The Welsh Open 2017 was held in Cardiff, Wales, from February 13 to 19, 2017.
It was a tournament full of shocks with all but 6 of the top 25 surviving the last 32, and only 3 of the top 30 making it to the QF. Yet it was Judd Trump v Stuart Bingham in the Final, and it was Stuart who came out the winner by 9-8 . The Ray Reardon Trophy was presented by the six times World Champion and Welsh Legend himself.
Today, the snooker world took farewell of Billy O’Connor, a talented young snooker player, but more importantly a very nice, selfless and ever brave person. Snooker players including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Stuart Bingham, Judd Trump, Jack Lisowski, Oliver Lines and Sean O’Sullivan were there to remember Billy, whose brave three-year battle with cancer ended on December 9th.
York Barbican, York – 24 November – 6 December, 2015.Neil won the UK Championship for the second time, beating Wenbo by 10-5. It was the first ever UK final, in 39 instalments, not featuring a UK or Irish player. Neil also made the first ever 147 in a UK Championship final in frame 6 of the match. It was the first in a triple crown final.
But Wenbo did play his part and many will have warmed to this lovely, animated boy who takes everyone along with him in his journey …
Coventry, UK – 2-15 November, 2015.
Judd and Neil were competing in the Champion of Champions 2015. Judd was runner-up to Ronnie O’Sullivan last year, but lost 4-2 to Kyren Wilson in the first round, on first day this time. Neil went on to win the event, beating Mark Allen by 10-5 in the Final.. He also got the tournament HB, 144 that he scored during the SF against Joe Perry.
Neil, Judd and Wenbo are all in Bendigo for the Australian Open 2014 (June 30 – July 6, 2014). Neil fresh from his Wuxi success and a finalist last year, will try to get one better and lift the trophy in his home country. Wenbo lost to Robert Milkins in L32. Judd and Neil are through to the Final. Neil is now certain to be n°1 again after this tournament.