Hello everyone, welcome to my website! Let me put you in the picture, I have qualified on to the World Snooker Professional Main Tour after winning the European Snooker Championship in Daugavpils, Latvia, in June 2012. You can follow my journey here where I’m sure there will be a few highs and lows along the way! Feel free to have a look about.
Hi people, So my last blog was just before I went to China in mid June and quite a lot has happened since then, as well as my website being down for a little bit. Sorry if it caused any trouble for anybody! My first tournament was the Yixing Open in China (known as an … Continue reading Updated progress on the season!
Hi folks, The new snooker season has started already – it’s never ending! That’s what professional sports men & women like though and I’m no different. The first tournament of the season was down in Gloucester for the Wuxi Classic last 128. I beat Stuart Carrington 5-2 to progress to China in mid-June which I … Continue reading The start of my new season!
Hello people! I’ve recently been involved in the PTC Finals in Preston at the Guild Hall. After finishing 8th on the Asian Tour Order of Merit I qualified for the finals, a proud achievement. I then drew Ronnie O’Sullivan – a tasty match! Anyway, I went in to the match on good form and felt … Continue reading PTC Finals
Scott Donaldson makes 117 v Matthew Selt UK Championship 2013
By MICHAEL GALLACHER for Scotsman Publications
Published on Thursday 5 July 2012 12:00
European champions Michael Leslie and Scott Donaldson have praised governing body Caledonian Snooker for helping propel them into the sport’s professional circuit.
Donaldson, 18, who practices at the Capital’s Locarno Snooker club, clinched the European Amateur Snooker Championship in style when defeating Ireland’s Brendan O’Donoghue 7-3 in the final in Latvia recently. He now joins Bonnyrigg ace Leslie, who secured his place on the pro tour by winning the European Under-21 Championship in Bulgaria back in March.
The two youngsters took time out from their busy practice schedules to acknowledge the efforts of Caledonian Snooker for helping improve their game to a level which will see both taking on some of the world’s finest snooker players this season.
Perth’s Donaldson, who will make his pro debut at the first event of this year’s UK Players Tour Championship at Gloucester on July 18, said: “I left school two years ago and thought I would give it a shot at going full-time, but I didn’t know how it would work out.
“The tournament structure provided by Caledonian Snooker has been excellent and has definitely been one of the main reasons both Michael and I have managed to make it on to the pro tour. When you are playing high-quality competition all the time it can only help improve your game. This has definitely helped sharpen up my game and prepared me well for the European tournaments.”
Alan Craig, Secretary of Caledonian Snooker, admits things weren’t always this way for junior players in Scotland.