A HOSPITAL worker in Russia has won the year-long Big Fat Snooker Quiz.
Alex Pimenov (pictured, in his Covid gear) finished the marathon competition nearly 500 points clear of his nearest rival.
The 53-year-old said he usually attacks the daily set of questions after his shift as a drugs specialist at the Mithishi Clinical Hospital in Moscow.
Alex, who led from start to finish, told cuestars.co.uk: “I am very happy to win the Big Fat Snooker Quiz. It was good fun but it was difficult.”
It’s a remarkable achievement as, of course, Alex had to read and answer each set of ten questions in three minutes – in a foreign language.
A long-time snooker fan, Alex plays at the Korolev Snooker Academy and has a high break of 24.
He asked us to thank the organisers.
Cuestars director John Hunter fulfilled his pledge to upload ten questions a day since the beginning of the first Covid lockdown last year.
This may well have been the biggest snooker quiz ever with more than 3,600 questions. A staggering 956 people have inputted their scores on the leaderboard. The actual number of people having a go may be ten times that. The Big Fat Snooker Quiz Facebook page has more than 1,500 members.
Former world champion Mark Williams, one of many top professionals to join in, admitted he had to hazard a guess to one of his questions.
John said: “The quizzes have proved very popular with the referees with lots of banter exchanged.
“The biggest value of the quiz has been to draw attention to the success of Cuestars players. Most of the online sports bloggers now follow the Cuestars Twitter page.”
There is a PayPal donation button on the Big Fat Snooker Quiz page. All donations will be used for Cuestars junior trophies and prizes.
So… отличная работа, Alex.