Snooker supremo to share secrets before World Championship


Join one of the world’s top snooker players, Peter Ebdon, for an evening of conversation in advance of the 2007 World Snooker Championships.


[UKPRwire, Tue Mar 20 2007] Peter, one of the game’s most colourful and well-loved players, will be appearing at Sheffield Hallam University's Pennine Theatre on Thursday 05 April. Famed for his intense concentration and focus, as well as his exuberant celebrations, the snooker supremo will talk about his punishing training schedule, how it feels to lift the World Championship trophy and about the book - Think and Grow Rich that has motivated him throughout his life.

Ranked number seven in the world, he is one of only nine players who have won both the World Championship and UK Championship after winning the UK title in 2006.

Along with wife Deborah and children Peter moved to Dubai in 2005 but trains at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield when he is in the country preparing for tournaments. “It’s a fantastic lifestyle there and a much safer environment for the children to grow up in,” he said of Dubai.

Among the many strings to his bow, Peter is an expert on equine breeding and studied Latin and Ancient Greek. Passionate about music, he played the oboe at school and has sung on two pop singles!

The evening will be held in aid of SPARKS – SPort Aiding medical Research for KidS – a charity with which Peter is closely involved. There will be prizes that money can’t buy available to win on the night including a signed snooker cue.

Peter will be appearing at Sheffield Hallam University's Pennine Theatre, City Campus on Thursday 05 April at 6.30 for 7.00pm. Tickets cost £5 (no concessions) and should be booked in advance by e-mailing events@shu.ac.uk or call 0114 225 4957 – payment should be by cheque (payable to ‘Sheffield Hallam University’) or credit card only.

All proceeds from the ticket sales will go to SPARKS.

If you would like to interview Peter before the event please contact Suzanne Lightfoot on 0114 225 4025.

Company: Sheffield Hallam University


Contact Name: Suzanne Lightfoot

Contact Email: s.lightfoot@shu.ac.uk

Contact Phone: 0114 225 4025

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