Aaron Canavan became the second player through to the Grand Finals of the inaugural 900 snooker series in Reading.
The former world seniors champion won six matches in a row on Tuesday and Wednesday to progress in the new amateur competition at the Crucible Club.
Canavan dominated Week 2, first beating Tony Knowles on Tuesday to guarantee his place in Wednesday’s lineup.
Subsequent victories over Steve Crowley and Jamie Wilson meant he won Tuesday’s mini event, giving him a prize money boost in the process.
In the quarter-finals on Wednesday Canavan then denied Rory McLeod, before a repeat victory against Wilson helped him to reach the final.
The 2018 world seniors champion sealed the success by beating Stuart Watson in the Week 2 decider.
Canavan joins Andrew Norman in the Grand Finals of The 900, which will take place in November at the same venue.
What is The 900?
Below is a brief summary of the format and rules:
- Each match is one frame lasting 900 seconds (15 minutes)
- There is a 20-second shot clock
- Players must hit a cushion or pot a ball with each shot
- The ball-in-hand rule is in operation for fouls
- A dozen players will compete in each weekly event
- The eight weekly winners face off in a final event to determine the champion
Each week will comprise 12 different entrants, with the action taking place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights.
Eight players will first participate on a Monday in a mini event, with the semi-finalists advancing to Wednesday’s final rounds.
An additional four cueists enter the fray for a second mini event on a Tuesday alongside the Monday’s four losers, with the semi-finalists again progressing to Wednesday night.
On a Wednesday, a weekly winner will be crowned, with these eight weekly winners eventually battling for the overall title in November.
There is various amounts of prize money on offer, and the action is being broadcast live on SportyStuffTV – giving a unique opportunity for amateur players to compete in front of a wider audience.
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