The action in Sheffield over the last week hasn’t been limited to just the Crucible Theatre.
The Liverpudlian came through the one-day event to regain his place on the Main Tour.
It’s been a turbulent few weeks in snooker, sport, and society as a whole, but in the midst of it all there has actually been a champion to be celebrated in the last couple of days.
The main news this week has been the postponement of the Tour Championship at the Venue Cymru in Wales.
Aaron Hill will be a professional player next season after winning the European Under-21 Championship in Portugal on Saturday.
The WPBSA and the WST have announced the 16 amateur players selected to play at next month’s Betfred World Snooker Championship in Sheffield.
Irishman Aaron Hill has won the European Under-18 Championship for the second year in succession following a 4-1 victory over Sean Maddocks in Portugal on Tuesday.
Lukas Kleckers will be competing as a professional again next season after sealing an automatic Main Tour ticket via the 2019/20 Challenge Tour.