Gifted snooker participant Jake Nicholson has sadly died on the age of 28 after a battle with most cancers.
Nicholson, from Flamborough in Yorkshire, was a preferred character on the beginner circuit and can be a lot missed by all of his mates in snooker.
Problem Tour Occasion winner
As a junior, Nicholson represented England at under-21 stage. In 2019 he gained a Problem Tour occasion, beating Andrew Pagett 3-1 within the last in Newbury. That acquired him into the 2020 Problem Tour Play-Offs, the place he reached the semi-finals earlier than dropping to Allan Taylor.
Nicholson additionally competed within the World Championship qualifiers in 2020 and beat Brandon Sargeant earlier than dropping to Jak Jones, whereas within the English Beginner Championship in the identical yr he reached the final 16.
WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson stated: “We’re deeply saddened to listen to that Jake has handed away. Our sport will come collectively to recollect this very proficient and likeable younger man who had an excellent future forward of him.
“I bear in mind congratulating him when he gained a Problem Tour occasion two years in the past and pondering he could possibly be a star within the making, as a result of he had a lot skill. It’s so unhappy that he doesn’t have the prospect to fulfil his desires.
“Our ideas and honest condolences are with Jake’s mother and father and all of his family and friends.”
Pictured with Steven Hallworth, Oliver Traces and Ashley Carty
Lots of Jake’s fellow gamers have paid tribute to him:
Oliver Traces: “Jake my bro I don’t even know the place to start, you knew how a lot you meant to me and our entire household! I hope you’re lastly not in any extra ache, I’ll miss you endlessly, till we meet once more, I really like you brother!”
Sanderson Lam: “You had been my brother, my greatest mate, I can’t consider you’ve been taken away from us, you had been so constructive in life and we had so many recollections collectively, and I want I might have seen you earlier than you left us, you may be missed very a lot and all of us love you a lot, you relaxation in peace.”
Peter Devlin: “Gutted to listen to the information about Jake Nicholson. I’ll at all times bear in mind taking part in a event in Leeds. I used to be about 16, and he was on the desk subsequent to me. He had three centuries in a better of seven, and I used to be impressed by that. Nice participant and good lad. Life could be very merciless, RIP Jake.”
Steven Hallworth: “Devastated. Eight years to the day we had been competing for England collectively on the World Below 21s in China. An especially proficient participant, a good higher bloke. Will miss your infectious and generally fairly ridiculous giggle. Relaxation straightforward Jake, brother.”
Barry Pinches: “I’m devastated to listen to the information right this moment that Jake Nicholson has handed away. A promising younger snooker participant and a stunning lad too. My ideas are along with his household. RIP Jake.”
Jamie Curtis-Barrett: “Jake, we met many moons in the past in Leeds and from day one we hit it off, we turned good mates, travelled the world collectively sharing resort rooms, flights and drives, apply classes. We had some wonderful instances and also you had been such a personality, class act on and off the baize. You’ll be sadly missed by many, my coronary heart goes out to your mother and father and household. Now fly excessive, unfold your wings and hold potting these balls.”
A GoFundMe web page has been arrange by Jamie with the purpose of elevating £1,000 to assist Jake’s household at the moment which you’ll be able to view HERE.
Article by WST.