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[31 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Welsh Open 2010

Ronnie O’Sullivan lost his semi-final 6-4 to John Higgins.
Ronnie claimed a hard-fought opener 64-53 and re-established his lead with a break of 81 in the third after the Scot had levelled, but Higgins hit the front for the first time as he followed a superb run of 138 in the fourth with a scrappier 61-28 win in the fifth.
Ronnie beat Mark Allen 5-2 in today’s quarter-final match.
Having lost the first frame Ronnie hit back with a 92 and an 88, having missed the 11th red when he was on for …

Club news, Jin Long »

[28 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Jin Long joins the Grove

Jin Long is the latest player to join the Grove team.

Long has been a pro since 2001 and is currently enjoying his highest ever ranking, at no 60.
Playing at Romford with a number of his countrymen, including Liu Song, Zhang Anda, Li Hang, Mei Xiwen and Chen Zhe, we hope Long will feel at home here very quickly.

Judd Trump, Li Hang, Liu Song, Matthew Selt, Mei Xiwen, Tournament news, Zhang Anda »

[23 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Welsh Open qualifiers

A great win today for Liu Song in the final qualifying round, beating world no 24 Michael Holt 5-1. It’s the first time in over two years that Song has reached the final stages of a ranking tournament and he is looking forward to meeting up again with sometime Grove player Neil Robertson on Monday afternoon in Newport.
A good win for the Grove’s newest player too – Judd Trump overcame in-form Rory McLeod 5-4. Judd was 2-4 down at one stage but hit a break of 127 to …

Club news, Judd Trump, Player news »

[20 Jan 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Judd Trump joins the Grove

The Grove is delighted to announce the signing of Judd Trump.

Judd said, “I’m very happy to be part of a growing team at the Grove. I have been practicing at the new Academy here in Romford and look forward to improving my game with the other pros playing here”.
Principals Django Fung and Paul Golder said, “It’s great to have Judd on board. He’s a really nice guy with a great attitude and fantastic natural ability.
“We have been fans of his for some time and we look forward to …

Club news »

[19 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | ]
The Grove Academy

The Grove Academy is now open for business.

What better way to improve your skills than by playing on world Championship-grade STAR tables in comfortable surroundings with top quality coaching and regular games with some of the world’s very best snooker players?
The Grove Academy is situated less than a mile from the M25/A12 junction (J28) and within easy reach of the centre of London, just 35 minutes away by train.
We are hosting several top international players in the 2009/10 season including Liu Song, Li Hang, Zhang Anda, Mei Wixen and Chen …

Club news, Ryan Marriner, Tournament news »

[18 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Grove 6 Red – Sean O’Sullivan is first winner

32 competitors took part in the Grove’s inaugural 6 Red Championship on Friday 15 January 2010.
Two of the Grove’s young players, Ryan Marriner and Sean O’Sullivan, took part. It was a dream start for Sean as he went on to beat Michael Caracino, L Godfrey, Damian Wilks, Jamie Simmo and Mitchell Travis to take the £300 first prize.
Ryan made it through to the last 16 but was beaten narrowly by Syd Wilson.
A number of breaks over 50 were made including four for Sean – 53, 63, 73 and a …

Tournament news »

[17 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Premier Junior Tour held at the Grove

The EASB staged their Premier Junior Tour event 5 at the Grove on the weekend of 16/17 January. Results are to come soon.
For more details see the EASB website.