Former pro and South West Snooker Academy (SWSA) manager Andrew Norman from Bristol was recently crowned Pink Ribbon 2018 Champion.

The Pink Ribbon is in its ninth year and raises money in aid of Breast Cancer.

Andrew Norman beat Main Tour Pro Harvey Chandler 4-2 in a close final. The first two frames being decided on a re-spotted black & final black. At 2-2, the match became a tense affair and Norman held his nerve potting some pressure balls at the right times to secure the last 2 frames & the trophy.

This year’s Pink Ribbon had 282 entries & the format is unique in that you can enter twice, meaning you play both top & bottom halves of the draw.

The money raised during the event totalled £10,840. This brings the total money amount raised for Breast Cancer by players entering the SWSA Pink Ribbon since 2010 to over £90,000.

Andrew Norman is the first amateur player to win the title & joins names on the trophy such as Ronnie O’Sullivan, Stuart Bingham and Gloucester’s own Robert Milkins to name a few past champions.

The highest break of the event was made by Andy Symons with an excellent effort of 138.

Next year’s event is the 10th Anniversary of Pink Ribbon & SWSA, we hope to smash through the £100,000 barrier in our biggest Pink Ribbon event yet next June / July 2019

Results:

Last 16

James Loft v Paul Bunyard 4-2
Robert Milkins v Ben Martens 4-2
Andy Symons v Calum Lloyd 4-3
Harvey Chandler v Jedd Mann 4-2
Dominic Dale v Tyler Rees 4-3
Matt Glasby v Craig Steadman 4-3
Andrew Norman v Jak Jones 4-2
Sam Baird v Dan Barsley 4-2

Quarter Finals
Robert Milkins v James Loft 4-3
Harvey Chandler v Andy Symons 4-1
Dominic Dale v Matt Glasby 4-1
Andrew Norman v Sam Baird 4-0

Semi Finals
Harvey Chandler v Robert Milkins 4-0
Andrew Norman v Dominic Dale 4-1

Final

Andrew Norman v Harvey Chandler 4-2