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10th November 2012 (mp3)
John talks about Ronnie O’Sullivan’s decision to sit out the remainder of the snooker season and looks ahead to the rest of the campaign.
Best known as an actor, Nicholas Gleaves debut radio play Sunk, stars John, playing himself. Sunk is the story of how a young man, Willets, has struggled to find the right path in life and escape his past. Having spent his life feeling invisible, inconsequential Willets is determined to make a difference with his life and pursue his dream of being a champion snooker player. It is John Virgo who helps him realise his dream.
Sunk will be broadcast in the Radio 4 Afternoon Drama slot on the 19th November at 1415.
5 new shows have been announced for October with the current World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan and ‘The Whirlwind’ Jimmy White.
Joining Ronnie and Jimmy will be John Virgo and our referee Michaela Tabb.
Tickets are on sale now with more dates and venues to be announced shortly.
For full details, visit snookerlegends.co.uk
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Ronnie O’Sullivan conquered the Crucible for the fourth time by beating Ali Carter 18-11 in the final of the Betfred.com World Championship
Back by popular demand – JVs famous and much loved book of trick shots has been updated and revamped.
A mixture of classic standard shots, as well as John’s own inventions and variations cover 100 shots in three sections: Beginners, Trickier Trick Shots and ‘Try ’em if you Dare!
To order your signed copy visit the snooker shop.
The ever popular Snooker Legends Tour is set for an even bigger and better year in 2012
As well as a range of dates and venues up and down the country, the inaugural Legends Cup will take place between Friday 11th and Sunday 13th May 2012, the weekend after the 2012 World Championships.
This 3 day event will be staged at Bedworth Civic Hall in the Midlands and see a team from ‘England and Northern Ireland’ take on the ‘Rest of the World’ in Snooker’s version of the Mosconi & Ryder Cup.
Representing England and Northern Ireland will be:- Dennis Taylor (Capt.), Ronnie O’Sullivan, Jimmy White & John Parrott.Up against them, and representing the ‘Rest of the World’ will be:-Cliff Thorburn (Capt.), Stephen Hendry, Ken Doherty & Tony Drago
8 legends with 15 World titles between them and prize money on offer for the wining team. Snooker Legends just got serious…
JV will still entertain with his live commentary and the world’s two leading referees, Michaela and Jan, will keep everything in order!
Australia’s Neil Robertson beats Shaun Murphy 10-6 to win the Masters title at London’s Alexandra Palace…. see results here
John Virgo knew Higgins as well as anyone. He made no apologies for his friend and was frequently driven to dispair by his antics. The gambling, the drug-using, the sheer, uninhibited madness of the man. But there was always a buzz around Alex, there was always something happening…..
Signed hardback copy available to buy from the snooker shop
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