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Peter Sheehan

Peter Sheehan

I started playing at the age of 13 at Widnes snooker centre and became the youngest ever winner of the town championship at the age of 15. Over the next couple of years I won numerous Merseyside and northwest titles as well as competing in the pro am circuit and British U16/19 championships , reaching the final of the latter. I turned pro in 1997 and made my first of 6 trips to India later that year.

I competed for 6 years on the circuit beating fine players such as Geet Sethi, Chris shutt , Roxton Chapman and Robby Foldvari along the way and reaching a couple of quarter finals with the world championships in India 1999 being the highlight, losing that game to Peter Gilchrist by a narrow margin.

 

I used to use an AEON 3/4 cue with a 9.5mm tip which I had from the age of 14 till I retired! My good friend and snooker professional Andrew Higginson bought the cue off me and uses it as a back up cue following a few alterations!
Unfortunately I no longer play the wonderful game and the last time I picked up a cue was in 2003 in the Malta open pro tournament. In November 2003 I joined Merseyside Police and currently about to achieve 9 years service of a career I love and work in a specialist team that deals with drug and gun crime within Merseyside. I am happily married with 3 boys aged 14, 10 and 2 and still live in sunny Widnes.