KYREN WILSON has revealed that his practice for the UK Snooker Championship consisted of an eight-ball pool tournament at a holiday camp in the Isle of Wight.

Wilson booked his place in the second round of the York Barbican event with a routine 6-2 win over Soheil Vahedi.

It was the world number five's first win since being thrashed 6-0 by Judd Trump at the Champion of Champions in Bolton. Since then, Wilson's preparations took an unusual turn.

"I left Bolton at 1am and got to Yarmouth at 5.30(am)," he explained. "And played in an eight-ball pool team event.

"I thought, 'I'm not dwelling in the hotel room, life is too short', so I had a bit of fun at Vauxhall Holiday Camp.

"It released a few shackles, I had a few beers and I just enjoyed myself.

"When I walked through the room, everybody clocked me and I don't think they could believe that I was there.

"When I won my first frame, everyone in the room started chanting, 'What's it like to win a frame?' I was in hysterics."

Speaking about playing in York, the 2020 World Championship finalist added: "It's brilliant being back here. The set-up is fantastic with the four tables.

"There was a pretty good crowd, which was nice. It's good to be back in York."