POTY Up To 40 Break

Have you got what it takes to win this years
The Snooker Gym Player Of The Year Awards?

Split into four categories (Up To 40 Break Player, Up to 100 Break Player, 100 Break Player, Competitive Player), the awards offer a chance to everyone.

Designed to reward and recognize ‘Dedication, Persistence, Focus & Effort’, they are open every year to any player who has purchased a product or training session from the website or a TSG certified coach.

The following winner profiles and interviews will give you ideas on how you can build your own game up this year, ready for your December application.

To find out how to enter this year’s competition for The Snooker Gym Player Of The Year, please go to the bottom of the page…

For more information on how to start ‘Improving Your Game, From Every Angle’, I suggest you first start with the free Bronze membership.

You can join by entering your email on the home page of the site here: http://www.thesnookergym.com

The 1st Snooker Gym Player Of The Year
Up To 40 Break Category:

Arthur Harley

Arthur Harley

Here are the main reasons Arthur was chosen to win this year’s award:

What he did to improve:

  • Willing to accept his habits were not working – this was especially difficult as he had these habits for decades and they had become unconscious and automatic.
  • Willing to install new habits that felt very unfamiliar (but that even the pro’s find necessary) – this was like trying to turn an oil tanker round at times, but Arthur persevered and did it.
  • Focused practice, on simple routines that make a big difference – rather than scattered thinking and generally hitting balls around. The patience required to do this helped him improve his game.
  • Having his plan and targets written on paper – and having them in sight whenever he would practice. This stopped the mind from wandering and getting distracted on the practice table.

How he improved:

  • Lots more 30 breaks, followed by beating his high break and reaching 48. However, Arthur’s son Ashley then pinched some off dad’s ideas and made his own highest of 51!

The ‘Player’ & ‘Coach’ Of The Year Categories will all receive the same reward:

  • The prestigious title
  • A trophy presented face to face – or by DHL depending on distances involved!
  • One hour Skype time with me (normally almost impossible to organise) – or two hours if you allow the call recording to be shared for the benefit of others. We would discuss your game and your winning experience.
  • Invitation to give feedback on new products under development (subject to signing a confidentiality agreement).

What I am looking for is not necessarily the biggest high break improvement.

More, I am looking for application of the training material, unique ways you may have applied this to your game, dedication, enthusiasm, keeping it simple, and a little bit of obsession with doing what it takes to improve!

All you have to do to make your submission is answer the following 6 questions, when the applications open in December.

  1. What was your highest break before you brought The Snooker Gym product or service?
  2. Which product (eg dvd, book, coaching toy) or service (eg skype /email support, one to one traing day / weekend / week) did you buy?
  3. What knowledge or skill was most useful to you?
  4. How exactly did your game improve this year after learning this knowledge or skill?
  5. How has your experience in the game changed (eg more enjoyment, less frustration, more understanding, better concentration, more consistency, bigger breaks, more wins etc)?
  6. Overall, how would you describe the product or service you brought to your friends?

I hope to see your application for this years award!


Nic Barrow