Saturday, July 15, 2006

Quinten Hann makes pro come back

Quinten Hann back in the Pro Ranks

After the disgrace of Quinten Hann's match fixing allegations he decided to resign his membership of the WPBSA last year.

The talented, but often explosive, Australian cue man makes his professional comeback in the IPT North American 8-ball Open starting on the 23rd July.

In selecting Hann for the main tour the IPT have certainly opened a can of worms, should he be allowed to compete on a professional level again, in selecting him they have obviously give him the benefit of the doubt and gonein with blinkers on as they select the talent and not the man.

Hann has been drawn in probably the toughest group in the first round. He has been drawn with Ivica Putnik of Croatia, a regular top 32 player on the European 9-ball tour. The flamboyant, but brilliant Jimmy White, Spain's number 1 David Alcaide and Ronato Alcano a talented Philipino. Hann has played 8-ball before but on the smaller english tables.

He will know how White plays after his snooker days. He should progess through to the next round as the top 3 players go through so he only really needs 2 wins.

Live coverage of the IPT begins on British Eurosport on Sunday 23rd July.

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