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[1 Sep 2021 | No Comment | ]
The 2021 British Open

The 2021 British Open was played at the Morningside Arena in Leicester from 16 to 22 August 2021. The event was won by Mark Williams who beat Gary Wilson by 6-4 in the final. All Grove players were involved except Ding Juhui and Neil Robertson… who was getting married! Congratulations Neil, Mille, and the whole family!
It was Ali Carter again who had the deepest run, he reached the last 16 round.
Judd Trumps’s defeat in the last 32 meant that he lost the World Number One spot: he was overtaken by …

Ali Carter, Judd Trump, Luca Brecel, Michael Holt, Tournament news »

[1 Sep 2021 | No Comment | ]
Championship League Snooker 2021 (Summer)

The 2021 summer Championship League Snooker was the first event of the 2021/22 season. I was played at the Morningside Arena in Leicester over four weeks in July and August 2021. All Grove players except Ding and Neil Robertson were involved. Judd Trump and Ali Carter reached stage 2. Ali went one step better and played on the final day; there he came second in his group, only Behind David Gilbert the eventual winner. It was David Gilbert first ranking event title. Congratulations David!
All detailed results are available on snooker.org

Ali Carter, Ding Junhui, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[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 …

Ali Carter, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[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 …

Ali Carter, Ding Junhui, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[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 …

Ali Carter, Ding Junhui, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Tournament news, Uncategorized »

[21 Dec 2020 | No Comment | ]
Judd Trump wins the 2020 World Grand Prix

Judd Trump won his twentieth ranking title and the sixth of the year defeating Jack Lisowski by 10-7 in the 2020 World Grand Prix Final.
The tournament was played under social distancing rules at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes from December, 14 to December 20, 2020.
Neil Robertson was the defending champion but lost by 4-2 to Robert Milkins in the first round (last 32). Ding progressed to the last 16 where he lost to Hossein Vafaei, by 4-1.
The two remaining Grove players in the tournament, Judd Trump and Jack …

Ali Carter, Ding Junhui, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Luca Brecel, Tournament news »

[21 Dec 2020 | No Comment | ]
The 2020 Scottish Open

The 2020 Scottish Open was played at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, from 7 to 13 December 2020. Mark Selby successfully defended the title, beating Ronnie O’Sullivan by 9-3 in the final.
All Grove players, except Neil Robertson, were involved. Neil who had just won the 2020 UK Championship in the early hours on the day the Scottish Open was due to start, withdrew. Judd who was the UK Championship runner-up decided to play in the Scottish Open, despite being understandably fatigued.
Judd did very well to reach the quarter-finals under …

Ali Carter, Ding Junhui, Featured, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[7 Dec 2020 | No Comment | ]
UK Championship Treble for Neil Robertson

Neil Robertson beat Judd Trump by 10-9 in the Final of the 2020 UK Championship, winning the Triple Crown event for the third time. He had previously won this prestigious event in 2013 and 2015. Only three players have more UK crowns: Ronnie O’Sullivan (7, Steve Davis (6)), and Stephen Hendry (7). This is Neil’s 19th ranking title, bringing him on par with Judd Trump, and one better than Mark Selby.
The tournament was held in Milton Keynes, under social distancing rules. It started on November 23th and finished on …

Ali Carter, Ding Junhui, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[26 Nov 2020 | One Comment | ]
Judd Trump is the 2020 Northern Ireland Open Champion

Judd Trump won the Northern Ireland Open for the third time in a row, beating Ronnie O’Sullivan by 9-7 on all three occasions. This brings Judd’s tally of ranking titles to 19, one better than Neil Robertson and Mark Selby.
This is the report by WST (excerpts):

World number one Judd Trump beat World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan 9-7 to win the Matchroom.Live Northern Ireland Open for a third successive year.

Victory for Trump sees him become the first player to win a specific ranking title three years in a row, since Stephen …

Ali Carter, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[7 Nov 2020 | No Comment | ]
Final for Judd Trump in the Championship League Snooker 2020 (Autumn)

The 2020 128 men CLS started on 13 September and finished on 30 October in Milton Keynes. It was played over three separate weeks. The first two weeks produced 32 Group winners. those then fought it out in the Winners week.
All Grove players, except Ding Junhui, were involved. Only Judd Trump reached the Winners week. He made it to the Final, losing by 3-1 to Kyren Wilson. Those two are really developing an interesting rivalry, which is good for the sport.
All detailed results can be found on snooker.org