Congratulations to Jack Lisowski who has won the English Amateur Championship, snooker's oldest title, two years after being diagnosed with cancer.

Jack, 18, has thankfully overcome Hodgkins Lymphoma and can now look forward to the start of his professional career.

He was already guaranteed a place on the main tour after winning two events on the Pontin's International Open Series to finish top of the rankings in the season just finished.

And he rubberstamped his promotion by beating Leo Fernandez 9-2 in the English amateur final at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield.

Lisowski follows in the footsteps of previous winners including Ray Reardon, John Spencer, Terry Griffiths, Jimmy White, Nigel Bond, Stephen Lee and Stuart Bingham in a tournament first staged in 1916.

Good luck to him on the pro tour.


Anonymous said...

brilliant effort / news


well done Jack Lisowski and all the best on the pro tour mate.


Janie Watkins said...

great effort by Jack
and also by Adam Wicheard who wins his place as England No 1.
two years after he was hospitalised for 6 months with a tumour on his spine. He had to learn to walk again before he could even start to play snooker.

Two great young players and a great credit to themselves, their families and their sport.

MattWilson said...

100% agree with you Janie, you couldn't wish for anyone more deserving of their qualifications.