[19 Sep 2023 | No Comment | ]
Luca Brecel reaches the Final at the 2023 Shanghai Masters

The 2023 Shanghai Masters was played at the Grand Stage in Shanghai, from 11 to 17 September 2023. The prestigious invitational tournament featured only 24 players and all four Grove players featured in that elite group. Ronnie O’Sullivan was the defending champion.
The first round saw twelve professionals and four Chinese wildcards compete to reach the “last 16″ round. Ding was involved in that round and he beat Si Jishui by 6-2. This was Ding’s first match of the season.
In the last 16, Ding and Neil Robertson faced each other, …

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[3 Nov 2023 | No Comment | ]

The 2023 Northern Ireland Open was played at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast from 22 to 29 October 2023. The event was won by Judd Trump, who beat Chris Wakelin by 9-3 in the final.
Neil Robertson was the only Grove player in the draw, He lost to Jordan Brown in round 2 (L64) by 4-1.
All the results are available on snooker.org.

Ding Junhui, Mark Selby, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[17 Oct 2023 | No Comment | ]

The 2023 Wuhan Open marked the return of ranking snooker in China, after the long gap caused by the covid pandemic. It was the first staging of this tournament, so there was no defending Champion. Judd Trump emerged the winner again, beating Ali Carter by 10-7 in the final.
It was a bit of a disaster for the Grove team.
Luca Brecel withdrew from the event. His first-round opponent got a bye to round 2. Ding Junhui, Neil Robertson, and Mark Selby all lost in round 2, the first round of …

Ding Junhui, Luca Brecel, Mark Selby, Tournament news »

[17 Oct 2023 | No Comment | ]

The 2023 English Open was played from 2 to 8 October 2023 in Brentwood, Essex. The event was won by Judd Trump who beat Zhang Anda by 9-7 in the Final.
It wasn’t a great event for the Grove players,
Neil Robertson didn’t qualify for the television stages: he was beaten by Sanderson Lam in the first round. Mark Selby was the defending champion, but exited the tournament in round 2, beaten 4-2 by Martin O’Donnell. Ding Junhui and Luca Brevel met in the last 16 round. Ding won the match by …

Mark Selby, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[19 Sep 2023 | No Comment | ]

The 2023 European Masters was the first “non-league” ranking event of the 2023/24 season. It was played in Nuremberg, Germany from 22 to 27 August 2023.
From the Grove, only Neil Robertson and Mark Selby had entered the event. Neil didn’t make the trip to Germany as he lost in the qualifiers. Mark reached the semi-finals, where he lost by 6-4 to the eventual champion, Barry Hawkins.
All detailed results are available on snooker.org

Luca Brecel, Player news »

[26 Jul 2023 | No Comment | ]
The 2023 World Champion discovers Hong Kong

The reigning World Champion, Luca Brecel, was invited to visit Hong Kong by the General Club, the club that used to host the General Cup, a very high-profile pro-am that saw many top players compete over the years. Accompanied by his girlfriend Laura, and his manager Django Fung, Luca really enjoyed the experience. It was his first visit to Hong Kong. He got to meet the fans, and do exhibition stuff.
Here are pictures, shared by Patsy Cheung, a huge snooker fan and one of the persons involved in the …