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[19 Oct 2020 | No Comment | ]
Judd Trump is the 2020 English Open Champion

The 2020 English Open was played in Milton Keynes, England, from 12 to 18 October 2020. Judd Trump beat Neil Robertson by 9-8 in an all-Grove Final. This brings Judd’s ranking titles tally to 18, equalling Neil and Mark Selby. He also became the first player to win three Home Nations tournaments. Quite remarkably, Judd has now won the ten last finals he has been competing in.

It was an excellent match, Judd was obviously very proud, but Neil also enjoyed the battle and happy with his performance.
Here is what they …

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

[9 Oct 2020 | No Comment | ]
The 2020 European Masters

The 2020 European Masters was players at Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, from 21 to 27 September 2020, uner social distancing rules. The event was won by Mark Selby, who beat Martin Gould by 98- in the Final.
Neil Robertson was the defending champion. He reached the quarter-finals where he narrowly lost by 5-4 to Shaun Murphy. Ding Junhui lost by 5-1 at the same stage to the eventual champion, Mark SElby.
Judd Trump was the most succesful Grove player. He lost by 6-3 to Martin Gould in the semi-finals.
Luca Brecel reached …

Ali Carter, Luca Brecel, Oliver Lines, Tournament news »

[1 Aug 2020 | No Comment | ]
2020 World Championship Qualifiers

Three Grove players needed to qualify for the 2020 World Championship at the Crucible. Ali Carter and Luca Brecel needed to win two matches, Oliver Lines needed three. All lost their first match. For Oliver, this means that he now needs to get the results in the Q-school to keep his professional status.
The tournament was played at the EIS in Sheffield, behind closed doors. It ran from the 21st to the 28th of July 2020.
All detailed results can be found on snooker.org

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

[18 Feb 2020 | No Comment | ]
2020 Welsh Open

The 2020 Welsh Open was played in Cardiff, Wales from 10 to 16 February 2020. The tournament was won by Shaun Murphy who beat Kyren Wilson by 9-1 in the final.
All Grove players were involved. Neil Robertson was the defending champion. Neil came to compete in Cardiff right after winning the World Grand Prix. He had just made three finals in the last three weeks, in three different countries, winning two. At the start of the tournament Neil admitted that, had he not been the defending champion, he would have …

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

[10 Feb 2020 | No Comment | ]
Neil Robertson is the 2020 World Grand Prix Champion

The 2020 World Grand Prix was played at the Centaur, in Cheltenham Racecourses, from 3 to 9 February 2020.
The tournament featured the top 32 players in the one year ranking list. Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Ding Junhui, Ali Carter, Jack Lisowski and Liang Wenbo were playing. Only Judd, Neil and Liang passed the first round. Judd was the defending champion but was beaten in the last 16 by Kyren Wilson, who had also beaten Jack in the last 32.
Neil beat Graeme Dott by 10-8 in a very high quality …

Ali Carter, Liang Wenbo, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Tournament news »

[28 Jan 2020 | No Comment | ]
Neil Robertson is the 2020 European Masters Champion

Neil Robertson won the 2020 European Masters, his 17th ranking title. The tournament was run in Dornbirn, Austria, from 22 to 26 January 2020. It was the first time a ranking event was held in Austria. This title brings Neil on par with Mark Selby regarding ranking titles, joint sixth of all time. It also puts him in prime position for the £150000 bonus for the player who will earn the most money during the Euro Series (European Masters, German Masters, Shoot Out and Gibraltar Open).

Neil whitewashed his young opponent …

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

[20 Jan 2020 | No Comment | ]
Ali Carter reaches the Masters 2020 Final

The Masters 2020 was competed at Alexandra Palace from 12 to 19 January 2020. The tournament was won by Stuart Bingham who beat Ali Carter by 10-8 in the final.
The Grove had four players involved in the tournament: Judd Trump, the defending champion, Neil Robertson, Jack Lisowski and Ali Carter. Ali is ranked 17th in the World and only got in the draw because Ronnie O’Sullivan opted out, yet he was the only one to progress past the first round. He beat Mark Selby, John Higgins and Shaun Murphy – …

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

[20 Dec 2019 | No Comment | ]
Jack Lisowski reaches the 2019 Scottish Open Final

The 2019 Scottish Open, the last ranking event of the decade, ran from December 9 to 15, 2019 in Glasgow. The event was won by Mark SElby who defeated Jack LIsowski by 9-6.
Although disappointed, Jack vwas able to take the positives from this excellent run. After the match he said:

“It is gutting to lose the final. You have to take the positives and this is a big step forward for me. I have built some momentum and I played some of the best snooker that I think I can play. …

Ali Carter, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Liang Wenbo, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Oliver Lines, Tournament news »

[9 Dec 2019 | No Comment | ]
The 2019 UK Championship

The 2019 UK Championship was played in York Barbican from November 26 to December 9, 2019. The tournament was won by Ding Junhui. It was Ding’s third UK crown, ten years after his second. Although Django Fung isn’t managing Ding, he had the pleasure to work with him for this tournament.

Django said: “I’m so happy to work with Ding, and want to congratulate him for his achievements”.

Otherwise it was a bit of a strange tournament for the Grove players.
Judd Trump was bidding to win his 8th title of …

Ali Carter, Jack Lisowski, Judd Trump, Liang Wenbo, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson, Oliver Lines, Tournament news »

[19 Nov 2019 | No Comment | ]
Judd Trump defends his Northern Ireland Open title

Judd Trump beat Ronnie O’Sullivan by 9-7 to retain his Northern Ireland Open title. It was a match of the highest quality, and a repeat of the previous year final. By winning this title, Judd accomplished something that hadn’t be done since Stephen Hendry in 1990/91, winning three ranking events as a first time World Champion, and, of course, there could be more to come. This victory further consolidates Judd’s status as the current dominant figure in snooker: he’s World Champion, World number one and miles ahead of everyone else …