CUEVIEW - Ben Harrison Exclusive
StBlazeySnooker | On 03, Dec 2012
We caught up with up and coming professional Ben Harrison whilst he was preparing for the UK qualifiers, Ben is one to watch out for in the future we hope you enjoy this CueView.
STBS – What is your full name please
BH – Ben Harrison
STBS – Your Current Club/base
BH – Players club , Westbury Wiltshire.
STBS – Your Highest Break
BH – 147 x19 highest tournament break is 144.
STBS – Are you Left/Right Handed or both
BH – I’m right handed but my highest left handed break is 108. So I trust my left hand over the rest!
STBS – Bio about yourself (in no more than 200 words)
BH – Basically I’m just easy going, talkative and dedicate my whole life to snooker. I work really hard and I’m quite a perfectionist which isn’t always a good thing!
“I did a 24 hour snooker marathon for charity in 2010 so my girlfriend said she would give me a frame out of everyone there , I let her break and then i had a 147 against her. I felt so bad! She’s never played me since! “
STBS – What was your first ever memory of snooker?
BH – I think My first memory was the Williams / Hendry decider in the masters in 1999. Amazing.
STBS – At what age did you start playing snooker and why?
BH – I started playing when I was 8. I used to go to Spain a lot and play pool and my parents thought I was a real natural , then when we got home one time they took me to the local club and I went from there.
STBS – What has been your greatest achievement in snooker?
BH – Greatest achievement: not really sure. Star of the future finalist in 2009 losing to Michael white. English Under 19 runner up against adam Duffy and last 32 of PTC 7 last year. Also I was senior champion of cuestars in 2007 at just 15.
STBS – Who is the most famous professional player you have played or met? (can be modern or older era)
BH – Most famous professional I have met: probably jimmy white or Steve Davis, both massive legends. Although I’m really good friends with Judd trump so it will probably be him in a few years!. The most famous player I have played is John Higgins , he beat me 4-2. I was proud of that.
STBS – Who is your favourite TV commentator?
BH – Stephen Hendry by a mile. Spots shots immediately and calls it right everytime.
STBS – What is your Favourite professional player and why?
BH – Ronnie O’Sullivan , the guy is just a genius. He is my idol.
STBS – What has been the most memorable snooker match you have ever seen?
BH – Watching Judd beat ronnie at the uk last year. He was awesome.
STBS -Who is the most under-rated player in professional snooker?
BH – I think the most underrated player at the moment is Tom ford. Incredible break builder , should be in the top 16, he is starting to get there now though.
STBS – Funniest moment in your snooker experience?
BH – Not sure about this one either but I did a 24 hour snooker marathon for charity in 2010 so my girlfriend said she would give me a frame out of everyone there , I let her break and then i had a 147 against her. I felt so bad! She’s never played me since!
STBS – Who is your bogey player?
BH – I don’t really have a bogey player yet.
STBS – Do you have any snooker ambitions you still have not achieved?
BH – Biggest ambition is to get on the tour and into the 16. I feel I should be on the tour already but I have quite a few chances this year so hopefully this is my time. I’m only 21 but I feel ready now.
Images Courtesy of: Ben Harrison