[18 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
English Open 2016 – Judd makes the final (again!)

Judd reached the final of the first event of the Home Nations Series, the English Open 2016, played in Manchester from October 10 to October 17, 2016, his second final in 8 days. He lost by 9-6 to Liang Wenbo. This defeat put an end to a 14 consecutive wins run. Although Judd was certainly disappointed, he should be able to take a lot of positives from the last 3 weeks: he demonstrated outstanding consistency, remarkable stamina and a very solid all-round game. He is now third in the World …

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Judd Trump, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[11 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
Judd wins the inaugural European Masters in Bucharest

Judd beat Ronnie O’Sullivan by 9-8 to win the inaugural European Masters 2016 in Bucharest, on the day of 10th anniversary of the passing of the much moved Paul Hunter. It’s Judd’s 6th ranking title. It was a thrilling final. Judd trailed for most of the match, despite being the better player all along; he had 3 centuries. But Ronnie used all his experience, battling qualities and break-building skills to counter Judd’s extraordinary long potting and scoring powers. So it did come to a decider, much to the delight of …

Cao Yupeng, Chen Zhe, James Cahill, Judd Trump, Li Hang, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Oliver Lines, Tournament news, Yu Delu, Zhang Anda »

[2 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
International Championship 2016 – Last 128

The last 128 qualifying round for the International Championship 2016 was played in Preston from 26 to 29 September, 2016. All Grove players entered. Neil, Judd, Luca, Oliver and Li Hang won their match and will be in Daqing at the end of October

Cao Yupeng, James Cahill, Judd Trump, Li Hang, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Oliver Lines, Tournament news, Yu Delu, Zhang Anda »

[29 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
European Masters 2016 – Qualifiers

The last 128 and last 64 rounds of the European Masters 2016 were played in Preston, from 26 to 28 September 2016. The European Masters is a new event and the final stages will be played in Bucharest next week. All Grove players were involved but only Judd, Neil and Luca managed to book their place in Bucharest. It was unfortunate that Oliver Lines and Neil had to clash in the last 64.
All detailed results are on Cuetracker as usual

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[26 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
When the manager is the one taking the trophy!

Essex County Table Tennis Association – 2016 Closed Championships News
Held At The Rayleigh Leisure Centre, Rawreth Lane, Rawreth On The 27th_29th August 2016
In the Men’s Over 40s Singles, there were shocks as un-seeded Django Fung took the Title. Django, who is more renowned as the Manager of Ronnie O’Sullivan and Judd Trump, turned his attention to Table Tennis. In the top half of the draw, No. 1 Seed Rik James lost a close five setter to Mark Wicker, only for Mark to lose in the Semi-Final to …

Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[23 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
Shanghai Masters 2016

The Shanghai Masters 2016, main event, was played from September 19 to September 25, 2016, in Shanghai, China. Judd and Neil were the only Grove players involved and none of them had a deep run. Neil was beaten in the last 32, by Ryan Day and Judd lost in the last 16 to Michael White. The conditions were tough and they were not alone in their fate: only 2 of the top 10 seeds reached the QF …