The 900 Snooker Legends Picks

  • Date Sept. 19 – November 16, 2022
  • Location: Crucible Club in Reading, England
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. ET

Monday, September 19, sees the launch of a new snooker event for amateur players, the Snooker 900.

The 900 is so named because each frame is 15 minutes or 900 seconds long. During a frame, the players will be in a 20-second shot-clock, and no time-outs are allowed.

Play will go on for eight weeks. Every Monday, 8 players compete in a knock-out tournament. The winner of the tourney gets £500, and the runner-up receives £250. The top-four players from Monday move to Wednesday’s “Final,” while the bottom-four players move on to play against four new players on Tuesday. The top four players from Tuesday’s play also move to the Wednesday eight-player Weekly Final. The winner of the Weekly Final earns £1500 and moves to the Grand Final. The runner-up gets £500, and the losing semi-finalists pocket £150 each.

On November 16, the eight Weekly Finalists of the Snooker 900 weekly tournaments face off in the Grand Final. The Grand Final winner earns £5000, while the runner-up gets £1500 and the losing semi-finalists each take home £500.

Before we look at the picks, odds and predictions for the Snooker 900, check out our picks for the 2023 World Snooker Championship and the best sports betting apps and mobile options for betting on Snooker and other sports.

Snooker 900 picks

To Win 2022 Snooker 900BetUS ReviewGTBets ReviewBetOnline Review
Michael Holt+1400+1400+1400
Daniel Wells+1600+1600+1600
Andrew Higginson+1600+1600+1600
Martin ODonnel+1600+1600+1600
Michael Georgiou+1600+1600+1600
Ashley Carty+2000+2000+2000
Nigel Bond+2200+2200+2200
Ross Muir+2200+2200+2200
Ben Hancorn+2200+2200+2200
Rory McLeod+2500+2500+2500
Eden Sharav+2800+2800+2800
Pankaj Advani+2800+2800+2800
Billy Joe Castle+2800+2800+2800
Harvey Chandley+2800+2800+2800
Robbie Mcguigan+3500+3500+3500
Peter Devlin+3500+3500+3500
Luke Simmonds+3500+3500+3500
Haydon Pinhey+3500+3500+3500
George Pragnell+3500+3500+3500
Michael Collumb+3500+3500+3500
Tony Drago+3500+3500+3500
Jamie Wilson+4000+4000+4000
Patrick Wallace+4000+4000+4000
Jamie Curtis Barret+4000+4000+4000
Sean Maddocks+4000+4000+4000
Ryan Davies+4000+4000+4000
Paul Deaville+4000+4000+4000
Fergal Quinn+4000+4000+4000
Connor Benzey+5000+5000+5000
Joshua Thomond+5000+5000+5000
Liam Graham+6500+6500+6500
Alfie Lee+6500+6500+6500
Alex Borg+6500+6500+6500
Callum Lloyd+6500+6500+6500
Zack Richardson+8000+8000+8000
Jordan Shepherd+8000+8000+8000
Stuart Watson+10000+10000+10000
Aaron Canavan+10000+10000+10000

Michael Holt

Michael Holt had a lengthy run as a professional snooker player. He turned pro in 1996 and played his last professional game in 2022. During that time his highest ranking was No. 20 and he had one ranking tournament win, claiming first in the 2020 Snooker Shoot Out.

The 44-year-old is long on high-level experience and is deservedly the favorite to win the Snooker 900.

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Daniel Wells

Like Holt, Daniel Wells has professional experience. The 34-year-old Welsh player turned pro in 2008 and played his last professional game in 2022 when he made it to the third round of the European Masters.

Holt never won a ranking tournament and his best finish came in the 2018 Scottish Open when he made it to the semifinals where he lost to eventual winner Mark Allen 6-5.

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Andrew Higginson

Another former pro, Andrew Higginson is in the mix to win the Snooker 900. Higginson’s last professional appearance came earlier this year when he exited the European Snooker Masters in the second round.

The 44-year-old played his first pro game in 1996. Higginson never won a ranking tournament during his professional career. His best finish was when he made it to the finals of the 2007 Welsh Open where the legendary Neil Robertson bested him 9-8.

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Our pick

Michael Holt faces some stiff competition in this amateur tournament and the format could make things difficult for even the best snooker players, but Holt has the experience advantage and he has been playing at the highest levels of the game for a long while.

Pick: Michael Holt to win the 900 Snooker Legends.

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