Anthony McGill

“Jim coached Anthony for five years and brought him through the junior ranks as the most successful junior ever from Scotland with numerous titles to his name. It’s great to see Jim giving more time to coaching.”, T. McGill (Anthony McGill’s Father).

Achivements to Date

2002
SSL U14 National Champion.
Youngest Player ever to represent Scotland U16’s at Nations Cup.

2004
SSL U16 Ranked No.1.
SSL U16 National Champion.

2004/05
SSL U16 Ranking Event 2 Winner

2005
No.3 in Coalville U16’s, Leicester, England
SSL U16 Ranked No.1
SSL U16 National Champion

2006
SSL U16 Ranked No.1
SSL World U21 Qualifier Winner
Finalist of 2006 Junior Pot Black – Crucible, Sheffield
SSL U16 National Champion

2007
SSL U19 National Champion & No.1

2008
SSL U19 National Champion & No1

Alan McManus

Former pupil, Alan McManus

“I worked with Jim for a number of years, he is an excellent coach, 1st class player and helped me to achieve the standard I reached in my professional career. It is great to see Jim spending more time helping other to become better players.” Alan McManus

Alan ‘Angles’ McManus has 3 tournament wins under his belt after turning professional in 1990. Alan spent 4 years as world number 6 and has a career high break of 143 as well as accumulating over £2,000,000 in prize money.

 Against Nigel Bond in the 2003 World Championships in Sheffield, Alan played what is considered one of snooker’s most notable flukes. Faced with a brown just a few inches from the bottom left corner pocket, Alan struck the ball and watched as it jumped over the pocket, landed on the side rail, rolled half way along the length of the table, and dropped into the middle pocket from above.

Championship Tournament Wins

1994
Dubai Duty Free Classic
Masters

1996
Thailand Open

John Higgins

Former pupil John Higgins

After turning professional in 1992 John Higgins quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with and to date has notched up over 25 tournament wins and over £4,000,000 in prize money. Only a handful of players managed to achive a professional 147 where-as the double world champion and present world number 1 has 5 to his name.

Championship Tournament Wins

1994
Grand Prix

1995
British Open
International Open
German Open

1996
International Open

1997
German Open
European Open

1998
World Championship
British Open
UK Championship
Charity Challenge

1999
Grand Prix
China International
Masters
Betfred Premier League
Charity Challenge

2000
UK Championship
Regal Welsh Open
Irish Masters

2001
British Open
Scottish Masters
Champion’s Cup

2002
Irish Masters

2004
British Open

2005
Grand Prix

2006
Masters

2007
World Snooker Championship
Euro-Asia Masters Challenge

2008
World Open Grand Prix

2009
World Snooker Championship

2010
Welsh Open
UK Championship

2011
World Snooker Championship
Welsh Open

2012
Shanghai Masters