Callum Hodgman and Nav Hussain reach final of the Nottingham Snooker Classic
Callum Hodgman (Hucknall) and Nav Hussain (West Bridgford) will contest the final of the 2019 Nottingham Snooker Classic after they both won their semi-final matches on Sunday 15 September 2019 at Spot On, Hucknall.
Fourteen competitors turned up on the day and they were split into two equal groups of 7. All players played one frame against 6 opponents and both groups were very competitive.
Ant Moore (Belton) went all the way to the semi-finals and he only narrowly lost out to Masters runner-up Hussain who has reached his second successive prestige final.
Fifteen year old Hodgman has come a long way since his competitive debut on 18 August. He performed very well all day and not only did he reach his very first quarter-final, but he defeated the much fancied Ashley Dobb (Hucknall) to set up a semi-final meeting with Steve Butler (Gotham) who had defeated tournament favourite Bash Maqsood (Bobbers Mill) in the quarter-finals.
The semi-final between Butler and Hodgman could not have been closer, Butler jawing match ball black and Hodgman sinking it to reach his first final.
Hussain’s break of 83 is the highest so far and he will win £10 if Hodgman does not beat it in the final.
The final will be played at Gotham Matchroom on a future date, to be agreed between the players. The match will be video recorded and uploaded to the Nottingham Snooker YouTube channel.
The losing semi-finalists, Butler and Moore received £25 each. Losing quarter-finalists Maqsood, Dobb, Mick Kirk (Anstey) and Audie Miller (Arnold) all receive £10.
The eventual winner will receive £150 plus a trophy and the runner-up £75.
As this was a non-ranking event, there will be no changes to player handicaps or rankings.
Nav Hussain 83,57,40
Dave Jobling 63
Malc Grocock 56
Bash Maqsood 50,46
Steve Butler 42,32