Brendan Moore
Referee from the snooker city

Date of birth: February 17, 1972

 

Born: Sheffield

 

Lives: Sheffield

 

Highest break? 63, only the once. Never got close to it again.

 

Qualified as a referee? September 2002

 

First Pro game? September 2005, Grand Prix qualifier between David Roe and Patrick Wallace.

 

Most memorable match? Probably the 2009 World Championship 2nd round game between Stephen Hendry and Ding Junhui. It was a great game to ref, plus it was the match when Stephen won his 1000th frame at the Crucible. Also Steve Davis v Stuart Bingham in the 1st round at the Crucible in 2008, because it was the 1st time I refereed at the Crucible.

 

Most embarrassing moment? I don't think I've had one yet, but I've only been refereeing the pro game for a few years. Ask me again in another few years, I'm sure something will happen one day.

 

If you weren't a referee what would you do? One of two things, either I'd still be a Bus Driver in Sheffield, which I used to be. Or I'd have a pub, I've worked in several bars where I've been the bar manager so it would be nice to have my own.

 

Which is the toughest rule to apply? The Simultaneous hit.

 

What do you carry in your pocket? 2 ball markers, a £5 coin and a pen.

 

Where do you get your gloves? Nowhere at the moment, no-one seems to be able to get hold of any. Luckily I have quite a few pairs still unused.

 

Interests? Playing poker with some of the other referees. I play snooker in the Sheffield League on a Wednesday night. Supporting Sheffield Wednesday and I'm a huge fan of American Football, especially the Miami Dolphins. Going to the cinema, listening to music, and spending time with my family.