Centuries at the Double for Connor Davies! (Aug 1st)

Centuries at the Double for Connor Davies!

For many a player who takes up snooker, it’s an ambition to “one day” notch up a century break… and many never succeed. This isn’t the case for Jersey’s own Connor Davies. Having bubbled up through the junior ranks, and progressed over the past decade and a half to establishing himself among the islands’ top players – proving himself to be one of Jersey’s most exciting snooker talents – his consistency and dedication to the game was rewarded on the evening of Sunday 1st August with a true milestone moment.

Sharpening his touch during a sessions practice at First Tower Institute, Connor compiled two century clearances against regular playing partner Brett Campbell. The first, a break of 106 in frame one was soon followed by a sublime 133 near total clearance in frame three. The significance of making two such century breaks in a single session’s play can’t be overstated. In under an hours play Connor has elevated himself into rarified company, becoming one of only a handful of players in Jersey’s recent history to have made multiple centuries in the same session’s play. Such an achievement, outstanding in its nature, bears clear evidence of Connor’s maturing (understanding and execution of the) game and nor does it seem hyperbolic to expect greater heights to be scaled by this twenty-eight year old, yet.

Indeed, with the new snooker season just around the corner, Connor will be hoping to see his blistering form on the practice table ripen by replicating the feat in competitive play, as he edges ever closer to a maiden century under the match lights. (His best mark to date, in equal measure, a tantalising and agonisingly close 97 break under match play conditions.)