Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cue the Action as Knowles Is Back on Baize; SNOOKER

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cue the Action as Knowles Is Back on Baize; SNOOKER

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THOSE who turned out at Whitley Bay Snooker Centre on Saturday night were treated to a great night of entertainment by former World No 2 Tony Knowles.

Knowles had been off the competitive scene for a number of years.

His decision to start playing exhibition matches came after he was invited to compete in this season's Snooker Legends Tour Series along with players such as six-time world champion Steve Davis - whom he beat 10-1 in the opening round of the 1982 World Championships.

Despite no centuries or notable breaks, the Bolton cueist still delighted his fans by beating his first five challengers with nice potting and good positional play.

Knowles' only defeat of the night came directly after the interval when he came up against Boldon Colliery's hard-hitting but accurate Adam Parker.

He is known by club members as a player who can pot a ball the full length of the table and then screw back the same distance.

Parker amazed not only the audience with his unique ability but also Knowles, whom he went on to beat 68-24 without making a break of more than 20. …

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