- The Welsh snooker star competed in the 2023 Champion of Champions
- He lost 4-0 to Barry Hawkins that night, despite his ‘one in a million’ shot
- The 48-year-old champion was described by a fan as a ‘one-off’
Snooker fans have praised Mark Williams for scoring one of the ‘best shots of the year’.
The Welsh snooker star, 48, took on Barry Hawkins in the 2023 Champion of Champions last night as both looked to book their place in the last eight.
However, despite a 4-0 defeat to Hawkins, Williams managed to create a moment of excellence.
The Welsh snooker star deliberately missed a pink hanging over the bag to snooker his opponent.
After completing the genius shot, Williams can be seen with a wry smile on his face as he walks back to his seat.
This is the moment when Mark Williams deliberately brilliantly misses the pink to set up the snooker
He then returns to his seat with a wry smile on his face, although he later lost the match 4–0
Both the commentators and the crowd couldn’t believe what they were seeing, and neither could snooker fans on social media.
One person wrote on X: ‘One of the greatest loves of all time watching Mark Williams play.’
Another said: ‘One of the best shot makers in history. Wonderful player to watch
A third added: ‘Excellent!’ while a fourth also said: ‘Absolutely one of a kind this guy.’
Finally, one fan wrote, “Unbelievable. The MW highlight film is exactly the same as Ronnie, Trump and Jimmy!’