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[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 …

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

[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 …

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[22 Nov 2021 | No Comment | ]
Judd Trump is the 2021 Champion of Champions

The prestigious 2021 Champion of Champions ran from November 15 to November 21, 2021, at the University of Bolton Stadium.
Mark Allen was the defending Champion but opted out of the tournament.
Three of the Grove players were involved: Ding Junhui, Neil Robertson, and Judd Trump.
Judd Trump won the event for the first time, having been runner-up twice before. He beat John Higgins by 10-4 in the Final.

Judd won Group 1 on the first day of the tournament, beating David Lilley, the Seniors Snooker World Champion, by 4-1, and Ryan Day, the …

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 …

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

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[11 May 2021 | No Comment | ]
Judd Trump wins the Player of the Year award for the third time

Judd Trump and Neil Robertson both won awards at the annual WST “Awards event” … that happened on YouTube this season. Thank you covid-19!
Here is the relevant WST feature:

Trump Named Player Of The Year For Third Time
Judd Trump has been named snooker’s Player of the Year for the third consecutive time after another prolific season in 2020/21.
Trump won five ranking titles across the campaign: the English Open, Northern Ireland Open, World Grand Prix, German Masters and Gibraltar Open. He was also runner-up in two other events and …

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 …