Pathway to becoming a professional snooker player

BILLY Castle (pictured) has blazed a trail that any of you could follow. He started his career in the Saturday morning junior leagues at Chandlers Ford Snooker Club, progressed through Cuestars and national competitions, and is now on the professional circuit.

Cuestars has now documented that Pro Pathway.

It shows the various events open to up-and-coming players from junior sessions at their home clubs all the way to the qualifying tournaments for the professional circuit.

For any player (and parent) taking their first step on this road, be prepared for hard work coupled with major disappointments and massive highs. The opportunities open to young players nowadays are huge.

If any of this is not clear, please ask. Cuestars organisers and coaches have a wealth of experience between them.

Picture by Tim Dunkley

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Tim Dunkley (World Snooker coach)