‘Nightmare draw’ ends Stan Moody’s Shoot Out adventure

Oliver Lines reflected on a ‘nightmare draw’ after ending Halifax schoolboy Stan Moody’s adventure at the BetVictor Shoot Out.

Halifax schoolboy Stan Moody. Picture: World Snooker
Halifax schoolboy Stan Moody. Picture: World Snooker

The 15-year-old became one of the youngest players to win a match in a ranking event when he beat Lu Niang in the first round in Leicester.

But the teenager was unable to get the better of Lines - who he plays alongside at Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds - going down 11-2 in a low-scoring match.

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Lines, almost a veteran aged 26, said: “It wasn’t nice for me. I know Stan really well because we play at the same club.

“He’s such a good kid. It was a nightmare draw – apart from my dad (fellow professional Peter Lines) he’s the one I didn’t want to play.

“It’s not enjoyable for either of us because we are friends so I didn’t want to be the one to put him out of the tournament.

“I played a decent frame – even though I only scored 11 points, I didn’t give him a good chance.”

Lines went on to beat former world champion Stuart Bingham, before falling in round four to Liang Wenbo, who earlier had knocked out another Leeds player, Sanderson Lam.