Home Snooker New 2023 Interview: Ben Hancorn… –

New 2023 Interview: Ben Hancorn… –

New 2023 Interview: Ben Hancorn… –


2020 English Novice Champion Ben Hancorn sustained a nasty leg harm when he was younger and ended up giving up Rugby to play snooker and look the place he’s right now.

The 41-year-old was a promising Rugby expertise from Bristol Rugby.

He began taking part in snooker competitively on the age of 16, and his first style of it was taking part in within the native handicap match on the then Keynsham Snooker Membership the place he managed to achieve the semi-finals on the primary try.

Hancorn remembers: “I keep in mind taking part in an area skilled Kynden Padden and he was a bit stunned he misplaced to somebody who was extraordinary. Although I used to be getting a pleasant begin.”

Taking part in for 25 years on and off, his first coach was one other skilled Andrew Clark, who confirmed him the get go from the off and taught him snooker the old style means.

“He was old-school and taught me quite a bit concerning the recreation. The old-school means I really feel is the power of the sport.”

Hancorn believes the newbie recreation is in a great place however that the construction of the newbie circuit wants a shake up.

He believes that there appears to be fewer and fewer methods to show professional and feels Qschool shouldn’t be the best way to go together with it being such a marathon of two/three weeks and experiencing disappointment, particularly after such an extended season.”

“He provides: “As regards youthful gamers, I really feel it’s simply going to get increasingly more sparse.”

“Large respect to the youthful expertise turning professional this yr, nevertheless it’s simply going to get increasingly more sparse.

On profitable the 2020 English Novice Championship, Hancorn mentioned it was nice.

“It was good to play within the last as a result of I had missed out on finals years earlier than.”

He mentioned he loved taking part in at an expert venue as a result of it helped quite a bit to get used to taking part in in skilled situations. He acquired on tour 6 months later.

Hancorn, in his youth, was additionally a promising athlete, and on the age of 14, held the varsity document for the 100 meters, at 11.59 seconds.

Considered one of his greatest recollections is taking part in Ronnie O’Sullivan in a Professional Collection Occasion and beating him and reaching prime of the group.

However reaching the Gibraltar Open quarter-finals he mentioned continues to be prime as his greatest for now, shedding out to Rob Milkins.

Hancorn loves Chinese language meals.

Thankyou Ben Hancorn in your time, and good luck in your snooker profession!

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