Like Father, Like Son

Davis Junior Sets Snooker Goal
Greg Davis, son of legend Steve, has entered Q School this year and hopes to carve out a career in snooker.
In May, the 20-year-old will compete in Q School in Sheffield, just a few miles away from the Crucible Theatre where his dad held aloft the World Championship trophy six times during the 1980s.
Greg has inherited the snooker gift - his top break in a match is 114 - and now hopes to put that to good use.
"I recently left university and I was speaking to my dad about my future, and we agreed I should give snooker a real go," said Greg. "I've treated it like a hobby in the past but now I will take it more seriously.
"I've been practising really hard and playing in some pro-am events. At the moment it's really about gaining experience. I'll be giving it everything at Q School but I'm not expecting miracles, I just want to learn as much as I can. Next season I'm going to play in all of the PTC events as I played in a few of them this season and loved it.
"Probably my best result was beating Martin O'Donnell 4-3 as I made a good clearance in the last frame under pressure."
Greg lives in Ongar in Essex and has some high quality practice partners close by at the Grove Academy in Romford. "I play with Jack Lisowski a lot and I've had a few games with Judd Trump," he added. "I'm sure they will really help me improve."
And he has also picked up tips from his dad, who is still going strong on the pro circuit at the age of 54. "He gives me advice and I go to watch him play when he does well in a tournament," added Greg.
Q School is an opportunity to qualify for the professional circuit, with the 12 players who come through to be given a two-year tour card.
It is open to everyone (players are advised to read the terms and conditions which are available through and the online entry system).
It will be played at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield, starting on May 13, 2012, and there will be three separate events, with the semi-finalists from each to be given a two-year Tour Card.
Entry into all three events is just £1,000, with those who qualify earning the chance to compete for millions of pounds in prize money on the main circuit.
A new Q School ranking list will also be introduced, with players earning one point for every frame won. During the main tour season, should any of the tournament draws fall below a total entry of 96 (or 128 in 2013/14) then the field will be topped up to 96 or 128 with the highest ranked players from the Q-School list.
The entry deadline is 5pm on March 23, that's just over two weeks away. For more details see or