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17-Year Old Irishman Upsets World #8 In Snooker Shoot-Out

17-Year Old Irishman Upsets World #8 In Snooker Shoot-Out

17-year old amateur Aaron Hill has pulled off a massive upset to defeat world number eight Kyren Wilson at the Snooker Shoot-Out in Watford.

The quick-fire tournament in Watford sees players face off in a one frame shootout, and they only have a few seconds to take each shot.

Despite this format lending itself to more upsets than we would normally witness, the Cork native still entered this one as a major underdog. You wouldn't know that from watching him.

He would go on to produce a cracking performance, coming out as a comfortable winner to become the first player to advance to the last 32.

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Hailing from Cork City, Hill is a highly touted prospect in the sport. He was crowned European U18 champions in 2019, while he also notched three consecutive centuries in a recent tournament in his native county.

The draw for the next round will take later tonight, with a number of massive names likely to be included. Hill certainly won't fear any of them after this performance.

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Gary Connaughton

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