The WPBSA statement regarding Michie v. Campbell match

15:44:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

On January 28th the inaugural edition of the World Snooker Shoot-Out tournament brought together Jimmy Michie and Marcus Campbell in a one-frame match. The Scotsman won it by 32-21 but his victory will soon become the subject of controversy due to irregular betting patterns.

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WBPSA) announced that they will carry out a full investigation in order to get to the bottom of this situation.
Eight months later the final result is that, although admitting there was some suspicious betting, the players couldn’t be linked to this happening.

The WPBSA statement reads:

"The WPBSA, working alongside the Gambling Commission, have completed a full investigation into suspicious betting patterns on a match at the World Snooker Shoot-Out between Jimmy Michie and Marcus Campbell on January 28th, 2011.

The investigation has concluded that while there were irregular betting patterns on the match, there is currently no evidence to link the betting to either of the players involved. Therefore no regulatory action will be taken by the governing body against the players."

The match Michie played against Campbell at the Shoot-Out event proved to be the last of his professional career, as he retired from the circuit shortly afterwards.