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Elgin’s Ex-Servicemen’s Club to play host to Scottish snooker professional Ross Muir who joined the sport’s 147 Club with a maximum break and won a tournament at the Crucible

By Craig Christie

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A member of world snooker’s 147 club is coming to Moray to play local players in an exhibition event.

Ross Muir won last year's European Amateur Championships. X
Ross Muir won last year's European Amateur Championships. X

Scottish professional player Ross Muir will visit Elgin’s Ex-Servicemen’s Club on Saturday, May 18 for a fun day of snooker.

The Edinburgh-based player (28) won a Junior Pot Black tourney at the Crucible aged 13, then broke into the professional scene and made a maximum 147 break in a German Masters qualifier in 2016.

He was ranked 67 in the world at the time and reached the last 16 of the Shoot-Out tournament a year later, losing to four-time World Championship quarter-finalist Anthony Hamilton.

He later lost his World Snooker Tour card but regained it last year after winning the European Amateur Championship, and missed out on a place in the current world championships after losing at the qualifying stage.

Muir will play eight frames against Moray hopefuls in an afternoon session, and another eight in the evening at the Elgin venue.

Top class snooker is coming to Moray.
Top class snooker is coming to Moray.

Places are still available to play, and seating will be available for anyone keen to come along and watch on the day.

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