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