Monday, October 09, 2006

Sad snooker news

It's just been announced that the snooker player Paul Hunter has died aged 27. Paul had been battling with cancer for the last couple of years, and has played on in major championships despite this. He's always been a favourite on the circuit, and was regarded by some as the snooker equivalent of David Beckham, with his changing hair styles and appeal to the ladies. Commentators loved to refer to his famous "Plan B", when after trailing heavily in a match he went back to his dressing room with then girlfriend (and later wife) for some stress relief. I'm sure he'll be missed by everyone in snooker and by us the snooker watching public.