CUEVIEW - John Virgo Exclusive
StBlazeySnooker | On 30, Jan 2013
Whilst at the Masters in January 2013 I caught up briefly with John Virgo who kindly agreed to do us a CueView
STBS – What is your full name please
JV – John Trevor Virgo
STBS – Your Current Club/base
JV – Don’t have one as I travel all the time for TV, Legends etc
STBS – Your Highest Break
JV – 147
STBS – Are you Left/Right Handed or both
JV – I am right handed
STBS – Bio about yourself (in no more than 200 words)
JV – I won the UK championship in 1979 got to the semi finals of the worlds in the same year, and co-hosted ‘Big Break’
“I won the UK championship in 1979 got to the semi finals of the worlds in the same year, and co-hosted ‘Big Break'”
STBS – What was your first ever memory of snooker?
JV – Watching Joe Davis on Grandstand
STBS – At what age did you start playing snooker and why?
JV – 15 years old after playing at the YMCA club in Manchester
STBS – What has been your greatest achievement in snooker?
JV – Winning the UK championship
STBS – Who is the most famous professional player you have played or met? (can be modern or older era)
JV – I have met every player In the game of snooker
STBS – Who is your favourite TV commentator?
JV – Ted Lowe
STBS – What is your Favourite professional player and why?
JV – Jimmy White, great friend and sportsman
STBS – What has been the most memorable snooker match you have ever seen?
JV – Taylor – Davis 1985 world final
STBS -Who is the most under-rated player in professional snooker?
JV – Graeme dott is the most under rated player.
STBS – Funniest moment in your snooker experience?
JV – The referee dropping the pink into the reds
STBS – Who is your bogey player?
JV – Tony Meo was always my bogey player
STBS – Do you have any snooker ambitions you still have not achieved?
JV – Not really 🙂
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