January 29, 2011

Michie v Campbell to be passed to PC Douglas

Filed under: snookerbacker @ 11:51 am


Every Loser Wins?

Hello, hello, hello. What have we here then? The Integrity Unit, headed by David Douglas have been alerted to suspicious betting patterns in last night’s match between Marcus Campbell and Joker Jimmy Michie, which Campbell won.

The full statement on the World Snooker website reads:

The WPBSA has been made aware, by bookmakers, of suspicious betting patterns on the match between Jimmy Michie and Marcus Campbell at the Snooker Shoot-Out on Friday evening.

The match in the one-frame knockout tournament in Blackpool was won by Campbell, 32 points to 21. An usually high number of bets had been placed on Campbell to win the match.

The matter has been passed on to David Douglas, head of the WPBSA’s Integrity Unit, for a thorough and immediate investigation.

WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson said: “We take the threat of corrupt activity very seriously and we are treating this matter with the utmost urgency. Having set up the Integrity Unit last year, we have the mechanisms in place to make a full investigation.”

There were a few comments on Twitter when the match finished which questioned the authenticity of the result. Not sure what figures we are talking about at the bookies here, but I’m sure we’ll hear more about this as the weeks go on.

UPDATE: Jimmy Michie has retired 

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