Snooker: Moore to referee World final

Sheffield referee Brendan Moore.
Sheffield referee Brendan Moore.
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Sheffield-born referee Brendan Moore will, for the first time in his career, take charge of this year’s World Snooker Championship final.

The 42-year-old, who hails from Meersbrook, has been handed the responsibility of overseeing the sport’s biggest match, having proven his credentials in recent years. The final takes place across May 4 and 5.

Moore, who began refereeing in 2002, said: “Since day one it has been my goal to referee the final at the Crucible.

“I used to go every year as a fan. I went to 10 finals in a row with my dad. I’d be there queuing for tickets in the morning. I never imagined at the time that one day I’d be out there refereeing.”