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World Championship Snooker 2016

World Championship Snooker 2016

World Championship Snooker 2016

World Championship Snooker 2016 Mark Selby became the 6th player to lift snooker’s most famous trophy more than once at the Crucible by beating Ding Junhui 18-14 in the final of the Betfred World Championship.

Mark’s safety game and match play snooker made some frames quite long and change the rhythm of many of the matches he played in. Basically it was Mark Selby not at his best but still able to compete and turn matches through not giving up and extending frames.

In Australia Selby’s safety and match play I would compare to Robby Foldvari in changing the rhythm of matches to a safety game. This to many of us changes a match from be able to play and get in a pace around the table and when you get chances you just can’t capitalize.

Selby, who first won the title in 2014 by beating Ronnie O’Sullivan by the same score line, joins Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry, Mark Williams, John Higgins and O’Sullivan as the only players to lift the trophy more than once at the Crucible. Overall he is the 13th multiple winner in the sport’s history.

It was a remarkable night for Selby’s home city as Leicester secured football’s Premier League title just minutes before the last balls went down in Sheffield.

Collecting a record check for £330,000, 32-year-old Selby retains his world number spot and has now been top dog in the rankings at the end of the season for the past five consecutive years. This World Championship is his seventh ranking title and sixth success in a Triple Crown event having won three Masters crowns and one UK Championship.

However, Selby – who has remarkable mental toughness and never-say-die attitude – showed his experience to close out the match and the seventh ranking title victory of his career keeps him top of the world rankings for a fifth straight year.

The best matches I believe where Ding v McManus and the Upset of Ronnie v Hawkins. Alan McManus played some great snooker and attacked the balls which was great to see.

Ding’s scoring power in the Semi Finals made a new record for century breaks of 7 in the match and if another player was in the final it could have been a great scoring match.

Session 1 The Final

Session 2 The Final

Session 3 The Final – update when it comes in



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Welsh Open Snooker Ronnie O’Sullivan

Welsh Open Snooker Ronnie O’Sullivan

Welsh Open Snooker Ronnie O’Sullivan

Welsh Open Snooker Ronnie O’Sullivan came from 5-2 down to beat Neil Robertson 9-5 in the final of the BetVictor Welsh Open Snooker in Cardiff.

The match appeared to be going Neils way when he controlled the early stages, but a small amount of errors in the evening session cost him as O’Sullivan produced the form he has shown throughout the event. Ronnie then produced a run of seven frames in a row, in a week which has seen him produce brilliant snooker even by his own high standards.

Ronnie won his fourth Welsh Open Snooker crown, matching the record set by John Higgins last year. This was Ronnie’s 28th ranking title of his career, equaling the tallies of Higgins and Steve Davis.

The £60,000 top prize moves Chigwell’s 40-year-old O’Sullivan up one place to fourth in the world rankings and also makes him eligible to enter the World Grand Prix in Llandudno next month.

Neil Received £30,000 pounds for runner up and mentioned that at 5-3 he should have gone 6-3 in front and the match may have had a different outcome. On the form that O’Sullivan showed i imagine if that scoreline had happened he would have played even harder and still come back to win as it seems he’s getting better.

Hopefully now he will Enter the World Grand Prix and win that before the Worlds and possibly equal Steve Davis at 6 World Titles. The other Professionals have also noticeably started to raise their games as well with Ronnie back so hopefully the World Title will be a great standard this Year.

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The Stuart Bingham Story

The Stuart Bingham Story

The Stuart Bingham Story is a great interview with the current Snooker World Champion.
As an amateur, he won the 1996 IBSF World Snooker Championship, but he then spent many seasons improving his form to become a top-ranked player some 15 years later. He first entered the top 32 in the world rankings for the 2006/2007 season, and first reached the top 16 during the 2011/2012 season.

At the age of 35, he won the first ranking title of his career at the 2011 Australian Goldfields Open. He claimed his second ranking title at age 38 by winning the 2014 Shanghai Masters and followed this with his first World Championship in 2015, which British media said “completed an astonishing transition from journeyman to king of the Crucible”

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World Snooker Final Bingham Wins

World Snooker Final Bingham Wins

In the World Snooker Final the quality kept up with the first days play and was a very entertaining Final Between Stuart Bingham and Shaun Murphy. Both players scoring well and a few twists and turns under the Pressure of the Crucible.

In the fourth session Bingham won six out of eight frames – missing the final red on a maximum 147 effort along the way which left him four frames from victory at 14-11. Stuart was appearing in his first final and had fought back from 3-0 and 8-4 down to end the first day 9-8 behind.

In the last Interval the score where 15 Bingham v Murphy 14 with the turn around being a missed black when Bingham was 14-11 up. A few mistakes later and the pressure was on Stuart and Murphy looked the more comfortable.

On resumption of the Final and the last session Murphy wan in on 14 and missed the blue into the Middle and left a red near the black spot. What would normally be a easy red for Bingham he missed it and let Murphy back in once again and that which Shaun took full advantage of the mistakes from Stuart but then missed when leading 52-0 but left a red over the corner.

Stuart swerved to try and move it and left it in the pocket and it was now 15-15! A few tense frames then went to bingham and he finished it of with a 88 break in the last missing the second last red.

Stuart Bingham becomes the oldest player to win the World Snooker title winning 18-15 since Ray Reardon who was 45 in 1978.


Shaun Murphy (Eng) 15-18 Stuart Bingham (Eng)

First session (Sunday): 103-44 (68), 69-51 (59), 74-5 (65), 0-105 (105), 15-68 (56), 90-0 (90), 7-55, 30-73 (65)

Second session (Sunday): 74-57 (Murphy 74, Bingham 57), 106-1 (106), 121-14 (121), 97-41 (51), 1-76 (76), 7-129 (123), 0-113 (89), 76-0 (76), 22-67 (53)

Third Session: 4-87 (87), 40-68 (51), 0-112 (112), 23-95 (50), 80-4 (59), 0-87 (87), 84-0 (84), 7-86 (57)

Final Session: 73-6, 6-102 (102), 75-55 (75), 68-29 (64), 76-0, 56-80, 3-68 (55)and a 88 break in the final frame.


More clips to come once they are up:

Stuart Bingham (born 21 May 1976, in Basildon, Essex) is an English professional snooker player. As an amateur, he won the 1996 IBSF World Snooker Championship and then took 16 years to win a professional ranking event.
At the young age of 35, he won the first ranking title of his career at the 2011 Australian Goldfields Open and claimed his second ranking title at age 38 by winning the 2014 Shanghai Masters.

Now coming up to his 39th Birthday he has claimed The World Snooker Title and helps all of us younger players close to forty believe once again that age is not the barrier.

Shaun Murphy (born 10 August 1982) is an English professional snooker player, who won the 2005 World Championship. Nicknamed “The Magician”, Murphy is noted for his straight cue action and his long potting.
Born in Harlow and raised in Irthlingborough, Murphy turned professional in 1998. His victory at the World Championship was considered a major surprise as he was only the third qualifier to lift the title. His other ranking tournament victories came in the 2007 Malta Cup, the 2008 UK Championship, the Players Tour Championship 2010/2011 – Finals and the 2014 World Open, while he reached a second World Championship final in 2009. He has also won seven non-ranking tournaments, including the 2015 Masters, which completed his career Triple Crown.

Murphy has won over £2 million in prize money and has compiled more than 300 century breaks in his professional career.

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World Snooker Final 2015 Day 1

World Snooker Final 2015 Day 1

What a great start to the World Snooker Final 2015 with break’s of 50 or more in all 17 frames played so far!

Murphy started the match with a 3-0 lead only for Stuart to come back and knock in a Century break to win a frame and the Session ended up 4-4 and the end of the first session. In the second session Murphy took all 4 frames to go into the interval 8-4 and then increased that to 9-4 ahead in the first frame of the session.

Bingham then made some great breaks under pressure and it could have been centuries in four of them and knocked in 76,123,89,76 and a 53 after Murphy missed after being in with a good chance.

What a great fightback from Stuart Bingham from a point of 9-4 down and looking like it was almost impossible to win the second session 4-1 and now be back into the final again.


Shaun Murphy (Eng) 9-8 Stuart Bingham (Eng)

First session: 103-44 (68), 69-51 (59), 74-5 (65), 0-105 (105), 15-68 (56), 90-0 (90), 7-55, 30-73 (65)

Second session: 74-57 (Murphy 74, Bingham 57), 106-1 (106), 121-14 (121), 97-41 (51), 1-76 (76), 7-129 (123), 0-113 (89), 76-0 (76), 22-67 (53)


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World Snooker Betfred Format 2015

World Snooker Betfred Format 2015
World Snooker Betfred Format 2015 Here’s the draw and format for the final stages at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
What a open draw this year will be with many of the top players out of form which showed in China.
The top 16 seeds will be drawn at random against the 16 qualifiers. The draw will be done on Thursday April 16th at 10am, live on
As Mark Selby pointed out in China he didn’t play a top 16 player in the event which shows the great strength of the new players coming through.
This upcoming season will see many players exit the 16-32 players and new faces come in and a new decade of the top players will be created.
Who will stay and who will go is a complete guess!
  • Mark Selby begins the defence of his title on the opening morning, at 10am on Saturday April 18th, with the match concluding from 7pm on the same day.
  • Neil Robertson enters the fray at 2.30pm on Sunday 19th, and plays to a finish at the same time the following day.
  • Chinese ace Ding Junhui starts his bid to win the title for the first time on Monday 20th at 2.30pm, with his concluding session the following day from 10am.
  • Five-time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan will enter the famous arena at 2.30pm on Tuesday 21st and play to a finish the following morning from 10am.
  • Judd Trump’s opening session is at 7pm on Wednesday 22nd, and he concludes on Thursday 23rd from 1pm.



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Welsh Snooker John Higgins in Final

Welsh Snooker John Higgins in Final

Welsh Snooker John Higgins in Final with John Higgins Winning 6-4 against the up and coming Luca Brecel.

Higgins led the Semi Final 2-0 with 2 century breaks a 101 and a 135 missing the black to knock of Luca’s 140. Back came Brecel showing he is a fighter winning three in a row to lead 3-2. Higgins then played very well and had another century break in winning 6-4.

Comments from Higgins on Brecel and Conditions:

    • “He reminds me of Judd Trump when he first came on the scene,” said Higgins. “He’s got an unbelievable talent.”
    • “The conditions were a lot better, and they recovered the table overnight,” he said.

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2015 BetVictor Welsh Snooker QRTS

2015 BetVictor Welsh Snooker QRTS

2015 BetVictor Welsh Snooker

2015 BetVictor Welsh Snooker QRTS now being formed with some shock wins!

Luca Brecel has reached the quarter-finals with a 4-3 victory over World Champion Mark Selby. Brecel is the World number 65 and has recently joined back with his former coach Chris Henry and has committed to practice and is showing his promise from early years. In the deciding frame, Brecel built a 46-0 lead then Selby had a chance, but he missed a short range red to a top corner on 20. Brecel kept his composure with a further run of 27.

In other news 2015 BetVictor Welsh Snooker 

    • John Higgins continued his recent resurgence with a 4-2 win over Michael Georgiou. Higgins trailed 2-1 but took the last three frames with a top break of 87.
    • Mark Williams scored one of his best wins in recent years with a 4-1 victory over Judd Trump.
    • Ben Woollaston reached the second ranking event quarter-final of his career by beating Ali Carter 4-2.

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2015 BetVictor Welsh Snooker

2015 BetVictor Welsh Snooker Open Matthew Stevens beat Ronnie O’Sullivan for the first time in 12 years, winning 4-3 to reach the last 16 of the BetVictor Welsh Open in Cardiff.

Ronnie was in front 2-0 in front and missed the final blue and Matthew took advantage to win the third fram and secured the fourth with a excellent 80 break to level at 2-2. Ronnie then won the fifth fram to lead 3-2 to then miss potting the yellow for a 4-2 win. Instead it was missed and Matthew Stevens cleared the colours to level at 3-3.

Down to the final frame as many have gone so far. Both had a few chances in the decider but Matthew picked up a 38 point lead with Ronnie needing a few snookers and Stevens won for the first time in 12 years!

Well done to Matthew he’s one of the nicest players on tour and Ian Barber and i had a great time with him and Maguire in Thialand a few years ago.

Quoted from O’Sullivan Comments

Ronnie O’Sullivan said: “Matthew played a good match and deserved his win. He’s had a lean few years but he’s a great player and has under-achieved. It’s unfortunate for me but that’s snooker – you win some and lose some and have to accept the losses. It was a good crowd and a good atmosphere – I’m just disappointed to have lost.”


In other Matches:

    • Ben Woollaston continued his fine run by beating Mark Allen 4-3 with a top run of 90. Allen led 1-0 and 2-1 but it was Leicester’s Woollaston who eventually won with runs of 43 and 30 in the decider.
    • Ali Carter built a 3-1 lead over Matthew Selt with a top break of 103 before being hauled back to 3-3. But Carter, enjoying his best run since his return from cancer treatment, took the decider 67-19.
    • Gary Wilson scored one of his best career wins, beating Joe Perry 4-2 with a best break of 72.