log in
Super User

Super User

Guernsey Player Camp in Academy

This week my 147academy welcomed International Guernsey Snooker player John Skillet for a Snooker Training Camp in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow in Ireland.

John has represented Guernsey from the Channel Islands in the HIBSF Home International Championships over the years and he travelled this week to get professional coaching to fine tune his game.

Another International in Academy

PJ said “it is fantastic to have another International player in my 147academy and I am excited in helping him develop his game more. I designed a new training plan plus worked on his mental side of the game to help him prepare for the upcoming events. I was very impressed with his talent and hunger to learn and improve more.

Click to Watch Video from Camp

New Training Plan

John was videoed during each session and he brings home CD's with all the action from the sessions plus a technique profile and training program to study covering all the routines in the three main areas Technique, Mental and Scoring. John “said it is was fantastic to come over to Carlow and receive Coaching from PJ as he is very professional."

Good Luck

The 147academy would like to thank John for coming over to Ireland and I wish him well in his future events.  I hope John becomes more confident about all areas of his game after this camp. He now begins a new training program which will be monitored each month.

Aaron Hill EBSA U-18 Champion

My 147academy student Aaron Hill from the Republic of Ireland won the 2019 Under 18 EBSA European Snooker Championships in Eliat, Israel. In the final he beat fellow academy member Dylan Emery from Wales 4 frames to 3 in a superb high quality final.

  • Four 147academy Students in Semi Finals

In the semi final he featured four of my students as Florian Nüßle from Austria and Ross Bulman from Ireland reached the semi-finals plus Dylan Emery won the high break prize with a superb 141 break so it was a dream event for my 147academy.

In the Final

In the final Dylan won the opening frame with a 54 break and Aaron levelled at 1-1 but his welsh opponent came back to win the next to go 2-1 with the help of a 59 breakup, Aaron then levelled at 2-2 with a 59 break and then won the fifth frame with 50 break a to go 3-2 up, back came Dylan to level the match but the Irishman got in first with a frame winning break of 84 to win his first International title.



More Success was achieved with Ross Bulman from Ireland reached the Under 21 final and Greg Casey from Ireland & Shachar Ruberg from Israel reached the semi final of the Mens Championship plus Noel Landers reached the semi final of the Isreal Open and i could not have been a prouder Coach. 

2019 European Championships

Last week will be remembered as one of most unbelievable achievements for my 147academy students in the 2019 Under 18 & Under 21 & Men’s EBSA European Snooker Championships in Eliat, Israel.

In the European U-18 Championship Aaron Hill from Ireland won the EBSA Under 18 Championship final against Dylan Emery from Wales 4-3 and Florian Nüßle from Austria and Ross Bulman from Ireland reached the semi-finals plus Dylan Emery won the high break prize with a superb 141 break.


in the European U-21 Championship Ross Bulman from Ireland reached the final and Dylan Emery from Wales and Aaron Hill from Ireland reached the semi-finals but they were denied the title by the incredible Jackson Page from Wales.

In the Men’s Championship it was Kasper Filipiak from Poland who won the title in a dramatic final but another two students Greg Casey from Ireland and Shachar Ruberg from Israel reached the semi-finals.


In the Israel Open it was David Lilley from England who took the title but Noel Landers from Ireland reached the semi-final to make it make it 10 incredible semi-finalists or better from 16 possible places in the four EBSA events. I know how hard each player trains each week and I am so proud to guide and coach you all.

It is such a big honour to have so many incredible talents within my 147academy and I know this is only the start of the journey but I hope this motivates other students to follow on from their success.

  • Aaron Hill - Under 18 Champion
  • Dylan Emery - Under 18 Runner Up
  • Ross Bulman & Florian Nüßle - Under 18 Semi Finalists 
  • Dylan Emery – Under 18 High Break 
  • Ross Bulman Under 21 - Runner Up
  • Aaron Hill & Dylan Emery Under 21 - Semi Finalists
  • Greg Casey & Shachar Ruberg Men’s - Semi Finalists 
  • Noel Landers Israel Open - Semi Finalist

Well done boys, and now we focus and plan on achieving more goals!!!!!!

Shachar Training Camp

This week my 147 Academy travelled to the city of Tel Aviv in Israel to hold a three Day Snooker Training Camp for the 2018 EBSA European 6red Snooker Champion Shachar Ruberg.

The plan for this training camp was all about preparing him best for next week’s EBSA Championship in Israel plus checking his techniques, give him new routines to master and set new goals and targets for 2019.

Shachar has really improved his Potting, Break Building Skills and Safety Game over the years. The new routines will help him focus his solo training and improve the tactical side of the game into playing the correct shots. Shachar had developed a few minor faults in his technique but he got stronger and stronger each day by coming in on the line of aim more.

During this camp Shachar practiced my various academy routines to improve Concentration, Cue Ball Control, Break Building, and Tactical. He received CD's to study of his playing techniques and action from the camp plus his new specific training program.

Shachar said '' I am delighted how the training camp went, PJ planned it out perfect and i feel great about my game after the camp ahead of the European Championships. 

Shachar made numerous quality breaks in the camp and it was a pleasure training him again as his commitment was superb throughout the camp.  Shachar will be monitored in his new program and I wished him good luck next week's European Championships in Eliat where he reached the Semi Finals in the event. 

Well done Shachar !!!!

Subscribe to this RSS feed