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[1 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Japan’s finest come to the Grove

While the World Championships were in full swing we were joined by two players from Japan – former Japanese no 1 Tetsuya Kuwata and British-born Tony Collick.

They successfully completed an intensive two-day training course with official World Snooker coach and former pro Gary Filtness, pictured middle.
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Club news, Liu Song »

[1 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Liu Song attains World Snooker coaching badge

The Grove is very happy to report that Liu Song has become the first Chinese player to attain the World Snooker Coaching badge.

Song said, “I’m delighted to become the first person from my country to attain such an accodale. Becoming a recognised coach under World Snooker’s programme is something that I have aimed for.”
Grove principals Django Fung and Paul Golder said, “We’re very pleased for Song as he shares our long-term ambitions in developing snooker worldwide.
“This is the first step towards achieving this and we look forward to him …

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.

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 …

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[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 …

Club news, Tournament news »

[17 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Mark King wins OneForSeven qualifier held at The Grove

The Grove hosted its first OneForSeven satellite event today.
The group stage included eight players – Mark Joyce, Tom Ford, Mark King, Ali Carter, Lee Richardson, Matt Selt, Katie Henrick and Sean O’Sullivan.

Mark Joyce won the group with a score of 572 over the seven games, including scores of 121, 103 and 119.
Tom Ford, Mark King, Ali Carter and Lee Richardson joined Mark in the final group. They were joined by Alex Davies, Stuart Bingham and Liam Highfield who all received byes.
The final group was won by Mark King with a …

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[15 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]

Photos taken at our new Academy premises in Romford, London.

26 Nov 2009 – Chen Zhe and Ronnie O’Sullivan

26 Nov 2009 – photos of the Green Room, complete with Chinese TV!

01 Oct 2009 – Liu Song

01 Oct 2009 – Zhang Anda

01 Oct 2009 – Zhang Anda and Liu Song

01 Oct 2009 – Liu Song, Judd Trump and Zhang Anda

01 Oct 2009 – Zhang Anda and Liu Song

01 Oct 2009 – Zhang Anda and Liu Song

29 Sep 2009 – Zhang Anda, Liu Song, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Matthew Selt

29 Sep 2009 – Liu …