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CUEVIEW - Terry Camilleri Exclusive

CUEVIEW – Terry Camilleri Exclusive

| On 26, Feb 2013

To continue our referee CueView theme today we interviewed top pro referee Terry Camilleri, lovely guy and top referee from Malta!

STBS – What is your full name please
TC –  Terry Camilleri

STBS – Bio about yourself (in no more than 200 words)
TC – I am maltese married to Elaine with two kids Thomas and Emma. I have been a Referee since 1990 and became a Pro Ref in 1998. I have refereed finals of Malta Cup twice, Shanghai Masters, Welsh Open and this year’s Masters. I had the opportunity to referee 3 max 147 breaks on TV, with Ali Carter and Stephen Hendry at the World championships and John Higgins at the UK Championships.

STBS – Have you ever visited any of the clubs in the St Blazey & District Snooker League (Cornwall) before?
TC – No unfortunatly I have not been to Cornwell. My favourite place has to be Sheffield World Championships.

STBS – Do you play any snooker or pool?
TC – I do play a bit of both when I have time!

STBS – Have you always wanted to be a snooker/pool referee?
TC – No I used to be a snooker player but then changed direction to refereeing.

STBS – Who is your favourite TV commentator?
TC – Dennis Taylor

STBS – Who is your favourite professional player and why?
TC – No one in particular.

I am maltese married to Elaine with two kids Thomas and Emma. I have been a Referee since 1990 and became a Pro Ref in 1998. I have refereed finals of Malta Cup twice, Shanghai Masters, Welsh Open and this year’s Masters. I had the opportunity to referee 3 max 147 breaks on TV, with Ali Carter and Stephen Hendry at the World championships and John Higgins at the UK Championships.”


Terry Camilleri

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STBS -Do you think the players give the referees the respect they deserve?
TC – Yes they do which I think we Referees do as well.

STBS – If you could change one rule in snooker, which one would it be?
TC – I would change the miss rule.

STBS – Has there ever been a scenario where you didn’t know the rule?
TC – No for sure.

STBS – What is the hardest part of refereeing?
TC – Keep concentrated in long matches.

STBS – Do you have a favourite venue?
TC – Sheffield World Championships

STBS – What has been the most memorable snooker match your have refereed or seen?
TC – Has to be my Masters Final.

STBS – Funniest moment for you so far in your career?
TC – Walking with the zip fly open!

STBS – Do you have any ambitions as a referee you still have not achieved?
TC – Obviously refereeing the World Championship Final.

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