Our June event was another stunning display of edge of your seat action especially in the afternoon encounter between Kev Seaman and Steve Webster. This nail biter, which went all the way to a final frame decider featured one of the best shots ever seen on Money Match TV. At 16-17 down Steve Webster was out of position with a very tricky thin clip on one of his last 2 reds. This shot in itself would have tested any top player but with the 8 ball out of commission and his opponent left with what looked like ‘roll ins’ Steve had the audacity to clip it in with extreme side to take the cue ball up and down past traffic to clip the 8 ball out and leave it over the pocket. 17-17. But despite this moment of sheer magic it wasn’t to be Steve’s day as Kev, with the help of a cruel fluke in the final frame sealed a memorable win. It’s well worth watching back the video recording if you didn’t see it.
Commentator Ian Sunderland had this to say after the match, “some of webbys shot making is ridiculous! The skill shot under pressure and the audacity to play the checkside clip into middle getting the black out……. top draw just shows class is permanent. Kev played his part in what was a great match tho. Mr consistent all the way through and some great clearences at crucial times to stay infront. we all wanna see a rematch lets be honest and hope it happens.”
The morning was a much more one-sided affair with Lux Landa looking more like Lex Luther as Neil Wardman played like Clark Kent to lose 15-4.
The evening session promised much with 2 great players in action and indeed Brett Bailey lived up to the hype brought about by his many followers. Brett played solid and confidently all the way through. I think it’s fair to say he had more of the rolls compared to Barnsley cueist, Wollerton, but if ever anyone deserved the rolls today it was Brett with what was one of the most assured debut performances on MMTV to date. A late 4 frame rally by Nick was not enough to stop an unexpectedly one-sided match finishing 18-13 in Brett’s favour. For a man of Nick’s undoubted talent this will go down as a bad day at the office with a lack-lustre performance by his high standards. A rematch was requested in the post match interview so watch this space.
The next MMTV will be on 20 July so get those challenges rolling in.