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[4 Apr 2022 | No Comment | ]

Other than Mark Selby, all Grove players were involved in the 2022 Gibraltar Open, played from 24 to 26 of March 2022 in … Gibraltar. Judd Trump was the defending champion but was beaten at the last 16 stages. Ding was the most successful Grove player, reaching the QFs.
All the detailed results are on snooker.org

Ali Carter, Ding Junhui, Judd Trump, Michael Holt, Tournament news »

[14 Mar 2022 | One Comment | ]
Judd Trump wins the inaugural Turkish Masters

Judd Trump won his first ranking tournament of the season when he beat Matthew Selt by 10-4 to win the 2022 Turkish Masters. This brought Judd’s tally of ranking titles to 23. The event was played in Antalya from March, 7 to March 13, 2022. It was the first time that a ranking professional snooker tournament was played in Turkey.

The event was well supported by the enthusiast Turkish fans, and Judd rewarded them with a wonderful 147, his sixth, in the 10th frame of the final.

Judd, who had struggled …

Ali Carter, Ding Junhui, Judd Trump, Mark Selby, Michael Holt, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[14 Mar 2022 | No Comment | ]
The 2022 Welsh Open

The 2022 Welsh Open was played from 28 February to 6 March 2022, in Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales. Jordan Brown was the defending champion.
The event was won by Joe Perry, who beat Judd Trump by 9-5 in the final.
This was obviously disappointing for Judd but also encouraging as this was the first time this season that he progressed past the QFs in a ranking event. He was gracious in defeat as he declared: “Joe put me under pressure from the start. He potted some cracking long balls, scored the …

Ali Carter, Ding Junhui, Judd Trump, Mark Selby, Michael Holt, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[1 Mar 2022 | No Comment | ]

The 2022 European Masters was initially scheduled to be played in Fürth, Germany, but was eventually held in Milton Keynes, England because of covid-related travel restrictions. It ran from 21 to 27 February 2022. The event was won by Fan Zhengyi who beat Ronnie O’Sullivan by 10-9 in the final.
All detailed results are available here.
Michael Holt hadn’t qualified for the television stages.
Ding didn’t enter the event.
Mark Selby, who continues to battle depression, lost by 5-3 to Jordan Brown in the last 64 round.
Judd Trump went out in the last 32, …

Ali Carter, Judd Trump, Mark Selby, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[23 Dec 2021 | 2 Comments | ]
Neil Robertson reaches the 2021 World Grand Prix Final

Only weeks after suffering from pulsatile tinnitus, losing in the first round at the 2021 UK Championship, and being forced to withdraw from the 2021 Scottish Open, Neil Robertson made it to the final of the 2021 World Grand Prix, where he was beaten (10-8) by an inspired Ronnie O’Sullivan.

The tournament, featuring only the top 32 players on the one-year list, was played in Coventry from 13 to 19 December 2021. Judd Trump was the defending Champion.
Judd Trump, Mark Selby, Ali Carter, and Neil Robertson were the Grove players …

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[13 Dec 2021 | No Comment | ]
The 2021 Scottish Open

The 2021 Scottish Open was played … in Llandudno, North Wales, from December 6 to December 12, 2021. The tournament was won By Luv=ca Brecel, who defeated John Higgins by 9-5 in the final.
It wasn’t a great event for the Grove players.
Neil Robertson was suffering from tinnitus and withdrew from the tournament.
Ali Carter and Ding Junhui fell at the first hurdle, losing by 4-3 to Kan Doherty and Zhang Anda respectively.
Michael Holt had qualified for the main event back in September by was forced to withdraw after returning …

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[12 Dec 2021 | One Comment | ]
The 2021 UK Championship

The 2021 Uk Championship was played at the York Barbican from 23 November to 5 December 2021. Luca Brecel reached the final but was beaten by Zhao Xintong by 10-5. For the first time, neither of the finalists was ranked inside the top 16 at the start of the tournament and neither was from the UK or Ireland. It was also the first time since 2011 that the final was played between two played aged under 30.

This win put Luca on the verge of the top 16… narrowly missing on …

Ali Carter, Ding Junhui, Judd Trump, Luca Brecel, Michael Holt, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[9 Nov 2021 | No Comment | ]
Neil Robertson wins the 2021 English Open

On Sunday, November 7, 2021, Neil Robertson beat John Higgins in a deciding frame to become the English Open Champion for the first time.
This brought Neil on 21 ranking titles, one better than the reigning World Champion Mark Selby, and just behind Judd Trump who sits at 22.
The tournament was played in Milton Keynes, England, from November 1 to November 7, 2021. The fans were allowed to attend and turned up enthusiastically.
Here are excerpts from WST’s report on the final
Neil Robertson battled from 8-6 down to beat …

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

[22 Oct 2021 | No Comment | ]
2021 Northern Ireland Open

The tournament was played at the Waterfront in Belfast from 9-17 October 2021. Mark Aleen beat John Higgins by 9-8 in the final to become the 2021 Northern Ireland Champion.
The big talking points ahead of the tournament were:
will Judd Trump be able to win this event for the fourth consecutive year?
will he face Ronnie O’Sullivan again in the final?
and will he beat him by the same 9-7 score ?
Actually, none of this happened…
Judd Trump was the most successful Grove player in the event, but he lost …

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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 …