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[22 Dec 2023 | No Comment | ]
The 2023 Scottish Open

The 2023 Scottish Open was the last ranking event of the year. It was played in Edinburgh from 11 to 17 December 2023.
Gary Wilson was the defending champion and defended the title. That’s a remarkable feat considering that the 2022 Scottish Open was his first (and only) ranking title.
All Grove players except Neil Robertson were involved and all lost in round 3. You will find all the detailed results on snooker.org.
Neil Robertson, who hasn’t got the best of season, has decided to take a break from snooker and visit …

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[4 Dec 2023 | No Comment | ]
Ding reaches the Final at the 2023 UK Championship

The 2023 UK Championship was played at the Barbican in York, England, from 25 November to 3 December 2023. Mark Allen was the defending champion.
This tournament is played under a tiered system and of the four Grove players, only Ding had to qualify, which he did by beating Daniel Wells (6-4) and Robbie Williams (6-3).
Neil Robertson fell at the first hurdle, losing to Zhou Yuelong by 6-2.
Luca Brecel went one round further, but lost to Zhang Anda, by 6-4, in the round of 16.
Mark Selby reached the quarter-finals where …

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[4 Dec 2023 | No Comment | ]
The 2023 Champion of Champions

The 2023 Champion of Champions, featuring the event winners from the previous year, was played at the University Stadium in Bolton, England from 13 to 19 November 2023. The defending Champion was Ronnie O’Sullivan who withdrew from the tournament for medical reasons.
Three of the Grove players were in the draw: Luca Brecel, Mark Selby, and Ding Junhui. Luca and Mark lost in the first round, but Ding progressed thanks to a win over Zhang Anda, the man who had beaten him at the International Championship. That match went …

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[4 Dec 2023 | No Comment | ]
The 2023 International Championship

The 2023 International Championship took place in the Tianjin People’s Gymnasium, Tianjin, China from 5 to 12 November 2023.
The tournament hadn’t been held since 2019 because of Covid. Judd Trump was the defending Champion.
The event was won by Zhang Anda who beat Tom Ford by 10-6 in a Final not many would have predicted.
All Grove players qualified for the main event and made the trip to China. Luca Brecel and Neil Robertson exited the tournament in round 2. Mark Selby lost to the eventual runner-up, Tom Ford in the …