[11 May 2021 | No Comment | ]
Judd Trump wins the Player of the Year award for the third time

Judd Trump and Neil Robertson both won awards at the annual WST “Awards event” … that happened on YouTube this season. Thank you covid-19!
Here is the relevant WST feature:

Trump Named Player Of The Year For Third Time
Judd Trump has been named snooker’s Player of the Year for the third consecutive time after another prolific season in 2020/21.
Trump won five ranking titles across the campaign: the English Open, Northern Ireland Open, World Grand Prix, German Masters and Gibraltar Open. He was also runner-up in two other events and …

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[11 May 2021 | No Comment | ]
The 2021 World Championship

The 2021 World Championship was played at the Crucible there in Sheffield from April 17 to May 3, 2021. The qualifying rounds took place at the EIS in Sheffield from April 5 to April 14, 2021. Ronnie O’Sullivan was the defending Champion. The event was won by Mark Selby who beat Shaun Murphy by 18-15 in the final.
All Grove players entered the event.
Ali Carter and Luca Brecel needed to qualify for the main event. Ali managed it but Luca was beaten by 10-5 in the last qualifying round by …

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[3 Apr 2021 | No Comment | ]
Neil Robertson wins the 2021 Tour Championship

The 2021 Tour Championship was played in Celtic Manor, behind closed doors, from 22 to 28 March 2021.
Neil Robertson beat Ronnie O’Sullivan by 10-4 in the Final to win his 20th ranking title, moving one ahead of Mark Selby. With this win, Neil also became the “Cazoo Cup” 2021 Champion. This was the first time that Neil had managed to beat Ronnie in a multi-session match.
The first session was shared. Both were playing well enough, and although Neil was the better player, it didn’t show in the scores; Neil …

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[18 Mar 2021 | No Comment | ]
Judd Trump defends his Gibraltar Open title

Last season, the lockdown nearly trapped the players in Gibraltar, with Judd winning the title in front of nobody and everyone involved struggling to find flights to get back home. It was a shock back then, one year on, it has become the “new normal”. One thing however hasn’t changed: the winner. Judd defended his tithe – in Milton Keynes – beating Jack Lisowski by 4-0 in the final.
The tournament was played from 1 to 7 March 2021. It saw the return to professional competition of the seven times …

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[2 Mar 2021 | No Comment | ]
The 2021 Players Championship

The 2021 Players Championship was played in Milton Keynes, from 22 to 28 February 2021. Judd Trump was the defending Champion. John Higgins won the title. He beat Ronnie O’Sullivan by 10-3 in the Final.
After his last 32 defeat in the 2021 Welsh Open, Judd had complained about the conditions at Celtic Manor, saying that they were much better in Milton Keynes. Back in Milton Keynes though, his title defense was short-lived as he was beaten 6-5 in the first round by Stuart Bingham. Ding Junhui also went out in …

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[2 Mar 2021 | No Comment | ]
The 2021 Welsh Open

The tournament was played from 15th to 21st of February 2021, in Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales. It was the first tournament of the 2020/21 season not to be played in Milton Keynes. The tournament was won by Jordan Brown, ranked 81st at the start of the event. He beat Ronnie O’Sullivan by 9-8 in the final.
It wasn’t a particularly “happy” event for the Grove team. Neil Robertson withdrew, citing personal reasons.
Judd Trump was beaten by Hossein Vafaei, by 4-2, in the last 32 round. This was the first …