He doesn't like to think how much money he's spent on his annual adventure ("a lot") but never regrets coming over.
a few people who come back year after year but I think I travel the furthest," he tells The Diary, ahead of taking his traditional front row seat. "You can't beat the experience."
He's stayed at Nether Edge B for the last seven years but has been based all over previously. "Hunter's Bar, Broomhill, you name it. I've probably spent time in more areas of Sheffield than most people from Sheffield."
His obsession with the sport started back in the '60s. He refereed a district league and then a national, then joined various organising committees. He Nike Air Max Tavas Black Mens was president of the Billiards and Snooker Association of New South Wales Snooker between 1997 and 2002.
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"And for one of those by Ronnie O'Sullivan, there'd been a mix up with my seats," he recalls. "So I was watching the other table that day."
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Back in the venue, meanwhile, his favourite player is fellow Aussie Neil Robertson. After that? "I'm Australian," he says. "So it's anyone but England. Although I think Ronnie's great."
David Jackson has travelled from Australia to watch all 17 days of the annual tournament every year since 1996.
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"China would be closer for me," he says. "But I don't think I'd like that. Part of the whole experience for me is coming to Sheffield."
"Actually, that's not true," says the unmarried retired IT expert. "There'll be one night every year when a game has gone on until 11pm and I'll be walking to my bus stop in the Peace Garden and it'll be cold and dark and raining, and I think: 'I wish I was back home'. But by the next day I'm excited about the snooker again."
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The 65 year old from Sydney also came in 1992, meaning he's made the 21,000 mile round trip a grand total of 20 times. He's already got his tickets booked for 2015.
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He first came to Sheffield after taking a holiday touring Europe. "I saw the snooker was on while I was travelling and thought I'd fit it in," says David.
Unfortunately, the majority of 147 breaks that super rare achievement when a player scores maximum points have occurred on table one. Only two such breaks have been completed at his side of the venue.
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Now, with increasing talk of the tournament moving to China, he's got his fingers crossed it remains here.
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He doesn't get to do much else while he's over here. He'll arrive a couple of days early to visit friends in Oxfordshire but "once the snooker starts, I don't get a lot of free time," he notes.
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That he does get is spent wandering the city and having an afternoon riding the tram. "I like to see the rest of Sheffield and a bit of countryside," he says.
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He'd never been to Sheffield before '92 but says he now considers the city his second home. "It's like Sydney," he notes. "Relaxed, safe, full of young people. I come back every year and it's changed a bit more each time, and I always think 'wow'."
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David Jackson, the snooker loopy Aussie in today's main Diary piece, has had the same seat at The Crucible for most of his 20 years. When the venue is split for two simultaneous games in the early rounds he always overlooks table two.
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