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Last week my 147academy travelled to the amazing city of Budapest in Hungary to hold a snooker training camp to train 16 players in the Rex Williams Snooker Club.  The camp was organised by Hungarian Snooker Gala team and a junior and senior camp was held with some of the players who have competed for Hungary in the European U-18, U-21 and Men’s Snooker Championships over the past few seasons.

I was delighted to see the high level of players during the camp and I believe this is mainly due to the EBSA qualifying Hungarian coaches two years ago.  In the junior camp, Bulcsu Revesz, Balazs Morvay, Attila Horvath, Gabor Dimitrov, Balazs Kiss, Szabolcs Varga, Rudi Virag and Adam Arany really impressed me during the camp. I would like to thank EBSA Coaches Péter Varga and László Pénzes who assisted me throughout the camp and I would like to thank them for all their support.

10 year old Bulcsu Revesz, 14 year old Attila Horvath, 18 year old Balazs Kiss and 19 year old Balazs Morvay performed to a very high standard and their attitude and work rate makes me believe they have the potential to develop into future champions on the world stage over the next few years.  

10 year old snooker sensation Bulcsu Revesz pictured below is one of the most talented juniors i have coached and is a real star of the future for Europrean snooker. Bulcsu won the first break building challenge, Attila Horvath won the second challenge. Balazs Morvay won the first match-play challenge and Balazs Kiss won the second challenge.

In the Men’s Camp, Balazs Hamori, Peter Geszosz, Marcell Herlicska, Laszlo Beck, Gergo Almasi, Gyorgy Muller, Richard Balo and Kristof Adomany attended. Balazs Hamori won both break building challenges.  I would like to thank all the players and the Hungarian Snooker Gala team (picture below) for arranging the camp and for making my visit to Budapest so memorable.

Please find information on the upcoming 2nd Hungarian Snooker Gala in Hungary


The Hungarian Snooker Gala will continue with another world-class exhibition on 23. October 2017, where the legends of snooker will meet at the green baize.  The iconic cueist, the six-time world champion Steve Davis will match with the two-time world champion Welshman, Mark Williams. The official referee will be the gorgeous Michaela Tabb.

The legendary sportsmen will perform in two exhibition shows, an afternoon and an evening session where they are also going to play a special Scottish Double frame with two Hungarian talents. The cherry on the cake will be the world famous trick shot show of Steve Davis.

Steve Davis

Steve Davis is one of the most well-known and successful snooker players of all time. During his career he won 28 ranking tournaments, including six World Championship titles, six UK Championships and three Masters. He was world number one for seven consecutive years.

Mark Williams

The Welshman Mark Williams is a two-time world champion of snooker, he triumphed in the legendary Crucible Theatre in 2000 and in 2003. He won 18 ranking tournaments, he led the world ranking for three years and he compiled almost 400 century breaks during his career.

Michaela Tabb

The Scottish Michaela Tabb is the pioneer of female referees. She became the first woman to officiate at a professional ranking snooker tournament in 2002, the first woman to referee a ranking tournament final, and the only woman ever to have refereed the World Snooker Championship final in 2009 and 2012.

Venue: Gerevich Aladár National Sportshall (1146 Budapest, Istvánmezei út 3.)

Date: 23. October 2017

Afternoon session: 14.30 – 17.30

Evening session: 20.00 – 23.00

(The two sessions will offer the same program)

Further information of the event (currently in Hungarian): www.snookergala.hu

Ticket prices:

Yellow section – 4.990 Ft

Green section – 6.990 Ft

Brown section – 9.990 Ft

Blue section – 11.990 Ft

Pink section (Meet&Greet) – 29.990 Ft

There is a new ticket category: we are selling a limited number of Meet&Greet tickets for both shows. With the Meet&Greet tickets the guests shall meet the legends at the table for a quick chat, photos, selfies and autographs.

Meet & Greet times:

Afternoon session: 13.00 – 13.30

Evening session: 18.30 – 19.00