[13 May 2024 | No Comment | ]
The 2024 World Championship

The 2024 World Snooker Championship took place at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield (England) from the 20th of April to the 6th of May 2024. Luca Brecel was the defending Champion. The event was won by Kyren Wilson who beat Jak Jones – a qualifier – by 18-14 in the final.
It was a pretty miserable event for the Grove players.
Neil Robertson needed to qualify but didn’t manage it. He was narrowly beaten by Jamie Jones in the last round of qualifiers (10-9).
Luca Brecel, Mark Selby, and Ding all …

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[13 May 2024 | No Comment | ]
The 2024 World Mixed Doubles

Three out of the four Grove players were involved in the 2024 World Mixed Doubles event: Luca Brecel teamed with Reanne Evans, Mark Selby with Rebecca Kenna, and Neil Robertson with Mink Nutcharut.
The event was played in Manchester on 30 and 31 March 2024. Neil and Mink were the defending champions but finished last of the group phase.
Reanne Evans and Luca Brecel won the title, beating Rebecca Kenna and Mark Selby in the final.

All the results are on snooker.org.

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[13 May 2024 | No Comment | ]

The 2024 World Open (officially the 2024 Huading Nylon World Open) took place from 18 to 24 March 2024 at the Yushan Sport Centre in Yushan, China. Judd Trump was the defending champion, having won the event in the last, pre-covid, edition in 2019. He successfully defended his title. He beat Ding by 10-4 in the final.

There were two rounds of qualifiers for this event and all Grove players negotiated them successfully. Luca though lost in last 32 to Stephen Maguire (5-1). Mark Selby went one better losing to Jackson …

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[18 Mar 2024 | No Comment | ]
The 2024 Riyadh Season World Masters

The 2024 Riyadh Season World Masters was the first-ever professional tournament played in Saudi Arabia. It was an invitational event for the top ten players in the World plus two local wild cards and took place at the Global Theater, Boulevard City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 4 to 6 March 2024. Grove was represented by Mark Selby, Ding Junhui, and Luca Brecel.
Ding lost narrowly to Ali Carter in the first round proper (4-3). Mark was seeded in the quarter-finals, where he lost to Mark Allen in the deciding frame …

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[18 Mar 2024 | No Comment | ]
The 2024 Players Championship

The 2024 Players Championship took place in Telford International Centre, England, from 19 to 25 February 2024. Shaun Murphy was the defending champion but failed to qualify for the event, not being in the top 16 of the season’s list. The event was won by Mark Allen who beat Zhang Anda by 10-8 in the final.
From Grove, only Ding Junhui and Mark Selby played in this event. Ding lost in the first round to John Higgins (6-4). Mark Selby reached the semi-finals where he lost to Zhang Anda in the …

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[18 Mar 2024 | No Comment | ]

The 2024 Welsh Open was played from 12 to 18 February 2024 in Venue Cymru, in Llandudno, Wales. Robert Milkins was the defending champion. The event was won by Gary Wilson who beat Martin O’Donnell by 9-4 in the final.
All Grove players qualified for the main venue but Ding Junhui and Mark Selby lost in the last 64, the first round in Berlin. Neil Robertson went one better. Luca Brecel reached the quarter-finals where he lost by 5-3 to the eventual runner-up, Martin O’Donnell. This was actually the first …