The Go Fund Me page was created for the family of Jake Nicholson, the talented snooker player who sadly passed away this week at the age of 28 after a battle with cancer.
CLICK HERE FOR GO FUND ME PAGE And help support Jake’s family.
Fellow player Jimmy Curtis-Barrett, who founded the fundraiser, wrote on Facebook: “The world of snooker has lost so much a true friend, a true champion and a man who made so many people smile. Jake lost his biggest battle to a fatal disease that he couldn’t even anymore .
“We have all lost friends and relatives but this was a tragedy for someone to be taken away from us so soon. He loved snooker and his life was with his family and his parents. I am making this page to try to raise money for his family. Money is not something in life but it is necessary to make money. It was like A big shock to many.
“So anyone who wishes to contribute, anything will be welcomed. This is for the sake of the Jake family in such horrific circumstances.”
Nicholson, from Flamborough in Yorkshire, was a popular figure on the amateur circuit and will be sorely missed by all of his snooker friends.
As a junior, Nicholson represented England at the Under-21 level. In 2019, he won the Challenge Tour, defeating Andrew Paget 3-1 in the final in Newbury. This led to him entering the finalists for the 2020 Challenge Tour, reaching the semi-finals before losing to Alan Taylor.
Nicholson also participated in the World Championship qualifiers in 2020 and beat Brandon Sargent before losing to Jack Jones, while in the English Amateur Championship in the same year he reached the round of 16.
WPBSA President Jason Ferguson said: “We are deeply saddened to hear of Jake’s passing. Our sport will come together to remember this very talented and beloved young man who had a great future ahead of him.
“I remember congratulating him when he won the Challenge Tour two years ago and I think he could be a star in the making, because he had so much potential. It’s sad that he didn’t get the chance to fulfill his dreams.
“Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with Jake’s parents and all his friends and family.”
Many of his fellow players praised him:
Oliver Laines: “Brother Jake, I don’t even know where to start, I knew how much you mean to me and our whole family! Hope you don’t get hurt in the end, I’ll miss you forever, until we meet again, I love you brother!”
Sanderson Lamm: “You were my brother, my best buddy, I can’t believe you were robbed of us, you were so positive in life and we had so many memories together, I wish I could’ve seen you before You left us, we will miss you so much and we all love you so much, you Rest in peace.”
Peter Devlin: “Breaked upon hearing the news about Jake Nicholson. I will always remember playing a championship at Leeds. I was about 16, and he was on the table next to me. He had three horns in my top seven, and it inspired me. Great player and nice boy. You could be Life is so cruel, RIP Jake.”
Stephen Hallworth: “Devastating. Eight years until the day we were competing for England together at the Under-21 World Championship in China. A very talented player, an even better man. You will miss your infectious and sometimes very silly laugh. Rest Jake, brother.”
Barry Pinches: “I was devastated to hear the news today of Jake Nicholson’s passing. A promising young snooker player and a beautiful boy too. My thoughts are with his family. Jake tore.”