Steve Davis’ son Greg is hoping to follow in his father’s footsteps. The 20-year-old is set to compete in Q School in Sheffield, just a few miles from the Crucible, where Steve won the World Championship trophy six times during the 1980s.
Greg has inherited the snooker gift – his top break in a match is 114 – and now hopes to put that to good use by concentrating full-time on the game and turning professional.
The 21 year-old said that he talked it over with his dad and that they both agreed that giving full-time snooker a proper go was the way to: “I’ve treated it (snooker) like a hobby in the past but now I will take it more seriously,” – said Davis Junior.
Q School is an opportunity to qualify for the professional circuit, with the 12 players who come through to be given a two-year tour card. Greg has said that this year’s World Snooker Championship (at the Crucible as ever) will be too soon for him but he has targeted 2014 as his World Championship debut.