CUEVIEW - Sean Storey Exclusive
StBlazeySnooker | On 28, Nov 2012
Whilst tracing my steps in researching Jonathan Barron I stumbled upon a lot of great links to Grimbsy snooker it’s professionals and the hotbed of talent that especially came out of Ray Edmonds snooker club. On this note I tracked down ex snooker professional Sean Storey for a detailed chat.
Sean was (and most probably still is) a hugely talented player but sadly retired from the game a few years back now, however Sean phoned me today to answer some questions and it was then I realised what a fantastic guy Sean is, Sean spent the best part of an hour on the phone to me talking snooker, life and Grimsby – read on and enjoy his CueView
STBS – What is your full name please
SS – Sean Storey
STBS – Your Highest Break
SS – 147 x well over 100 (including 3 in one day in practise and 2 in one day in a pro am that is in the guiness book of records) On one practice session over 40 frames I had 17 tons and 3 maximums – very proud of that 🙂
STBS – Are you Left/Right Handed or both
SS – I’m right handed
STBS – Bio about yourself (in no more than 200 words)
SS – Born August 19th 1971. My best ranking tournament performance came in the World Championship in 2003, where I lost in the last 16 to John Higgins 13-7. Previously in qualifying I had beaten Mike Dunn, Michael Holt and Dominic Dale.
I had also qualified for the Crucible in 2001 beating Stephen Maguire 10-4 and Terry Murphy in the final qualifier 10-9 before losing to Joe Swail at the Crucible 10-9 after being 9-7 up. My best season was 2002/03 when I won 28 matches overall – the most out of anyone on the tour. I got to the semi finals of the B&H qualifier in Mansfield losing to the eventual winner Ryan Day. My best ranking tournament break was 145 in the 2001 British Open.
Last 16 of the worlds, what a great venue the Crucible and the World Championships in general and also making 2 maximum breaks in one day in a pro-am which I got in the Guinness Book Of Records for.”
STBS – What was your first ever memory of snooker?
SS – Watching it on TV.
STBS – At what age did you start playing snooker and why?
SS – Can’t remember why but I was about 14
STBS – What has been your greatest achievement in snooker?
SS – Last 16 of the worlds, what a great venue the Crucible and the World Championships in general and also making 2 maximum breaks in one day in a pro-am which I got in the Guinness Book Of Records for.
STBS – Who is the most famous professional player you have played or met? (can be modern or older era)
SS – Not sure met virtually all of them
STBS – Who is your favourite TV commentator?
SS – I have to say Ray Edmonds as I played in his club during my career and he helped me a lot, to be fair he is a very good commentator.
STBS – What has been the most memorable snooker match you have ever seen?
SS – Probably 1985 world final
STBS -Who is the most under-rated player in professional snooker?
SS – Me 🙂
STBS – Funniest moment in your snooker experience?
SS – Too many to mention, I had a great time and alot of fun during my career, probably too much.
STBS – Who is your bogey player?
SS – Steve Davis, played him 3 times and lost 3 times
STBS – What is your favourite Professional and why?
SS – I have lots of favorites as they are friends, but unfair to pick one
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