A Go Fund Me web page has been arrange for the household of Jake Nicholson, the proficient snooker participant who sadly died this week on the age of 28 after a battle with most cancers.
CLICK HERE FOR THE GO FUND ME PAGE and assist assist Jake’s household.
Fellow participant Jamie Curtis-Barrett, who arrange the fund-raiser, wrote on Fb: “It’s with nice unhappiness the snooker world misplaced a real good friend to many, a real champion and a person who made so many individuals smile. Jake misplaced his greatest struggle to an sickness he fought till he might no extra.
“We now have all misplaced mates and family however this was a tragedy for somebody to be taken from us so quickly. He cherished snooker and it was his life, alongside along with his household and his dad and mom. I’m placing this web page as much as attempt to elevate funds for his household. Cash is nothing in life however it’s wanted to get by. This has come as a large shock to many.
“So for anybody keen to contribute, something shall be welcomed. That is for Jake’s household in such horrendous circumstances.”
Nicholson receiving the trophy from Brendan Moore at a Problem Tour occasion in 2019
Nicholson, from Flamborough in Yorkshire, was a preferred character on the novice circuit and shall be a lot missed by all of his mates in snooker.
As a junior, Nicholson represented England at under-21 degree. In 2019 he gained a Problem Tour occasion, beating Andrew Pagett 3-1 within the ultimate in Newbury. That bought 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 a fantastic future forward of him.
“I keep 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 means. It’s so unhappy that he doesn’t have the possibility to fulfil his desires.
“Our ideas and honest condolences are with Jake’s dad and mom and all of his family and friends.”
A lot 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 complete household! I hope you’re lastly not in any extra ache, I’ll miss you ceaselessly, till we meet once more, I like you brother!”
Sanderson Lam: “You had been my brother, my finest mate, I can’t imagine you’ve been taken away from us, you had been so optimistic in life and we had so many reminiscences collectively, and I want I might have seen you earlier than you left us, you’ll 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 keep in mind enjoying 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 will be very merciless, RIP Jake.”
Steven Hallworth: “Devastated. Eight years to the day we had been competing for England collectively on the World Underneath 21s in China. An especially proficient participant, a good higher bloke. Will miss your infectious and generally fairly ridiculous snigger. Relaxation simple Jake, brother.”
Barry Pinches: “I’m devastated to listen to the information at the 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.”