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Re: Higgins v Williams 1991 Mita Juniors Final

Postby SteveJJ

Interesting the commentators considered Williams beating Quinton Hann in the semi final as a bit of an upset.

I know he was a decent player but was Hann regarded that highly as a junior?

Re: Higgins v Williams 1991 Mita Juniors Final

Postby SnookerEd25

I believe Hann got the only century in that junior competition.

I doubt he would have been reluctant to talk up his potential either.

Re: Higgins v Williams 1991 Mita Juniors Final

Postby badtemperedcyril

Great nostalgia but especially nice to hear Mike Watterson in commentary. Mike, of course, the man who took the World Championship to the Crucible in 1977. Also founded the UK Championship and World Team Cup. He was also a very good player in his own right. There’s a story about three young overseas players sitting inside the Crucible the day before the tournament started, just soaking up the atmosphere. In walks Mike to test the match table. He picked up a spare cue and proceeded to clear the table with 137 without the cueball touching a cushion once... one of the players turned to the others and said “and he’s just the promoter!”

Re: Higgins v Williams 1991 Mita Juniors Final

Postby SnookerEd25

Good story Cyril, and nice to know Mike did ‘play’ at the Crucible, & in front of an audience. Given all he did for the game, I was always disappointed he didn’t qualify in his own right.