Kyren is feeling good at a vital time of the year

Kyren Wilson believes he is hitting his stride at just the right time.

By Jon Dunham
Thursday, 20th February 2020, 7:45 am
Updated Thursday, 20th February 2020, 7:46 am
It's been a good couple of weeks for Kyren Wilson. Picture courtesy of World Snooker Tour (WST)
It's been a good couple of weeks for Kyren Wilson. Picture courtesy of World Snooker Tour (WST)

The Kettering snooker star has enjoyed an impressive couple of weeks after he reached the semi-finals of the Coral World Grand Prix before an impressive showing at the ManBetX Welsh Open saw him compile a maximum 147 break on his way to the final.

Things didn’t end well in Cardiff as he was thrashed 9-1 by the in-form Shaun Murphy, who grew up in Irthlingborough.

Nonetheless, with the Betfred World Championship now on the horizon, Wilson believes he is beginning to find his best form.

He has beaten the likes of world number one Judd Trump, John Higgins, Ding Junhui, Neil Robertson and the great Ronnie O’Sullivan over the past few weeks.

And it has left him feeling in good shape as the vital part of the season approaches.

“It’s great to be showing form at the right time and I always seem to do it at this part of the season,” the 28-year-old said.

“I seem to come good at this time of year and I think it’s because I know what’s around the corner.

“I have been putting some real graft in and the results are starting to come.

“I can’t wait for the World Championships.

“It’s a nice position to be in. Possibly before these last couple of weeks with the run I have had, people may have thought I was struggling a bit.

“But I have proved that I have been working hard and that my game is there because I have beaten some fantastic players in the last couple of weeks so I am right up there.”

Wilson and fellow Northamptonshire players Harvey Chandler and Jamie O’Neill are all now in Watford to compete in the quick-fire BetVictor Shoot Out tournament, which gets under way today (Thursday).