Montgomery reveals valuable Price advice after ProTour defeat: "He said that I had to practice my doubles and take my chances"
There he lost to Gerwyn Price but he revealed that he received some important advice that he will build on from 'The Iceman'.
“On Saturday it was Chris Dobey who’s in the top 32 at the minute. He’s a good player," he told the Daily Record.
“On Sunday I faced David Evans, winning 6-5. Then I faced Nick Fullwell and won 6-4, before being fortunate enough to play one of the best players in the world just now.
“I had my chances in that game and Gerwyn was really friendly after the match.
“He said that if I took my chances, I could have been 4-0 up against him! We had a blether after he eventually won 6-1.
“His finishing was clinical. That is the difference between these guys. Their finishing is so clinical.”
“He was really focused but I had a shot at the doubles and I missed.
“Gerwyn was nothing like he was on stage but I suppose what you see on stage isn’t what the person is actually like.
“He was quite pleasant and had a nice chat with me for 10 minutes or so. If you get the chance to hit a double first, you have got to hit it. If you let these guys in, they will destroy you. He had a couple of 100-plus finishes."
“That is what he said to me. He just said that I had to practice my doubles and I will take my chances. He gave me a couple of tips and hints that I will take on board.
“I have to thank him for that. I won on Saturday and won a couple on Sunday which got me more prize money. That all goes onto the ranking table so it was a good weekend for my first.
“A lot of the guys have told me that is the way to do it. You need to try and win a minimum of one game to get you on the table. You build it up through that way.”