without it?
Her diligence and dedication has allowed many, many thousands of snooker fans around the world to keep up to date with the shifting sands of results, frame scores, breaks etc and she has put in more hours than is either natural or desirable to provide this service.
In my opinion, global-snooker.com is the best snooker website out there. I’m sure its owners will ensure it continues in that vein.
Meanwhile, I wish Janie well in her new role.